I’d immediately change out the safety. I have only seen problems with friends who have ditched Para for other 1911s. Free shipping for many products! The gun also has an integrated rail, ideal for mounting lights or lasers. The Freedom Group bought them in 2012. Para is their worst enemy. Maybe I just got extremely lucky but I wouldn’t hesitate for a blink of an eye to buy a third Black OPS P-14 5.5″ match barrel take driver! He then had me take a few measurements of my frame and custom fitted the new barrel at no extra charge. I expect I will buy a Wilson Combat Classic Supergrade or an Ed Brown Executive Elite for my next 1911. Took it to the range to run some rounds through it and began having issues. I will NEVER get rid of My Para !! I love innovation. Do you still have the Para ORD 1911 45 + clips? The Spyderco ParaMilitary 2 is a mid-sized EDC (slightly on the larger end) measuring around 8.3 inches in total. It's taken everything great about the Para Military 2 and made it EDC-friendly without sacrificing usability and utility. Sent back twice for warranty work and neither one were ever repaired to remedy the problem so had to be tackled locally then sold them! Imagine an ED Brown in charge of PARA. Made from rugged Kydex, the holster features twin adjustable tension screws to adjust the holster to the gun. What I have discovered is the thumb safety itself actually torqued, bent several times requiring replacement. Well isn’t this a nice kettle of fish. I have a few Para’s – love ’em all. At work bench, manually cycled the mechanism with full mags to break in the mechanism many, many times. Called several of my friends who also purchased these and all of them had the same problem with the ambi safety. The two that i kept are tack driving, innovators of design. Tactical, Check out the Details–http://para-usa.com/blackOps1911.php. The slide is serrated both front and rear. I have the slide mate with my ss remington frame. I purchased a slide from Numrich made by Para in ss. No one has or carries 10-round, P-10 mags anymore – J bought the last 8 P-10 mags that SARCO in Pennsylvania had a week ago. While at Gunsite, I used Galco’s new Stryker holster. I have an old MegaStar that has everything you need on a firearm and is reliable. I have never had an issue with any of them. Para was a good idea but lacked in execution. 3 Para hasn't got the length of history of some regiments but is regarded by its members as the toughest regiment anywhere. There is even a video I watched with one of the original engineers reported the problem to Remington with a fix for it that cost $5 and this was in the 700’s second or third year in production. Spyderco Para3 custom Micarta scales (v.2.2) July 26, 2018. I sent the pistol back to Para who adjusted it and returned it to me. Hopefully, that “deal” I got will prove to be a good one. Prefer to use a Victorinox nylon belt pouch or loose in pocket. Good bye Para. Fixing quality problems is not their forte, neither is owning up to mistakes and design flaws. Recoil is typical for the 1911 platform. Really comfortable and you won`t notice that I am carrying it. They stick out the bottom of the grip’s mag well a tiny bit, but function flawlessly. You need a new safety—they send it on another gun. Spyderco Para 3 Knives in stock and ready to ship. Poetic justice. Before the first 100 rounds when through, it went full auto on me at the range! Snap. 3/16ths of an inch longer than the Canadian factory (“OEM”) mags were. slide and frame. I recently purchased a used P10 Warthog. The fit/finish is flawless and I have put over 2000 rounds through it with 0 failures. Wow, All three have experienced the thumb safety failure described in the review, where the actuator sheared from the pin. Don\’t get your knickers in a bunch over the apparent demise of Para-Ordnance. A more traditional safety does result in a reduction in purchase (Place to put pressure) placing less stress on the safety however then I lose some measure of downward pressure which I have come to value. Weird…!! I have had extensive experience with a Para in 40 S&W;a P16 that I bought new. It hits below the magic EDC number of 3” that lets it fall under most knife laws. Para sent me a replacement, but I installed a Wilson Combat extractor instead. I am getting on the bandwagon a little late I guess. Just purchased a p14 used was skeptical after mixed reviews, I am glade I made the purchase gun runs like a sewing machine, hollow point round nose not a single issue running factory USA made mags.Love my new gun, I am now a proud owner of a Para like yourself I will continue to pass the word and range reviews. Para today. The rounds nose-dive into that feed ramp and the pressure from the slide holds them in place. Remington is honoring the Para warranty, but