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Old 07-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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You might want to consider STI as an option. When I got my first double stack about 6 yrs ago I looked at a Para and an STI. I ended up going with an STI Eagle because it wasn't as heavy, the grip felt much better in my hand, and the overall fit was a step up. I'm not saying Para isn't a good gun, this was just my take on the two pistols I was comparing at the time. A the time the Para was less expensive. I don't know what Para pricing is these days, but I can tell you (because I own several) the STI 2011s are not inexpensive. I have 2 Eagles, an Edge, and a Tactical from STI and they run from $1800 to $2400 depending on the options I've selected.

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You might want to consider STI as an option. When I got my first double stack about 6 yrs ago I looked at a Para and an STI. I ended up going with an STI Eagle because it wasn't as heavy, the grip felt much better in my hand, and the overall fit was a step up. I'm not saying Para isn't a good gun, this was just my take on the two pistols I was comparing at the time. A the time the Para was less expensive. I don't know what Para pricing is these days, but I can tell you (because I own several) the STI 2011s are not inexpensive. I have 2 Eagles, an Edge, and a Tactical from STI and they run from $1800 to $2400 depending on the options I've selected.
The Para I want is the tactical double stack w night sights and it runs $1,200 that's higher then i was planning to pay for my first 1911 but having twice as many rounds justifies the extra cost. For my first 1911 function is my #1 concern.
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Never known a Para to jam. Those ramped barrels usually have no problems what so ever. My paras eat anything. Even the dreaded flying ashtrays.

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Had a P-18 that of all the 1911 style guns i've gone thru i regret letting it go most

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I have a SS P-10 it handles everything from 165 gr. to 230 gr. I took it out back last weekend and ran a few mags of 185 gr. hp it ran 100%
It is a bit of a handful in rapid fire however you just have to hang on tight!

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I had a P10-45. It was stainless. I had some jamming issues. But now that I am more knowledgeable I realize the mag springs were probably worn out. I bought it used. And it was really used a lot. I wish I had known to try new springs. I traded it off.

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I have a SS P-10 it handles everything from 165 gr. to 230 gr. I took it out back last weekend and ran a few mags of 185 gr. hp it ran 100%
It is a bit of a handful in rapid fire however you just have to hang on tight!
I fire my XDs w just my left hand(weak side) rapid fire so a fullsize double stack should have less felt recoil. Can't help but think double fisted (both guns) firing is gonna be so much fun!!!!
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I'm in love w the Para double stack wondering how they stack up to the rest?(pun intended lol)
Para's are good pistols, I own one and have put thousands of rounds through it with no issues. They should get more love, good pistols.
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Para's are good pistols, I own one and have put thousands of rounds through it with no issues. They should get more love, good pistols.
That's what I was thinking, I love the 1911 but a regular one would almost be a copy of the capabilities of my little XDs, my budget won't allow for that or I'd have a bobtail Ed Brown
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Don't forget the used area.
There are deals out there, but make sure that you have a gunsmith check it over.

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