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STI Spartan

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by -terry, Nov 23, 2006.

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  1. -terry

    -terry Member

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    Anyone seen or fired one of these. Even if not, what's your sense of how they'll compare to the Taurus PT 1911.
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  2. Rotorflyr

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    I don't think any have been delivered as of yet, though based on the information I've seen, I'd say they'd compare favorably to the Taurus (which so far seems to be solid according to owners)
     
  3. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    Comparing an STI to a Taurus? I think . . .


    If Taurus could replicate what STI produces at substantially less cost, then STI has a problem and Taurus has a golden opportunity.
     
  4. Whirlwind06

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    I think they specify are talking about the STI Spartan. That uses a RIA frame and slide and STI internals. I guess it is being assembled in the Philippines. The Spartan has a price range similar to the Taurus 1911 ~$600 MSRP.
     
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    I guess looks are in the eye of the beholder...

    It hurts me to even look at that huge rollmark. :barf:
     
  7. D-Man

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    I agree about the rollmark.....I was looking for a 9MM 1911, and STI seems to make a very nice one. But the whole TROJAN and horse logo rollmark kind of turned me off. Sure, maybe a bit childish, but looks do play a part.

    I see the price starts at $699. It should be priced lower when it hits the general market.
     
  8. Hawk

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    I have become one with the logo - part of the price of being an STI fanboy.

    Nevertheless, honesty compels me to admit I'm really glad they left any such thing off the Texican - that would've been just... wrong...
     
  9. mchasse

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    STI Spartin

    Well MSRP on the Spartin is $635.00. We get our first ones in on Tuesday and they will be selling for $571.00. If anyone is going to be at the SAR show this upcomming weekend in Phoenix, we'll have 16 of them there.

    Regards,

    Mike Chasse
    Thunder Mountain Custom Rifle
    Full Line STI Distributor
     
  10. Crzy_One

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    I went to the show with the intention of spending like $300 and ended up walking out with one of the Spartans. Im fairly new to 1911's but it seemed like a good deal, and a friend of mine that owns a few STI's picked up one so I decided it was worth it.

    I couldn't be happier, now I just need more mags and a holster!

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  11. shaggycat

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    I need a range report!
     
  12. Crzy_One

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    I will have one up by Sunday night hopefully...
     
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    Did I see someone say Philipines? I thought that only bad things are made in the Philipines? I have seen many posts here that denounce, decry and defame the products that come out of the islands...:neener:

    P.S. ...And no one took a stab at Taurus...
     
  14. Thefabulousfink

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    I am waiting on mine to arrive, if Correia ever gets them in and puts it in the mail.:p

    Crzy_One, that picture with the Christmas lights and gas mask is a terrible pic of the gun, but an awsome pic no the less.:cool:
     
  15. wally

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    Use the search for my experiences with Armscor made RIA, Charles Daly, and Armscor45. With a little better quality to the internal small parts they'd be very hard to beat, so I think STI will have a winner here.

    --wally.
     
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    ya they all turned out terrible, but thought it was kinda cool looking anyway. I will take more pictures later when I get a chance, depending on how much longer I have to work on my damn final for tonight :banghead:
     
  17. Correia

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    My first ones will be here anytime now.

    They're filling the orders in the order that they were placed, and I waited too long while getting the group buy order in and ended up further down the line than some dealers. I'm pretty excited to get these.
     
  18. Crzy_One

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    a few more shots, not that great but whatever, off to school I go...:barf:

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    From my house the fit and finish of the Spartans look much better than the Tauri I have seen.

    With the advent of the internet, it is amazing what you can see from your house.

    Anthony
     
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    Dang - looks for all the world like an LPA rear TR sight with something similar to the Dawson fiber front.

    Something like 100 American bucks in sights on a firearm under 600.00
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  21. Billy Sparks

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    It is a LPA rear sight if you look real close on one of the pictures you can see LPA on the sight.

    Dang it I was going to have my Colt Combat Target set up the same way but now I am wondering if I just suck it up and by the Spartan and get rid of the Colt.
     
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    You can also see the ARMSCOR PHILIPINES over the right grip panel. Wonder why they choose adjustable sights for this gun anyway? Seems like a "spartan" gun would have fixed sights, don't you think?
     
  23. strambo

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    When I first heard about it, I was hoping "Spartan" meant no front cocking serrations and would have expected fixed sights. I guess it is a "Spartan" entry level IDPA/IPSC comp gun, not entry level carry gun. Still a great looking 1911 w/ good features and parts for under $600.

    Only heard good stuff about the Taurus, but for the price I'd get one of these.
     
  24. Crzy_One

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    I took my new STI Spartan out twice this week, ran 150 rounds of magtech 230grain FMJ and another 125 or so Winchester White box 230 grain FMJ. At 21 feet the gun has no problems punching 1inch holes with all 8 rounds and when we shot it at 50 feet the groups only opened up to about 1 ½ inches. There were NO failures or problems of any type.

    Only 2 things I found that were not perfect on the gun, the front site is a little crooked (last few pics) and the trigger has just a bit a slack before breaking clean...

    Total cost was $613.83. Merry Christmas to me!

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  25. GARY1911A1

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    Nice pictures. Now I want one even more. I like the sight picture you posted as my older eyes can see better when there is more light on each side of the front sight. I just have so many 1911s' now that it's hard for me to justify getting another.
     
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