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It's not a 10 yet...
« on: July 10, 2012, 08:12:16 AM »
Picked up the platform for my next 10mm project last night.



Para P12-45.  Plan is to add a Caspian Commander length slide at Christmas along with a 10mm barrel from Barsto or Kart.  Should end up as a pretty slick CCO type pistol.  Also an extended thumb safety.  My P16-40 mags fit fine, though they hang out the end.  I will have to cut down a magazine to get a flush fit 10mm mag, but it should be doable.

I haven't decided what I am going to do with the grip safety yet.  I am definitely going to radius the frame .250",  But, I think I am going to try just rounding the tang off this grip safety.  If I don't like it the frame will be ready for an Ed Brown hi ride, if I do, I will leave it as is.

Of course the 10mm upper will get an EGW flat bottom stop, and the mainspring will get  bumped to 25 lbs.

I carried it last night on my evening walk with the wife.  I know, shouldn't ever carry a gun you have tested.  But it has to get tested fast.  So much lighter and more easily concealed than the full size.  Now I just need to find a P13 and a P10 and I can have the whole family of Para-Ordnance conversions.

I will range report
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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 11:32:59 PM »
The pic isn't showing up.
Gun Control?  Oh yes, the theory that becoming a victim is somehow morally superior to defending yourself & your family.  Makes perfect sense.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 07:13:07 AM »
Fixed it.

Ordered an extended safety, metal mag release and an aluminum trigger with over travel stop last night from Brownells.  This weekend I will get it to the range and function check it with 45 ACP ammo.

I hope to have the commander top end done by Christmas.  Looks like I am going with a Fusion slide and a Schuemann Barrel.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 02:59:46 PM »
Uh.....sorry, all I see is a small blue box with a question mark? Sounds like an interesting project.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 06:04:30 PM »
Yep, like EdMc posted, still no pic showing up for me either.
Gun Control?  Oh yes, the theory that becoming a victim is somehow morally superior to defending yourself & your family.  Makes perfect sense.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 08:30:13 AM »
Hopefully the third time is the charm.  I moved the image from my google account to my personal webserver.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 10:38:20 AM »
As you said, 'the third time is the charm'......keeps us up with the project.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 02:43:34 PM »
Yippeeee, I can see it. :o  Fine project ya got goin on there!
Gun Control?  Oh yes, the theory that becoming a victim is somehow morally superior to defending yourself & your family.  Makes perfect sense.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 06:21:58 AM »
I will keep you updated as it progresses.  Hopefully I will be fitting a trigger, mag release and ext thumb safety this weekend.  Depends on if the brownells box gets here today.

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 12:04:10 PM »
That should be pretty cool!  You are giving me ideas to steal!

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Re: It's not a 10 yet...
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012, 09:42:27 AM »
I have the Ed Brown ext thumb safety fitted, and will be fitting the beavertail over the next week or so.  Then the frame will get re-parkerized an cerakoted.

So much fun!