I neither own a Para nor have I ever handled or shot one. That said, all I have read about recent Para models has been bad. Complaints about fit, finish and materials plus being over priced are most of the complaints.Probably the .45. I'm also looking at the Covert Black Carry, and Warthog. I'm just starting to look at the ultra compacs, so to be honest I haven't ruled any of them out. As much as I like SS/beautiful guns, I'm wanting this one for cc only. Since it's concealed, it don't have to be pretty, but it does have to be reliable.
Maybe but enough Para comments have been negative to make me exclude them completely from any consideration. Also, as somewhat of a 1911 purist, I don't consider any pistol with a DA trigger to be a 1911.Tweek, the LDA is the one that interest me the most in Para's lineup. I've read that the trigger feels more like a revolver than a semi-auto. I think I would like. I'm reading everything I can about the dao's because that's what I'm comfortable with. It does seem like Para is having a problem with their finish flaking...that's bad.
Bill, I have been reading about their problems, also. But, if I read enough about any given firearm, I will find problems. Read enough, and ya would not buy a Kimber, Colt, Para, Sig, .....any mfg you can name.
Thanks for the comments, guys.