they are not doing the work in house. It’s a beautiful gun, with great features, and nice fit and finish. The 3rd time I had to call them, they were not rude and arrogant, but every bit as much not helpful. Glad to hear it. (3 reviews) Write a Review Write a Review × Spyderco Spyderco C81GPBNBK2 Para Military 2 - 3.44" Black DLC CPM-S35VN Blade - Dark Earth G-10 Handle - SPRINT RUN - LIMITED EDITION. I have bought a 38 super ssp stainless with pearl grips this was limited, and was made in Canada near Toronto Ont. The first gun sent by Para had a flaw in the safety, which broke off. I’ve been asking for four years and they keep saying they will have them in 3 months and never produce. Ounce for once one of the most capable folding knives ever made, the Para 3 is destined to be a classic. So long friends. Who would spend 1500 bucks gunsmithing on a weapon that they could sell and buy another brand for the same 1500. First I never buy ANYTHING on it let alone a firearm with a Taticool winged skulled & scary name and this pistol is a prime example of why ! Sad to see them go…. Spyderco Paramilitary 2 and Para 3 custom scales (US Flag) June 7, 2018. The MSRP was $1295 at the time but I purchased it from my FFL friend for $900 out the door. I had not realized that Para was bought out a few years ago. Para from Canada were the best out of the box 1911’s . Gus, I have a old Kimber Stainless custom that over the years shot flawlessly and accurately. My Wilson Stainless Protector came with a MIM mag release, which was just fine for three years until it inexplicably sheared in two during a range session. I guess I’ve been unreasonably lucky with both brands. I’m curious if it actually was an EGW HD unit because I just took apart a brand new Para Elite and found it had a standard series 80 extractor. When I was in the process of converting this pistol to a 6 in slide and barrel I had a conversation with Irv Stone of Barsto while ordering the new barrel and mentioned the link problem, hoping for a solution. I don’t feel the world is losing to much with the lose of para. Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Well, now it is in the hands of a big company, who from my vantage point is very mismanaged to survive in these modern times with cut throat liability lawyers, and bought and paid for government officials looking to disarm Americans. If it’s as good as my eleven year old Para, YankeeBill, you will never let it go. That’s a full mag in one ugly hole from 25 yards. Guns, Quite frankly, if I would send a gun to a writer for review, I would make sure it functions as advertised. The handguns are excellent and accurate. I switch the springs according to the powder loads and bullet shapes. Remington is already re-releasing Para products under the Remington name. Two of the 4 were total garbage. Next to EEA, you can’t beat the price. Put a Clip on Your Magazine and Say Goodbye to…, Ruger Rebooting Security Brand with the New Security-9, Joe Rogan Educates Vegan Actor Russell Brand on…, Vista Outdoor Announces Sale of Savage Brand, SIG SAUER Expands TREAD Brand with Introduction of…. It is durable, and slick. The British did it to the world for hundreds of years until we And, like it or not, it is a series 80 style gun, which means it has a firing pin block to prevent accidental discharge. I Recently took the pistol from behind the old cook books and cleaned it to qualify for a CCW because it’s my only gun with a good holster. So you dont believe people should have the right to carry, or we all should just stop going out in fear of criminals robbing us?? When a review says XXXXXX is a good platform to build a great XXXXXX, they should just say its status as is. Shooting ability Pure Match quality that will hold its place among far more expensive guns. In 2010, a group of us purchased a USMC Para SF-45-A commemorating our deployment in AFG. If these video’s are correct about the flaw and the injuries with the number of rifles built one has to wonder why it was not addressed? While I like the sight picture, I prefer a squared-off sight, or one with a slight hook to it that I can use for one-handed operation of the slide. But these are also the most expensive to produce. Trending: Spyderco Para Military 2 Second range trip-same story. It will go away for a while, at least. No the gun was not recently over oiled. To be sure it has had a few glitches and feed problems were at the top of the list. This is the only issue I’ve experienced in all the time I’ve owned and used them. Spyderco Para3 Review There is a reason there is no sequel to Casablanca or Citizen Kane. Old, ugly due to hardness differences in the slide that cause pauperized color changes. I have some older Paras that have performed very well (P-13, P-14). Had nothing but problems