STI Spartan .45 ACP

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    STI Spartan .45 ACP

    Well I do not need another .45 1911 but . . .

    With that out of the way I just read a review of the STI in Combat Handguns. Yes I am aware that Combat Handguns has never written anything negative about any handgun but the features, look, and added custom touches for only $600 has had me recounting my gun fund.

    Anyone with experience with this gun?

    I see a lot of STIs in competition though mostly .40s and while great guns I would not trust my life to them a little too choosey about ammo.
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    They are good basic .45s. Several of the local USPSA guys shoot them in single stack.

    In my opinion, the Rock Island tactical is just as good and less expensive.

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    They appear to be about the top choice in that price range. Everyone that owns one finds the fit and finish to be excellent and they come highly recommended. I don't own one but would indeed buy one from all I have read and heard about them.

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    Just FYI

    Some of the STI guns are built on their high quality investment cast frame and some are built on the STI forged frame.
    The cast frame (of course) being less expensive to manufacture than a frame machined from a forged steel billet.
    I don't know if that makes any difference to you as far as pistol frames are concerned but, it's something you should be aware of.
    I don't think there are really very many problems associated with cast frames though I would not ever want a cast slide.

    Call STI and find out. Their web site is STI International.

    I'm best guessing the Spartan is built on the cast frame since it does not actually state FORGED frame on their web site and the forged frame models state "Forged Frame."

    Me personally...I would spend a little more and go with the least expensive model that features a forged frame.
    But, that is just what I would do.



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    I had one of the "first batch," according to the STI guys. Mine had an issue with the way a mag funnel fit, as the frame was a bit short or the MSH hole not quite right, but they fixed it free and fast, only wanted to keep it a bit to do some sort of comparison or something with the frames. STI innards in the Filipino made frame. I didn't shoot it much, and wish I had not sold it, it was a lot of gun for the the money.
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