About the Manufacturer:
Originally founded in Canada in 1985 under the name Para-Ordnance, this company has been making specialized adaptations of Colt-Browning type pistols since 1988. Their guns are distinguished by an attention to detail that has been recognized by a variety of industry awards. In 2009 the company moved from Canada to North Carolina and changed its name to Para USA. Para pistols are known for their adaptation of the 1911 frame which allows them to accept high capacity magazines.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.