I have a love/hate relationship with my 1911’s. I love the grip, the trigger and the heavy-hitting .45 ACP round, but I hate the size and limited magazine capacity. PARA’s LDA nearly doubles the standard 1911 capacity in a government size frame.
Since they’re no longer made, if you get your hands on one, you might not want to let it go. They’re just that nice.
You know, for what this little gun is and what they go for, it’s not bad at all. That doesn’t sound like much of an endorsement, does it? But this is a case of you get what you pay for and should adjust your expectations and judgment accordingly.
This gun surprised me — pleasantly. The MSRP is $600, and they’re currently selling for not much less than that. That makes it a pricey little .22 and is outside of what I would usually be willing to pay. But if you have deeper pockets, or really like the 1911 platform, I’d say that this gun is worth the coin. At the very least, if you get a chance to try one, you should.
A common complaint about the AR-15 has been not enough power. From the very start, the 5.56 round has had its detractors. Rock River Arms has a solution.
If you don’t mind getting about 50 percent of the power out of your cartridges that you should, then sure, go ahead and pick one up. Me, I’ll pass.
On the first weekend of May, Ballistics By The Inch did a full sequence of tests of13 different types of .22 Magnum ammo to find what the reality of cartridge.
You could buy a Para USA Limited with a very high degree of confidence that you are getting a quality product with no known issues.
There’s a good reason why Kimber is one of the top manufacturers of the 1911, from .22 to 9mm to .45. Give one a try if you get a chance.
I prefer my 1911s to be in John Browning’s chosen .45 ACP, but having one set up to properly handle a .22 LR cartridge makes all kinds of sense for a number of reasons, such as getting practice with the platform at a small fraction of the ammo costs of shooting .45 ACP. And for that, the Kimber Rimfire Target model is an excellent choice.