Just picked one up, used, pretty clean. Any thing I should know? Everything looks fine except I got ripped off with mag's, I didn't notice they were Mecar? One of the mags is so loose it won't even hold the slide open. Oh well live and learn. By the way what are these thing's worth?
I've had good experience with my SF-45A, which is very similar. Mine came with 5 factory mags, but I have heard that the MecGar mags work well with the Paras, some like them better than factory.
If it won't hold the slide open, it probably means just the spring is old/ weak and needs to be replaced. It could also mean that the notch on the inside of the slide stop is worn. Will other mags hold it open w/o a problem?? If so, just replace the spring, and perhaps the follower too, and it should fix the problem.
Most of the Para's I own like to be run "wet". Not so much they need an oil resevoir, but enough to keep it lubed pretty well. Best of luck to ya.
Oh... and one other thing.... WHERE'S THE PICS OF IT????
Don't leave home without 'em, especially if you replace the factory 16 lb recoil springs with 18 lb or 18.5 lb recoil springs, which I also highly recommend.
PARA ORDNANCE STD/P14 10% XP MAG SPRING