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Old 03-09-2014, 10:53 PM   #1
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I have the opportunity to buy a Colt gold cup trophy in a local store.. I would be trading in my Para ordnance 14/45. Any thoughts on the Colt good or bad. ?

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Old 03-09-2014, 11:50 PM   #2
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It is excellent overall. See if you like the sight picture. The original wraparound grip isn't the best but easily replaceable. As with most Colts, the slide to frame fit is loose. It should not impair the accuracy. The grainy finished parts get stained with residue and may be a chore to clean, unless you don't care.

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I would keep the Para and buy the Colt if there was anyway possible. I have said before my vault is like a black hole. Once a firearm gets inside there is no escape.

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I'm with String, keep the Para. My 14-45 is one of my favorites,as are my colts!


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This a new production colt or one that was made a while back.

If its made in the last 4 years I would trade that para off in a heartbeat. If its a much older colt keep the para.

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Just came back from the NRA Convention, with an update. The GC Trophy I checked out at the Colt booth was not loosely fit at all. The trigger was very good. The sights were still plain black, unmarked.

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I would ditch the para ordinance unless it is very special. I can go into a pawn shop and buy a para today and most of the pawn shops are closed on Sunday. I cannot buy a real target shooting gold cup around here. Para was made here in NC for quite a while. I think they sold all the junk here.

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Trade- Para's are everywhere-----Gold Cups not so much- If it happens you don't like the Colt you'd have a lot better trading fodder in the Colt

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This a new production colt or one that was made a while back.

If its made in the last 4 years I would trade that para off in a heartbeat. If its a much older colt keep the para.
That's something I am not sure about i haven't went to see it yet. I know at the clubs they are popular mostly older ones do you think the newer ones are better. As for keeping the 14/45 unfortunately here getting two firearms of the same calibre can be difficult but not impossible it has to go through the police and the question will be why do you need two handguns of the same calibre.
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I have a Para P14/45 that I bought new when they were still made in Canada,early 90's? It has been a good accurate shooter.
This past Fall I bought a new Gold Cup Trophy and love it! Owning both pistols,if I had to choose one? It would be the Colt Gold Cup in a Heartbeat!

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