Did anyone else with the ParaUSA 2009 calendar notice that the March pinup is non-functional?
Here is the picture:
If you don’t see the problem click on the picture for a close up. People not familiar with 1911’s will be at a slight disadvantage in discovering the blocking issue.
Para Gun Blog 45 safety.
Para Gun Blog 9 safety.
I admit I could still be wrong on this point. I do not think the safety on March pinup has been modified as seen in either of the two pictures immediately above. Therefore in order for the Para SX745S pictured on the March calendar to be function one or more of three things would have to be true:
The safety is mounted in a slightly different place
The safety requires less travel
The grips mount in a slightly different location
I think each of the above are very unlikely to be true. Therefore I stand by my claim the safety in this picture is unusable and the gun was for display purposes only.
Anyone want to make bets on the topic?
Update2: Kerby Smith from Para Public Relations says:
From the camera angle you can not see that the safety is relieved on the bottom side. The SX745S which is the March 2009 Special Edition pistol can be ordered with or without the Crimson Trace Laser grips. The ones that are ordered with the Crimson Trace Laser grips will have the right bottom side of the safety modified. And that is why the Crimson Trace Laser grips are coming factory installed as an option so we can make sure the safety works with them.