Para Ordnance moving HQ stateside

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Canadian pistol manufacturer Para Ordnance are moving their headquarters and manufacturing to Charlotte NC. Charlotte Business Journal reports:

The company leased a Pineville facility and estimates 35 to 40 jobs will be filled, mostly in manufacturing and machining.

Para Chief Executive Thanos Polyzos says the company wanted to establish a U.S. headquarters to be eligible for more military and law-enforcement contracts.

How much of its manufacturing, if any, will remain in Canada is not clear.

UPDATE: JR @ Keyboard and a .45 has just point out that this also allows them to get round any import restrictions, now or in the future.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Tom maloney Tom maloney on Dec 09, 2009

    I have a P10. I don't see any info on them

  • Pmsc1045 Pmsc1045 on Jul 18, 2011

    i'm looking for some help and opinions from owners of para's warthog - the 3in bbl model.
    is it common to have feed problems? esp using ball ammo, it will not even chamber the first cartridge.
    it appears to come up at too steep of an angle, and jams to the top of the chamber. hollow points are not much better.
    should i just send it back to the factory?

    i had a Ruger Mk3 that had a similar problem, and read on here that it is symptomatic of their magazines and that altering the feed lips solves the problem.
    I don't want to have to alter anything on a brand new firearm to have it work right, especially one (Para) that I paid $700 for.

    thanks for any and all opinions.