Para PXT LDA Thoughts?

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    Para PXT LDA Thoughts?

    Been looking at more standard single stack Commander length 1911's like SA Champion or a Colt Stainless Combat. The 13+1 mag in the Para 4" sure looks attractive compared to the regular 7+1 of single stack short grips. Grip is thicker naturally, but I find grip length to be more of a conceal issue.

    The DA trigger is also different from normal 1911's. Anyone try this and like it? Bobbed hammer, no beavertail too. Only negative for me is no ambi-safety. Have to add one as I'm lefty.

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    You can get an ambi. from Brownells, as for the bobbed grip safety, well that's one of the things I don't like about that particular model.

    Also, the mags are expensive.

    Other than that the one thing that I always mention when the question comes up, is buy a stainless model or get it refinished immediately, the Parakote finish doesn't last for nothing, or at least it didn't on the 3 that I had.

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    The model I'm looking at is stainless. Anyone know a good black finish to get on stainless? Nitron, or is that factory only?

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    The LDA trigger is nice and light, however look at the insides of one. they are a bit more complicated than some other guns. Also the trigger pull is a bit longer for fast trigger reset.
    That said, the Para LDA I shot seems nice enough and was accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
    The model I'm looking at is stainless. Anyone know a good black finish to get on stainless? Nitron, or is that factory only?
    Nitron is the name for Sig's finish. You probably want Permakote from Nighthawk Custom, , Roguard from Robar,
    Armortuff by Wilson Combat or BlackT from Birdsong, sorry he doesn't have website that I can find.

    All of the above listed finishes are grade A. Persoanlly I'm leaning toward a roguard slide with a NP3 frame adn internals.

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    Tried an Para LDA once and didn't care for it. I just don't see an advantage. I'll stick with an SAO 1911.
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    I like the general size/shape though (and 14 rounds of 45!). Why don't they make it with a normal SA trigger?

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    I have a Para LDA12 with the black Permakote finish. It is the Commander size. I don't carry it as much as I used to. I really like the trigger and once you try it you will be spoiled. Longer travel but it is so light and smooth it is very easy to get accustomed to.
    I had the Duo-Tone (stainless/Perakote slide) with the conventional trigger as well. Nice gun but too big for front pocket. IWB or SOB and back pocket worked well.
    I installed a steel extended mag release that I can convert back to stock length. My Para does not have the PXT, but if I felt some need, there are folks in the midwest that can install one.
    I carry three mags, the 12 rounders costing 100.00 for the pair with a certificate, ond one 10 rounder just in case. 35 rounds ought to be enough to get you to the rifle/shotgun.

    rustynuts; I think that they do make it with PXT and a standard single action trigger/12+1 in 5" and 4.5". I think the 1911 web site has a link to the Para web site.

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