OK so heres the question. I have read many an opinion that the best platform for a hard use gun is single stack etc etc... I have played the IPSC game for a while. I have put about 15000 rounds of 45 through my para. I have abused this gun unmercifully. I have shot it until failure without cleaning just to see what it coud take. About 2000 rounds without cleaning of any kind till she starts to bind up. If I had to design my hard use gun, it would probably be a STI/SVI double stack, bull barrel 5" with maybe a hybrid compesator. For those that are unfamiliar, its the kind of comp that doesnt stick out at all. Its drilled through the top of the slide and barrel. All the rest of the parts can be your typical hard use type but what about the concept of a hard use double stack with a compensator???
Think about how fast those follow up shots would be
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