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    Does anyone have experiance with the Para Nitehawg? One of my super close friends is picking one up, he doesnt have DC or the interenet to turn to so I figure I would ask around for his best interest before he drops the better half of a grand on one of these puppies.
    10 round mags .45 acp, I know the weapon in the picture has Warthog down the side, which leads me to believe its a Warthog with night sights and it goes by "nitehawg"
    Any help? Pros/Cons, its not me buying it so you wont hurt my feelings, lay it on thick please.
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    I have shot one but I don't know much about them. What i did experience was some pretty nasty recoil. I am not all that sensitive to recoil but that thing makes a follow up shot pretty difficult. It did seem a little strange for a CCW gun though, its very short but with the double stack mag it made it pretty thick. I would rather carry a thinner single stack thats longer than that chubby short little thing. JMO

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    Thank you thank you, I thought all the pictures made it look kinda thick... I told him I dont know how I feel about the wicked finger hook magazine, wouldnt you think that a funny shaped mag like that would be easier to fumble and more difficult to drive home in a mag well?
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    I had a first gen NiteHawg.

    1: The Parakote finish is crap and will wear faster than almost any other finish I've had on a gun.

    2: The recoil isn't that bad, but I wouldn't want to shoot more than 200rds in a session.

    3: When it's carried, he's going to want a holster that extends down past the muzzle to try and help balance the gun as it's butt heavy and every time I undid my belt the gun/holster wanted to flop around and almost spill the gun out on the floor.

    3: As for the magazine, only one of the two mags comes with the pinky rest, as for mag changes. It "shouldn't" make that big a difference as he can always remove the pinky rest or use the mag with rest in the gun and carry the spare w/out the rest as the reload.

    My NiteHawg shot well, I'm just not overly fond of the 3" 1911 platform in general. Also, extra mags are pricey at $50ea, so if your friend wants more he's going to be out some $$$. Also tell him to stay away from Promag magazines for the P10/NiteHawg/WartHawg, their nothing but crap.

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    My primary carry is a Warthawg and it fits my hand quite well no matter which of my two magazines I use. My 10 round magazine has the grip extension and my extra mag is a pre-ban 13 round magazine. Lots of firepower in a small package.

    Recoil is not bad at all. It seems to push the pistol back into my hand rather than up, although with +P ammo I do notice a bit of muzzle flip.

    The para-coat finish does wear quickly. I'm currently having mine Parkerized.

    The Warthog carries well in a Crossbreed Supertuck or a Desantis Insider and is even comfortable in an Uncle Mike's Ankle Holster.

    3" 911's can be picky feeders, mine does just fine with standard ball ammo and Glodensaber hollowpoints as long as you make sure not to limp wrist. If you get sloppy there can be FTF issues. As long as I do my part the Warthog does hers, sounds fair to me.

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    Excellent feedback thank you.
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    ACT Big, Stay Sig!

    My son had one for a very short time. The recoil was not nice, and the slide catch kept backing out of the frame so that it would not lock the slide back.

    He was a little unhappy with spending almost a $1000 and having these issues. It was sold and he got a Glock 30SF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Z Squad View Post
    My son had one for a very short time. The recoil was not nice, and the slide catch kept backing out of the frame so that it would not lock the slide back.

    He was a little unhappy with spending almost a $1000 and having these issues. It was sold and he got a Glock 30SF.
    Sweet subject line, YES, this is why im trying to gather info like this, he said he found one for $830 and before he buys im wanting to do some research. U say the slide release was backing out? like, when he would should the nitehawg the slide release would come out little by little like a loose pin (imagining what you mean in my head)
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    i own a para.

    the finish is the fasted wearing i've seen on a pistol. it sux. their customer service is a joke as well. i'm going to sell it as soon as i can get a decent price. i would suggest a springfield armory micro or a colt defender for a 3inch.

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    I was looking to buy one of the Para Hawgs but changed my mind after hearing and reading about Para's quality issues. I love the .45 cal. 1911 platform but would like to have more than 7 rnds. I'm currently thinking something Sig.

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