Para won't lock open

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    Para won't lock open

    I have a Para Warthog in .45 that just started not locking open on an empty mag. Does it with every mag I have. Gun was clean, I thought.

    Can some one point me to a thread, or give me advice on what might be going on?

    Thanks.
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    Check your magazines for bent feed lips or for not fully locking into position. Also it can be lead fouling in the rails.

    I had a Para P10 (forerunner of the WartHog) and it was a true POS JAM-A-MATIC. From the start. Felt like I was trying to hold onto a 4x4 block of wood. I hated it.
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    check the lock up edge of the slide release. If it is rounded and worn it may need replacing. also check the slide at the release lock up point for wear. Will it manually (hand cycling) lock back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Will it manually (hand cycling) lock back?
    I found I was placing my thumb on the lever preventing it from locking the slide.
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    Clear the weapon and insert an empty magazine in the well. Under a desk lamp or some similar good lighting, grip the front of the slide and push it to the rear. Looking down through the ejection port see if the magazine follower is engaging the slide stop properly. I am not familiar with Para mags and their followers, but on single stacks I have seen the little tab on the follower ride over the slide stop. I have also seen them bent enough that they wont engage the stop.
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Protect View Post
    I found I was placing my thumb on the lever preventing it from locking the slide.
    Ive done the same thing before. I was about to trash a G22 because of my own stubborn ways. I just adjusted my grip and everything is fine.
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    I placed an empty mag in it, and seems to lock open fine.

    I'll take it out and shoot it again, and look at it closer.

    Thanks for the help.
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