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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 wonder at witch model do the internals change from or differ from the Spartan ?
     
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    I've been reading a bit about globalization recently (Tom Friedman's The World Is Flat is a really interesting read...though exhaustively long) and it seems the picture is a lot more complicated than just "give those jobs to Americans." It is pretty easy to end up with a company benefiting the American worker MORE by putting some portion of the work flow overseas, than to hold everything here in the 'States and have to be a much less productive company employing FEWER workers here on balance.

    That topic gets way outside our scope at THR, but it is worth studying if you're concerned with such issues.
     
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    Its interesting reading for sure, but I agree, kinda out of our scope for THR.
     
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    Without having asked that specific question of the factory, it would be hard to give a definitive answer...it is part of the weakness of knowing a bit more than some about the 1911; you don't ask for answers that don't really make a difference.

    However my experience with STI would lead me to believe that there isn't a model that differs or changes. It makes no economic sense to make different parts for the internals...especially for a modern manufacturing company using CNC machining.

    What differs as you move up the model lines is the amount of hand fitting and finishing applied. I've handled and shot more than a couple of STI models over the last year and I could easily tell the difference in feel and operation between the Spartan and the Trojan.
     
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    But for the price would you say the Spartan is a solid 1911
     
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    ...depends on what you mean by solid?

    At less than $1000, I'd be more likely to go with a RIA Tactical and use the leftover money to add what I wanted.

    I think the STI Trojan is the best value for dollars spent, and think it rivals the Dan Wesson CBOB

    But my idea of what a 1911 should have, may very likely be different than yours
     
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    What's inside the STI Spartan?


    Bullets.


    Hopefully I'm not the only one who thinks that's funny. :)
     
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    :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    There are NO mim parts in the Spartan ..THEre EDM the good stuff
     
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    I had the STI SPartan V. Sold it and now own (2) Para Ordnance GI Experts. DEFINITELY IMO prefer the Para experts.
     
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    Had a full size spartan for about 2 months lost $150 bucks from buying new to selling used. IMHO just not a great 1911, not accurate compared to any of the other 5 brands of 1911 I have owned.
     
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    My Spartan will hold 5" 10-shot groups with quality ammo at 50 yards from a rest. I don't know many 1911's under $1000 that will consistently do that. My Les Baer will hold 1.5" but that's a different league.
     
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    JoeC (I'm guessing that's Mr. Chambers) did extensive mods to his Ruger. Mr. Chambers also said that most of his groups were around 5" at 50 yards.

     
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