Gun Report

Para-Ordnance P16-40LDA .40 S&W

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The P16-40LDA is a solid 1911 variant whose trigger offers the owner another option besides cocked-and-locked carry.

Para-Ordnance P16-40LDA .40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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By pre-loading the firing mechanism, the initial double action is light and trigger movement is short. We always knew exactly what we had to do to break a shot. Besides the thumb safety, a beavertail grip safety must also be depressed for the gun to fire.
At left, the Para's front dot appeared ovalshaped, an optical illusion created by the top of the dot riding rearward on the ramped front sight.
Our P16-40's girth, 5.9 inches, was magnified by an arched mainspring housing.

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