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Mine did the same thing. I replaced it with a fiber optic sight. You can use red locktite and it should stay put! They are known to come loose. Had 3 at the same match go south!
 

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Yes there are several manufactures of fiber optic and std front replacment sights for the para. they got better but they still come loose. para used a softer sight so the stake could dig in more. but the stake is only in the center. hopefully on your replacment sight you will have to file out the stake and fit the entire dovetail to the sight, than it will stay still for you

Most guys are going with .200 high as the most para's have the rear sight about all the way down too.
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Originally posted by George Smith:
para used a softer sight so the stake could dig in more. but the stake is only in the center. hopefully on your replacment sight you will have to file out the stake and fit the entire dovetail to the sight, than it will stay still for
George, remember that the Ltd. series has a dovetailed front sight, but you are correct about the softness of either the slide or the sight. Loose front sights have been common in my experience with them as well. Regardless, a bit of red locktite will bond it pretty firmly, or for a somewhat less permanent method, contact cement will hold it as well.



[This message has been edited by shane45-1911 (edited 07-14-2001).]
 

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I like Para guns but I don't care for their front sight dovetail. I just finished building the new limited class Para that I'll be offering as a package (I'll do the package on a customer furnished gun or I'll furnish the base gun) these are built on a P-16 Limited series. Hope to have pictures of it on our web site before long. As for the front sight I mill a larger dovetail in the slide and install an EGW fiber optic front sight. I've never had one of these shoot loose.
Regards, Bob Hunter www.huntercustoms.com
 

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Hi Shane

the front sights came loose a lot. guys use to come in and I would ask if the gun was here for work? if they said yes I would pop the front sight out with my thumb and say you probably want to fix that first


they came up with the idea of making a softer dovetail front sight so the stake could dig in better. they are better. probably good for nearly 2000 rounds now


thanks bob!
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Ps Bob
How much do you not use out of a stock gun?
 

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Hello George
To answer your question about what parts I use out of a Para a lot
of that depends on the customer and how much he wants to spend and
what his intended use is with the gun.
I recommend doing a trigger job on the Para's just like I would on
any factory gun. When I do a trigger job on any factory gun I
remove all the stock trigger group parts and replace them with the
best quality after market parts that are available.
I've had good luck using Para barrels however some will require
fitting a match grade bushing to achieve the best accuracy. If I
fit a match grade bushing I recommend installing a two piece guide
rod in place of the one piece guide rod, this will make
disassembly of the gun much easier and save some wear on the
bushing. If the customer desires I'll fit a match grade barrel
again it depends on what they want to spend.
I recommend replacing the mag release but this is something that
can be done at a later date. Also this is something that a lot of
customers can do for themselves this will save them a trip back to
the shop. If a customer does not believe they can install the mag
release I'll do it while the gun is in the shop.
If they are using the gun for competition I recommend the EGW
fiber optic front sight installed the way I describe in my earlier
post.
I also recommend an S&A magwell as I found it to be compatible
with most if not all the after market mag base pads also it works
well with the stock base pads.
I'm a strong believer in Wolff springs and I recommend using shock
buffs, I like CP Buffs.
I prefer to build the Limited guns using a P-16 Ltd in stainless
steel when using these I dehorn the slide and finish it in a satin
finish.
A lot of my customers that are using the Para as a competition gun
will have me replace the thumb safety with the Ed Brown wide
version as they shoot the gun with their thumb on the safety.
I know there is something I'm leaving out but its been a long day
I'm a little tired so if something comes to mind I'll try and post
it at a later date. I might add I've had very good results using
the Para's as a base gun for Limited Class or Open Class guns and
I shoot one of each myself. As our motto says "We Shoot What We
Sell".
Regards,Bob Hunter www.huntercustoms.com
 
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