I own several Para 1911's. I have a Nite Hawg, a full size, and a LTC, which is the 4.25 length barrel. I bought the LTC to open carry. I ran about 50 rounds through the gun and broke it down to clean it. When trying to reinstall the slide, the plunger lever, a small piece attached to the trigger, would not let the slide move fully to the rear. I sent it back to Para, and after 3 weeks I called to find out where my gun was. They said they need $75 to repair it. I said it was under warranty, they said I broke it. I just want to give everyone a heads up about their lifetime warranty, I do not think it exist. I have a Keltec P11, had a problem with the follower in the magazine, they sent me a magazine out the day I called. No cost for shipping or the magazine. Warranties are only as good as the company and Para seems not to keep their word.