Para hi-cap 1911's

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ScottA, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

    What is your take on Para's high capacity 1911's? Good design? Bad design? What is the grip like? Too big? Any quality issues?

    I haven't been able to put my hands on one yet, and I'm curious to find out what people's experiences are with them.
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    I had a P16 (2 of them actually) for a couple of years. These are .40 S&W guns but very similar to the P14 in .45 ACP. The grip is large but not as chunky as a Glock 21. My P16s ran perfectly with no problems. The only negative stuff I've read regarded the small double stack Paras with short barrels.

    I believe masterPsmith carries/uses a P14, I think stalkingbear has a Para double stack as well - these would be votes of confidence in my book...

  3. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

    I have an early P-14 that I got many, many moons ago. It is my main carry gun. When I go out for serious practice, I usually cap around 500 rounds in a session. I have well over 30,000 rounds (conservitive) through this pistol. You can shake it and it has no rattles and still shoots well under 2" @25 yards. It has also been the most reliable 1911 I have ever owned.
    The only things I have done to mine are, match bushing, full length recoil spring guide, extended safety, high grip extended beavertail with memory pad and large mag well.
    I have also built many competition guns based on Para's wide body frames until STI started making their wide body frames. If you go with the Para, you won't be disapointed.

    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Recently got one of the smaller Paras- the C-7/45. Single stack, so has smaller grip than the doubles, but I have been very impressed with accuracy and reliability of a VERY small .45 auto. And I has small hands. :p
  5. Westy

    Westy New Member

    Proud owner of two of them- A P13 (s.s.) and a P14. Both great guns!

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