Para 14.45 limited

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by nastyogre, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    I have an opportunity to buy a 14.45 limited with a magwell and aftermarket grip safety and five mags. I am familiar with single stack 1911s but this would be the first double stack for me. My question is other than the grip being a little fatter is there anything I should be concerned about with this gun? Anyone have one and have good or bad experiences? The guy wants $1000 for it, from what I can tell it seems fair considering they go for $1300 brand new. Thanks in advance. :)

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  2. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    I guess no one shoots para. :)
     

  3. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    I have a P14-45 that I purchased in the early 90's.It has been completely reliable,very accurate,and a hoot to shoot :D
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I had the p10 45. It was a nice gun. I paid $500 for it used. I would not have paid more for it. I later traded it for a S&W 586 in mint condition. The Para was real picky about ammo. And it shot about a foot low at 20 yards. No joke I had to practically file the entire front site off to get it on target.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have a Super Hawg I purchased used.
    Had to get another barrel and small parts.

    I just finished it this last week and while it passes all the bench safety checks, I still have not had a chance to live fire it (and it is raining today).
     
  6. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    Cool cool, let me know how it shoots. :)
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I've owned two double stack Para's-
    Neither were 100% reliable on feeding on all types ammo but thats about it-
    I would never give $1000 for any Para but thats just me-
     
  8. Transman

    Transman New Member

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    I've got a 14-45 Limited with adjustable sights that I bought used for @700.Nice shooting piece,very accurate.Guy that had it before me used it as a pin gun.
     
  9. v-man

    v-man New Member

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    I have the very same gun and shoot it a lot. it's nearly indestructible and shoots everything well. As a result of a reloading mishap that I'm embarrassed to discuss I can tell you that mine handled 9 rounds of loads loaded with 1.5 times the max listed charge with out a hiccup. I have the chronograph printout to show the 230 grain loads at over 1300 fps. That is .44 magnum power. The gun is fine and I'm in awe of it. Some will call me a liar on this one. The same loads blew apart my magazine and blew off the grips of my Kimber Ultra CDP II though fortunately the gun itself is fine. I don't mind the thicker double stack grips. I also carry the P12 on a regular basis and it too is an awesome gun. You should be happy.
     
  10. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    Thanks for the answers guys. Please tell me why you shot nine of those rounds before noticing what was up? Then in another gun too? I just got done explaining to a troll why guns don't just blow up on their own. Glad your guns are tough though. :)
     
  11. v-man

    v-man New Member

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    I told you I was embarrassed............. Shortest answer is that I was rushing to test the loads before sun got too low to get consistent readings on the chrono. I noticed the recoil was "stout" but didn't take time to even look at the velocities. Just hurry and shoot till Kimber came apart in my hand. Later I found out my RCBS powder scale had switched from grains to grams which are a 15 to 1 ratio and didn't notice the decimal was off by one space so what I thought was 8.5 grains was really .85 grams which is about 13 grains. BOOM! A comedy of errors that could have been very ugly. See why I'm embarrassed........ but very impressed with the quality of those 2 guns. First major screw-up in 37 years of reloading.
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Did you ask the guy why he's selling the 14.45 Limited?

    Would you believe him if he did?
     
  13. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    He said he just needs the money for home improvements which I believe because I met him at his house and he was redoing his whole backyard. I don't think I'll give him a grand though. It's nice but not brand new nice. :)