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New Para-Ordnance LTC

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Marko Kloos, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    Picked up this little beauty yesterday...a Para-Ordnance LTC, their version of a Commander. (CMDR and LTC are both O-5 pay grades.)

    Like a Commander, this one has an alloy frame and a 4 1/4" barrel. Few manufacturers make true Commander-length guns, Kimber and Springfield's Commander types all have 4" bull barrels.

    Unlike a Commander, this one has a ramped barrel, which is a very nice thing to have in a gun with an alloy frame.

    Oh, and the new Power Extractor is something not found in a Colt Commander, either.

    Shoots nice, puts 'em where you point the gun, and carries well. I've only had the chance to run a few magazines through it so far, but it's been 100%, with FMJ and Golden Sabers alike. Ejection is quite brisk; the gun throws the brass high and to the right rear.

    The new Paras come in a cool new green case that looks like it ought to hold a power tool. The gun comes with three factory mags, and they even included a bushing wrench and a set of slotted grip screws for those who prefer slotted over hex head.

    I'm usually not too wild about two-tone looks, but this one's OK.

    Price was $599, and I think you get a lot of gun for the money with this one.
     
  2. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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  3. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    Good looking firearm Mr. Kloos!
     
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Greeting's Marko-

    Very attractive firearm Sir! I too have been lurking after a new
    Para 1911 SSP .45 ACP. Its the full size version, with the new
    power extractor. I just hope Para has all the old problems that
    got 'em in deep do-do corrected? Enjoy~

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  5. WhoKnowsWho

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    Very nice! And tempting to pick up, but have yet to see one locally, only 5" models have shown up.
     
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    Very nice...







    <sigh>but now I want one...
     
  7. waktasz

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    I ordered a para s16 limited yesterday and the shop said it only comes with one mag so I ordered up 3 more. I'll be pleasantly surprised if it comes with 3, even if they are 10 rounders, which I suspect.
     
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