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    PARA WartHog

    I'm looking at getting a smaller gun to carry and also would like to have a 1911. Has anyone had any experience with the Warthog 1911 45ACP?

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    I haven't ever owned one. I've heard good and bad about the Para's though. Mainly, the parakote finish (I think that's what it's called) tends to flake.
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    Had one, a first run NiteHawg, Parakote finish was crap, gun was OK although the mags are pricey, stay away from Promags, get a holster with "comfort tab" to give the holster a little more mass down low which will help balance the rig our a little bit.

    My Hawg shot well and functioned well, but I was never very fond of 3" 1911s to begin with so off it went. But take my advice, get one in stainless.

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    You might consider the single stack LDA Para. You can get the compact model with the para kote or stainless. Has a very good trigger.
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    I've never owned one, but I was considering a NiteHawg...handled it quite a bit. I didn't like the 'thick' feel of the firearm, OMOYMV, and I had also read about problems people had had with them (and any gun can have problems...). Fortunately, there was also a Kimber nearby...and it was calling my name.
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    I looked at getting one a few months back, but the grip was too wide for me.

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    Thanks for the help!
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    I picked up a Springfield EMP (9MM) not too long ago and its
    about the perfect size. That is unless your stuck on .45 cal
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    Recently switch over to a Para CCW Stainless with LDA as my primary carry piece. This is a single stack 7+1 weapon. Love the gun and the trigger is great. Unless you've shot a LDA it's hard to discribe. Very light, smooth as silk and fairly long.
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    Grip was too wide for me, and I love Glocks, so it must really be wide!!! Try to shoot one first and then decide.
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    Had a NiteHawg and had no problems other than mag springs. Replaced the factory springs with Wolff springs and no more problems. I don't particularly care for thick grips but didn't find the Para's objectionable. Even my 5'4" wife had no problem with it. Like JD said, the Parakote finish is beyond bad. If you get one, go stainless or plan on spending extra money to have a good refinishing job done.

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    I have one and alternate it with my EMP for carry, the finish on it started to rub off in the first month, My grandson has a glass bead blaster and glass beaded the frame. It looks a lot better now than it did when I got it and it will feed anything except semmi wadcutters.

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    The fat grip demands a decently sized hand, just like everyone else says.

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    I'm a Para Ordance fan. I have a Para Wart Hawg in stainless. I love it. Very reliable. It shoots all my reloads, factory loads, hollowpoints, no problems. I find it easy to shoot, and it's very accurate. But it's heavy even without its 10 rounds of .45s. You'll need a good quality hoslter to carry it. I have an M-tac and it works very well. I also have a Para Carry 9. It's just as reliable, but lighter to carry. It also fits the same holster as the Hawg.

    Like others have said the Para current line of finishes don't hold up well at all. Get the stainless.

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    The Warthog grip is too fat for me, however the Slimhog is quite nice.

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