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Para LDA Opinions.....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by nwilliams, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    So I have the chance to buy a used Para PXT LDA Carry in .45 and I'm wondering if I should.

    I've always heard mixed things about Para so I'm a little hesitant. The gun is stainless in very good condition with some scratches here and there but still looks great. It comes with night sites and a couple mags. The asking price is $450.

    Should I jump on this or pass?
  2. Jenrick

    Jenrick Well-Known Member

    That's a pretty decent price. They're good guns, and the LDA trigger is IMO tied with H&K's LEM trigger as the best of the none SA triggers out there.

  3. bullturkey

    bullturkey Well-Known Member

    I have owned 2 LDA paras. 7 45 lda and the 16 40 lda. Both were excellent pistols. For me they were a scarry proposition. 1st the trigger pull offers so little resistance (I know that is the point of its creation) the way I carry is put the gun in my front pocket without a holster that an AD was a real possibility. Applying the thumb safety is a must. But I have yet found a 1911 safety that did not get knocked off during the course of the days carry. I carry my Sig with complete confidence. Carried in a proper holster the lda is an excellent weapon.
  4. Shadan7

    Shadan7 Well-Known Member

    Well, I own 4 of them, so I guess you know what my answer will be . . .

    I *love* the LDA, both for carry (P12) and for target shooting (P14-45). I've had nothing but success with them.

    Jim D.
  5. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Well-Known Member

    With Paras, stainless is the only way to go. I've read all the bad stories online too, but I've never had any issues with my Nite-Tac.
  6. My experience with Para Ordnance

    I bought a 14/45 LDA when they were first on the market. They weren't offered in stainless yet so I bought the blued model and sent it to Checkmate Gun Refinishing somewhere in Florida and had the thing hard chrome plated. The whole thing is polished chrome. It is beautiful and I carried it as a duty weapon everyday for twelve years with it wearing Hogue wrap around finger groove grips. No matter what I fed it I never experienced a malfunction. I shot it a lot too. Recently I bought a used first generation Para Carry C6. I like the first gen models better than the newer model configuration. So far it too has been a great shooter. Blazer shoots as well out of it as did some Golden Sabers. I just love the Para guns and trust them completely. As stated earlier, I trusted my life to one for twelve years and If I ever decide to run again and get elected again I'll carry a Para Ordnance with the LDA trigger on my hip. Likely the 14/45 while in uniform and the C6 while in plain clothes. I don't doubt that they've had a few lemons but I'll bet so has every other major gun manufacturer. Fact is, the Para Ordnance is an expensive gun and with guns you most always get what you pay for.
  7. Gunfighter123

    Gunfighter123 Well-Known Member

    JUMP ON IT NOW !!!!!


    I have a Para C7.45 LDA and it is SWEEET !!! I've a few thousand rounds thru it and it is VERY accurate for a .45 with such a short barrel.

    BTW ---- if you decide not to buy it , PLEASE tell your friend I would be willing to buy it.
  8. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Curious about the LDA myself. I've come to discover that I shoot my Kahr best out of all my handguns, and wonder if it has something to do with the type of trigger pull.

    I can't shoot a revolver worth squat though.
  9. After training long and hard with the 14/15 LDL and from carrying it on duty....my mind is set to the LDA now. I don't think I should be placed under severe stress now with a pistol equipped without the LDA trigger system. It's what I've come to know and expect. I don't think it's a good idea to be swapping between LDA triggers and regular 1911 trigger systems and carrying them for potential life or death decisions. I know what my finger and brain are going to expect when the adrenaline and 200 heart beats per minute starts. The last thing I need is to be trying to remember what trigger system i just happened to pickup on my way out the door. For range shooting I have a variety of guns I shoot and only 2 are LDA triggers. But they are the only ones my mind and body has been trained to use under severe stress in real life scenarios(over the last (12-14 years) when the sh*t hits the fan and it's time to defend myself or die. Just my opinion.
  10. i would do it. that's a great price! my para gi expert has been awesome!
  11. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately I went back to the shop the day after I posted this thread to buy the gun and someone had beat me to it.:(

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