Para Carry 9 -LDA??

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    Para Carry 9 -LDA??

    Been looking at the add for Para Carry 9 "light double action" on the back of Concealed Carry Magazine.

    Anyone care to comment on what "light double action" really means--is this easier to squeeze off than say a S&W 642, taking into account effort for rotating the cylinder?

    How's this Para 9 compare to say a Karr?

    Thanks.

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    The trigger pull is soooo much better than a 642, it's very smooth and not heavy at all.

    Compared to which Kahr? It's an alloy framed 3" 1911, so it will be heavier than say a Kahr P9, or PM9.

    It all depends on what features you like, you're going to have a grip safety on the Para, not on a Kahr. Both have good customer support from what I hear.

    I don't care for the finish on Paras unless it's a stanless model.

    Try and find any Para LDA at a shop and ask to dry fire it.

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    I can't comment on the Smith but I do own a Para P18.9 LDA.

    The LDA derives its name from the first action of the trigger pull (where the hammer goes to the rearward position) which is extremely light and almost unnoticable, as opposed to your standard DA where trigger pull is heavy. To follow that up the trigger break is extremely smooth and crisp, making the gun IMO a very fine shooter.
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    i would describe the trigger like this.
    the first 3/4 of the pull is very light, hardly anything. just gives.
    last 1/4 is about as light as any SA

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    Cool, I'm trying to convince my wife she needs a Carry 9 LDA.
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    The first time I (dry) fired an LDA Para, at the insistance of its new owner, I COULD NOT believe my finger. If you've never squeezed an LDA trigger, you have NO IDEA how unique, light & smooth it is. My only complaint is that it has a l-o-n-g reset, but no longer than a DA revolver.
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    I actually dry fired a LDA Carry 9 last night at the local dealer. Man is that thing nice. Silk smooth!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Protect View Post
    Cool, I'm trying to convince my wife she needs a Carry 9 LDA.
    And by convincing your wife she needs one, do you mean to say you really want to get one?

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the input. I feel the urge to splurge.

    That LDA sounds great.

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    I'm DEFINITELY interested in the Carry-9 - this thread beat me asking about it. One question: the ads say you can carry w/ the safety on with the hammer down and I'm wondering how this "patented" system is different than other semi's w/ grip safeties? Is it because the trigger is 'free moving' when the handgun is in this state?

    Don't mean to hijack the thread.
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    HOW THE LDA WORKS

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    Nice Para Carry 9 and LDA video here. The Para Carry in 45 GAP sounds like a winner too.

    http://www.downrange.tv/player.htm

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    I use the 10mm when more power is needed for walking up on feral hogs I have downed with my 7mm-08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    HOW THE LDA WORKS

    Compliments of John over at M1911.org
    Thanks!! Facinating!!
    It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Miller View Post
    I can't imagine why ANYBODY would carry a 9mm for a SD gun. <edit> Don't count on it to stop a large criminal hopped up on dope.
    That's a pretty bold statement considering the company you're in here. There's an incredible number of experienced shooters on here and many of them trust the 9mm with their lives in both professional and personal defense situations. I'm a long time 1911 shooter in the original .45acp caliber but I also carry a S&W j-frame in .38spl +P and a Glock G19 depending on what fills the particular need at the time.
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    Please keep the thread on topic. I edited some of the posts in this thread to remove a ToS violation. Removed text was replaced with <edit> and there is a note at the bottom of your post if I edited it.

    On the OT.

    There is a spring kit for the 642 to improve the trigger pull. I have no experience with an LDA, so I cannot compare the two.
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    I had the chamce to try out an LDA in .45acp at the range last year, the trigger pull buttery smooth and light - much nicer than my box stock S&W 642. I can't imagine the Carry 9 being any less refined in terms of action smoothness. I believe Para also makes a Hawg 9 (or Warthog, can't remember exactly) so there are a few 9mm choices in their line up.
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