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J. Parker
06-03-2012, 14:15
Hey good folks,
What are your thoughts on the Para LDA? There is one that is like new for sale or trade.

~Thanks, John

Chesafreak
06-03-2012, 14:22
A friend owns one and I have shot it. I like it alot and would buy one myself. The double action trigger pull is very light and smooth and feels a lot like a Kahr trigger. I thought it was accurate and reliable as well.

Quack
06-03-2012, 14:48
I didn't like mine.

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Angry Fist
06-03-2012, 14:53
I shot Hackett's Para, and it is one sweet shooter.

rich52us
06-03-2012, 15:23
It seems to me that one of the things that make the 1911 design stand out is the outstanding single action trigger. If I want a double action trigger, I'll stick with my Glocks.

bac1023
06-03-2012, 15:29
I don't care for them at all.

Para's build quality is well below average to begin with and I see no need for a DA "1911".

Lew-G17
06-06-2012, 19:20
My Para Carry 9 LDA has been 100% reliable with a wide range of ammo and is very accurate. Great double action trigger.

glock2740
06-06-2012, 19:24
I don't care for them at all.

Para's build quality is well below average to begin with and I see no need for a DA "1911".
What gun is in your avatar Brian? I like it alot. :thumbsup:

GVFlyer
06-06-2012, 20:46
Para? Uh, thanks, no.

bushhogg
06-06-2012, 20:59
J. PARKER they are great.... Make sure the barrel is ramped. The old ones were alloy frame and allot of hollow points will scar the ramp... never hurt the way it operated...

bac1023
06-06-2012, 21:23
What gun is in your avatar Brian? I like it alot. :thumbsup:


Thanks Joe :supergrin:

Its one of my favorites.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/014-10.jpg

glock2740
06-06-2012, 21:51
Ah, the old RRA LM. :hearts:

bac1023
06-06-2012, 21:56
Ah, the old RRA LM. :hearts:

I haven't shot it in quite a while. Its time to get it to the range. :cool:

MrMurphy
06-06-2012, 23:25
Para's QC was a bit suspect a while back.

Then Ted died and it took a running-sumo-wrestler-off-a-high-board dive into a giant pile of crap.

Enough so that some well known gunsmiths will absolutely not work on Paras, there's too much crap to fix before they even get to work.

LDAs were authorized by LASD for duty use, I believe that due to reliability issues that was revoked.

faawrenchbndr
06-07-2012, 05:34
None for me thanks.

bac1023
06-07-2012, 05:58
Para's QC was a bit suspect a while back.

Then Ted died and it took a running-sumo-wrestler-off-a-high-board dive into a giant pile of crap.

Enough so that some well known gunsmiths will absolutely not work on Paras, there's too much crap to fix before they even get to work.

LDAs were authorized by LASD for duty use, I believe that due to reliability issues that was revoked.

That about sums Para up.

Liebestraum
06-07-2012, 07:44
I'm going to agree with the opinions above. I have a Para GI Expert which has run flawlessly for 2000+ rounds until a loose ejector, which I think is normal-ish, but I would not buy a Para again.

I have played with a Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II and was rather impressed with the quality and reliability of the 3 inch barrel.

bac1023
06-07-2012, 13:02
I'm going to agree with the opinions above. I have a Para GI Expert which has run flawlessly for 2000+ rounds until a loose ejector, which I think is normal-ish, but I would not buy a Para again.



I actually think the GI Expert may be Para's best model. I've got one myself.

TonyT
06-08-2012, 19:59
I still shoot a PO18-9 LDA Limited and previously shot a PO14-45 LDA. Both were super reliable and quite accurate. You have to accustom yourself to the unique double reset of the PO LDA trigger.

HiVel
06-09-2012, 15:24
you will have a hard tme finding one to buy in most of the LGS around here-they do not have a great rep. I do know of some few cops that used to carry them. I had several of them before the double action guns came out and had no real problems. Never buy another one though.......

ca survivor
06-10-2012, 18:23
there are better double actions platform out there, the beauty of a 1911 is the SA

bac1023
06-10-2012, 19:53
there are better double actions platform out there, the beauty of a 1911 is the SA

The SA 1911 is the only 1911.

I'm not sure what to call Para's abomination, but its no 1911.

Pardoner
06-11-2012, 19:26
I have an older P14-45 LDA Limited. It has been 100% reliable. I actually shoot my best IDPA scores with it.

Only issue I have had was the finish looks like my 9 yr old put it on with a crayon.

The LDA trigger pull is nice and smooth. I think it is even lighter than that on my Kahr.

denn1911
06-11-2012, 20:35
I shot a LDA about 2 years ago, and it was smooth and light. The break was decent in the pistol, but I wasn't impressed. The thing that turned me off was that it didn't feel durable. With all the wiggle in the trigger, I couldn't help but think about it breaking somehow. It was weird enough for me to say no thanks. I'll stay with the SA 1911 platform.

Wolfdad
06-12-2012, 08:40
In my opinion a 1911 should be SA. It is one of the major elements of the JB design!

bac1023
06-12-2012, 17:41
In my opinion a 1911 should be SA.

They are.

The LDA is no 1911.