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    Para Handguns...

    ...What's the general consensus on these? Where are they made? Thanks for any info.

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    I forget where they are made - aren't they Canadian?

    Anyway, I hear mixed stuff - good stuff lately, a fair amount of complaints not too long ago.

    I kinda am starting to like them myself recently. But, I always wonder if it would be a crap shoot on the quality, kinda like Kimber can be for some people...

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    I think I would like to get a hi-cap Para someday. All steel and built like a tank. Like Shipwreck, I think they are pretty good but some give folks trouble. One think I do like is they have a fully supported barrel which besides just giving a lot of strength, it allows you to easily make a .45 into a .45 Super (if you're looking to push the power level up on a .45) by just getting a stiffer spring. They have some potential. If I could only win the lottery just once, I'd give you guys a review on a lot of these guns.

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    And.......you can also make a .40 into a 10mm by reaming the chamber and beefing up the spring. Ahhh...........16+ rds. of 10mm. Wow!

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    I have a P16-40 Limited which has been excellent for me.

    As said, some people have had big problems with them and hate them.

    My P16 is easy to shoot well, and I really like it. I've had no problems of any kind with it.

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    How's the accuracy? Is it easy to get back on target? Should be as it's probably a heavy gun.

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    Yes, it's both accurate and quick to get back on target.

    It's one of my easiest guns to shoot well.

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    I'm not really into their hi cap guns, but they have a black model for sale at the local Academy Sports - single stack and skeletonized trigger - looks pretty sweet

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    Get it, Shipwreck. It's only money! I hear no real complaints about the single stacks. Only stuff I've really heard was an occassional failure to feed on the hi-caps and that's probably related to the double stack hi-caps.

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    ONLY money, huh

    Tell that to my wife.

    Actually, I have 5 guns now - will be getting that Beretta I won on Sat very soon. And, I'll have a Keltec 32 in the next 2 months. So, that will make 7.

    I am still saving, but I think it will be next year before I buy something.

    I may get another 1911 then - not sure yet. Probably will - because I always have the urge calling again. But, I'm gonna wait a while. I enjoy the cheapness of the 9mm.

    I debated about whether I should sell the Beretta before I shoot it or not - and use the cash for something else. But, I never win anything - and it is a nice gun. So, I am gonna keep it. Actually, all day Sat, when I was HOPING I would win, I ran all those decisions thru my mind, and then decided to just keep it if I won. So, my mind is already made up.

    If I do get another 1911 - while I have had several springfields, I was not impressed w/ the TRP I last had - no more springfields. Kimber's base stainless w/ the night sights is a good gun for the $. But, maybe I'll try a Para this time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    ONLY money, huh

    Tell that to my wife.
    Be more than happy to tell her for ya'. Tell her to call me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck
    If I do get another 1911 - while I have had several springfields, I was not impressed w/ the TRP I last had - no more springfields. Kimber's base stainless w/ the night sights is a good gun for the $. But, maybe I'll try a Para this time...
    Check out STI - they make some nice 1911's that aren't real expensive (though they're not cheap, either).

    And Dan Wesson. I picked up this a couple months ago -


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    STI is more than I wanna spend - I bought a $1200 TRP last year - never was super fond of it, and then it had the refinish screwup.

    I won't pay that much for another 1911 again - not when I shoot just as well w/ my SW99. So, if I get one, $700 is probably tops...

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    I had a P-10 think steel fram warthog. Was a...... Well factory rebuilt and worked most of time after that. I traded for a S&W 44 mag and used difference as down on a 44 mag lever gun. Also had a problem of rusting and didn't care for fit in hand. No more Para's In fact I just buy good used Colts 1911's now. I think they should keep them in Canada

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