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Old 11-04-2006, 03:19 PM   #11
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Hmm, I guess I'm in the fight. :evil: You just degraded 1911's!

1911's will be here when we are all gone. They are for fighting and fun. Some are troublesome when shoddy work or parts are used, but can be put into service by a competent Smith. The same goes for your beloved H&K, SIG, Glock, and anything else mechanical.

As for Para, I have 3 factory pistols and one custom built on a Para frame. I find them to be very accurate and dependable. The only gripe I have had is one with adjustable sights won't crank down far enough for my point of aim. It is hitting close, but I would like it on the spot.

I own SIG's, Glocks, Kahr's, Smith's, Beretta's, and more; If I had to choose one gun it would be one of my 1911's. :wink:

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Old 11-05-2006, 06:21 AM   #12
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Robert, I seriously doubt TJ competes with the same para the average man can walk into a gun shop and buy. Same with the Springfield TGO shoots. I know the smith that used to work at Springfield and built the pistols for Rob Latham.

As I've said before....I won't work on Paras....I could be wrong, This is based on how Paras were ten years and more back in time. Back then .....every hole drilled in the frames would be out of spec with 1911 drawin's. Maybe Para has their own Specs that only works with their parts.

I might be downin' a great pistol. BUT.....All Yaw'l know the old southern adage" ONCE BIT ....TWICE SHY".

Billy M
Old 11-05-2006, 10:08 AM   #13
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hiya if your para runs well for you, thats great. i wish i had good luck with mine. i'm just turned off by them. thanx for the response and good luck :wink:
Old 01-22-2007, 08:34 AM   #14
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Todd regularily does exhibitions with a Para LDA with 250,000 rds through it. The gun is on it's 4th barrel.

He won one of his USPA Championships with a stock LDA when they first came out. Not a lot of aftermarket parts for the LDA.

Take Care

Old 01-27-2007, 05:44 AM   #15
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I'm sorry to hear of your misfortune. If you send the 80 bucks to Para, I'll help you out and send you 100 bucks and take that lemon off your hands. I'll even pay the shipping so your not out anything. I would do this, just as a fovor to help out a fellow forum member.
Old 02-14-2007, 12:42 PM   #16
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howdy, its not my lemon anymore goofball :lol: but go ahead and send the $100. is dentistry a widly known profession in W.VA like the other state's?
Old 03-21-2007, 05:01 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by robertbank
Todd regularily does exhibitions with a Para LDA with 250,000 rds through it. The gun is on it's 4th barrel.

He won one of his USPA Championships with a stock LDA when they first came out. Not a lot of aftermarket parts for the LDA.

Take Care

If you believe that TJ's LDA is "stock" I have some great ocean front property in Zimbabwe I'd like to sell you.
Old 08-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #18
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Re: no more para's

Geez where does all this hate come from.....leaving a 700 dollar gun at manufacturer because your too lazy to make back your investment with a simple want ad on cal guns? sorry dude, but the shooting community does not need people like you involved.
Old 11-17-2008, 05:02 PM   #19
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Re: no more para's

I purchased a new Para carry 45 for about $900 and I don't think in the couple years or so I owned it I was ever able to get it to go through a single magazine without a stove pipe, jam, ftf, or something. I knew when I pulled the trigger it was going to be like xmas, there was a suprise with each trigger pull. Twice back to the Para people taking several months each time, no difference.

The dealer I bought it from finally told me if I would oil the feed ramp between rounds it should work. Sigh.

I know how this fellow feels because I FELT like leaving mine there but instead I took mine into a local pawnshop and got $600 cash for it, probably the best gun deal I have ever made.

I bought a Bersa 45 for my pop at the same time I got my Para and when ever we went out shooting he would just be banging away half the day with a big smile on his chops while I was cursing trying in vain to get my 45 to work at least sometimes.

I went to a beretta bobcat 22, which with ccI stingers works very well. Not even close to the stopping power I realize, but I would rather have a 22 in my pocket that I know will fire than a 45 at the factory.

Old 08-10-2011, 05:32 PM   #20
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Hmmmmmm.... My old Para p-14 .45 has been running like the dickens since I bought it back sometime in the last century.... ( about 1994 or so, if memory serves me...) Bone stock, new para mags about five or so years ago.... old ones are relegated to training, but work as well as the new ones... It might not have been the best $400 I've ever spent on a gun, but I got no complaints...


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