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Old 06-15-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2005
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no more para's

hate to be a downer or piss in anyone's cheerios but i think para pistols are poor quality. parts and workmanship need big improvement's. my first para was a single stack full size LDA 7.45, beautiful gun and accurate, but i had too send it in 2 for mechanical issues( trigger that froze up cold) and slide would not lock back when racked manually. i realize this is only one gun but it made me think of the money i spent for it. the people at para are cool and they fixed the problem's but the bluing on the front strap started wearing off shortly after. it only had around 500 rounds thru it at that point, i sent it back again. almost a year goes by( no i didnt check on it's progress because i really didnt want it back) i get a phone call from some douchebag at para asking me to send 80 something dollars for the rebluing job and they would send it back to me my response was ( keep it)!!
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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Posts: 59
You left a $700 pistol at Para over an $80 a man with principles!

Take Care
Old 07-11-2006, 10:49 AM   #3
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Do some simple math and deduct the $80.00 from the amount you can get for the pistol. Even at a pawn shop you would walk away with money in your pocket.

I am sure you have left the Para Ordinance customer service folks scratching their heads, but is it worth it? I sure would hate to see you have to defend yourself with a banana. :wink:

Old 07-11-2006, 02:10 PM   #4
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 645
I also got a lemon from para, but they aren't the only mass producers of 1911's to be shipping junk. It's a crapshoot with production guns. They use us as the fuinal test part of their production line..... :evil:
Old 07-14-2006, 09:11 PM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 114
pawn the para

this is california buddy most pawnbroker's don't have the knowledge or the ball's to do the red tape on firearm's any more. their sticking with guitar's and jewelry, they want nothing to do with the state's overbearing gun law's hindering their business. i don't blame them. i tried a few :wink:
Old 07-14-2006, 09:38 PM   #6
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man with principle's

i'd rather cut my loss and save 80 dollar's now than be stuck with a gun that might fail AGAIN later in a situation where i need it to not fail.
Old 11-03-2006, 08:21 PM   #7
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Posts: 59
Heck if it wasn't such a bother for you and me to export/import firearms across the 49th (Your laws are as stupid as ours are in this regard) I would pay the $80. Hell of a deal for a free re-blued gun.

Take Care

Old 11-04-2006, 12:12 PM   #8
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 114

there's gun's my friend, then there's paper weights that sometime's fire a bullet or two. excuse my language moderator, but para ord factory guns are pieces of s.. h..i..t !! sorry, this is MY experience and my opinion only.
Old 11-04-2006, 12:26 PM   #9
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 59
Well we will have to agree to disagree. I have an SSP that has been flawless from day one and my son has my P-14 that has never failed to fire. I suspect Todd Jarett might not agree with you either.

Take Care

Old 11-04-2006, 12:32 PM   #10
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 8
this is why no dealer within a 70 mile radius of where i live will stock/order paras...
too much chance of getting junk that looks good...
i gave up on ALL 1911s after 35 years and bought an H&K...

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