wth my nite hawg. with them to the extent they need serious repairs continually. The LDA trigger is superb and I have experienced NO FAILURES in a couple years of carry service. I got mixed signals on the review. Try and buy extra mags for your Para. Can’t go wrong with any wilson combat parts that’s for sure. I still have 2. That being said they do have issues, their service department had my pistol for two months it had a casting defect that was not repairable, eventually the frame was replaced. The parts aren’t so precious that they can’t be replaced, individually, by anyone with a modicum of common sense. This reduces the handle thickness and provides excellent structural support for the knife’s patented Compression Lock®. I say \”Adios, Para,\”. I found a Para Ordnance14.45 Expert 45ACP at a web gun store for $499 (included shipping and taxes), then I just got $100 back through a rebate from Para; total price $399. In the gun industry, what’s sacrificed is the human touch. I’m not here to smash and bash any MFGR but I can tell you that I’ve had brand new pistols come in from the distributer/factory that were junk out of the box. I’d also switch out the rear sight. The Freedom Group is owned by a group that is totally out control. Well, guess I will have a collector gun now. We Like Shooting Ep. My slide was stuck, literally, and the ambidextrous safety didn’t move with the primary side. You sound kind of hysterical and a troll to say the least. The Para 3 is a highly effective military style blade, conveniently packed in a folding blade form, only smaller and narrower than the Para 2. Now for those who do not like Paras here is my thoughts. A MIM part has a loose crystalline structure, as liquid metal is forced into tight molds. The difference is that when I called Wilson on my cell from the range, I had a mag release in the mail that day. Rich people are still the same they are starting to realize some of the public is waking up so they to use the government and its officials as shields. Interesting article, and a good antidote to those who might rush out to buy one before they’re gone. I own over twenty different 1911 style guns which out of the box are good shooters, but to be excellent shooters require some work and some new parts, or reworked parts. protect our freedom like it was done hundreds of years ago, but we have to be diligent in what we say and how we say say it. Anyway, my Para’s are great – they shoot well, are accurate as any 1911 (except for my old original 1911) I’ve ever owned, and since I hate polymer guns, I’ll stick with them…!! The Para Black Ops has a nice, clean look. These are people with skills and means, who could carry any 1911 on the market, and they carry Paras. It has a neutral cant, which is my preference, and can fit a belt 1.25 to 1.5 inches in width. So far the pistol has shot as I would expect, eating up all the various reloads that I have tried with it from 230 gr RN to 185 gr SWC. While it's a shorter blade with a steeper angle, it's actually thicker than the Para Military 2's along the spine (0.145” vs 0.141”). It tells me there is a corporate mentality that allows this to happen. The Para 3 continues its name's legacy with a design for everyday carry that reaches (and cuts) far beyond its size. I have a 3 inch LDA and I bought my son a 14-45. And as for everyone else that reads this review, this is only one persons point of view on only one handgun. I love my Para’s. I was forthright with the purchaser as to my issue with the piece and don’t know if he sent it into Para to correct the gripe. An inside source told me to expect the entire Black Ops line (including the Recon) with the same design, price range, etc.. only difference is it will say “Remington” – keep an eye out for Remington announcements in Q1/Q2 2017. Yes, it does a great job of gathering light for the bad guys to aim at, but it’s like a Snell # 2 fish hook hanging out there on the end of your barrel. revolted against their tyranny. THE NEW EDC - The Para 3 distills all the features of that best-in-class folding knife into a more compact, carry-friendly package. and Para 3-10). I didn’t send it to the factory because I don’t believe the I should have to forego having the pistol for a period of time because the manufacturer didn’t make sure the gun ran correctly to begin with. Price-wise, the Charge 3 launched at £129.99 / $149.95 / AU$229.95, which was the exact same as the original list price of the Fitbit Charge 2 at launch. I thought about it and declined. I am totally surprised that the brand Para lasted this long. That doesn’t inspire confidence. Goodbye Para and sorry to see you go! It was a a WW2 US issue stamped on the receiver and in rough shape, but it shot good, real good. BS I only have two of the new US made 1911 