Originally Posted by Yunus
I'm very interested to hear your opinion on this gun. I want a 1911 but I am already invested in .40 and don't want another caliber if I can avoid it and Para is one I have seen lots of online but not at shows or dealers.
Do you know what the difference between a P16 and an S16 are? I don't see the P16 on their website.
How does the doublestack feel? Is it a wider grip than other 1911's?
I have no idea of how the S16 differs from the P16 as it was the replacement model, fairly similar I think. Yes, the double-stack models are quite a bit wider than a regular 1911 but not as "blocky" as a Glock 21 IMHO. I really liked the other P16 I had with the exception of the LDA trigger. While smooth (like a Kahr), I could just never get used to it.
I just have so much .40 ammo that I've been looking for another 1911 pattern pistol in this caliber for a while. While I'm not a huge fan of .40 in general as I find it "snappy" compared to .45, in a steel pistol it's a different animal. This one will be my secondary bowling pin gun, especially when I'm low on .45 ammo...