Para a few years ago got attitude problems and wen’t down hill fast , came to US but like all of the indevers of Freedon Group’s bottom line thinking has made me not do bussness with any of there company’s . Its compression lock mechanism is embedded into the handles to cut down weight, making the Para 3 even friendlier on the pockets. I have settled on Wilson Combat match grade rounds as the best performance in my Para. Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Para are good looking pistols, as well as Kimber, but just not reliable from what I have seen and heard. Parts milled from forgings are almost always the strongest—even when that strength is overkill. Try and buy extra mags for your Para. In the gun industry, what’s sacrificed is the human touch. That’s way better than I can say for either of the Colt “Tin Cups” I’ve owned. Spyderco strikes that balance with the new Para 3. Accessory rail on a pistol? The company grew slowly and specialized in 1911s. The failures you had would have taken several trips and several weeks to resolve (hopefully). Maybe I just got lucky but I’m glad I did because nothing out there can replace what I have with this handgun from Para Ordinance. No idea where these mags were made – they’re not stamped with any “made in …” anywhere on the mag bodies. Imagine an ED Brown in charge of PARA. Para from Canada were the best out of the box 1911’s . a round, It left the factory this way. Another example of the times we live in with big business going after unrealistic profits at the expense of quality and social responsibility. Can you imagine the quality of workmanship and materials coupled with Sabo’s innovation , design and vision? I still have a Para Limited in .40 and while it’s too big for me to carry concealed it is an excellent shooter. 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. Nothing will delay a review like a gun that won’t work. I love my Springfield, twenty years and counting. After finding out the true intentions of the deal maker… maybe i should have. That could not be a good thing. With a three-inch-long blade and a thickness of just 0.150 inches, the Para 3 performs … It keeps the textured G-10 material and pairs it with a slight curve along the top for even better handling. In 2010, a group of us purchased a USMC Para SF-45-A commemorating our deployment in AFG. Para mags are junk but the gun is solid. My EGW HD extractor broke after 100 rounds. 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. One has to question why they are not, and I can sum it all up. The quality of the gun is impressive out of the box; so I may just keep it brand new in the case as a collector piece. The gun integrates a lot of features I consider mandatory for a defensive carry gun. Initially had feed issues with fmj ammo in a full mag at first range trip. 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. Wow, I’d probably want to incorporate a beveled mag well extension. And the whole package is finished in Para’s IonBond PVD finish. And 1911s more so, as most companies pick up a lot of parts from a wide variety of manufacturers and cobble them together into something that works. While still made from hardy CPM S30V steel, it's now a much more compact at 2.95”. I bought my Expert two years ago. As the frame is steel (and even a bit heavier with the rail), muzzle flip is easy to hold down. contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Comparison starts at 11:15 Big thanks to Misheardknifereviews follow him here. Called several of my friends who also purchased these and all of them had the same problem with the ambi safety. Thankfully still lots of 1911 choices. Plus a $100.00 rebate, to boot. Yes, they are a bit heavy but recoil management as a result is a breeze. Now for those who do not like Paras here is my thoughts. The ones I have have never given me any trouble. Really a great gun and will be missed if the company dont produce it anymore. Why try the new plastics when a nice stainless piece feels great and its weight eats up part of the recoil. This is what’s wrong with corporate culture. Sent mine back to the factory for repairs and it came back fixed with a test target. I was a gun dealer for years in Alaska and my best friend is still a dealer. I got you”, There is NO economic competitiveness there. Sounds like a Kimber owner who only has 7 shots….. 100 % agreed. What a POS. You may know your guns, But, the man is got you fooled. It’ll take a lot for me to look at one of their products again. 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. I own a handful of 1911s and this is the first I’ve ever had like this. I have had mine for the last 10 or 12 years now not one problem!!! I have many mixed feelings about PARA. Opening in the states with a smaller, but seemed like solid line up lead me to buy in with the Black Ops P14 and so far has not broken and shoots like it should. Unfortunately I have not purchased a new one for some years, and if quality has gone downhill, it is too bad. The Kimber, after a few months carry duty, looked like it had been drug behind a truck! Or when I drop it? I ignored the complaints and bought one a couple of years ago – two extractors broke < 200 rounds. I shoot the heck out of one of them and it has had only one malfunction to feed in all the hours I’ve shot this handgun and it was an ammo problem not the handgun. At second problem, you contact Factory and they send a replacement pistol instead of the part that you or the Smith would need to install. After reading these comments, it’s like I’m on another planet! Options. In the mid-1980s, the American military kicked the old Browning design to the curb. I have 2 of the new P-14 Black OPS 5.5″ threaded match bbl with high sights for a suppressor and I must say they run and run and run with anything I feed them! Both have run like clockwork since I fired the first round though them. A stainless .38 Super, with more than 4K rounds through it, exactly zero malfunctions of any kind, and it’ll shoot 1.5 inches at 25 yards. This book primarily looks at the war the 3rd Parachute Regiment fought in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. What am I thinking? Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight It is way past time for Para to swirl down the drain. I passed nervously and got an ecersise in clearing my weapon. I have a collection of paras from the p12 to the p14 all limited editions. Made from rugged Kydex, the holster features twin adjustable tension screws to adjust the holster to the gun. I was going to buy a Para (on my email wish list) but probably avoid now for lack of confidence. Why would Remington spend millions to acquire Para and all of their unique (vastly popular) design and utility patents only to kill the line? The Freedom Group bought them in 2012. Para, by all accounts, is a kick-ass brand. My Para could eat rocks and still kill ya. Mine is the Para p 14 in stainless with three dot sights. Custom Made Titanium Deep Carry Pocket Clip For Spyderco Para 3.