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Todd Jarrett Para

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jimbullet, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. jimbullet

    jimbullet

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    Anyone know how I can look up the manufacture date of a Todd Jarrett USPSA Para s16.40? I am looking to purchase one.
     
  2. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    My guess would be to call Para with the SN and they could probably tell you?
     

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    a bit of a newbie on 1911's here, how can one tell if the recoil springs need replacement? I am picking up a 2nd hand 1911 and though the springs doesnt feel light to me, the owner doesnt really know how much shooting he's had but thinks is probably 5k or less.

    Should I be replacing then all springs, i.e. hammer, firing pin and recoil?
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    for a used gun, i'd replace the recoil and firing pin spring, since they are the springs that wear most.

    the mainspring and sear spring should be OK still.
     
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    I'd make sure you get some new mags springs, those mags have signifcant problems from the factory that seem to be cured by Wolff springs.
     
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    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Call Para, I would like to know if they are the nothing is our fault F-off type with customer service or the we'll do what we can to help you type.
     
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    Para isn't known for great service. Not terrible like some others, but not great either.
     
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    Para CS is worse than terrible.
     
  9. jimbullet

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    Many thanks for all your helpful inputs. Much appreciated. I cant wait to get it and try it out on the range.

    I've heard so many stories about Para's customer service that I do not want to be a victim of their poor service so I have held off picking up the phone to call them and I have hoped that there is a website that determined manufacture date based on the serial number, similar to glocks, where one can find out a month and year of manufacture.
     
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    If you've heard multiple stories, I'm curious as to why you'd still purchase one? They really aren't quality at the price point they demand and there's a reason everyone has to use their CS. If you want a double stack go STI, buy once..... cry once.
     
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    Ppl always say "Para sucks"..... why? What makes their guns so ****ty? I know they are expensive as hell but as far as the actual piece, what makes them so ****ty???
     
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    Skadoosh Tap Rack Bang

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    They are Canadian you know -.-
     
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    Ooooooh, gotcha, -_-
     
  14. MD357

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    Cheap parts and proprietary designs that fail.
     
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    :agree: