Comparing a _____ to a GI Springer is kind of unfair. It's not exactly apples and apples. The odd ball MSH etc was probably from their locking unit to "make the gun safe" If I recall correctly, they call it the ILS for internal locking system.
I've had four Paras and been pretty happy with them, just decided I wanted something else. In the long run I would have been better off keeping them.