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STI International

Who has one? Anybody?

I'd like to hear some first hand opionions, if there are any.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 07:17 PM
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Handled some of their stuff and was impressed, exspecially impressed since they are made right here in Texas.
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i have the guardian, love it
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My roommate has a Spartan. VERY nice gun, especially for the money. I believe he actually traded a Norinco SKS for it, which I would say is a pretty damn good deal.

The slide to frame fit is phenomenal, and the trigger is clean, crisp, and light.

I did notice that it has a plastic MSH like the Kimbers but overall fit and finish on the gun is to a very high level.

The Spartans are based on the RIA slide and frame, but you would never know it in handling the STI.





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If it's an RIA frame, there's nothing stopping you from upgrading to a Wilson Combat or factory Colt metal mainspring housing. The thing that always worries me is having MIM parts in the gun. Those can be sneaky, and unreliable. I don't know what the internal parts are in those guns, though. Call them.

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Quoted from gunners journal

Recently, I tested a target-style pistol from STI, called the Spartan. This pistol was unique in that STI International chose to use major components (frame, slide, and barrel) manufactured by Arms Corporation of the Philippines (better known as Armscor)
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Q Does STI use any MIM parts?
A Yes. We, like most manufacturers, do but not in any of the "critical" stress or wear components. Our good friend Bob Serva of Fusion Firearms has graciously allowed us to quote his response to this question.
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Thanks guys.

The reason I asked is because my boss and I are looking into them. He's digging the Shadow and/or the Escort. I'm digging the 2011 frame Tactical 4.5".

I'm considering a road trip to Georgetown to check out their facility.

I haven't really found any bad reviews, at least nothing major on any of their guns.

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If it's an RIA frame, there's nothing stopping you from upgrading to a Wilson Combat or factory Colt metal mainspring housing. The thing that always worries me is having MIM parts in the gun. Those can be sneaky, and unreliable. I don't know what the internal parts are in those guns, though. Call them.
I believe I saw something stating that they do use SOME MIM parts in their guns, but not the parts that are exposed to lots of stress. Basically, the parts that make a reliable gun reliable, are not MIM. I think it said they are ARMSCOR. Don't quote me on that though.

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Not that I'm bagging on STI but if you're looking for an STI why not look at strayer-voigt in Grand Prairie. I've owned a few of their limited pistols and were perfect from the factory. They might be a little more pricey than STI but in the end you get what you pay for.

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