Couldn't resist

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by NGIB, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Yup, just sold my Colt and another safe queen and I was going to not buy anymore guns. For the past several weeks a fella has had an STI Guardian listed for sale and since nobody has cash, he's been lowering the price. Well this morning he lowered it enough to get my attention so I'm meeting him this evening to pick it up. It's a .45 on an Officer's frame, low profile adjustable night sights, and the STI "recoilmaster" guide rod that is supposed to really tame the muzzle rise in these little beasts.

    I've held a few STI's and I've been impressed with the fit & finish - we'll see tonight. Here's a stock picture...
     

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  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Nice! I've heard a lot of good thing about STI, located right here in Texas.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Excellent! Let us know how it turns out. Of course, a range report and photos will be expected forthwith. ;)
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    That's a nice looking 1911!!
     
  5. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I'm waiting for The Dude to drop by and tell me what mags are good for officer-framed guns. While I have nearly 3 dozen good full-size 1911 mags - I have squat for an officer's frame...
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    If the Chip McCormick 7 rounders fit, I've got one for you. I ordered 2 8 rounders and they sent one 8 and one 7. Both in bags with papers that say 7 round .45 ACP. When I looked closer at the one that does not lock into the Springer, it is shorter and the slot is way off. I was gonna send it back, but jeebus, cost of doing that does not warrant it. If it would fit that beautiful piece, I would trade you for even a Springfield factory or another mag.
     
  7. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a Colt Officers Mag, if you want it PM me and I will send it to you. I don't use it.
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Colt's work best if you want a 7 round.

    The Wilson 47DOX/47DOXB works well as a 8 round.

    And the Tripp Research Cobra mag 7R-45-WO/7R-45-RO 7 round and the 8R-45-RG with the Officer's base pad for 8 round.

    I have all three and am happy with all but think the Cobra is the best built with its hybrid follower.
     
  9. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Just got back from picking it up and it's a very pretty gun. I am also thrilled with the deal I got on it, as it worked out to basically trading my Colt Commander plus $75 cash. For Skull & Shihan, I'll send PMs in the morning with my address and I'll find a good 8 rounder for you Skull as I have a ton of them...
     
  10. MoHawk

    MoHawk New Member

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    It makes my pants fit tighter
     
  11. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    NICE find NGIB!!!!! I can't wait for the range report.
     
  12. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I'm planning on taking this one and the Jericho to the range tomorrow as God knows I need some practice. The "recoilmaster" guide rod setup is supposed to make this one shoot more like a full-size gun - we'll see...
     
  13. Agent_H

    Agent_H New Member

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    In reference to IWB carry? (just Kidding)

    NGIB - that is a very sleek looking 1911!
     
  14. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Good addition.

    Can we some real photos please.
     
  15. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Plan to shoot it and take some pix tomorrow...
     
  16. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Range report posted. Here's a picture...

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  17. Jynx

    Jynx New Member

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    Now that is a beautiful 1911 :) Congrats on the great find!
     
  18. ajb

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    You can go to Brazos Custom's web site and order STI officers mags. The ones they sent me work well in my Escort. They list them as 6 round but the ones I received were 7 round. Only $12.50 each. :)
     
  19. glock2740

    glock2740 New Member

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    Congrats! STI makes a good 1911.