Buying lots of guns

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by GI-John, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. GI-John

    GI-John Hurry up and wait!! TGT Supporter

    Apr 26, 2009
    Houston/San Antonio TX
    So this neighboring Unit gave us the heads up on some good deals on buying Para 1911s in bulk and getting great deals and bundles including engravings, extra mags. etc etc.

    My platoon wants to follow suit. They also bulk ordered DPMS ar15s, Ofcourse the ffl was included in expenses. I want in but am not leaning towards the PARA. Has anyone else bulk ordered with a group. What was your selection?

  2. Jason

    Jason Well-Known

    Apr 20, 2008
    Austiin area
    My cousin has a Para with some engraving on it from one of those military group orders, but I don't remember the details...
  3. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    I'm not a fan of Para. Why doesn't the Texas National Guard order from a Texas 1911 manufacturer. I know of one local unit that did.
  4. ftw13

    ftw13 Active Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Fort Worth
    I'd pass on both of those brands,imho of course
  5. Hawghauler

    Hawghauler Active Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    It would be fun to have an engraved firearm that is linked to a unit. Also a nice heirloom for GI John Jr. Have you guys been deployed? It would be nice to engrave your combat patch on it. I have never owned or shot a Para Ordinance, but I understand they are good shooters and good quality.
  6. streakpi

    streakpi Active Member

    May 15, 2009
    Fort Bragg, NC
    Guess the only downside is that you can't deploy with the gun. Great idea though, even if you only get grips engraved and shared within your Platoon. I think the cost of the weapons would limit many of those who cannot afford a $1000-$1500 weapon...well at least PRIOR to deployment )
  7. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I wouldn't personally waste money on a Para when there are other brands out there around the same price (Kimber, Springfield, etc) that are much higher quality. If you look around out there, Para's have a long history of poor quality control and parts failures.

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