Since Para first introduced its LDA line of pistols back in 1999, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to test several different models of these pistols all featuring this unique, innovative double-action trigger.

para2.jpgPistols I’ve tested have included wide-bodied versions as well as single-stacked models, with frame lengths varying from what’s considered standard to those shortened well beyond Officer’s Model length. Barrels and accompanying slides have ranged in length from Browning’s original 5-inch to as short as 3 inches with round counts running from a high of 16 + 1 to 6 + 1. Guns firing both the .40 and the venerable .45ACP cartridge have been tried. I’ve liked them all and have become an advocate of the fire-control mechanism they all share.

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