Formerly Para-Ordnance
Type Private
Industry Arms industry
Founded 1985
Founders Ted Szabo and Thanos Polyzos
Defunct 2015 (closure of brand)
Fate Acquired (2012)
Headquarters Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Products Firearms
Parent Remington Outdoor Company



The Para-Ordnance P14-45 (14.45) is an improved derivative of the successful United States Armed Forces’ M1911 pistol. Created by Para-Ordnance (now Para USA) in the 1980s, it was the first ever M1911 derivative to feature a high-capacity double-stack magazine.

Para USA (Para) was an American-owned firearms manufacturer. It was the successor to Para-Ordnance, founded in Canada in 1985. It specialized in making M1911-style semi-automatic pistols and components. The company was acquired by Remington Outdoor Company in 2012. In 2015, the Para brand ceased production and was folded into Remington.

Para offers a wide range of products for the law enforcement, military, and civilian markets.

Para-Ordnance was the originator of a high capacity magazine M1911-style pistol. Para-Ordnance was also the manufacturer of the first double-action-only 1911-style pistol. The company has created a true double-stack 1911 pistol, in addition to single- and double-stack pistols in .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 9 mm Parabellum, and .38 Super calibers. Para pistols have found a variety of uses, including competition, law enforcement, concealed carry, and general shooting. The introduction of the LDA (Light Double Action) allowed law enforcement agencies to use 1911-style pistols while still addressing the perceived liability issues of a single-action pistol.

In 2009, Para-Ordnance purchased the rights to the LR-300 and announced its version as the TTR “Tactical Target Rifle”, which featured an over-the-barrel delayed gas blowback system, dubbed DIGS, which lessens recoil when compared with a traditional gas system. The TTR also relocated the recoil spring assembly over the barrel and under the handguard, allowing it to have a true folding stock.[15] Production ceased in 2011 when Para USA exited the rifle market. tko carts


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