PX745 Gun Rights 1911
Well finally saved up enough to buy a "NEW" Para Gun Rights 1911 about two weeks ago. Well, it is nothing but an expensive boat anchor. First of all, I ddn't like the front fiber optic sight, no big deal, I'll just order a set of night sights for it. So I called Para Ordnance, the lady I got on the the phone was less than hepful and sounded as though she could care less. Ok, so I'll order an aftermarket set of sights, well the dove tails are an odd size and I can not find any aftermarket sights for the gun. Next off, I find out the thing shoots about two inches low. And one of the magazines that came with the gun is so far out of tolerence, it will not drop free empty or full. Then the damned thing totally locked up, had to take the main spring housing out just to field strip it. Once inside I find a burr on the hammer and on the sear, and the fit and finish on the internals are about what you would expect on a cheap clone. My reccomendation is stay away from Para Ordnance. Bought a Phillipine import this morning, Metro Arms "American Classic" 1911. $420.00 out the door, fit and finnish is good, not great, but good. Action is tight and smooth as glass. And out of the first eight rounds from the gun, five rounds were touching and the other three were with in an inch of the five rounds that were touching. would I trust my life to my $800.00 Para, Hell No, but probably yes to my $400.00 import.
Not out of the norm for new para's to find burs that need to be resolved.
The sights are LDA cut.
Where you using a 6:00 hold, or putting the front sight dot on the point you want to hit?
With dot sights, you put the front/rear dots in line, then put the front sight dot on the point you want to hit (ammo willingly).
Hey Dano, Thanks for your input. As for my sight picture, I was lining the front and rear sight dots up and putting the front sight where I was wanting to hit. I carry a Glock 22 as a duty weapon which has the three dot night sights, so I'm use to using the three dot system. I have a Para LTC and it is dead on, and shoots fantastic, thats why I felt comfortable buying the PX 7.45. I spoke with a rep from Para and all she could say or would say was, "We don't recommend any type of aftermarket parts for their weapons" and when asked if they had any other sights that would fit the PX 7.45 her reply was "No". That was about the total of the conversation. I think I will try contacting Para one more time before our next gun show Dec 8th. Again thanks for responding I really do appreciate anyones input.