Are you keeping the grip safety depressed?
There are at least two competent gunsmiths in the valley who could have this fixed in a matter of about 25 minutes. Adios,TG
While that is a valid point, the problem with not sending new malfunctioning guns back to the manufacturer is that they then don't know what is going wrong with them. So for my .02 I would send it back.
The LAST thing I'd do is send it back to Para. There are at least two competent gunsmiths in the valley who could have this fixed in a matter of about 25 minutes. By the time you figure in shipping, it will be cheaper too. Adios,TG
Just a thought... You stated you have cleaned it. How far did you take it down? Are you certain you reassembled it correctly?
Good points by all. Having recent dealings with Para I gotta say I'm not real impressed with their costumer service. Sent them an email a week ago concerning the cracked frame on my alloy P12 and have heard nothing back from them. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence that your problem would be addressed in a timely manner. If you want to get your pistol back up and running now you may want to have the problem addressed locally. If you're in no hurry let the mfg handle it.
It's a 1911. Probably an easy fix. The only reason in my mind to return the gun to the Manu is if you have frame failure or some other major issue. Something that a $10 part can't fix...
This is what I figured, It's my first basic 1911. I've been spoiled with kimber and les baer, I figured I needed to feel how a basic one shoots.Thanks for all the replies I'm thinking I'm going to take it to a smith and let them figure it out. If Para can't get it right the first time why should I think they'll get it right the second?
You're not doing anything to improve my outlook on Para Ord customer service.
Can you reproduce it dry firing?I had an issue with a bent hammer strut on a pistol that would only show up when you shot it. the hammer would lock back because the strut would wedge against the frame. Only happened when fired and it was a bear to troubleshoot!Point being that if you have to shoot it to see the issue, you may get the same issue shipped back to you as you described with the burris...If I were in your shoe's I would at least have Pete at RK take a peek at it. He shoots and builds para's among other 1911's.Or another smith and just ask them to take a peek and have them render a verdict.If it's craftsmanship then you know to send it in. If its a sear spring... They can bend it for you and send you on your way with a functioning pistol.