Para-Ordnance P10.45 .45 ACP Micro Compact 3.25” Pistol w/ Mags 1911

SOLD FOR: $755

WOA#: WY240119RL017

Make: Para-Ordnance (Canada)

Model: P10 45

Serial Number: SM 1659

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Auto, Single Action Pistol

Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “P10 45”. The left side of the slide is marked “Para-Ordnance”. The right side of the frame is marked “SM 1659 PARA-ORDNANCE INC. / FT. LAUDERDALE FL MADE IN / CANADA”.  The grips are marked “HOGUE GRIPS”.  The front of the three magazines are marked “MADE IN CANADA”.

Barrel Length: 3.25”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dotted blade fixed to the slide.  The rear sight is a  rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide.  The 3 dot white.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are Hogue Rubber Overmolded grips with cobblestone texture. The texture is well defined with light handling wear.  The texture near the tops of the grips is slightly worn.  There are no rips or tears. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  Three Factory Para Ordnance 10rd magazines in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Factory Original

Bore Condition: The rifling is sharp and deep, the bore is bright. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. The Screw heads are sharp.. The markings are clear.  Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.  There is minor operation wear on the chamber.  There is a small spot of finish loss on the left side of the slide.  There are some light scratches on the frame.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly; the slide retracts, the magazine drops free and the hammer and trigger operate correctly, although we have not test-fired this gun.

Box & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of three magazines, a Bianchi Holster, and a Mil-Tech soft case.

Our Assessment: The Para Ordnance P10-45 is a compact, high-capacity 1911-style pistol renowned for its innovation and firepower in a small frame. Introduced by the Canadian company Para Ordnance, the P10-45 was designed to provide a potent .45 ACP option for those seeking the stopping power of the .45 caliber in a more concealable package. This model is particularly noted for its double-stack magazine design, allowing for a significantly higher round capacity than traditional single-stack 1911 pistols, making it a standout choice for personal defense and law enforcement backup use. Despite its compact size, the P10-45 maintains the classic 1911 ergonomics and trigger mechanism, offering shooters familiar handling and a crisp trigger pull. Its construction features a durable steel frame and slide, ensuring reliability and longevity. The Para Ordnance P10-45’s blend of compactness, capacity, and the venerable .45 ACP performance has made it a favored choice among those who appreciate the design and functionality of the 1911 platform but require something more suited to concealed carry. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Para-Ordnance P10.45 .45 ACP Micro Compact 3.25” Pistol w/ Mags 1911
Para-Ordnance P10.45 .45 ACP Micro Compact 3.25” Pistol w/ Mags 1911