Para Ordnance Elite or RIA Tactical 2 FS?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Dahamp2003, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Dahamp2003

    Dahamp2003 New Member

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  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    For what? What are you wanting it to do?
     

  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    RIA all the way. Para has had issues in the past. Heard good things about them lately but I know RIA will take care of me if it is needed.
     
  4. Dahamp2003

    Dahamp2003 New Member

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    I'm wanting it to shoot. :p
     
  5. Dahamp2003

    Dahamp2003 New Member

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    Seriously though, I won't carry it. It will probably be more of a range gun and possibly a bedside SD gun. Could venture into the 3 gun matches if I get into that in the future.
     
  6. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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    I'd go RIA myself. The tac 2 with the VZ grips is a great gun for the money.
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    The Elite is by far the better gun. I've sold a lot of RIAs and they are good for what they are, but they lack attention to detail. The Para Elite will be a lot nicer in finish and detail. The Elites are actually using a lot of EGW parts.

    Also, there is no such thing as Para Ordnance any longer. The company was purchased by the same parent company that owns Remington and the company was renamed Para USA.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2014
  8. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    I really like my Para Warthog (.45 ACP, 3" barrel, 10+1 capacity).
    It is plenty accurate up to 50', has been reliable, no ftf nor fte, and is easy to carry and conceal.
    I don't know what your purpose for the gun is, but to carry concealed, it is fine for me.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Are you looking to keep it or to sell it in a year or two?

    I would keep the RIA over the Para if I did not ever plan to sell.

    Easier to work on (no series-80 setup).
     
  10. k9guy

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    Para elite is real good choce


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