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    Para Ordnance CWX79R LDA Carry 9 Discussion thread

    Please use this thread to discuss our review of the Para Ordnance CWX79R LDA Carry 9mm, located at:

    http://ezine.m1911.org/POCWX79R_frame.htm

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    Form reading a lot about Para's since I been a member of 1911 I have been thinking of trying one out. I am after my wife to retire her carry gun and I think the cwx79 LDA 9mm just might get the job done for me. As soon as I can find one I am going to have her take a good look at it. Thanks to Slim for a fine report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy
    Form reading a lot about Para's since I been a member of 1911 I have been thinking of trying one out. I am after my wife to retire her carry gun and I think the cwx79 LDA 9mm just might get the job done for me. As soon as I can find one I am going to have her take a good look at it. Thanks to Slim for a fine report.
    Thanks Baldy!
    It's interesting that you bring up the issue of your wife's carry gun.
    In my original draft, I had a rather long paragraph suggesting that the CWX79R Carry 9 would be an ideal gun for a woman. The more I edited, the more I began to think that I was advocating the Carry 9 as a "woman's gun", so I deleted my comment.

    As I stated in the gun test, it is an ideal gun for concealed carry, by anyone who wants a reliable 3" barreled weapon.
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    Great review. But I'm curious as to why they didn't introduce this model on the GAP frame?

    Now THAT would be ideal! I'd take that over the EMP!
    To all of those people that have been killed by a 9mm, get up! You are not dead! You were shot with a useless cartridge!

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    Rio Vista Slim hinted at a couple of points that, on the basis of a few years of carrying an LDA (12.45) I think deserve to be mentioned more clearly.

    First, because the LDA hammer has the spur completely bobbed off (there's no need to cock the hammer manually, ever, plus you're not supposed to try), even when the pistol is cocked & locked the hammer is flush with the end of the slide. This means that all holsters with retention straps that are designed for a single action 1911 to be carried cocked & locked will also work with the LDA pistols.

    Secondly, a small pistol like this is intended for concealed carry much more than a full- (Government) sized pistol. Perhaps even deep cover, or use as a back-up gun. The lack of a protruding hammer spur means there's less likelihood of the pistol getting tangled in the cover garment(s) when being drawn. It's essentially the 1911 equivalent of the Smith & Wesson revolvers with bobbed and/or shrouded hammers for concealed carry use.

    Good review, Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiVelSword
    But I'm curious as to why they didn't introduce this model on the GAP frame?
    I know for a fact that the thought had crossed their minds (at least someone's mind). Stay tuned, the Para .45GAP pistol is scheduled to go through our screening process very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    I know for a fact that the thought had crossed their minds (at least someone's mind). Stay tuned, the Para .45GAP pistol is scheduled to go through our screening process very soon.
    I'll be axiously waiting!

    I was looking through the latest catalog and I saw the new "short action" LDA single stacks. An Officer's and a Para Carry. Pretty sweet. Then I saw the Carry 9 and scratched my head because it wasn't on the GAP frame.

    Anyway, I really like the LDA. I am amazed the first time I dry fired one. Hopefully I can have one to actually shoot someday!
    To all of those people that have been killed by a 9mm, get up! You are not dead! You were shot with a useless cartridge!

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    Great review. Now if the gun was only legal in Canada we would be off to the races.

    Take Care

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertbank
    Great review. Now if the gun was only legal in Canada we would be off to the races.

    Take Care

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    Thanks Bob!
    Somewhat of an update:
    I had the opportunity to fire a "competitor's" 9mm offering yesterday. The Carry 9 is easier to hold, more accurate, and the LDA trigger is far superior to the single action trigger on the other pistol. The more that I think about it, the more I'm convinced that I should have sent George a check, as opposed to sending the pistol back!

    I am sorry that the gun is not legal in Canada.
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    Rio Vista Slim

    You know I have never pulled an LDA trigger yet but sure want to. I know most guys figure they would have nerves of steel when face with shoot/no shoot situation but I can see where the longer, albeit smooth trigger pull of the LDA would be of great benefit in preventing an "opps" that might occur with a short firm S/A trigger.

    Again thanks for the great review, you ought to consider doing gun reviews for a profession.


    Take Care

    Bob
    " Back when we audited the FBI academy in 1947, I was told that I ought not to use my pistol in their training program because it was not fair. Maybe the first thing one should demand of his sidearm is that it be unfair."
    - LtCol. Jeff Cooper as quoted in Guns & Ammo magazine, January 2002

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