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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 10/20/2001 3:43:01 PM EDT
I was at the range the other day and tried a friends single stack Para LDA. Man the trigger was sweet!! I was shocked at how nice it felt and am now considering getting one. Anyone else out there have any experience with it?
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 4:06:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2001 4:13:19 PM EDT by gardenWeasel]
Too bad they (Para-Ordnance) never bothered trying to improve their feeble attempt at building a decent single action pistol. Try to get a peek inside of a Para before you buy one.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 4:08:03 PM EDT
I love my LDA14 it has a great trigger pull and boy oh boy does she keep me warm at night!
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 5:05:22 PM EDT
Have 7/45 LDA. Love it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 5:25:35 PM EDT
Hey, do any of ya'll have any expirence with Para's small LDA? I'm thinking it may be the perfect CWC gun. Heard lots of good stuff about it from folks who saw it at gun shops, but nothing from owners. I don't know what the smallest LDA is called, bur I'm interested. Someone please educate me.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 6:37:56 PM EDT
The LLDA 645 (limited LDA), 3 inch barrel, is supposed to be shipped to dealers any day now. All stainless steel, rosewood grips, hammerless for concealed carry. They shoud cost 615 - 695 depending on your dealer's discount off MSRP. Ran 150 rds through my 1445 LDA today - flawless with both 230 ball and 185jhp. Plus, you can get +4 bases for a total mag capacity of 17. Not bad for 45acp
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 3:33:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gardenWeasel: Too bad they (Para-Ordnance) never bothered trying to improve their feeble attempt at building a decent single action pistol. Try to get a peek inside of a Para before you buy one.
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Have you owned one? I have always heard good things about Para, and the examples I've looked at compared favorably with the fit and finsh of Kimber and Springfiled. I've been considering an LDA of some sort. How about more concrete criticism than "Para's Suck?"
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 3:48:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2001 5:07:46 PM EDT by gardenWeasel]
P-14 Ltd. I'll start with the barrel. #1 There are six lands beginning with various amounts of taper at various locations forward of the chamber. Three were obliterated just forward of the chamber in what must have been an attempt to make a leade. The circular marks of incompetance are quite visible from the chamber end. The other three extend the entire length of the barrel right down to the chamber with a short taper. A bad start for any bullet. #2 The grooves are so full of broach marks and und uneven cutting that the barrel is impossible to clean . #3 The ramp is machined unevenly at the base and the contour is uneven from left to right. #4 "Tuned trigger" pull = 7.5 #s. #5 Plastic magazine catch. This sucker has failed so many times it's not funny. Fire one or two. STOP. Pick up your mag that went south. #6 The frame looks like it was chiseled where it was machined to accept the slide release. #7 Will not accept more than three rounds of ammo loaded to 1.265 OAL. which is below the standard of 1.275. #8 Bullet setback. Factory hardball loaded at 1.260 OAL measures 1.257 to 1.250 after being chamberd from slide lock.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 3:54:41 PM EDT
MY shooting buddy has an LDA14, it is a very nice gun, I ahave several 1911's so I had no desire for another. But I would eventually think about getting one.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 3:57:46 PM EDT
I tried one at the range and liked the trigger also. Very nice. Have been thinking about getting one, but have other things competing for my money. I have been happy with my p14-45.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 4:27:36 PM EDT
The guys that like them seem to really like them, but some guys are really concerned about the construction of the trigger parts. Hmmmm, I'm starting to get that unsure feeling here. Maybe a more traditional single stack from Springfiel or Colt or Kimber might be a safer bet?
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 6:52:50 PM EDT
[url]http://www.paraord.com/pages/about/article.html[/url] Here you will find an incomplete article by Walt Rauch. The entire article is no longer available at the link on this site. Why???? The entire article goes on to mention that after testing (5000 rounds) the frame was [i]warped[/i]. Also notice the reference to Kirby Smith. He is the same man who writes most of the positive Para reviews for the gun rags.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 7:26:08 PM EDT
I have the LDA 14+1. That is a lot of 45. I love the gun. IT is a very sweet trigger. I shoot several 1911 but wanted a double action. It was the natural choice. Scratch
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