PARA USA’s customer service relocates to its North Carolina headquarters.

Service for all PARA USA and Para-Ordnance firearms will now be done at its new home in the Charlotte, North Carolina area

Effective June 1, 2010 all firearms being returned to PARA USA for any purpose should be sent to the new company headquarters in Pineville, North Carolina. The relocation of its Customer Service Center to the Charlotte area is part of the continuing consolidation of PARA’s operations to its new North Carolina home. Now getting a return authorization number for service is quicker than ever.

Returning a firearm to PARA is easy, all the owner needs to do is call PARA’s Customer Service Department to request a return authorization number. All firearms being returned to the Pineville headquarters must have a return authorization number to insure that they are quickly and efficiently directed to the proper department. All firearms shipments should have a clear and concise letter with them explaining the reason they are being returned.

PARA USA has the best service policy in the firearms industry with its Lifetime Gold Medallion Service Policy for all original owners of PARA and Para-Ordnance firearms purchased after January 1, 2001. Having the Customer Service Center located at its headquarters facility will mean improved turnaround time if a PARA owner should need to have his firearm serviced.

MAKE SURE THAT THE FIREARM AND ANY MAGAZINES ARE UNLOADED. DO NOT SHIP ANY CARTRIDGES WITH A FIREARM.

Starting, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 all firearms being returned to PARA USA need to be shipped to its headquarters in Pineville, North Carolina.

PARA Customer Service is open from 9 AM to 5 PM (EST) and may be reached at 704-930-7600. The address for PARA USA, Inc. is 10620 Southern Loop Blvd., Pineville, NC. 28134.

PARA PDA GRIPS are Not Standard Compact 1911

I recently read online many folks stating the the PARA USA PDA 6+1 LDA  9mm and 45 auto used standard compact 1911 grips. That information is not correct. The PDA is a 6+1 round . This means the grip frame is too short, about 1/4″. The screw holes are not in the correct location and the grips are much thinner than a typicall 1911.

Further complicating matters the 9mm and 45 PDA are not the same either.

The only source I have found manufacturing grips that will fit either model Para PDA is Raasco Grips.

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45 PICTURES

I friend with an FFL in Florida helped me purchase my new Para PDA. He took some pictures to hold me over until the handgun reached me in the next week or two.

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45 with SPRINGFIELD ARMORY EMP 9mm

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45 with SPRINGFIELD ARMORY EMP 9mm

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45 with SPRINGFIELD ARMORY EMP 9mm - Bores Compared

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45 NIGHT SIGHTS

PARA USA LDA PDA COMPACT 1911 DOUBLE ACTION ONLY .45 NIGHT SIGHTS

 

PARA USA PDA LDA .45 ACP CWX645RS – MY LATEST

 

PARA USA PXT LDA .45 ACP CWX645RS

PARA USA PDA LDA .45 ACP CWX645RS

A few years ago I downsized my concealed carry pistol from a Para Ordnance P12 .45 ACP to a S&W 642 in .38 Special+P. the 642 has served well but the trigger pull was very heavy, it lacked night sights and most of all it wasnt a .45 and Im a .45 guy to the bone. So I set out to find a suitable replacement. Interestingly there wasn’t many  main stream handguns that fit the bill or more importantly that I would trust my life with. I looked at Glock, Smith & Wesson, HK, Springfield Armory, Beretta, Sig Saue, Ruger and CZ but nothing fit the bill. Then it hit me, why not go back to where I started back to Para Ordnance which is now PARA USA here in the states. Low and behold they had exactly what I was looking for, the PARA USA PDA LDA .45 ACP CWX645RS. The PXT LDA is a single stack 6+1 pocket sized double action only based on a 1911.

Carrying the PDA LDA

My standard holster for a concealed carry handgun is the KRAMER VERTICAL SCABBARD from KRAMER HANDGUN LEATHER which I have promptly ordered. Additionally I ordered two spare magazines from the PARA PRO SHOP.

 

From Para Usa:

When you need to respond in seconds and outside help is minutes away, the PARA PDA in .45 ACP is your able assistant. Ready to answer the call are 6+1 rounds of .45 ACP. The potent fire power of the PDA is at your command with the controllable smooth LDA trigger. The PDA .45 won’t weigh you down; its lightweight alloy frame drops the weight of this micro compact to 24 ounces.

  • Product Code: CWX645RS
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Rounds: 6+1
  • Barrel: 3″
  • Weight: 24 oz.
  • Length: 6.5″
  • Height: 4.75″
  • Hammer: Spurless
  • Sights: Night Sights
  • Receiver: Alloy
  • Finish: Duo-Tone
  • Magazine: PNM645P
  • MSRP: $1,299.00