Since the mid-1980s, Para-Ordnance, now Para USA, has been enhancing a classic American firearm, the M1911 semi-automatic pistol. Recent changes have kept Para out of the spotlight for several years, but now, with a fresh catalog of feature-filled guns, the creators of the “double-stack” .45 are back and ready to turn up the heat in the M1911 consumer market.
The company's Elite Stainless M1911 model is engineered with the finest precision parts, and is designed to be one of the finer out-of-the-box 1911 builds on the market. A full-size gun with a 5-inch barrel and a single-stack design, the Stainless accepts eight-round magazines. It ships with a two-dot rear sight and a green fiber-optic front.
For more information, check out the video embedded below, hosted by Associate Editor Joe Kurtenbach, or go to Para-USA.com.
Action Type: semi-automatic, recoil-operated center-fire pistol
Caliber: .45 ACP
Slide: stainless steel
Sights: two-dot rear, green fiber-optic front
Frame: stainless steel
Finish: matte stainless
Magazine: detachable box; eight-round capacity
Barrel Length: 5"
Overall Length: 85⁄8"
Weight: 39 ozs.
Accessories: lock, manual, hard case, extra eight-round-capacity magazine