Para Warthog, is it worth it?

Para Warthog, is it worth it?

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    Para Warthog, is it worth it?

    I was at my local gun shop negotiating a price on my furture G26 Gen4 when I noticed this Para Warthog...What an awesome looking gun! It felt perfect in my hands also. I wonder if anyone has any, or at least can offer an opinion on the reliability of Paras overall. I would really like to add this pistol to my wish list.

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    I was interested in one also but 2 friends of mine have them and haven't had any luck getting either to run reliably, shame as its such a nice gun. I ended up getting a RIA compact tactical instead.

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    As the happy owner of two Para pistols I'll not just say no but HECK NO! That price is obscene. You should be able to find a nice Para pistol for around $800ish. Even then I'm still not sure. Para's smaller pistols don't have as good of a reputation as their full size stuff.
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    Answer to OP's question...No!

    Suggestion to OP...stick with the original idea of the G-26 and save your money.OMO
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    If you want a 1911 to mess around with some, perhaps carry some, I suggest a RIA. Great gun and great value.
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    I looked at one pretty closely a whil eback as I wanted a compact .45... wound up going with a Kimber Ultra Carry II and I am very happy happy with my choice.

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    I'm constantly talking myself out of buying one. Used ones keep showing up at LGS's, and they always look like poo. The 'Para kote' comes right off.

    Aesthetics aside, I like the way the feed ramp is configured, and 10+1 in a 1911 of that size does appeal to me. Honestly, if I could get one for a steal, I'd get it. However, in answering your question "is it worth it?", I'd have to say 'no', they are over-priced for what they are.
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    I'm not one to be contrary, but I have had good results from Para's. I think that "over-priced" is a relative term. It's hard to be completely "equal" when comparing gun prices across the board. There are those on this board the will tell you that my Wilson Combats are "over-priced". I am also one of the few who have had problems with Glock reliability, so there you have it. I own 3 Para's at this time, all bought on the used market; an LDA Nite-Tac 45 ACP, a P10 45 ACP custom by Cylinder and Slide, and a Wart Hog 9mm. The Nite-Tac was sent back once for issues but all was correted. It stays at the beside with a nice light attacked. No problems with the other two after hundreds ++++ of rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyDTrigger View Post
    I was at my local gun shop negotiating a price on my furture G26 Gen4 when I noticed this Para Warthog...What an awesome looking gun! It felt perfect in my hands also. I wonder if anyone has any, or at least can offer an opinion on the reliability of Paras overall. I would really like to add this pistol to my wish list.

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    I watched a guy in the lane next to me struggle with one for the better part of half an hour trying to get it to shoot 3 rounds of WWB with out jamming. I thought he might be limp wristing it, so when he looked pretty frustrated I asked if he wanted me to try it and offered him my G26 to try as a return favor. He jumped at the chance.

    Bottom line, the Worthog wouldn't shoot more than two in a row with out jamming for me either. We tried both his magazines and all loading combinations but it simply wouldn't feed reliably.

    He put 20 rounds through the G26 with no problems at all.

    I suggested that if he wanted a concealable single stack .45 he go look at a G36. I don't know what he eventually did, haven't seen him again, but he sure liked the G26.

    All that said, I had a chance to shoot Para Carry 9 when my buddy and his wife from MN came to visit, and quite frankly that is one of the nicest 9mm semi-autos this Glock fan has ever handled. I couldn't stop shooting it. I'd say, "one more magazine" and reload ... I ended up putting over 100 rounds of my reloads through it. It's almost twice the price of a G26 but I sure did like shooting it - and I shot it every bit as well as I shoot my G26. If I ever saw a used one in a store it might follow me home. My buddy bought his used looking like new. It's been flawless.

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    My son had a Nite Hawg. The gun was a bear to shoot and the slide stop lever kept working out from the frame. He quickly got rid of it. Not happy spending a $1000 and having that issue. He has a Glock 30 SF now and is a happy camper.
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    No, I owned one. It was picky on what amo it would feed and the crap finish would wear off just by looking at it.

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    Looks like a Colt Defender. Hows it compare maybe its better than the hawg
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    Outside of here I've read a lot that the Warthog is a pig. Looks great, I wanted one too, but it will get you killed if you bet your life on it. Colt All American 2000 anyone?
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