Remington Announces Para USA Integration

Para Warthog Handgun
Para Warthog Handgun

Madison, NC –-( At Remington Outdoor Company (“ROC”) we develop, manufacture and market the highest quality firearms, ammunition, and related products.

We have built ROC by acquiring and cultivating great brands and products, such as the Remington 870 and 700, DPMS rifles, AAC suppressors, Barnes Bullets ammunition, Para USA handguns, and more while continuously investing in our people and facilities.

In 2011 Remington re-entered the handgun market with the critically acclaimed R1 1911, an updated version of the 1911 Remington made for the US government in World War I. Most of ROC’s new product launches and acquisitions have gone well, but they aren’t always perfect and, candidly, we did a poor job with the Marlin factory relocation and the R51 launch.

These were expensive but valuable lessons.

In 2012, with a goal of expanding its handgun line, ROC acquired Para USA (“Para”), a company that specialized in  the production of competition, high capacity, and double action 1911-style pistols. Following Remington’s acquisition,  Para, which had been experiencing quality control issues, saw a steep decline in warranty claims.

In 2014, ROC announced its new, world-class firearms center of excellence in Huntsville, Alabama. Here, Remington is integrating product development, engineering, production, and quality control – a first in Remington’s 200-year history. The integration of modern sporting rifles, suppressors, and Remington pistols commenced immediately, and Para is scheduled to move to Huntsville next month.

Para’s products have a strong following due to their key technical and performance features, which are different than many 1911s, including Remington’s own R1 line. ROC intends to keep these features and benefits that our customers have come to trust, while transferring Para’s operations to Huntsville and rebranding Para to Remington. We have learned from our mistakes, listened to our customers, and have a clear plan to smoothly integrate Para. This includes keeping popular Para products, characteristics, and names such as the “Warthog,” while improving quality with state-of-the art machining and engineering in Huntsville, AL.

Further, ROC will recognize and continue to support Para’s Lifetime Warranty promise on all Para handguns.

For assistance with Para warranty inquires, please call 888-999-9386 or email us at

About Remington Outdoor Company
ROC, headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs products for the hunting, shooting, self-defense, military, and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, ROC is the nation’s oldest gun maker and one of the largest domestic producers of firearms and ammunition. ROC employs over 3,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and over 55 countries. ROC includes globally recognized brands such as Remington, 1816, Bushmaster, DPMS, Marlin, H&R 1871, Mountain Khakis, Advanced Armament Corp., Dakota, Nesika, Storm Lake Barrels, and Barnes.

More information about the Company can be found at

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This is not good. I bought an Elite model 1911 from Turners Outdoorsman in December. Thumb safety broke off after 50 rounds. Took it back to Turners. Sent it to PARA on 12/27/2014. Have not heard from either Turners or Para about it. Have called three times. Turners does say it sent it back to Para though- and now it looks like Remington has shut the Pineville factory down and is moving the whole operation to Alabama. I just want my pistol back guys. At this point, I am pretty sure I want no part of anything designed or manufactured… Read more »


Sorry that you had problems with yours but I have a Warthog and cannot find anything bad to say about Para’s guns at all. Maybe I bought mine before they started experiencing quality control issues? Hope that Remington will take care of your issue and I hope that they continue to produce the Para line of really innovative 1911’s.