so I have joined the ranks of gun owners...

so I have joined the ranks of gun owners...

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    so I have joined the ranks of gun owners...

    Well actually, I like to think that this is my 20th or so gun since I get to share all the revolvers that my husband has. Anyway, I got it for my birthday from hubby and he has explicitly stated this is mine and mine alone. So I'll probably do the CHL now, now that I have this.

    I went to the range last night and I was very surprised; much less muzzle flip than expected... I guess he trained me right by having me shoot his big, heavy revolvers first. The Para is significantly lighter than what I was getting used to. And even though I'm a novice, I have to say that its accuracy and design out of the box is amazing.

    Here's some glamour shots of it.






    My attempt at macro pics. They're so-so pics.






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    Congrats. Nice looking piece there.

    Para makes a fine weapon, and there are a couple on my "get" list.

    Really like the contrasting colors on it. Just bacause they are tools doesn't mean they can't look nice.

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    Very nice.
    You'll have fun breaking it in.

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    Sweeeeeeeet ! 10-4 on the tools lookin' good thing. A got a couple of them fiberglass(good lookin') hammers.

    You don't find the grip toooo short and toooo fat ?? --------

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    Maybe because I'm a woman, I definately don't find the grip too short since my pinky falls perfectly at the end of the grip. As for it being too wide, I've held fatter guns. haha. I'm just having too much fun with it to complain.

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    congratulations on your new pistol. Looks like a great carry weapon.
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    Congratulations, Wendy! You got a good one (hubby and handgun.. )

    Did you try out the Para beforehand, or did your husband just luck out with this pick?
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    Wow, I am jealous. What a terrific weapon. Good luck with it and good luck getting your CCW
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    Thumbs up

    Wendy,

    The Para Ordnance guns are well made and very reliable. One I had, a Carry 12 LDA is just a smidgen bigger than your Warthog and all stainless. The LDA (Light Double Action) trigger almost ruined me on a single action gun but I recovered. I put somewhere over 6000 rounds through mine and the only problem I had was the firing pin broke after about 4800 rounds during a high speed load and go shoot.

    You have a beautiful gun there.....shoot it as often as you can!!!
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    beautiful piece that Warthog. I almost bought one a couple of months ago, but held off because of the lack of ambi-safety (I'm lefty).
    It's definitely on my get list - I'll put the ambi safety on after market.

    btw - happy birthday. now give yourself a gift and get your chl.

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    Thanks everyone, y'all are so supportive here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Team American View Post
    Congratulations, Wendy! You got a good one (hubby and handgun.. )

    Did you try out the Para beforehand, or did your husband just luck out with this pick?
    I think I'm just lucky on both! But anyway, I did try out other .45 autos and Paras, but not the Warthog. I think he made an excellent choice.

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    Thats a might purdy pistola ya got there..!!!
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    Nice gun, want a para for my 1911 collection but will probably go with a full size. I looked at the warthog befor buying my Colt Defender. I perfered the smaller grip of the Defender but it was a tough decision.

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    Nice Hog you have there.
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    Nice Firearm. Nicely accurate also.
    Yep. now you DO need to get your license to carry.
    You really should get one now that you'll have yer very own handgun to go with it.

    Congrats! Shoot it in good health.

    Oh & don't let your hubby get off too easy.
    Tell him you want about four extra mags and a nice holster from one of our CombatCarry holster makers.
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