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My Colt and Para

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by scottd907, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. scottd907

    scottd907

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    Iv own'd a few handguns in the past, but nothing as nice as these two.

    Colt New Agent and Para Ordnance P12, both .45auto
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    Dont know if compact handguns are my kind of gun yet. Trip to the range this weekend went well. The Para had a little more snap then the Colt. Both very nice to shoot. Iv got big hands, so it wasnt comfortable to have the bottom of the grip dig into my palm. Like i said, might take some getting use to or might be out the door as quick as they entered.

    Old timer gave me one heck a deal on a trade for these.

    Scott
     
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    Very nice. Been craving a compact .45 myself lately.
     
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    Thank you,

    Feels like a 9mm with the Colt. The sight does take sometime getting use too, but i dont know if it was the recoil or trigger pull. The 3" barrel Colt shot more accurate then the 3.5'' barrel Para.

    Looks like my model is due for a recall. No biggy, Colt's sending me the pre paid box to get it back to them for the parts swap. Dont mind being patient with this one.
     
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    Both are very nice.
     
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    Thank you both. A was always a fan of the plastic handguns, these 2 have been a eye opener.
     
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    I got back into guns last year. I had always been a revolver guy. I purchased an XD45 and it shot well, but once I got my first 1911, it was all over. I never want plastic again. They just don't feel like a real gun and my 1911's are all real good shooters.

    Nice set of guns. How do you like the Para vs the Colt. I hear some people hate Paras but also hear those who wouldn't own anything else. It's like most brand of guns. Seems like there is no happy medium until you go from a Dan Wesson on up to the Baers and Wilsons.
     
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    Thank you.

    Well after shooting both, the colt was just a better shooting gun. No doubt the Para was just as nice. Just didn't seem as accurate and had more recoil. Again I don't know yet if it was their(para) trigger or me pulling the trigger. They both shot the same .45auto ammo. But the Colts 3" barrel was just better then Paras 3.5" barrel. Which I also don't understand how a shorter barrel can out shoot a smaller one. And I thought the stainless steel slide on the Para would have absorbed more of the recoil then the colts standard steel slide. Their frames are also different which probably play a big roll in absorbing some of that recoil.

    Scott
     
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    What do think about that Colt vs the Kimber Ultra carry II??

    I dig the compacts.
     
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    Never own'd a Kimber. So I can't really compare the two. But I would imagine it would be like trying to compare a BMW to a Mercedes Benz. Both really nice, just a matter of personal preference.
     
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