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Old 01-21-2010, 06:01 PM   #11
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What are you going to use the gun for? I know a few people that use .40 Paras as a base for an IPSC gun, that's the only reason why I'd choose that caliber. For any other use, I'd stick with the good old .45. I enjoy shooting it more than the .40.

I've been using a Para P14-45 for almost a year and I'm happy with it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:46 PM   #12
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I too would agree that the .45 makes more sense. I used to have a P-14 that I extensively customized and still regret having to sell it when I was waiting on my disability to come through. I'm on the prowl for another however.
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I have a p1445. I like the gun. Haven't had any issues. I will say, the double stack 1911 is built for a guy with a large hand. If you don't have large hands, really check out the fit before you buy the double stack.
IMHO, you need a 1911 in 45.
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I chose the Springfield Armory GI45 High Cap as I wanted a plain 1911-a1 but with high capacity at low cost. It too takes Para 14-45 magazines.As for the grip it's actually quite comfortable.
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A 1911 is cambered in .45 ACP because the sainted John Moses Browning commanded it.
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As long as you have at least 2 or 3 in .45, man law allows you to have one in a different caliber...
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As long as you have at least 2 or 3 in .45, man law allows you to have one in a different caliber...
All hail Man Law..,
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:19 PM   #18
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Like I've said many times, the only reason I have weapons in the 40 S&W cal is because of ammo availability. This is still an issue locally, extremely small amounts of 45 ACP ammo shows up but 40 S&W ammo is pretty much always available. As much as I like my Stoeger Cougar and XDm 40, I'd perfer to own a Springfield 1911 TRP or Colt Commander in 45 ACP.
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I considered the Para .40 when I was looking but I was unable to find it in stock anywhere. Maybe supply has caught up but I was able to find plenty of other 1911's but not para.
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Just a quick question here. What are para's coated with?
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