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Para Ordnance 96669 Elite Carry 6+1 45ACp 3"

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Model: 96669
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 84399
UPC: 770752966694
MFG: Para Ordnance

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Out of the box and in your hands, never has the icon performed better. Starting with only the finest precision-engineered parts, each pistol is hand-assembled and fine-tuned for perfection by the most demanding, dedicated craftsmen in the industry. The result is a true classic without compromise, featuring the customgrade quality and timeless looks of a high-end 1911, plus a host of innovations first developed, and still done best, by PARA.

  • 3” Match-Grade Ramped Barrel
  • 2-Dot Rear, Green Fiber Optic Front
  • Stainless Steel Slide & Aluminum Frame
  • EGW® HD Extractor
  • Beavertail Grip Safety
  • Skeletonized Match-Grade Trigger
  • Ionbond©/Anodize Finish
  • Cocobolo Double Diamond Grips

Finish Black
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Single
Caliber 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length 3"
Capacity 6 + 1
Safety Thumb and Grip Safety
Grips Cocobolo
Sights Fiber Optic
Weight 39 oz

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Reviewed By: Phillip S on 02/12/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
After years considering a 3" 1911 style pistol, I finally bit the bullet on the Para USA Elite Carry. I must say, after 100 rounds (only had it 1 day) I am impressed, so far. With the 2 Check-Mate 6- round mags it comes with, this thing chambered, fired and ejected every round with no trouble whatsoever, locking open upon the last case ejecting. I was shooting my 200 gr. hand loads, and expected the recoil to be greater, but it is softer shooting than a G36. The finish on the gun is superb, it is built tight, and the only criticism (albeit minor) I have, is that the trigger has just a little more take up than I'd prefer, and just a bit of creep, which in all fairness, may get better with more rounds downrange. The trigger is still certainly very serviceable, especially considering the role it was designed for. On a target, offhand at 21', I was keeping most rounds in a 3-4" circle, although it was duplicating lots of holes. If you are on the fence about the U.S.A. made Para Elite Carry, rest easy, the quality is there, and with the exception of the minor trigger gripe, it is on par with my Kimber Pro Carry. If it keeps up the good work, and i dont doubt it will, it will definitely be getting a (looong) turn in the permanent carry rotation. Buds delivered in just a couple days and the transaction with them and my local FFL was seamless and pleasant.

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Reviewed By: Robert H on 01/25/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Just picked up my Para Elite Carry from my FFL, went home, cleaned it and went back to the range. This is my first 45 and I wanted to do things the right way. I shot 250 rounds consisting of 230gr hardball from federal, UMC, and S & B. Also 50 +p lawman flat nose fmj AND 200gr +p speer gold dot HP and 230gr Federal HST +p.

I'm telling you this because after 2 hours and no oiling, I experienced ZERO failures of any kind. Every round loaded, fed, and went bang. This gun is very tight but I think the heavy double captured recoil spring absorbs a lot of the 45's punch. I would say recoil is about the same as my sig 938.

A lot of people say be wary of 3" 1911's. This gun disassembles more like a cz than a 5" 1911.
One thing to complain about and be aware of, this is the shortest 1911 I can find, there are NO aftermarket grips or mainspring housings for this gun. It is smaller than the defender. If you want a pistol to customize, get the officer/defender sized one. If you want the smallest, Thin 45 you can get your pinky on, this is it.

I will be buying from Bud's again and It will probably be another Para Ordinance.

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