Para Ordnance P18-9 Limited Stainless 9mm Match 5” Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Case

SOLD FOR: $1,176

WYOA#: WY240121VH001

Make: Para Ordnance

Model: P18-9 Limited Stainless

Serial Number: P232432

Year of Manufacture:  2004 (Factory Test Sheet)

Caliber: 9mm

Action Type:  Semi-Auto, Single Action Pistol

Markings:  The right side of the slide is marked “P18-9”.  The right side of the frame is marked “PARA USA INC. / PINEVILLE NC. / P232432”.  The left side of the slide is marked “Para Hi-Cap”.  The right side of the chamber is marked “9MM PARA / MATCH”.

Barrel Length: 5” Match Grade

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red fiber optic rod dovetailed to the slide.  The rear sight is a fully adjustable rectangular notch sight with serrated face dovetailed to the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are two piece checkered polymer with Para Ordnance logos molded into their centers.  There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is crips and the peaks are mostly sharp with lightly worn peaks especially at the bottoms.  There are a few checkered that have been compressed. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition. The mainspring housing and front strap is checkered.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Para Ordnance 18rd 9mm magazine with extended floor plate.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.  There is minor fouling in the grooves and on the lands.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 92% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some operation wear. There are some rust freckles on the slide. There is some corrosion on the grip safety. There are scratches and scuffs on the muzzle end of the slide.  There is some minor erosion on the frame.  Overall, this pistol rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.  As with all used firearms a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box & Accessories: This pistol comes with its factory case, magazine, chamber lock and keys, barrel lug tool, owner’s manual, factory spent casing and envelope, and gun sleeve.

Our Assessment:  The Para Ordnance P18-9 Limited Stainless is a high-capacity, 9mm 1911-style pistol that has made a significant mark in the competitive shooting and self-defense realms. Known for its robust construction and exceptional reliability, the P18-9 Limited features a stainless steel frame and slide that ensure durability and resistance to corrosion, making it a reliable choice under various conditions. This model stands out for its double-stack magazine design, which allows for a significantly higher capacity than traditional single-stack 1911s, holding up to 18 rounds of 9mm ammunition. The P18-9 Limited is equipped with precision-targeting features, including a fiber optic front sight, adjustable rear sight, and a match-grade barrel that together promote superior accuracy and performance. Para Ordnance’s commitment to quality and innovation is evident in the P18-9 Limited, offering shooters a competitive edge with its blend of high capacity, precision engineering, and classic 1911 ergonomics. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  -L.S.

Para Ordnance P18-9 Limited Stainless 9mm Match 5” Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Case
Para Ordnance P18-9 Limited Stainless 9mm Match 5” Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Case