I'm considering buying a used Para LDA 45,excellent condition,stainless finish,the seller hasn't responded about how many mags it comes with,he's asking $575.Is this a fair price?What do they go for new?Thanks,Mick.
$575 may be fair depending on what's thrown in. Paras are typically an expensive production pistol $700-$900 range NIB, but due to their quality or lack therof, their resale goes right into the crapper. You can literally hold your breath and find a $500 range LDA in our equipment exchange or other e-classified site. Many of them are from dissatisfied owners dumping them off to people willing to take a gamble on a $500 1911. Buyer beware.
I have a P-16 and a P-14, both LDAs. Bought both used on Gunbroker. P-16 is stainless w/night sights, came with two normal-cap mags, paid $440 (plus shipping, of course). P-14 is blue (black really), came with one neutered mag, paid $375. Haven't had a failure with either one. The .45 even works with Pro Mags