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Old 06-10-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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It had taken me a while to save up for my first 1911 (a Colt 1991A1), which was stolen before I could put more than 50 rounds through it! Last week I got an extra part time job with a decent pay, and decided to get a Para 14-45 (stainless).

Paid $1800 for it, which is roughly 3.7 months worth of rent for a two bedroom apartment in the nicest neighbourhood in the city. I need to move to a country with better gun prices.

I really like how it feels in my hand, I thought the grip was going to feel too thick but it's perfect for my paws. And 14+1 rounds of .45acp makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

I still have to wait between a week and ten days to take it home due to our crappy gun laws. I'll post some pics as soon as I get it.

I've got a question, do regular 1911 parts fit Paras? I'd like to get rid of all the plastic parts.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the buy.

We have the same cool down waiting period here in California, and I know how hard it is to be patient.

Get us a report when you can

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Excellent. Please let us know how you like it and post a range report.
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Congrats on the purchase.

We are all waiting (impatiently) for the pictures of your new toy.
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I WISH my hands could handle the double stack. These dainty things are stuck with the regular 1911
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Congrats on the purchase Francisco - Looking forward to your pictures and range report....

As for the parts question, obviously the frame is larger, due to the double stack need, so some of the parts are a bit different as you would expect.

What are you looking at trading out??

I know that several of the internals on the lower end Para's ( and other 1911 production guns ) use MIM parts from BUL out of Israel.

There is nothing wrong with that, but for a gun I am going to rely upon, I want steel, and a lot of it....

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What are you looking at trading out??

I know that several of the internals on the lower end Para's ( and other 1911 production guns ) use MIM parts from BUL out of Israel.

There is nothing wrong with that, but for a gun I am going to rely upon, I want steel, and a lot of it....

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I want to get rid of all the plastic stuff: trigger, main spring housing and magazine release.

I'm no expert on 1911 internals, so I'm open to suggestions ("steel, and a lot of it" is exactly what I want).
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