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Another broken Para PXT "Power Extractor"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wally, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. wally

    wally Elder

    Jan 2, 2004
    Houston, Tx

    Looks like the cure might be worse than the disease :)

    Another 1911 "improvement" that may not be one. Maybe a little more spent on QA/QC and less on full pages ads in the gun rags to say how great it is would have helped. :)

  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    Most manufacturers (of about anything, not just guns) use statistical process control. They balance the cost of the product in terms of raw materials, manufacturing equipment and labor, inspection/testing and probably other costs versus warranty repair costs of the lemons that slip through AND ARE CAUGHT BY THE CUSTOMER (Lots of guns aren't shot enough to disclose such flaws.) I bet the MBAs even allow something for damage to reputation for duds reported on the Net vs credit for "customer service" for fixing them cheerfully. They balance out all sources of expense to them and come up with the lowest total cost of their product. If they get enough static on it, maybe they will improve the quality and cut down on repairs. If they realize how fast their rep can be hurt over the Net.

    That thread says there have been two extractors broken and reported on that board, and two caught by PO inspection. PO says they will go to 100% inspection on their trick extractor hook. Good on them if they really do and sustain it. See Tuner's thread on following blueprints.
  3. shep854

    shep854 Active Member

    Apr 29, 2004
    Birmingham AL
    Maybe, just maybe, JMB knew what he was doing.:scrutiny:
  4. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    Jul 25, 2003
    The Great Pacific NorthWet
    Browning designed his pistol to be foolproof.

    But then there's nothing foolproof to a sufficiently motivated fool.

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