GUN New Para-Ordnance Warthog .45ACP. Could it be the perfect carry weapon?

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  1. Ghostrider4450

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    Just got finished reading a new issue of Combat Handguns and the New Warthog seems to be a little beast that packs alot of punch. The suprising thing is that it holds 10+1 rounds :eek4: . In terms of a good carry weapon, how do you guys feel about the reliability of Paras in general, and this paticular gun?

    Info courtesty of Combat Handguns Magazine.

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    Looks like this may be find its way into my collection some time soon. I really like how compact it is, and yet it still holds as many .45 rounds as my 9mm barretta. :rofl:
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    OMG. I'm in love.
     
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    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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    I know a couple people on another board that LOVE thier warthogs. Its definatly a powerhouse and i havnt heard anything bad about the reliability,

    That said, i havnt handled one, so its just word of mouth.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I would rather have a Detonics :dunno:
     
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    Just curious, what makes the Detonics better in your mind?
     
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    i had a para tac-4 for a while.

    jammed on a regular basis.

    replaced a part i thought was causing the problem and sold it to someone who fully knew what he was buying, w/o testing. even offered to hold his money for 2 weeks and if he didn't like it, could return it.

    he didn't return it, didn't have a problem with it.
     
  8. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    I was going to buy one, but I never got around to it :dunno:

    Remember they sell for pretty cheap, $550-$600.
     
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    my uncle has a single stack single action Para PXT 1911, he LOVES it..
     
  10. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    It's not a Para
     
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    So basicaly u mean, its not Canadian. :p
     
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    Would anyone want to carry this gun? I would think having 11 .45 rounds in such a nice compact frame would be a huge plus. :noes:
     
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    I would only go as big as .40/10mm for a compact carry. Not enough mass in that gun to damp the recoil of the .45.
     
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    According to the article, the ramped barrel and the way the slide and extractor functions, makes the recoil managable.
     
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    The ones I've seen being used at the range have been nothing but jam-o-matics. One I tried during a class jammed with both HP and hardball on every 3rd/4th shot.
    When you go smaller than 4" barrel on 1911 designs it becomes an issue. Some guns work, some don't.
    The one I am waiting to hear about reliability-wise is the new Springfield Micro in .45 Gap. Completely redesigned internally for the shorter cartridge so maybe that one will be reliable.
     
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    Iv discovered how to fix jam-o-matic problem, by doing a little research. According to this guy, and many others it can be fixed: Review and problem fix
    I guess the short slide on the warthog moves too fast for the weak mag spring. In other words the bullets cannot get pushed up into the breach fast enough. I guess you can get new mag-springs for it, and the problem goes away.
     
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    I like that little gun but I'm just worried about reliability.

    The handle on it is also super fat.
     
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    I'm in the camp that if I spend money for a pistol, I shouldn't have to do modifications to it myself or send it off immediately to a gunsmith to make it shootable. If the factory doesn't bother to fix it on the assembly line and ships them out to be used to protect someone's life with an issue like this, then the company can go to hell. Money before function means my cash is more important to them than my life.
     
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    I wouldn't say perfect, but it is definately a superb carry weapon.
     
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    While I do agree with your outlook on the Warthog, I tend to be utilitarian in these situations. I think a $15 investement over what they charge, makes a unreliable gun, reliable, thus allowing me to make use of its features as a carry weapon. Those being that its .45 and has a carry capacity of 11 rounds. Which is more than one can say for other .45s that are much larger.

    I dunno, I just think its such a compact package, and has the ability to perform well. Many people who have made the relatively small investment, can shoot them without trouble.
     
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    Recoil is fairly violent as with most compacts, grip is interesting... like holding a beer can interesting, and yes there are problems with jamming, for me it's certainly not something I would use, considering I have average size hands at best.
     
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