Funny about that Black Para finish..I have the LTC that I've carried for a few years now. It has some wear up by the muzzle and that's about it. Same with the Companion my friend carries. It's the Blackwatch though. Both where bought about the same time give or take a month.
I will only say a,bout Para one thing...Look for used ones. I see displays from time to time at buds. But you don't see a lot in shops or even gunbroker. Must be doing something right. The only used one I've seen around here I bought. It's a P16. Outstanding weapon to say the least.