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Para Model 14-45 LDA

Produced:1999 - 2002
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:light double-action
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:matte black finish steel
Grips:black polymer
Sights:low mount, dovetailed, three dot
Barrel Length:5 in.
Overall Length:8.5 in.
Height:5.75 in.
Width:No Data
Weight:40 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Para USA, LLC 888-999-9386
1816 Remington CircleWebsite:
Huntsville AL 35824www.para-usa.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Used Est.:$600
Last Update: 7/13/2017

Caliber:.45 Automatic
Alias:.45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Muzzle Velocities - from830to1140ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from333to573ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from165to230gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:196614- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:6.47 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:15 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:96%

About the Handgun:
Variant of the P Series Model P14 with LDA (Light Double Action)trigger, Hi-Cap.
About the Manufacturer:
Originally founded in Canada in 1985 under the name Para-Ordnance, this company has been making specialized adaptations of Colt-Browning type pistols since 1988. Their guns are distinguished by an attention to detail that has been recognized by a variety of industry awards. In 2009 the company moved from Canada to North Carolina and changed its name to Para USA. Para pistols are known for their adaptation of the 1911 frame which allows them to accept high capacity magazines. On Jan. 30, 2012, The Freedom Group(the holding company for Remington) purchased the assets of Para USA. Manufacturing continued in Pineville, North Carolina until the trademark was retired in February 2015 and all operations and manufacturing was moved to Huntsville, Alabama.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.
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