Not a good day - Cracked Slide

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    Not a good day.

    I was gathering several firearms to take to the range tonight. Something caught my eye. My Para Slim Hawg's slide is cracked, just under the ejection port. I was hoping it was just a scratch. However, after disassembling, I realized it was cracked completely through.

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    I don't know how this happened. The Slim Hawg has been my EDC. I inspect it prior to shooting, after shooting, and before I holster it for carry. It wasn't like that Friday morning and it hadn't seen any use since last weekend. Any ideas??

    I'll be calling Para on Monday. For the time being, I'll be using my XD9SC or Springfield Champion if dress permits.

    I think this only drives home the reason to have at least two guns for carry and practicing with both of them.

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    Damm shame , I am sure para will do the right thing by you tho . Bad heat treating can happen to the best gun companys , and to me that looks like what is going on here . Keep us posted on what para has to say tho if you would .
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    How many rounds and what kind of ammo
    Looks like a stress crack but that should be a low stress type area

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    750 rounds Remington UMC 230gr and 50 rounds Federal Hydra-Shok 230gr. I have had no mechanical problems thus far either.

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    OUCH!

    How much is it gonna cost for the Bond-o to fix that?

    Seriously,
    I sure hope that it's a warranteed kind of thing.

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    Is that an extra, or a standard feature? I hope they hook you up quick and free.

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    I'll have to dig out the warranty, but according to Para's website:

    Para-Ordnance is strongly committed to properly service its products, as it has over the years, and in place of an express or written warranty it will provide all necessary service for its pistols, to the original purchaser only, where adjustment or repair is required due to some defect in materials or workmanship.
    I enjoy my time off on the weekends, but I can't wait till Monday to get a hold of Para.

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    Wow, not good. Para should fix it for ya though.
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    That's not good, and no doubt about it being a bad crack though. Let us know what the company does for you......
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    Para will sort you out, their warranty is bulletproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Para will sort you out, their warranty is bulletproof.
    Thanks for the reassurance. There always seems to be those hidden lines in all warranties that end up getting you. This my first and only Para thus far and I haven't had to contact their customer service yet. I had a few Para's on my "To Get" list. Their handling of my problem will definitely be a determining factor for future purchases.

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    I know of a guy that had some issues with his frame, they took care of him. I wouldn't worry.

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    Oh crap!!!

    Indeed that is a total ''thru-and-thru'' fracture. Certainly too, surprising to see in that area as well.

    Hopefully it will be sorted out PDQ for you ........ I'd say that was a very low possibility failure and as someone mentioned, perhaps a heat treatment glitch - or the slide machined from a billet of sub-grade material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    Thanks for the reassurance. There always seems to be those hidden lines in all warranties that end up getting you.
    Yeah, but I think they do that just so they can guard against having to give away the store in every warranty case.

    Lots of companies make serious limitations, but then you send something in and they ship you back a brand new one of whatever it was. I've heard about this often. It entrenches serious good will with the customer!

    Is that kind of a crack repairable? I would imagine that if they are going to do you solid at all, they're going to simply have to give you a new slide altogether.

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    Man that hurts...


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