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STI Spartan what's inside??

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

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  1. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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.
     
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    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.

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. marine 97-03

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

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    From STI:

     
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    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

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    But isn't the CZ 97 horribly unreliable with hollow points? Or is that just miss information I've read...
     
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    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'.
     
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    This may help as well -http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=6DC0000-1161707138
     
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    Let's not drift too far from the OP.

    This is a thread about the internal parts of the STI Spartan. If you'd like to discuss another gun, please start another thread
     
  22. Carter

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    Thanks for the info.

    I love my Spartan. The internals seem very nice and fit together nicely. Only thing I do not like is the finish. Its wearing off pretty rapidly with only moderate use in a serpa.
     
  23. marine 97-03

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    Do they share the same parts as the trojan??
     
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    My brother bought one. I know they say that the parts are all STI parts, etc., but when we detail stripped his and mine, they are sure looked identical. I think that the difference he paid in price over mine wasnt really worth it, he agreed too.

    Personally, I think its kinda crappy to the American worker that they would take a box of parts and ship it elsewhere so it can be shipped back here to be sold. Surely they could pay Americans to do the same thing?
     
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    They could......but then they couldn't sell it for 700$.....
     
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