Cheated, lied to and scammed? Let me help!
Let me see if I can help a little bit - the 14 round mags are very difficult to load to capacity when they are new. The springs are pretty stiff so that they can push such a heavy column of brass and lead up to the barrel ramp and after a while they relax....but it takes technique if you load them by hand OR a quality mag loader to assist pushing the last two rounds down beneath the feed lips. They will go - I know - I've been shooting the 14-45 platforms for 10 plus years. I would suggest you load 12 rounds and allow the mags to sit for a week if you don't have a mag loader. For new mags I actually place the 14th round on top of the 13th round just in front of the feed lips and while applying pressure with my thumb I strike the base of the mag with the palm of my other hand - this seems to get the last bit of spring compression necessary to load the last round.....and it does get easier with time. Para has made considerable changes in the last 2 years and their customer service team is the best in the industry. I would suggest anyone that has had a problem in the past to give them a fesh look - head over to the 1911 forums and read about Travis Tomasie, keep an eye on their new web site coming after the NRA show and check out the new production hitting the shelves....hope everyone has a great day!I am seriously ticked about being scammed, cheated, and lied to by various manufacturers; PARA, USA is one of those. It seems to me if a manufacturer touts certain claims, the product should meet those claims. PARA touts a 14+1 round capacity for their P14-45 pistol which simply is not true based on the capacity of the magazines furnished.
I am not the first customer, I'm sure, who has been misled by unscrupulous mandacturers and I doubt I'll be the last...but...
BTW, I am satisfied with the handgun; just not the magazines ant the asvertising gimmick used by PARA's marketing.
Now lets see what response, if any, I receive.
Para USA, LLC
10620 Southern Loop Blvd
Pineville, NC 28134-7381
I recently purchased a Para Hi-Cap P14-45 Stainless,serial number K00xxxx, which was and is advertised as a 14+1 round capacityfirearm. My purchase was made based on the higher capacity 14 roundcapabilities.
Upon taking the handgun to for its first range session Idiscovered neither of the two magazines which were included with the handgunwere capable of being loaded to the advertised capacity of 14 rounds; onemagazine accepted 12 rounds only, the other magazine snuggly accepted 13 roundsbut failed to function properly with 13 rounds loaded.
Although I liked the feel and function of the P14-45, Iam not quite satisfied in that it did not meet my expectations; nor did it meetthe specifications as advertised.
I subsequently visited the Para USA web-site and orderedtwo 14 round magazines listed as F500231 Double Stack, .45ACP, 14-round MagazineASSB.
Order Number 1428xxx
Customer PO Number 10000xxxx
Shipment Number 1601
I eventually was able to take the new magazines to therange for another session but quickly became bewildered to discover the newmagazines would only accept 12 rounds each.
When I returned home I checked the invoice for themagazines to ensure I had ordered the correct item magazines and then went backto the Para website. Both the invoice and the website verified I had, in fact,ordered 14 round magazines.
I feel Para USA is guilty of flagrant false advertisingand consumer fraud by claiming the P14-45 to be a 14+1 capacity firearm andthen providing magazines that are only capable of receiving 12 rounds incapacity.
I have contemplated filing a complaint with the FederalTrade Commission, Federal Attorney General’s Office, and the Missouri State’sAttorney General concerning false advertising and consumer fraud. I decided,however, first to allow Para to make things correct by providing me with the 14round magazines that should have been included with the firearm and, surely,should have been sent with my order of magazines.