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Some time back ya'll may recall I sent my Para 14-45 1911 back to Para for factory Tritium night sights....after numerous phone calls and 4 months later, I got it back.... shot it shortly after getting it back, then stored it. Shot it again on Memorial Day, cleaned, then stored again.... was thinking about it tonight and how tight/hard the recoil spring still is on the gun and decided to rack the slide and leave it open to "work" the spring overnight.... I was looking at it in a 1/2 dim room, and noticed how bright the 2 rear sights were...and how dim front sight....what front sight...the little tritium dot has fallen out!!!!! *(^&*^%&*&*()^^%^^&)(*&*%$%^$^^*()&*(&*^%&*&)(*()*(*^&*&)(**&)(& :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair: :pullhair:

Guess I can wait till it's totally dark to see if by some chance it is somewhere in the house....(*^%^$%^#%&*&(*)*(*)^&%^$^%*())(*_&*(%^&*^%*)&()*
 

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Man - that is a bummer!!!!!!
 

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If it has only been used a couple of times and has been stored, I would definitely "demand" they replace it. If they don't, remind them you have alot of shooting friends and are on multiple gun forums and will be glad to post of your experience with Para.
 

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para doesnt make their night sights... so dont bad mouth para lol I would be more concerend about the radioactive vial that is now loose in your house! hehehe
 

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Beladran, that's what I figured, but they were INSTALLED at Para's shop by Para employees....... I'm glowin already man!!! :affraid:

You know, maybe it's just a sign, the gun shot better with the original sights anyhow, shoots lower with the new ones.......... :idk:
 

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Well, I actually got a call back from a Para rep 2 days after leaving a message....and they sent me a replacement front tritium sight for free!!! WooHoo.... Maybe I'll change the title of the post...
 

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I've been "hearing" lots of bad things lately bout Para....Hope none of its true....

4 mo to get some freaking night sights is :bull:

Glad U got her fixed bro...I would not have been so patient
 

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Are Para's sights cut to accept standard Trijicon sights? I know RIA has a cut that makes it hard to put standard Trijicons (or any other out of the box sights) on it.
 

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Are Para's sights cut to accept standard Trijicon sights? I know RIA has a cut that makes it hard to put standard Trijicons (or any other out of the box sights) on it.
The Gov't RIA has standard 1911 cut for the rear sight and the front sight is peened on. I put sights both of the ones I had, with no issues. The Tactical has a Novack cut for the rear sight since they have Novack sights, don't know what the front sight cut is.
 

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Para was the hot set-up before the STI/SV paltform came along in USPSA.

I built one, but replaced everything but the frame...literally. I knew what I was walking into when I did though. I had Les Baer slide, all STI parts, Bomar sights and a Schuemann barrel. By the time I had all the custom welding done to the frame for the mag-well, hand-checkering on the front-strap, flat, semi-arched and fully-arched mainspring housings, Accu-Rails, custom slide cuts, fat-topping etc. and 10, hi-cap mags....I spent well over 4 grand...and we're talking 13 years ago. It looked more like a Caspian when I was done because of all the custom work....nobody believed it was a PARA when I was done!

I put alot of rounds through it, but what I found out about Para's metal is it doesn't hold up approaching 100 thousand rounds. The frame eventually cracked, although the gun still ran.

I will never own another Para.
 

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frame lasted 100k rounds and you wont buy another one? thats 10 life times worth of shooting for the average joe
 

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Beladran said:
frame lasted 100k rounds and you wont buy another one? thats 10 life times worth of shooting for the average joe
I had to replace the slide and all the other parts in the gun because the were junk.

The frame only held up one season before I had to install the Accu-rails.

Trust me, you don't want one.
 

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I have a question here. What is the average mean time between failures, and lifetime for a frame. I realize some would surpass that, but some wouldn't. I'm thinking the Military standards here. QC on these is stringent. I know the military 1911's where not as tight as competition 1911's I'm just looking for standard for comparison.
 

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I have a question here. What is the average mean time between failures, and lifetime for a frame. I realize some would surpass that, but some wouldn't. I'm thinking the Military standards here. QC on these is stringent. I know the military 1911's where not as tight as competition 1911's I'm just looking for standard for comparison.
Read this thread:

http://www.msgunowners.com/handguns-f15/paraordnance-gi-expert-1911-t7470.htm
 

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swede62 said:
I have a question here. What is the average mean time between failures, and lifetime for a frame. I realize some would surpass that, but some wouldn't. I'm thinking the Military standards here. QC on these is stringent. I know the military 1911's where not as tight as competition 1911's I'm just looking for standard for comparison.
Read this thread:

http://www.msgunowners.com/handguns-f15/paraordnance-gi-expert-1911-t7470.htm
I've read and posted in that thread, but I still have the same question. What I'm looking for is the actual Military stats on a mil spec. 1911 frame life span.
 
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