Buying one you don't need, but want!


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Japle
October 20, 2011, 07:48 PM
I love steel shooting. Iíve done pretty well, but Iím not the best, even locally.

Last spring, I saw a guy at the Nationals in Titusville, FL with a gun I wanted. He had an STI SteelMaster.

It was cool.

When I took my turn at the prize table, I picked a package that included a grip frame for the STI 2011 guns. When I asked around to see who had the best deals and service on STI guns, I was told to deal with Dawson Precision. I called them.

Many months (and many dollars) later, my gun arrived.

Itís cool. Shoots real well, too.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/SteelMaster1.jpg

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BossHogg
October 20, 2011, 07:56 PM
You don't need any of them. It's all about buying what you want. Congrats on buying what you wanted. Very nice looking gun have fun.

Jeb21
October 20, 2011, 07:57 PM
Great looking gun! I feel your pain by the way.

jackpinesavages
October 20, 2011, 08:12 PM
Congrats!!

I bought a TargetMaster through DP about a year and a half ago and they're my go to guys, and will be for my Edge....

Way to go!! Beautiful, btw...

harmon rabb
October 20, 2011, 09:46 PM
Dawson is awesome. First class operation. I love how you can order a gun from them, then have them do whatever you want to it, before you ever receive it -- and it doesn't have to be competition stuff. I bought my EMP from dawson, and they did a full action / reliability job on it before shipping it to me. I couldn't be happier with it.

Hondo 60
October 20, 2011, 10:57 PM
Very cool lookin gun!

towboat_er
October 20, 2011, 11:00 PM
Great looking gun. Bet its a blast to shoot.

Magoo
October 21, 2011, 12:53 AM
Congrats on your new "toy". Only "toy" in the need vs. want critereon.

I've got many toys that will perform better in the hands of masters than they will in mine. I still enjoy them, hope they will encourage me to perform up to their level, and always hope for the day for a master to take my toy(s) and show me (hopefully teach me) what they're actually capable of.

hercster
October 21, 2011, 04:06 PM
Hey who said you had to be super good in order to play? That's what boys do; it's sort of our job:evil: I'm 67 years young shoot like a newbies cuz that's what I am. As some smart guy said, "we are here for a good time, not for a long time!":p

jackpinesavages
October 22, 2011, 12:51 AM
My next toy....

http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=3000000-1095448134

IMTHDUKE
October 22, 2011, 10:45 AM
Bought this one....did not need...have never shot, but I just think it's cool. Oh well...

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/pix572081172.jpg

ATLDave
October 22, 2011, 11:16 AM
Japle, that is a bad-[mule] race gun! Love it!

wally
October 22, 2011, 05:06 PM
I hope to never need any of them, but I want them all! :)

That STI SteelMaster is a rocking pistol!

451 Detonics
October 22, 2011, 07:13 PM
Great looking 2011...what caliber?

I didn't need a Ruger Flattop in 44 Special either, and once I owned it I didn't need to have Turnbull make it pretty...but I did...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z271/reloader1959/handguns/ruger3.jpg

railroader
October 22, 2011, 07:37 PM
Japle, all I can say is WOW! I love it. What caliber is it by the way? Mark

mio
October 23, 2011, 09:09 AM
japle that is one sweet pistol. whats steel shooting anyway?

Caliper_RWVA
October 23, 2011, 09:39 AM
Nice looking gun! Once the bills are paid and a reasonable amount is put away for retirement, money is for spending on something that puts a smile on your face!

Think about it this way: someone who buys a $8 coffee every weekday will spend just over $2k per year on fancy coffee. It's just choosing where you put the money.

hercster
October 23, 2011, 12:30 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, a Steelmaster is normally available just in 9 mm. If it's a custom, it's anyone's guess.

Phil W
October 23, 2011, 05:03 PM
Now you just need a holster.........

Japle
October 23, 2011, 05:23 PM
The SteelMaster is in 9mm. They don't offer other calibers and I'm perfectly happy with that.

imo, Google "Steel Challenge".

Phil, I already have a CRSpeed holster that I was using with my CZ75 SA in Limited. I love the CRSpeed. I also have one for my S&W 327 8-shooter.

The C-More sight came with an 8 minute dot which is great for fast shooting on SC targets. Not so good for shooting tiny groups, but that's not what the gun's for.

I was a little concerned that the gun might not function with the light loads I usually shoot. On the last shot from the first mag, the slide didn't lock back. After that, no problems at all.

BTW, I got three 20 rnd mags with the gun.

1SOW
October 24, 2011, 12:33 AM
Isn't that a compensated gun?

Find out what speed the comp runs at and you won't want your "light" loads---ever again .
Probably around 13-1400'/sec it'll be a NO FLIP, no sight pic loss flat shooter.

One purty pistol!

I'm just a C class, old guy, CZshooter; but I UNDERSTAND want. WANT isn't restricted to class.
You may move up faster now.

Kiln
October 24, 2011, 12:49 AM
After you've got a decent weapon for home defense and/or hunting you don't actually need anything else...I only needed the first couple of firearms that I bought but I didn't let that stop me.

Japle
October 24, 2011, 02:31 PM
Posted by 1SOW:
Isn't that a compensated gun?

Find out what speed the comp runs at and you won't want your "light" loads---ever again .
Probably around 13-1400'/sec it'll be a NO FLIP, no sight pic loss flat shooter.

The gun, including the comp, was designed for light-to-medium pressure steel competition loads. The recoil spring is surprisingly light. Using hot, high-pressure loads in this gun would be a mistake.

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