I just got my XHP Para 2 in the mail and am not impressed with this one. It is super tight and when I tried loosening the pivot to smooth the action, it introduced massive side to side play. It also has up and down play. Upon further inspection, it seems that the stop pin is the problem. I tried loosening it and it smoothed up the action. But, the screws were not even tightened at all. If tightened, the action goes back to super tight.
I really don't like sending knives in for service, so should I just wait it out and hope it gets better or send it in and have the Spyder crew have a look?