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STI Trojan Torture Test

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Sapper771, Dec 28, 2008.

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  1. Sapper771

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    I recently purchased a STI Trojan 1911 in 45acp. I really enjoy shooting this pistol and I have fired 500 rounds through it so far with out any problems. The Trojan is very accurate even with cheap ammunition. I have started carrying the Trojan as my carry weapon. I have been looking to see if anyone has done any torture test style evaluations on the trojan, but I have not found any reviews or reports on the subject. I was going to ask to see if any of you guys have done any formal or informal testing on the trojan to see what it can handle. I have even thought about getting mine dirty and seeing how far I can take it , without doing any serious damage of course. I am still thinking about doing it , but knowing me , I will go through with it. Reliability has always been a top concern for me . If anyone has any input or experience , I would appreciate the info.

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    glad you like your trojan, i think that patrick sweeny (sp?) might have done one in his last Book of the 1911
    i will look in there and see if it is so.
     
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    I have tortured mine with over 5000 rounds of al sorts of ammo. Not one problem so far.
     
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    I went a little over board on mine today. I let it sit in a bag of sand and water for about an hour. The sand got into everything. when i pulled it out of the bag , it took me 20 minutes to get the slide to rack.

    Before I go any further, I want to say that I did expect the Trojan to fail, I was just wanting to see how far I could take it to see what it could do.

    After I got the slide free, I rinsed the entire gun in a bucket of water then swabbed the barrel. I loaded a mag and it cycled the entire magazine. The second magazine got 3 clean rounds off then the hammer fell as the slide returned into battery and did not fire the round. I racked it and continued firing. on the third magazine it did the same thing. The fourth magazine the trigger was not reseting. I had to manually reset the trigger and fire each round. After that, I stopped.
    I know that the STI's are not built for that kind of treatment, but I learned a great deal from the test.......especially when I started stripping the Trojan down to individual parts and flushing the sand out. Most of the sand had settled around the barrel link and recoil system, thus locking the entire pistol down.

    My best friend did the same thing to his H&K USP Tactical 45.....he had better luck than me though. He ended up burying his H&K in a muddy hole and covering it back up , then pouring several gallons of water over the H&K. After he let it sit, he reached into the muddy hole and pulled out his H&K that had now become a chunk of mud. He swabbed the barrel, loaded a magazine, and emptied 12 rounds into a ringer plate. With that being said, his H&K failed to function as double action and his safety did not function (results of the sand/water). he had 2 FTF's .

    I appreciate you guys replying. Have a safe one.
     
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    if this is a hd and or ccw i highly reccomend that you don't do anything crazy to it.
     
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