Okay guys...... Im not a Para guy but am very 1911 familiar. A friend of mine bought a used P12-45 for somewhere in the neighborhood of $700. He was told that the pistol was slightly used (100 or so rounds thru it). Nice looking gun on the outside. He took it to the range and could get a box of 230 ball thru it without a FTE every 3 or 4 rounds. Yep same thing I'm thinking, limp wristing. But I told him I would look at the gun and take it to the range for him to see if it does the same for me. Well I get it last night and immediately break it down. hmmmm that in itself was an issue, the gun was filthy first off and I couldnt get it apart like a normal 1911, by depressing the plunger and rotating the barrel bushing. The bushing just wouldnt budge. So I just popped out the slide stop and broke it down that way. But like I said the gun was FILTHY! AND more than slightly used, there were alot of scratch marks inside the slide and the barrel/feed ramp were WELL WORN. It looks like someone did a "home" feed ramp polishing and really did a job on the feed ramp edges. They were rounded over not sharp and crisp like my 1911. I'm gonna take it to the range tonight to check its useability, but in my opinion there is no way this gun was worth the 700 he paid for it. I know that words cant give any of you a good picture of what I saw, and when I break it down tonight after the range I will take a few. Any opinions from you Para guys in the mean time? Any help would be appreciated.