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My Power Extractor broke!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ric, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. Ric

    Ric Well-Known Member

    ILast week I bought a 7.45 LDA from Para and when I took it to the range with 200 rounds of Winchester white box it shot 119 rounds then failed to eject :confused: :scrutiny:
    I locked the slide back and dropped the magazine and out comes the extractor in three pieces:mad:
    I called Para today and told them about it and they said that it was "unusual" Duh
    Here's the kicker; I have to pay to ship it to them for repair. They gave me shipping instructions and then told me to ship it UPS. When I send a 627 back to Smith & Wesson they mailed me a shipping label and I called to arrange a pickup, never had to leave the house.
    So I sent it UPS ($42) but I won't be taking the $99 night sight offer.

    But you know until it broke, this little gun was really impressing me with its accuracy and fit. It shot great (right up until the extractor broke)
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    You are being ripped off.
    They sent the guy in this thread two spares NC, no need to send the gun back.

    I think the design good but apparently they could not resist the temptation to MIM the complex shape of the hook. Boo, hiss.
  3. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    I think the extractor as originally designed by JMB is more than good enough if made as he specified. When you cut cornors crap results no matter who designed it!

  4. waktasz

    waktasz Well-Known Member

    You don't have to ship overnight. 2nd day air works too, and way less than $42. Sucks that your gun broke though, I feel for you.
  5. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    Another happy Para customer.
  6. stans

    stans Well-Known Member

    John Moses Browning designed the extractor to be a flat spring and the proper material is spring steel. If manufacturers would take the time and money to make them this way we would not be seeing all these broken extractors. I know MIM is cheap, but makes a poor spring, so to use MIM a new extractor design is required, then it still breaks and has to be replaced. Are manufacturers really saving any money?
  7. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Power Extractor Powers Down

    Ah well. back to the drawin' board...:rolleyes:

    Wonder why, after all these years that these guys with new innovative ideas don't just throw in the towel and admit that John Moses really
    did know what he was doin. Just make the freakin' things outta 1090 and
    temper'em! It ain't rocket science! They could do it in 1912 fer cryin' out loud!

    Guess it pisses'em off that they can't outsmart a guy born in the middle
    of the 19th century.

    JEEEEZ! Enough with the extractors already...Make'em outta the right stuff
    and they'll work.

  8. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your quality control testing is better than theirs. Tell them that.
  9. Mil Novecientos Once

    Mil Novecientos Once Well-Known Member

  10. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    They said they eliminated it, not that they made it better.

    Just another case of trying to fix something that ain't really broke.

    Or is it a case of fixing something that somebody else already fixed?

    It reminds me of the sign in the old garage.


    per hour $20

    If you watch $25

    If you help $35

    If you try to supervise $50

    If you fixed it first $100!
  11. anapex

    anapex Well-Known Member

    Guess that answers the questions I had earlier about the power extractor!
  12. halvey

    halvey Well-Known Member

    Like the LDA trigger?;)
  13. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

    Para made a copy of the AFTEC using cheap materials, and got the same result as when they made a copy of the Browning-design extractor using cheap materials. Go figure. :D
  14. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Well-Known Member

    The original extractor design wasn't broken. It didn't need to be fixed or redesigned.

    Just another useless gun gimmick.

  15. HD

    HD member


    repeat until you understand it !!!!
    everyone who buys a para from our local dealer gets rid of it within 2-6 weeks after purchase ...
    they are now a special order only item...
    don't buy any canuck products and you'll do well...
  16. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    My first thought when I first saw this thread:
    "That didn't take long."

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