Para Ordnance Failure

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by manta, May 24, 2014.

  1. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Some advice needed. I was at the range today after around 20 shots the gun would not chamber a round. I found an item on the ground after further inspection I was able to see what had happened. I was wondering if anyone had seen a similar failure and the cause, possible metal fatigue. Other question where is the best place to get the parts. As I live in the UK I assume I will have to get them from America. Any advice appreciated.
     

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  2. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Contact para give them the chance to make it right.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I agree that Para should be notified and let them make it right.
    Possible cause? Too tight of a fit and pressure while inserting could have created a weak spot that finally broke.
     
  4. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    Wait what? You own a handgun and live in the uk? How did you manage that?
     
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  6. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Don't believe everything Piers Morgan tells you. :) You are allowed handguns in this part of the UK. It looks like I am going to have order the parts from Para Ordnance or Brownells. Thanks for the advice.
     
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Do you have a source there for a 1911 firing pin block?? Its a 13 dollar item here . If midway uk can get it ? Drop in a new firing pin too.
     
  8. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks its not on midways uk site will try midwayusa.
     
  9. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks for help parts on order from Brownells.
     
  10. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Glad you got what you need heading your way. To bad there is not a small well stocked vender over there. Throw a E mail at midway uk that you had to order from brownell's do to the fact that parts are no available in the UK on there site. maybe they will add to there parts supply a little .
     
  11. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Could try, the problem is that there is not enough demand for handgun parts in the UK.