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STI Spartan what's inside??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marine 97-03, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    I know its made by armscore to STI specs but are there STI parts inside?? Tell me all you know?
  2. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    Yes, the guts are STI parts. Frame/slide are made to STI specs with STI trained Armscor employees.
  3. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    MIM parts....
  4. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    If you're expecting all steel parts in a >$700 1911 you'll be sorely disappointed with your search results.
  5. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    well aware of that fact... Just answering the persons question.

    I have no earthly idea where they get the parts from / supplier.
  6. Water-Man

    Water-Man Well-Known Member

    Yes, you answered the OP's question with sarcasm.
  7. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    Kimber uses MIM parts and they work....
  8. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Well-Known Member

    so...... Armscor employees are building STI guns in the Armscor factory with parts they made there to STI specs. Sounds like a high end Armscor gun after all they are making the parts and building the gun.

    Tho I wouldn't worry about where it's made as a lot of stuff and parts are made overseas and from what I hear most people really like there STI's and RIA 1911's.
  9. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  10. tuj

    tuj Well-Known Member

    I've got one and it's been a great gun, very reliable. Great value in a 1911.
  11. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    MIM parts ARE "all steel." :rolleyes:

    MIM is just a new way of producing steel parts, and the technology is getting better all the time. I have MIM parts in several guns with very high mileage and have had, IIRC, no MIM parts failures.
  12. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    Their guts are made here, and shipped to the Armscor factory, but I agree, tons of people are happy with their guns do don't worry where it's made.

    I mispelled "bar stock or cast" and forgot to add it back in, sorry.

  13. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    I will be picking one up next Thurs....CAN'T WAIT
  14. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I have never had any kind of failure with an y MIM parts. If I had to replace my Kimber tomorrow, I would gladly look at the Spartan or the new Ruger.
  15. smalls

    smalls Well-Known Member

    Congrats, what exactly did you get? You'll be happy with it.

    And in the unlikely event that you're not, STI will bend over backwards to see that you are with their warranty and customer service.

    I can't wait to try out the new commander Ruger's putting out.
  16. KAS1981

    KAS1981 Well-Known Member

    From STI:

  17. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    My CZ 97b is all forged steel and costs less than $700. There's nothing special about the 1911 platform to make them artificially more expensive.
  18. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    But isn't the CZ 97 horribly unreliable with hollow points? Or is that just miss information I've read...
  19. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    They modified the barrel a few years ago. It now has a longer feed ramp and throated chamber. Feeds HP fine now, provided it isn't a 'flying ashtray'.
  20. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    This may help as well -http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=6DC0000-1161707138

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