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Old 10-02-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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I just picked up my third Para Ordnance 1911. Here are some pics and the 15yard targets, shot freehand, using cheap Winchester White Box 147gr. JHP's. Not a single problem with function. This is my first that is not stainless though and I am wondering how the finish will hold up especially on the alloy frame.





I really like this rear sight much better than on my other two guns.





I wonder if it shoots to point of aim...it does!!!





One full mag, at 15yards, as quickly as I could get back on target, which was very easy since there was hardly any recoil whatsoever. The accuracy is more than what I expected with this gun.

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Old 10-02-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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Nice Para. Good shooting also.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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A question from the non-specialist.



Is the 9 mm LTC the 1911 with a special frame/slide shortened in all directions?



I found it a good idea when I read about, as the original 1911 is on the big side for small bore. 9 mm Stars B, for exemple, are smaller everywhere (but still heavy due to generous steel allocation).



Anyway, your Para looks really good and shoots straight. Enjoy it.



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Old 10-07-2008, 09:38 AM   #4
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A question from the non-specialist.



Is the 9 mm LTC the 1911 with a special frame/slide shortened in all directions?



I found it a good idea when I read about, as the original 1911 is on the big side for small bore. 9 mm Stars B, for exemple, are smaller everywhere (but still heavy due to generous steel allocation).



Anyway, your Para looks really good and shoots straight. Enjoy it.



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The only differences in my gun and a standard 1911 Government model is the slide/barrel length and caliber. Everything else is standard size. The Springfield EMP is a totally resized 1911 designed for the 9mm cartridge.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:28 AM   #5
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Sorry, I got confused with the number of new designs coming out.



In the past I had a Colt LWT Commander in 9 mm that was similar to your magnificient LTC, in a classic guise: small sights, abreviated grip safety. Function was perfect. Alas it was in my buy/sell period...



Your post made me put my 1943 Star B (Bulgarian contract) out of the safe. Even flatter than a 1911, it is definitly a big piece of steel!



I'll be pleased to read from you and your LTC in the future.



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Old 10-08-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
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Really nice carry gun there sir.
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Old 10-09-2008, 08:28 AM   #7
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Thanks guys,



I wanted something to carry part time in the same holster as my 4" Wilson Combat Professional. I had thought about having Wilson build me another Professional, but in 9mm instead of 45acp, but I dont currently have another $2500 laying around. I made a real deal on the cost of this one so it will suffice. My only concern is the finish. Shooting and practicing my draws with the LTC will be substantially cheaper than the 45acp. I am simply going to have to reload more rounds.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:07 PM   #8
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Does the 9MM LTC retain the 'Commander' barrel/bushing, ot does it have a bull barrel and NO bushing?
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It does have the standard barrel/bushing setup.



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Old 11-02-2008, 02:11 PM   #10
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The more I shoot this gun the more I like it. One thing missing is some short of gripping surface on the front strap. Now since this gun has an alloy frame, I was not about to go at it with my stippling tools, and looking at the thickness of the front strap, it does not lend to checkering very well, unless done by an expert and then there is refinishing. I have never liked skateboard tape on a gun and though I love about everything Wilson Combat has to offer, the faux checkering cover they offer is not my thing. I went to the SAXET gunshow in San Antonio on Saturday and low and behold is the answer I have been looking for. It's a rubber stippled wraparound grip with the same stippled texture on the panels all in one piece. I previously had a set on an old stainless Champion and really liked the way they felt in my hand. Another plus it that they have a medallion cutout in each panel that my Para gold medallions fit in perfectly. I found the no gunsmith solution to my smooth front panel problem. I have also seen these grips on Colts and Thompson 1911's with their medallions in place.



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