Man I'm telling ya. I see the things in shops and they fly off the shelves. Yet I hardly ever see one selling used. Maybe these junk Para's are just poofing in a cloud of dust and there's nothing left? Every now and then I hear someone saying they are no good but they never come up with why they are no good. The last one I heard that didn't like was more about price than quality. Are they the best? Hell if I know, There's all kinds of 1911's out there and a lot of really good ones. I think that comes down to personal preference when you are dealing with well made pistols. But they are very good and I'd love to own a couple more.
But, I guess a hater is going to hate and with no logical argument as to just how they are no good I would consider the opinion useless.
I've had a ton of 1911 type pistols over the years. Two I have kept are Para Ord pistols. I'm still a Springer man at hart but but I have mad love for a Para. Now I have to take my LTC out back and make some noise. I got Para fever and only a box or two of soon to be spent ammo will cure me.