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Old August 6, 2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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CCW a para ordanace p15?

I am looking into getting a PO P15 .45 acp, double stack 1911. Im thinking about possibly carrying, but not sure. Just wondering if anyone has experience carrying this beast. thanks
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Old August 6, 2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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Candidly due to (lack of) quality, I'd be hard pressed to ccw a Para-anything.
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Old August 6, 2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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My experience's with Para's do not mirror that of Officer's Match .

Have had several Para's over the years and only had trouble with one. A C7.45 LDA model.

Sent it to Tenn. to Para's 'then' state-side warranty repair facility and it was sent back repaired about 1 1/2 wks later. It has/does strongly prove itself to the point it has been my cool weather ccw for several yrs now.
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Old August 6, 2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Good to hear shortwave. I just can get past the idea of a cast slide. I'm really not fond of cast frames, but a cast slide just is a no-go for me.
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Old August 6, 2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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well knowing they have cast frames and slides, Im gonna re think this. still would like to know if anyone carries this.
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Old August 6, 2012, 05:56 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, my experience with the Para C6 was negative. Unreliable to the extreme.
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Old August 6, 2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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I am looking into getting a PO P15 .45 acp, double stack 1911.
A what?

The largest pistol Para has ever made is the P14.45. Physically, it's no larger than a standard, Government model Colt 1911, but the double stack magazine adds to the weight.

Para has offered a model with a 6-inch slide, I believe, but that's only the slide and barrel that's different. The frame isn't any larger and the magazines don't hold more than 14 rounds.

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well knowing they have cast frames and slides, Im gonna re think this.
Current production slides are forged. ("Extruded," technically, but that's a form of forging.)
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Old August 6, 2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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The pot metal para i had went back to the store. Have a colt now. Spend a little more money for some real steel.
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Old August 6, 2012, 08:59 PM   #9
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Ruger has been nvestment casting for years. I have not seen anything that indicates para slides are MIM, are you sure about that?
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