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Old 06-07-2010, 12:57 AM   #1
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Although 1911's are anti lefty, (what isn't though, huh?) I have always loved shooting them over the years and have demonstrated a proficiency in their use exceeding that of any polymer framed handgun that I have owned and shot frequently.

Thanks to my best friend, mentor and fellow passionate firearms enthusiast, my Dad. . . I didn't have to make the decision of when/if to buy one. I think this is one he "grew" out of, but I dig it.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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That looks great!! How old is it and how does it shoot?
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Right about 2 years old. Shoots great. Only a thousand or so through it. Equipped with match grade barrel. I don't know if these all were, or what. I know little about it, but when I did shoot it close to NIB I was really accurate with it, but did experience some feeding issues. . . just really stiff I guess. Seems to have loosened up a bit.
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Although 1911's are anti lefty, .....
Where did you come by that piece of misinformation?

The base of the index finger works the safety, the index finger does the magazine release (and oh-by-the-way, makes sure you have your booger hook off the trigger), and other than that nothing could even be considered "right handed".
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Maybe the thumb up safety (always on the LEFT side?) Ever shot one extensively left handed? I can (and have) adapted to anything and everything left handed, gun related.

I know how to shoot and take no-ones word to be truth. . .
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I'm a left hand shooter too. And love the 1911 platform. It's not too bad to adapt to but being left handed we usually adapt to things pretty quick or not at all it seems.

That LDA haves the ramped barrel? Man I love Para pistols! Every one I've shot is spot on. One thing about Para is you hardly ever see them for sale used. I found a P16 in a pawn shop and snapped it up. But even places like gunbroker you don't see many of any listed most days. That leads me to believe that people trend to hold on to them. I know I wouldn't part with either of mine.

I hope you like your Para. They are fantastic weapons. Congratulations
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Nice looking Diggs.

Congratulations.
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Congratulations, it's a handsome pistol.
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Congrats on your new puchase.
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That looks like a very nice addition to the safe there Diggs! Glad you finally are a member of the elite 1911 community.

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