STI Spartan

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by eborden1122, May 11, 2014.

  1. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Any opinions on STI 1911's? Good or bad. Thank you, Ed
     
  2. Yelsew

    Yelsew New Member

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    Have had an STI spartan 4" in 9mm and couldnt be happier. It has not malfunctioned yet and will shoot any ammo we have tried in it. The fit and finish was better than expected. For the money, it is an amazing buy. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1399838693.442636.jpg


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  3. DrFootball

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    Nice! what did that Run if you don't mind me asking? The RIA 5" Tactical 1911-9MM was just under $400 OTD,..


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  4. Yelsew

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    Got it at Cabela's new in box for $650 about 9 months ago. It shares the frame with rock islands but it is refinished by STI in Texas and it has STI's trigger, slide, and barrel.


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  5. DrFootball

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    Thanks...


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  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have a full size Spartan in .45 ACP, shoots where you point it. Has eaten various HP ammo along with any FMJ. Nice gun for the money.

    A fully made in the USA Trojan can be had for about $1k, the price of new STI escalates rapidly from there.
     
  7. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thank you, thats the exact one I am picking up and it is the same $$. Thanks again for the help. Take care, Ed
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the STI Spartans are built to STI specifications in a STI division of Armscor, then assembled at STI in Texas with STI internals.

    http://www.stiguns.com/resources/faq/

    STI is gaining a solid reputation among the owners who like to shoot 1911's. i have seen a few, and i have to say i was very impressed with what i saw. they appear very well made and niclely finished.
     
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  9. HOSSFLY

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    Judging from a lot of 1911 forums they are gathering quite a fan base :cool:
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    and they are made right here in Texas!:D

    even though they make the frames and slides at Armscor in the P.I. for STI, the internals are made by STI and then the assemble them here in Texas.

    i was looking at some of the Spartans on the STI website the other day, and even at MSRP, they are competively priced in relation to other 1911's in the smae class of quality.
     
  11. qwiksdraw

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    Actually, after manufacturing the frames, slides and barrels, the Spartans are assembled by STI Armscor in the Philppines then shipped to STI in Georgetown, TX for quality control and distribution. All warranty work is done by STI.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    my understanding of something i read before a couple of years ago, they were assembled at STI in Texas with their internals. i'll have to look into it further.
     
  13. DrFootball

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    I think a couple of competition shooters are shooting the 2011 doublestack frames..


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  14. DrFootball

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    My friend next door just came home today with a Spartan in 45ACP, with a conversion kit for 38Super.


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  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    beg, borrow or steal it, and do a range test!:D