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ParaOrdinance is a terrific gun. My only question is the caliber selection. I know in my neck of the woods finding .38 Super ammo is like finding a good looking redhead. Sure there are some out there, but man, there are an awful lot more fine lookin' blondes and brunettes! Now if you reload, you won't have a problem, but if you don't I'd sure get it in .45 ACP (yea!), .40, or even 9mm (yuck).
 

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What do you plan to use it for? .38 Super is a nice cartridge, but it's only at its peak when its used handloaded for IPSC-style competition where you want to 'make major' with as little recoil as possible. Otherwise, seek out a more common caliber. For self-defense, a .45 or .40 with decent hollowpoints is easier to feed, and is probably more effective; for plinking, you're going to get more volume out of 9mm; etc. Paras are good guns, but since they sell 14-round .45s, no point min/maxing your magazine capacity vs. power ratio with something obscure. Of course, again, unless you're shooting IPSC. Or this is a one-off Para someone's offered you or is on consignment at the gun shop, rather than looking at the entire Para product line, which forces your hand somewhat.

I thought after Port Arthur they got extremely tight with gun laws down there. Not to get off-topic, but what's the current situation?
 
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