1 100 g
250 - 350
~ 50 m
Range of effective fire
~ 50 m
Ordnance P14-45 is a Canadian semi-automatic pistol. First number in
the designation denotes magazine capacity (14 rounds), the second
denotes caliber (.45 ACP). The Para Ordnance company was founded in
Canada in 1985. Since 1988 it was making high capacity conversion
M1911A1 type pistols. Upgraded pistols could accommodate
double-stack high capacity magazines. This feature doubled available
rounds for the shooter. With the initial success of the kits the Para Ordnance soon
introduced their own line of M1911A1-type pistols with high capacity
magazines. These pistols found buyers among law enforcement and
civilian shooters and were adopted by the Canadian Armed Forces. In
2009 the company moved from Canada to the USA and changed its name
to Para USA.
is essential a clone of the famous
It has double the ammo capacity of the original M1911A1. This
pistol is also well known as a 14-shot M1911. Early Para Ordnance
pistols were almost exact copies of the M1911A1. However over time
design of these pistols evolved and several new features were added.
is chambered in .45 ACP. Also there are versions of this weapon,
chambered in .40 S&W and 9x19 mm Parabellum.
Ordnance P14-45 is a short-recoil operated weapon. It uses a
classical Browning locking system and fires with locked breech. Most
Para Ordnance pistols have steel frames, however there are also
versions with aluminum alloy frames. This pistol has a
"single-action" type trigger mechanism.
has a manual safety lever, located at the side of the frame.
"Limited" series pistols come with ambidextrous levers. There is
also an M1911-style automatic grip safety. Furthermore there is a
disconnect or, which does not allows the gun to fire if the slide is
not fully closed and the barrel is locked.
This pistol has a
double-stack magazine. That is an improvement
over a single stack M1911A1. The P14-45 holds twice more ammo, however the
downside is that it is not that comfortable to hold and shoot.
can be fitted with either fixes or adjustable sights. The rear sight
is dovetailed into the slide.
A number of
variants of this Canadian pistol were created, including compact and
subcompact models, chambered in various calibers.
Ordnance P13-45 is a compact version of the P14-45. It is chambered
in .45 ACP. Magazine holds 14 rounds;
Ordnance P12-45 is a compact version. It is chambered in .45 ACP.
Its magazine holds 12 rounds;
Ordnance P10-45 is a subcompact version. It is chambered in .45 ACP.
Its magazine holds 10 rounds;
Ordnance P16-40 is a full-size version, chambered in .40 S&W
ammunition. Its magazine holds 16 rounds;
Ordnance P10-40 is a compact version, chambered in .40 S&W
ammunition. Its magazine holds 10 rounds;
Ordnance P18-9. It is a 9x19 mm version. As designation denotes,
magazine of this pistol holds 18 rounds;
Ordnance P14-45 LDA is a "Lightweight" series pistol. This line of
pistols was introduced in 1999. These pistols received a several new
features, such as a "double-action only" type
trigger mechanism. So this gun can be safely carried with a round in
the chamber and a hammer down. The LDA series pistols are available
with single- or double-stack magazines and a variety of finishes.