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Why is it that the LDA 12.45 is probably the least desired of Para Ordnance pistols. I have one that I am trying to sell or trade, not that it isn't a good pistol, I just want to get another rifle and need some cash. But, no one seems to be interested in buying or trading. What's the deal?
 

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I have heard that they're good pistols but I would guess that 95% of 1911 purchasers would just prefer a single action. The lack of aftermarket products for it or gunsmiths capable of working on them may also be a factor.
 

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^^^That and the fact that Para, although they've been around for awhile has not fully broken into the market place...being over-shadowed by Kimber, Springfield, Remington, and other more well known brands.

That being said, Para is rapidly moving in the right direction and, unlike the other manufacturers, seems to provide a 1911 styled pistol for nearly any shooters budget.

In the gun world, Para is a fledgling who is spreading their wings with some well-made weapons.

The thought of a double-action 1911 is just not interesting to most 1911 shooters; however the extended capacity of certain models is most intriguing.
 

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Why is it that the LDA 12.45 is probably the least desired of Para Ordnance pistols. I have one that I am trying to sell or trade, not that it isn't a good pistol, I just want to get another rifle and need some cash. But, no one seems to be interested in buying or trading. What's the deal?
I realize this is an older post, but since Para Ord
is now out of biz, one important thing that
most folks were keeping close to the vest, is
that SARCO has LDA frame kits for $125-150,
and the slide for another $119-159, which they were combining as Frame/Slide kits for $200.
All you needed to add was barrel, recoil spring,
& bushing to make it a working pistol.

They still have a few frames, and many slides,
but sold separately now as listed above.
Making Para-Ord's inepensive as heck.
So they were probably offering $250 for a
nice used pistol, as they could build a NEW
one for only $300 themselves...trade secret,
as they say. It also bottomed out the prices
for Para-Ord's across the board. Only the dumb
would pay full price for a Para-Ord when you
could build your own on the cheap.

So there ya are. Why NOBODY wants to pay
even half of what YOU paid for your Para-Ord
pistols now. On the upside, grab a few frames
& slides, build twenty or so double-stacks, and
just wait for the next Liberal Democrat to get
in office...they'll be worth a MINT!!

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there
it is, cold, hard & ugly, like Hillary Clinton!! :D
 
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