|Cartridge||11.43 x 23 mm (.45 ACP)|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Total weight (with empty magazine)||1 100 g|
|Overall length||216 mm|
|Barrel length||127 mm|
|Bullet initial speed||250 m/s|
|Practical rate of fire||30 - 40 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||14 rounds|
|Sighting range||50 m|
|Range of effective fire||over 100 m|
The "Para Ordnance" P14-45 pistols are one of the
most successful and the most famous clones of the "Colt"
Model 1911A1 even outperforming their predecessor. However these
Canadian pistols have a number of different
technical decisions comparing with the M1911A1.
It is one of the best combat pistols ever built.
It is a classic "single-action" pistol. Like it's predecessor's pistol automatic is based on barrel short recoil principle. It executes only single fire. One of the differences comparing with the "Colt" M1911A1 is a barrel fixed with frame. This feature significantly increases fire accuracy. It has automatic safety built-in in the grip and manual safety. Furthermore it is fitted with firing pin safety.
The "Para Ordnance" P14-45 distinguishes high reliability. These pistols are widely used in target shooting competitions of their high fire accuracy.
Pistol has a larger grip. This feature was caused by a high capacity two row magazines and great dimension cartridge. However P14-45 has surprisingly comfortable handling.
It is fitted with fixed opened sight.
The "Para Ordnance" Pistols are produced in later models:
- The P14-45 is a base
All models of "Para Ordnance" have a simple model marking where the first number shows magazine capacity and the other - caliber. For example P10-40 is a model with 10 rounds holding magazine and is chambered in .40 S&W.
All "Para Ordnance" pistols are available with carbon steel or stainless steel frames. Additionally models chambered in .45 ACP are completed with aluminum alloy frames.
Great fire accuracy and high reliability. High penetration and man-stopping effect. Comfortable handling.
Great weight and dimensions.