It seems like just about every Youtube Gun channel has a 1911 video, whether shooting them or breaking them or breaking them down. So I figured it's time to piece together one for my channel. Tonight, I'm taking apart my Para Ordnance SF-45-A, this pistol came into my possession many years ago, I think in 2009 or 2010, long after Para had moved their operations from Toronto (yes that Toronto) Ontario, Canada to Pineville, North Carolina.
My Para SF-45-A, was a production run that was put out for the Canadian Border Services, as a way to commemorate all of the hard work the Canadian Border Services Agents do to monitor and protect Canada's sovereignty, while acting as provincial agents in taxing Canadians when they try to bring more then 1 bottle of whisky into the country....but that's me hating on our regressive liquor laws and high taxes we pay to enjoy libations...but I digress, you're here to read about guns and not about how I hate to pay high taxes for beer n booze, my other favorite hobbies.
The Para SF-45-A features:
- 5 inch ramped, matched barrel with guide rod
- 3 Dot Tritium night sights,
- Stainless steel finish, with integral light rail
- Spurred Competition Hammer
- Medium length, Match Grade Trigger
- Double stacked magazines, that allows 10+1 round capacity (the +1 is the round in the chamber)
- Weighs 40 ounces
- And is 8.5" long and 5.75" tall
- Ambidextrous thumb safety
My Para doesn't see as much use as I would like, only because the cost of 45 ACP is so damn high and the best deal on the ammo, the 100 round Winchester bulk packs can't be found anywhere. I should definitely reload, it'll cut costs down greatly, or at least my firearms will be used more often. I think total round count on my pistol well below 1000 rounds, somewhere in the 700 ~ 800 round count. My HK 45 Compact as of late has been seeing more use, it's probably around the 300 ~ 400 round mark. Still shooting 45 ACP is a helluva lot of fun!
Here's a video of me taking the firearm apart and putting it back together again.