paras, which I have not had any issues. I no longer own the gun and I wouldn’t buy another. I used 4-5 different kinds from 4-5 different makers. It's now much shorter at 4.29” long, but still retains its ergonomic shape for a full grip. I had Jim Clark dehorn it and install adjustable sights… It will way out shoot me. I’ve always felt a little guilt carrying a “Canadian” 1911, glad to see Para “become” AMERICAN . I just received my $100.00 rebate for a final cost of $389.00, well worth it to me. The gun shoots incredibly well. It was the one of the smoothest double actions that I’ve ever shot, high capacity and very accurate but it did have a problem. I have had 5 PARAs in my life. Commander length, and a Commander length 9mm. Pray for new owners to start them up again right in the future. I’ve never shot anything but 1911/45’s with the only two exceptions being my Belgium BHP and a S&W 945. Since this was my carry weapon I felt that was entirely unacceptable and sold it. I hope I don’t experience the problems Mr. Higginbotham did. supply and demand. and a DAO 15 shot fill size 1911… with target sights. I purchased my Black Ops 14-45 over two years ago and have put over 1000 rounds down range with zero malfunctions. The Blackops and other Para guns will be made under the Remington name. competition weekly. The Para slide turned out to have relatively more slop than the remy slide that it rattles when you shake the pistol. Para-Pack III | Trace Elements Hypo-Allergenic Multi-Vitamin with Minerals and Glandulars Formula* Multi-Vitamin, Mineral and Glandular Formula* Para-Pack is the original multi-nutrient formulation designed to provide highly specific nutritional support for the parasympathetic dominant individual. Even with the ramped barrel, it won’t feed when the slide is dropped with the slide stop. The frame is solid, and the fit is perfect. As a process, it produces consistent results and many parts on guns that don’t typically require a lot of strength are produced this way: beaver-tails, back straps, some internal parts. Bought a stainless Expert a couple of years ago, been satisfied with it. Why didn’t Browning think of that? The only way to see if this is the handgun for you is to try one for yourself. I guess I got a good one, except for the first hiccup I should say. Or I’d beat the hell out of it and make sure there were no unseen structural flaws. Quantity . Rather than appealing to law enforcement, some of the new Para iconography seems to aim for gamers. Kind of like Studebaker at the end going hell bent for election in many directions, some great and some just stupid trying to avoid the end ( big “O” ?). Rating Required Name Email Required. Mr. Higginbotham, in reference to the caption above, “Sloped sights? Take this as a preverbal shot over your bow. What’s the point? We’re glad you dig this post! I was shocked that Q.C. Instead Para took several months to fix the issue and returned the gun to me which was worth significantly less because it had already been sent away for repairs. Bushmaster is now Windam weaponry run by the same fine people making the same high quality product they made before Freedom Group will get my trade . I own a handful of 1911s and this is the first I’ve ever had like this. I dont know about the review but I have a Para 14-45 stainless and its been a great performer. I don’t care how many of them are out there, working fine and dandy—I won’t trust my life to a part that I know may break this easily. The result is the Para 3. Eats any ammo I run, has never jammed, and is very very accurate. Why do you think we have the right to bare arms! With respect to parts and their manner of construction, it’s important to remember that even the high-end custom makers can use parts that are MIM. , Don’t know how to respond to this review, or do I. I’ll wait a few days, I think and re-read the article. From 185gr SWC’s to 230gr HP and everything in between this gun runs and runs well! In addition, I was impressed by their LDA trigger and bought a Carry 9 for the trigger alone. This pistol here is a Para Black Ops. The only issue I had was with faulty ammo or a lack of correctly holding the gun and producing a fte, but that is my fault not the gun’s. Finally, I polished the disconnector and changed my lube habits and the problem has all but disappeared; by the time I did this I have put about 1500 rounds through the gun. would The P-13 is my EDC and I trust it 110% after removing the MIM parts (barrel bushing, slide release, thumbsafety, and grip safety) with high quality man Hines billet parts. I was visiting a high-end 1911 maker last week, for example, that still has one smith make one gun, start to finish. It would take an Act of Congress for me to buy another, new or used. I came to buy my SS Expert