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It was just a harmless trip to the gun store to buy a box of bullets, and somehow I walked out with a brand new Stainless Para Ordinance 45 Warthog :eek: I will ask my wife to post on here and let you guys know how she liked it after she shoots me with it.!!!!

Seriously though, after I shoot a few boxes through it and I am happy with it's performance, this will be my main gun...and my first 1911...so I need you guys to convince me that they are safe cocked and locked like the salesman said. I know they are safe....just need some convincing

Also...anything I need to know from fellow Warthog owners would be appreciated. It sure is a pretty little thing :biggrin:
 

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HV - best therapy is to send gun along so I can break it in for ya :biggrin:

The one thing I always mention with C&L concerns on a 1911 platform is - don't forget your grip safety! IMO that is all that is needed to remove some of the apprehension some folks feel with carrying that way.

Of course too - lots - I mean LOTS of practice, not only shooting but draw with C&L and getting totally fluent with safety-off sweep manouver - which should happen part ways thru the draw.

I have no Warthog - just a rather fussy P12-45 - which is a great gun except mine is too fickle to trust as yet - attention needed to extractor I think now.
 

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First let me say that cocked and locked is no way to carry a 1911, its very unsafe, so you just send me that new pistol and I'll carry it for ya to make sure you won't get hurt. :biggrin:

Congrats on the purchase, there have been a few members who have given some reviews on the little Para, here is a link.
http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2994&highlight=warthog

Shoot the heck out of it and give us a review in your opinion.
 

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Spiffy - LOL - :rofl:
 

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Thanks

I read the review....pluses and minuses just like every review I read on every gun.

Now the task of finding the right holster. I want an IWB with a retention strap in leather and a metal clip to go over the belt. Can somebody save me hours of searching?
 

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Hi Volt.. don't listen to them. send it to ME and I'l not only break it in for you, I'l give it some extra good care for a very long while .. <JK>
 

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You guys are too kind...what a grateful offer asking me to send it to you.!! I will never see it again will I?

I really like the feel of this pistol. After handeling and playing with it with some dummy rounds, I feel it is a safe gun carrying C&L. Now all I need is a good IWB holster for it!!!!
 

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I found mine liked light 45 like the CorBon 160DPX non+P compact load 1050FPS from a 3" or a 185gr. Mine was never 100% till I started shooting the lighter weight bullets . 230 ball is in low 700fps from these short barrels Mine wouldn't even shoot thru 1/4 lexan (plastic) Commander and Govt put round clean thru. Test for your self and you will be surprised . Need the lighter round to get bullet back to speed.
 

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For The Newbies

Congratulations on your New Pistol Purchase!
Just so some (new to firearms) forum readers have a ballpark idea of what the pistol you're talking about looks like.
 

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1911's were designed to be carried cocked & locked. It is not unsafe as some may say. Know your gun.
 

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1911's were designed to be carried cocked & locked. It is not unsafe as some may say. Know your gun.
+2 Only way to carry.

I don't carry mine, but it is stored c and l.

Don't like safeties. G19 or 642 will do.
 

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It's a Winner

Great news....my Warthog is a winner and I love it. I just came in from shooting 100 rounds through it and not 1 failure. I used 3 different brands of ammo as well as the Federal Hydroshocks that it will have in it and it took them all.

More good news is that at 50 feet I was able to put 9 out of ten shots on a 8.5 X 11 target with at least 1 bullseye and the wife almost did as well. This is better than we ever was able to shoot with the S&W I traded in for the Para.

I am VERY pleased with this gun...... :biggrin:
 

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Oh yeah. That's probably going to be my next purchase. I've only got 4 1911s now. Going through withdrawl. :biggrin:
 

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Just seeing if I can add a picture to my post....anyhow, this is my gun
 

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Hey HV - that worked fine - nice! :smile:
 

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Hivoltage

Nice Photo ~ Nice Chopped Pistola too.
Glad that you got yourself a keeper. :king:
May it always keep you safe.
 
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