1911 Pistols in 40 S&W and 9mm

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ARnoob, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. ARnoob

    ARnoob New Member

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    I've been intereted in adding a 1911 pistol to my collection for quite some time. The main turn off to this platform is the 45 acp ammo cost. I love the look of 1911's, but just can't afford to stock up on 45 auto at this point in time.

    So, I saw that Para Ordnance makes a P14-60 (.40 cal) and a P18-9 (9mm) model. They are very appealing, the P14-60 in particular as I have a Glock 23and just purchased 1K rounds for it.

    Do you guys have any experience with these models? Do you know where I can find one at a good price? They are a bit on the pricey side.



    Thanks.
     
  2. mudslinger79

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    I too am interested. I have two 1911 in 45. I will not give these up for anything but would like one in 9mm.
     

  3. ARnoob

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    I should clarify that I'm looking for a double stack (hi-cap) 1911 in 40 s&w.

    Thanks!
     
  4. NGIB

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    I've owned 2 Para P16.40s and also a P18 in 9mm. If you like double stack 1911 style pistols - they're great shooters. As Para is a fan of their LDA (light double action) triggers, many guns are in this variant. The grips on these are large and won't work well if you have smallish hands. They are also a tad pricey - mainly because they are a niche gun. Bud's gun shop tends to have a lot of used Para's so you could check there...

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/654_774/products_id/411541753
     
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  5. IGETEVEN

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  6. ARnoob

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    Thanks guys. That's just what I was looking for! :)
     
  7. ARnoob

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    Who makes the best mags for the Para Ord. 40 s&w 1911 (p16-40 model)?
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    ARnoob, Oh ye of so little faith.

    Mr. Cane has expressed his opinion on the best mags. Look through some of the other threads and (I believe) Tripp will show as the favorite.
     
  9. canebrake

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    You want a JMB 9 mike mike?

    The Browning Hi-Power, 15+1, get one that was designed for 9mm, not modified for the round!

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    Tripp only makes single stacks. Double stack 1911's are for sissy's!
     
  10. CA357

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    I had a Springfield EMP 9mm when they first came out. It was and is kind of pricey. But, it's a great pistol and it was designed to be small, not just cut down. It was originally designed for 9mm, so I don't know how it does as a forty.

    I realize that you want the larger capacity of a double stack, but the EMP is a pistol worth looking at for future reference.
     
  11. IGETEVEN

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    Para Ordnance as of right now.
     
  12. DrumJunkie

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    I love Para Ord's pistols. I still have one of the old P16's. I'd have one of the new ones in a heartbeat.
     
  13. parinoid54

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    A 1911 in any other caliber than a 45 is like making a mixed drink of beer and Coke; like putting a Yugo engine in a GTO; like carrying an SOS steel wool pad in place of a Trojan condom; like....oh you get the idea. ;)

    If you want a 9mm, like Canebrake said, get a Browning High Power. You want a 40 get a S&W M&P. :p
     
  14. NGIB

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    Actually, the .40 S&W really finds a great platform in an all steel 1911 style pistol. As it's a snappy round, it is much easier to shoot rapidly and accurately from this platform than the poly guns where it's so popular. I've owned a P16 with both an LDA trigger and a standard SA trigger and both were reliable and extremely accurate. While the LDA is a very smooth trigger system (much like a Kahr), I still prefer the standard SA style. These Para's are very popular with steel shooters and many are converted into full race guns...
     
  15. ARnoob

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    Thanks for all of your input guys. I would definitely like a 40 s&w 1911, double stack and SA. I don't really dig DA pistols, so that rules out the Para LDA models for me.

    I'm looking at a used Para 16-40 Gov't SA. It's black, but I guess I could have it nickel plated at a later time. Any disadvantage to doing this?
     
  16. ARnoob

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    Para 1640 5" Govt SA 40S&W

    What do you guys think of this pistol?

    Para 1640 5" Govt SA 40S&W

    Para Ordnance 1640 40S&W

    Model: P1640EL

    Single Action

    Black Finish

    Steel Frame

    2x 16rd Mags
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  17. CA357

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    How's the price?
     
  18. ARnoob

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    $730. Is it a good pistol for the price?
     
  19. IGETEVEN

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    I think Bud's got it for $729 and it ships for free, if it's the same one, that's a good price there. :cool: