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May 10, 2017, 17:28
I bought a Sarco compact lda complete frame. It is milled for a ramped barrel. What needs to be done to make it 45? I have a standard 1911 para slide that fits. The frame will take and hold a 45 mag. Is the diameter of the 9mm barrel different than the 45? Any info would help. Thanks, Ted g

D. Short
May 12, 2017, 21:18
I don't claim to be an expert, but I did complete one of those Para lowers about a year ago. What I was told at the time (and it worked), was that the only thing that needed to be done was to change the ejector. The 9mm ejector is longer than the .45 and can cause ejection issues. At first I wasn't sure about the LDA trigger, but that pistol is amazingly accurate (and gorgeous!) Good luck!