Previous manufacturer specializing in 1911 style handguns and AR-15 style rifles. Trademark established in 1985 and discontinued in February of 2015. Previously located in Pineville, NC. Previous company names were Para-Ordnance Mfg. Inc. and Para USA Inc. Para-Ordnance Mfg. Inc was located in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada until June 2009. Previously located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Para-Ordnance Mfg. was founded by Ted Szabo and Thanos Polyzos. Szabo was born in Hungary and his family fled the country when the Russians invaded during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Polyzos was born in Greece and later emigrated to Canada.
On Jan. 30, 2012, Freedom Group, Inc. purchased the assets of Para USA, Inc. Manufacturing continued in Pineville, NC until the trademark was retired in February 2015.