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Old July 11, 2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Para Pro Custom 14+1 45ACP

I've been wanting to join an IDPA or IPSC group and figured I'd better get a good competition handgun. Well, at least that's the excuse I'm using today

Anybody have experience with the Para Pro Custom 45 14+1?
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Old July 14, 2013, 08:08 AM   #2
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Just bought a limited 14.45, and haven't shot it yet due to health issues. Will be watching the replies!
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Old July 14, 2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Don't know the Pro Custom, but I shoot a ten-year old P14.45 in competition on occasion and it has never hiccupped. For self-defense carry I prefer a Colt Commander or a Para P12 or P13, but the full-size P14.45 is a perfect platform for practical shooting competition.
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Old July 14, 2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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While I can't speak specifically about your Para, I shoot double stack 1911s in competition and they are excellent platforms. Your Para looks a lot like my STI Eagle that I shoot in ESP division in IDPA. Jump right in the water's fine and you will enjoy it.
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Old July 14, 2013, 07:48 PM   #5
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I've got it coming from Buds. Pretty stoked.

The only 1911 I've had is a Kimber UC2 I've owned since 2007. It's been a great weapon. There were some issues with it at first but smoothed out after about 400 rounds.

I've wanted something with a larger mag capacity for a while now. Everything I have is 8 rounds or less. I shot some of the popular large caps out there; glock, springfields, and S&W and just haven't liked the feel of them as much as the 1911 platform.

Looking forward to destroying some targets with impunity! I'll post a range report once it comes in and I get to run it.
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