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Para LDA?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by J. Parker, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. J. Parker

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    Hey good folks,
    What are your thoughts on the Para LDA? There is one that is like new for sale or trade.

    ~Thanks, John
     
  2. 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.
     

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  3. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    I didn't like mine.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    I shot Hackett's Para, and it is one sweet shooter.
     
  5. rich52us

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    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.
     
  6. bac1023

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    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".
     
  7. Lew-G17

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    My Para Carry 9 LDA has been 100% reliable with a wide range of ammo and is very accurate. Great double action trigger.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    What gun is in your avatar Brian? I like it alot. :thumbsup:
     
  9. bushhogg

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    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...
     
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  10. bac1023

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    Thanks Joe :supergrin:

    Its one of my favorites.


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  11. bac1023

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

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    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.
     
  13. bac1023

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    That about sums Para up.
     
  14. Liebestraum

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    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.
     
  15. bac1023

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

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    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.
     
  17. HiVel

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    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.......