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Old 07-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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I was looking into purchasing my first 1911 and was interested in an Sti spartan. It will be used as hd and might carry some. Any input or suggestions will be appreciated

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Old 07-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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Have you checked out rock island armory?

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I would second RIA as an option, I hear very good things. How much you looking to spend?

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The Spartan is essentially the same thing as a Rock Island, but with upgraded STI internals. From what I hear, they are very good pistols for the money. Consider the Spartan as a slightly upgraded Rock Island.

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I've not yet really checked out many brands. I was just starting to look and was looking to spend around 800 but that's not set in stone.

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I think you can pick up a Spartan for about $635 or so. Just depends on if you want to spend your whole budget on the gun or if you want to have some money left over to buy spare mags, ammo, etc.

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You can get quite a bit for $800, look at Kimber and Springfield also.

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I think you can pick up a Spartan for about $635 or so. Just depends on if you want to spend your whole budget on the gun or if you want to have some money left over to buy spare mags, ammo, etc.
My budget would b just for the gun. I'm not set on the Sti just a place that I started looking. How about Kimber or Springfield don't know haven't done much research yet.
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My budget would b just for the gun. I'm not set on the Sti just a place that I started looking. How about Kimber or Springfield don't know haven't done much research yet.
Hmmmm. Let's start with this.

What are YOU looking for in a 1911? Full sized? Carry model? Do you want steel frame & slide? Aluminum? 8+1 Rounds? 7+1 Rounds? Are you left handed and/or needing an ambi safety?

$800 is a good chunk of change and there are a ton of 1911's in this category that could treat you right.

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I have a rock island and STI Spartan and both are great guns for the price. My STI Spartan is a step up. I think you may find both guns a little heavy for everyday carry, but both would be a great home defense weapon. Pay attention to warranties in your search. I won't buy unless the pistol has a lifetime warranty and both RIA and STI have lifetime warranties and excellent customer service reputations.

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