looking at a used Para Warthog....thoughts?


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tackleberry45
February 19, 2011, 01:41 PM
Seems really compact for a small hi-cap .45.
Any thoughts on this pistol??

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MICHAEL T
February 19, 2011, 04:01 PM
Keep looking their very hit and miss Didn't fit my hand well at all. Go with the Colt Defender or New Agent . These are very reliable and have a great foolowing I have both and Defender my main carry in 45. Para long long gone.

Kimber also seems to have got the compact 1911 working right.

I would choose any above over over priced Para .

Rinspeed
February 19, 2011, 04:37 PM
I would look at others besides Para.

kokapelli
February 20, 2011, 10:28 AM
I had one in 9mm and it was a very good shooting pistol and it was totally reliable. After I purchased a PM9 I gave the Para to my son because it was so much thicker than the PM9 and not at all suitable for pocket carry.

Here it is with my PF9 (also gone), PM9 and P3AT.

http://ompldr.org/vbDE2/compact%20pistols.JPG

carbuncle
February 20, 2011, 11:49 PM
My ex had it's predecessor, the P-10, for a little while: I liked it, she didn't. The recoil is sharp and the gun is very sensitive to limpwristing, it will malfunction frequently if you don't use a solid grip and good form. On the plus side, I had no failures of any kind and found it to be accurate and fun to shoot. I still want one, but it's lower on my list because it really is a chunky little gun. For concealability a single-stack compact 1911 is going to be much more versatile.

bubbinator
February 21, 2011, 01:48 AM
A lot of P-10/Warthog complaints stem from the short grip. I bought the Pearce Grip floorplates for the mags and put Pachmyer rubber grips on mine and love it! I carried as a BUG while on active LEO duty (now retired) in an anke holster. Had to qualify with duty ammo 4 times a yr-Fed Tactical 230gr +P JHCs and over 5 yrs never had a problem ever. If you add those minor tweeks (under $40) it makes it a whole new ball game.

JohnFritz
February 21, 2011, 01:52 AM
Check it out:

Poll: Is the warthog worthwhile? (http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=302999)

TonyT
February 21, 2011, 02:38 PM
You should also look at the S&W M&P45 - ithas a slimmergrip than the PO Warthog.

makarovnik
February 21, 2011, 06:50 PM
I don't really like double stack 1911's. I would rather have a longer but flatter gun for concealed carry. Those are nice guns but the are a chunk.

Maybe check the Cobra Arms .45acp Patriot.

Olympus
February 21, 2011, 10:37 PM
It's like holding a 2x4 that was cut too short...

OcelotZ3
February 22, 2011, 12:02 AM
I like my New Agent a lot if that helps...

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