I don't understand how they made a double action that looks just like a 1911. I don't really see the point of it either since it still has a thumb safety. I've never shot one, I would be curious to see how the trigger feels.
The LDA is one of the innovations that helped put Para on the map. It is an amazing trigger system, VERY smooth and light right from the factory. But the pistol is NOT striker fired, it has a hammer that remains in the down position until a certain range of the trigger pull is achieved.
Many LE agencies require their officers to carry a D/A of some type. The LDA filled that niche for those who still wanted a 1911 style pistol, not to mention it was available as a high capacity pistol as well.
I can think of no 'safer' pistol for a civilian (1911 experienced) to carry. It is one of the reasons my Daughter chose one.
You have options as how to carry it, since the long trigger pull itself is basically a 'safety' of sorts, but consider this:
1. Has long D/A trigger pull.
2. Has traditional 1911 thumb safety.
3. Has traditional 1911 grip safety.
4. Has 80 series firing pin block.
5. Has a hammer down feature until the trigger is moved a certain amount.
More than accurate enough: