11-17-2005, 03:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
For what it's worth, here's Gary Napolitano's comments about that gun on his web site
Wyoming/Parker Arms ------DISCONTINUED
OK, OK already! They WERE MADE, but I figured that any gun so bad, and so rare really did not need to be here. BUT, this is an information page, and I guess in order to be complete it/they need to be included.
I have shot a few of these guns in .40, and they were as bad as they get. I couldn't get two rounds to feed, and more often than not could not get the FIRST round to feed into the chamber. This is NOT the type of firearm I'd buy unless I were a collector of 10mm pistols and HAD to have one.
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The Wyoming/Parker Pistols ARE listed in Fjestad's Blue book.
Wyoming Arms went out of business in 1992 or thereabouts.
The folks at Laseraim told me that they own the design rights.
Laseraim in in Thermopolis Wyoming, but I believe they are now
in Little Rock Arkansas.
The Laseraim models "look" like siblings of the Parker pistols,
albeit a tad larger with more gizmos on them. The Shooters bible
of 1997-1999 has Laseraim pistols in it, as does Fjestad's. If you
find a Shooter's bible 1992 or earlier, you may be able to find out
a bit more about Wyoming Arms from it than I have here.
At any rate, the Laseraim pistols in 10mm are not currently being
produced, perhaps because they're pretty pricey. I have held several,
and one I field stripped looked A LOT better made than the Parkers, but
so do AMT's, and they are problem children.
The few Parker pistols I have shot I wouldn't consider semi-automatics,
but single shots... if they fed the FIRST round. I NEVER got one
to "double tap" a target. A few owners wrote me, and "claimed"
that they could actually shoot a few mags without jams, that I'd
have to PERSONALLY see to believe.
The Wyoming/Parker pistols are the ONLY guns that I think Fjestad has
listed as WAAaayyyy to high. Generally I feel they are quite the
opposite, and are under valued on EVERYTHING else, across the board.
Fjestad puts a GENEROUS $250 on the Wyoming/Parker in 95% condition,
I do not know what you paid for the Parker, but if you paid that much,
don't expect a profit or investment status unless you find a 10mm
collector that just HAS to have every 10 made, in that event you'll
To kinda sorta backup my overvalue statement, I once had a local
dealer offer me a Parker .40 cal for $50, after "trying" to shoot
it, I turned it down. This is one gun that DEFINITELY belonged
in the hands of a bank robber, he's be dead meat in 2 seconds or
less in a gunfight using the Wyoming against a LEO and a Glock :-)
see the link:
For basically what I said here. If there is a discrepancy in
my stories it's because I don't pursue knowing as much about
the Parker pistols as I do with better made guns, in this case
EVERY other one BUT the Parker.
Last edited by Robert Hairless; 11-17-2005 at 04:07 AM.