Reviewed By: Joel R on 02/14/2014
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]
I was expecting a better product than I received, but that was simply due to a lack of research on my part. The reasons for this poor review have nothing to do with Bud's service; everything went smoothly, as it always does.
At approximately 10 feet from the target, this firearm shot two inches to the left; I had two of my range mates fire the weapon as well, to make sure I wasn't simply guilty of poor marksmanship, and the groups they shot were about the same as mine. However, after some rather crude sight-adjustment, I could drive tacks with the weapon; there is a reason that "Match Grade" is stamped onto the barrel.
The action, when moved by hand, was rough; this applied even after the 500rd. break-in period. The guide rod was noticeably chewed-up after just a few hundred rounds (this might be normal, but it certainly doesn't reflect quality craftsmanship), and the finish on the sides of the grip safety deteriorated very quickly, until bare metal was showing.
The reliability was terrible; I experienced jamming every 1-4 rounds. I don't know if this is due to poor construction of the firearm, or a lack of quality-control with the magazines; but, even with the additional 4 magazines I purchased (the firearm comes with two magazines), I was having the same feed issues.
After around 700rds. or so, I encountered another problem altogether: the hammer would sometimes fail to release when I pulled the trigger. I verified that the grip safety was as far in as it would go, and that the thumb safety was fully disengaged, but I still experienced the issue.
I was hoping to have a firearm that I could depend on, but that was not the case; I now avoid Para-Ordnance altogether.
I have since sold the firearm, even though I was completely honest with the buyer about the problems I encountered with this weapon.
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