PARA USA has released a new series of 1911-style pistols designed for tactical operators working on covert assignments. Here's a look at the Para 14-45 Black Ops.
The new BLACK OPS pistols feature PARA’s new all black Ionbond finish. This new finish is non-reflective and extremely durable, according to the company. Even the match grade barrel sports the new finish.
Travis Tomasie, a former U.S. Army Sergeant and World Champion action shooter has shot thousands of rounds through one of the PARA Match grade barrels with the new Ionbond finish, they say. After the “Tomasie torture test” the barrel showed almost no signs of usage on its non-reflective surface.
The new BLACK OPS pistols are built in the tradition of the famous PARA Limited Series of pistols that Tomasie is currently using in USPSA/IPSC competition. For the tactical operator these pistols are built on new frames with integral light rails.
In addition to providing the flexibility of adding a variety of lights, lasers and light-laser combinations the new BLACK OPS pistols also feature the ultimate in gripping control. No expense has been spared to give them the best control of the .45 ACP pistols under all conditions. The new BLACK OPS pistols all have G10 grips with an aggressive machined pattern to provide the ultimate gripping surface.
Three new BLACK OPS models have been introduced in PARA’s 2012 line. The 14-45 BLACK OPS gives operators a high capacity .45 ACP pistol with fixed combat type night sights.
PARA 14-45 BLACK OPS Specifications
Model: 14-45 BLACK OPS
Product Code: PRX1445SO
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 14 + 1
Receiver: Stainless Steel with Integral Light Rail
Slide: Stainless Steel with Forward Cocking Serrations
Action: Single-Action, Auto Loading
Barrel: 5-inch Match Grade Stainless Steel with Integral Ramp and Black Ionbond Finish
Barrel Twist: 1:16 LH, 6 Grooves
Sights: Night Sights – Combat style fixed with Trijicon Tritium Inserts
Trigger: Competition type with over travel adjustment
Hammer: Skelton for fast lock time
Stocks: G10 machined with aggressive grip control pattern
Safeties: Ambidextrous Slide Lock, Beaver Tail Grip Safety with Speed Bump and Firing Pin
Magazines: Two 14-Round Expert Magazines
Finish: Black Ionbond
Weight: 41 ounces
Length: 8.5 inches
Height: 5.5 inches