Originally posted by viesczy:
I would have to say that I am quite a Para fan.
My P12 and P13 have been paragons of reliability aside of 6 failures to go fully into battery with the light SWC Federal load. This after about 300 rounds through each pistol.
My P16 has been converted to 10mm and has not malfed at all in either .40S&W or 10mm, but I do not have the volume of rounds through the 16 as the 12/13.
I have converted my P12 to 400 CB and once the tight link was loosened on that Bar-Sto barrel, the pistol in 400CB has been just as reliable as it had been in .45acp. I had a handful of failure to go into full battery in the first 300-500 rounds of 400 CB.
All 3 of the listed Paras have been as accurate a pistol as I could ever want to own. My 16 but a free hand 5 shot cluster tighter then I have ever fired at 60 feet. I could have covered cluster with a silver dollar.
Now I did have a P10 that I couldn't get to feed worht a [email protected] due to me limp wristing that miniscule 1911. My girl friend at the time had no problems, but I had no faith in the pistol. I eventually traded it for a NIB Remington Classic in .375 H&H. I love that rifle.
The only negative comments I can really say about Paras is that their blue finish on the frames is quite TERRIBLE. My P12/13 grow gun gun on humid days (hence they are not summer guns)! That's why I went with duo-tone on the P16. The magazines are as fine as any other magazine available. I replace all my mag springs with Wolff +10%s.