Para LDA

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by SGT-MILLER, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Got a chance to fondle one of these today, and I like it.

    I've never felt a DA trigger that was as smooth and light. I'm thinking I'm going to get one of these so I can have a 1911 that is a little different in my collection.

    I was told I can have the one I was looking at for 890 dollars. Need input. Is that a decent deal, or should I laugh and point?

    The LDA I was looking at was the Tec-Forty model (Hi-Capacity).
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    For $900, you can get a nice, traditional SA 1911. I'm not a fan of the LDA myself, but if you liked it and have the cash, buy it.

    Funny how one can go from a staunch High Point supporter to a 1911 collector in a matter of a couple weeks. :D
     

  3. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Right now for 900 dollars I can get 2 SA 1911s...lol.

    A 400 dollars Auto-Ordnance 1911A1, and a Thompson 1911 that I can get a deal on for 500 dollars.

    I just don't have the cash.....lol. Plus I already have a SA 1911. The only other SA 1911 I want is a "loaded" model with lots of bells and whistles.

    Tax return season is almost upon me, so I can't wait...lol.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Haa haa hee haa SGT it dont got one of dem hammr thingies?

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    got no bever ither

    cane :D
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    It also has one of those scary looking triggers that have massive take up, then massive creep before they break.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    See SGT, matt says they break.

    Don't do it.

    Call the 'Don't buy a Para Hotline' for help.

    cane

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  7. Dillinger

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    Here's my one little pet peeve about Para -

    They are a Canadian company,

    that makes firearms,

    that they can't/don't sell to people in their own country,

    And they have made NO ATTEMPTS to help empower our neighbors to the North with the ability to own one.

    That seems just a little bit hypocritical to me.

    But, almost all of my stuff is all made in the USA, except for that damn H&K I am still trying to figure what to do with? :rolleyes:

    JD
     
  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    The same could be said for Kimber though. Even the Cali spec models come with a big sticker on them that says "NOT FOR SALE IN NY".
     
  9. Dillinger

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    That's a good point, but Kimber also donates a lot of money to orgs that fight gun laws and they do sponsor youth shooting/hunting.

    I see your point - but at least people in the same country that the dollar earned comes from can buy their product.

    Nobody in Canada can buy Para's gear unless they are a LEO. :mad:
     
  10. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    I'm going to try one out at the range first before I make my final decision.

    I am also looking at a really nice S&W 1911 they have there.
     
  11. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Sarge - for the record, I don't think there is anything "wrong" with their product - just their practices as a company.

    For what it's worth...

    JD
     
  12. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I have 1-the tiny 3" barreled version. It's 1 of my main carry guns for CCW. Para-Ordnance has the BEST DAO of all the DAOs-IF you're looking for an DAO. Mine has been boringly reliable with ANYTHING I feed it. I have both traditional 1911s, and Para LDA.
     
  13. SGT-MILLER

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    I am looking for something "different" in a 1911, and this seems to fit the bill. I'm keeping my eyes open, because I am undecided on whether I want to purchase a full size or a compact.

    I have yet to feel a better DAO trigger then the LDA.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    SGT, you have a government 5", you should add a commander size to your1911 section. Go with an alloy receiver for weight reduction.

    cane

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  15. gun guy

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    I own a kimber 1911 and a para lda 45/14. Both are great guns and good shooters. Bet you will like that para after you shoot it. Mine has a great trigger.
     
  16. SGT-MILLER

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    The problem is I have to track down a compact version around my area...lol. They don't stay on the shelves for too long.

    It seems like Para, Springfield, and Ruger all fly off the shelves here with a quickness (that says something).

    No lie, just about the only thing left on the shelves in one of the gun stores I frequent is Glocks (not kidding either - I think Glockmania has died here........new Glocks are still on the shelves and the pawn stores are seeing alot more Glocks being pawned in).

    Once I can get my hands around a compact LDA I'll be able to decide if I really want it or not.
     
  17. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Thanks for the links. I'll check into it.
     
  18. canebrake

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    SGT, here’s a heads-up on firearm purchases. I have a class 3 FFL dealer I have been using for sometime now. (No, I don’t get kick-backs) http://www.personaldefensefirearms.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

    Ed Patton of Patton Enterprises, epatton@wctel.net or (864) 378-4619 is a great guy that will go out of his way delivering customer satisfaction!

    You should know his site posts a small amount of offerings but his inventory and supply runs deep.

    Once you find that ‘perfect’ firearm, send Ed an email (or call him), tell him one of his satisfied customers provided you with his contact info and ask him what he can do for you.
    I got my mouse gun from him after tumbling onto his site during my low price search for the Defender. Most outlets were out of stock but he had three Defenders on his shelf. Here’s what really impressed me, after deciding to push the go button on the purchase and in my OCD style I asked him what the S/Ns were on the three guns. This was on a Sunday evening, he went down and opened his shop, and in less than an hour I had picked the one I wanted and he had it packed/ready to go at first light Monday.

    Wow, and the real kicker; his price was the lowest; there was no up-charge for credit card use and free shipping to my FFL for transfer!

    Do your self and anyone reading this a favor and after conducting your due diligence search for that perfect gun, give Ed a call or email.

    cane

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  19. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter New Member

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    I have one in stock I could sell you. I was just thinking about putting up for sale for $850.00. Go to my website then go to pistols. Its; www.rimrockfirearms.com