after looking for a reasonably priced 1911 that wouldn’t bother me too much if I holstered it so that I could shoot steel matches at the range, up till this point the only 1911 I had shot was a mint condition series 70 Colt Gold Cup Trophy, which is 40 years old this year…….I got a great deal on my Brand New Para, cost $449.00 [no tax, gun broker purchase], $25.00 shipping, $15 FFL fee….total $489.00. I’ve spoke to Para about the problem and, at their suggestion, tried numerous magazines in the pistol witout much success. They shoot very well out of the box, take a lot of uses. I was using all new factory ammo. The only thing I had done is swap out the cheesy plastic mainspring housing with a Wilson Combat stainless version. There didn’t seem to be reason for it to. Although the Golden, CO knives are fundamentally different in overall ethos than the Taichung stuff, if this Para 3 is a fair representative of the new plant’s capabilities, they are every bit their equal in term… Neither of his pistols ever functioned properly, even after several trips back to the factory. Para Ordnance was founded 30 years ago, in Canada of all places, by Ted Szabo (a Hungarian expat) and Thanos Polyzos (who had immigrated from Greece). Not kidding, nightmares about the gun jamming. They should be dominating the market at this price point. From $ 23.00. It keeps the textured G-10 material and pairs it with a slight curve along the top for even better handling. This requires some skill—you can’t just stick good parts together and expect them to work. Have You Joined the ‘Fight the Noise’ Movement? I see these sights more than any others on stock guns these days. Or when I drop it? And the purpose of the calls were fairly minor, it wasn’t like I was being unreasonable and demanding things. I purchased a double stack 1911 pistol from them in the late 80’s and it was the best jam-o-matic I have ever had the privilege to own or shoot of the numerous pistols that have graced my hands. I don’t want that message to get lost in my philosophical ramblings. Very comfortable in hand without clip and compression lock allows free falling open / close of blade. Last(?) About ten tears ago was at Ace Sporting Goods, went to check out a Para-1911 , it seemed ok, went and dropped the magazine, it took me , te clerk and finally the gun smith to get the magazine back up the well and locked into place. Why would Remington spend millions to acquire Para and all of their unique (vastly popular) design and utility patents only to kill the line? I also now own 2 P-14’s, 2 P-12’s, and 4 P-10’s. Finally, after sparing no expense I had a Match Grade 1911 pistol that in every way even “out shot” the Colt National Match after two years of meticulous care and hand finishing. Trijicon sight? From $ 23.00. A 300.00 1911 with a couple of hundred will make an excellent shooter. Agreed. Para is pretty, accurate and unreliable. That’s customer service! BTDT! If you’re going to carry a 1911, I’d suggest heavily textured G10. I will truly miss the Para brand… R.I.P. Well I like mine. My advice is to buy from a dealer that has a facility to TEST it before you walk out with it, you’ll be a lot happier in the end. Sold the gun, took a loss of almost 50% and swore off the brand forever. We all agreed makes a niece paper weight. The wide grooves between the lands allow for a lot of your finger to seat in those grooves, and the sharp milled edges bite like they’re supposed to. Finding a decient pistol out of the box is difficult at the very least. The gun also has a full-length steel guide rod. I am saddened by there demise, my P14.45 is a great gun. As far as not owning a problem. Have owned so many different 1911 “platforms” over the years that I’ve lost count. MSRP was $999.00, I think. During normal operation, the slide’s return has enough force to drive in subsequent rounds. I wasnt impressed with PARA. Poor customer Service. THE NEW EDC - The Para 3 distills all the features of that best-in-class folding knife into a more compact, carry-friendly package. They, Para, are too busy with scary logo’s and Black on Black color schemes to make a functional pistol out of the box after 30 years of MFG. He fixed the trigger, but came away with a bigger problem. I picked up a S/S P14/45 Limited about 10-12 yrs ago for $700 w/1 mag. The result one hole at 25 feet. We support operations by earning commissions when you purchase products we link. Everything old is new again! The smaller blade size versus the PM2 is a matter of opinion – I think the sweet spot for daily use is right around 3.5”, so for me the Para 3 is a little on the small side, but some people prefer sub 3” blades for EDC use as they lend themselves more naturally to detail oriented tasks.
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