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Thebiker 10-20-2011 04:41 PM

STI Spartan Ordered!
Thanks again for all the responses to my inquiry about STI 1911's. As a result of your input and the online reviews I found, I have placed my order with Desert Eagle Guns in Globe, AZ.

The shop owner spoke with STI yesterday (10/19) and the factory says it should be to him in 2 weeks. As soon as it is in, I'll be on my way to Globe which is only about an hour from home.

I haven't been this excited about a handgun purchase is more years than I care to count. I really only plan on this being a range gun as my CCW is a Sig P226, but after shooting a 1911 at my local range last week, I had to have one. My last 1911 was an Officer's model Colt and I ended up selling it because I just didn't enjoy shooting it. That was back around 1984 and I'm not the same shooter that I was then. Time, practice and some good training do make a difference.
I think part of the problem was a compact 3 inch barrel just doesn't absorb much recoil.

Bottom line, a full size 1911 STI Spartan is coming my way.:D

Initial impressions and range report to follow.:D

And no, I can't get this silly grin off my face!

gollygee 10-20-2011 06:04 PM

Congraulations. Looking forward to the first range report.

I guess you know that the 1911 is addictive? You can't have just one, so better get started saving up for the next one!

canebrake 10-20-2011 06:16 PM

And so it begins! :p

MrWray 10-20-2011 06:57 PM

Congrats on your decision brother

rclink 10-21-2011 04:34 AM

I've been thinking about getting a Spartan in 9mm.
A friend got one and they are nice guns.

Dillinger 10-21-2011 06:47 PM

You've gone and done it now. Once one 1911 makes it's way into your home it starts recruiting and soon there will be several.

*shaking head sadly* Another member bitten by the bug and there goes the kids college fund. :D

Congrats on the purchase and looking forward to your Range Report.


Thebiker 10-21-2011 11:01 PM


Well, at least no worries about a college fund, daughter is in her 30's and has a 10yr old daughter of her own......granddad's revenge is sweet: spoil, wind up, return and repeat process;).

Other discretionary funds could be in danger:D.

g17frantz 10-21-2011 11:18 PM

Congratulations on your purchase! Waiting sucks but it'll be worth it

Gatoragn 10-22-2011 12:14 AM

I hope you enjoy shooting your Spartan as much as I like mine.

neilage66 10-22-2011 01:02 AM

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Enjoy your new weapon.

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