Para Ordinance help

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Gun Geezer, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any experience with a Para Nite Hawg, Wart Hawg or Carry 12+1? I saw an ad for the in this months issue of American Rifleman and for a .45 they hold a lot of rounds and look sweet. What do you think?
  2. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    I don't know anything about those models but I own a Para GI Expert (their budget model). For the most part I am happy with it. It has been reliable so far...not a hiccup in 500 rounds.

    The finish does seem to be susceptable to wear. One thing that concerns me is the lateral or sideways motion in the slide. There is a good .015"-.020" movement. When it was new it was tight as a drum. Now one customer at the gun shop when I was asking about this said he owned a number of 1911's said it was nothing to worry about. He said that was typical of mil spec models...looser tolerances to allow for dirt. I dunno...his comment made me happy for a minute. I hate to think it will be worn out in a few thousand rounds. All I can say is accuracy has not seemed to have suffered.

    I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Para. in fact eventually I will want a high capacity model myself..either Para or Springfield Armory.
  3. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

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    MT check your hammer for cracks had mine break off afew weeks ago,fixed in three days no cost got to love the service plans on Para's.
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