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anyone own a sti spartan3 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by randy41508, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. randy41508


    Apr 19, 2012
    I'm curious about the quality of the still 1911 i don't wanna east 400 on road. But don't have 1500 either and I want a 1911 compact I also was curious about the overall trigger travel and weight of the trigger.and quality of the overall gun jams? Miss fires?etc
  2. Alizard


    Apr 5, 2012
    One thing about higher quality 1911's is they are fitted tight, so some jams and mis feeds can occur during break in. No big deal. If you want more peace of mind, I remember that Dawson Precision used to test fire the guns they sell to avoid problems. They also had the best prices on new STI.

  3. randy41508


    Apr 19, 2012
    Would u consider sti up there with colt Springfield etc

  4. Better than those, far better.
  5. gajones06


    Jul 26, 2011
    I have an sti spartan and I have had a lot of problems with. The trigger bow was bent an binding on the magazine, the three finger spring hung out into the magazine well and cause binding and I hate the trigger. Haven't had any fte ftf or jams but a lot of little things. The gun shoots well now that I have fixed all the issues but it was very frustrating to have to fix them on a brand new gun.
  6. Alizard


    Apr 5, 2012
    The two STI Trojans I have a far better than the mass made guns like Colt, Springfield, para etc.

    I have not seen a Spartan so I can't say what it is like.
  7. Alizard


    Apr 5, 2012
    The Spartan may be mass made 1911, which is to say not quality controlled. You might want to spend the extra $ for a Trojan.
  8. R*E


    May 12, 2008
    I have a Spartan. It nice and tight and it shoot very nicely.
  9. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    Just keep in mind the Spartan is not a true STI 1911 in that it is a re-branded 1911 from the Philippines. The STIs most folks are familiar with like the Trojan are made in Texas. I had a Spartan and a STI Lawman. The quality difference was noticeable, of course the Lawman was twice the price of the Spartan as well. I would put Texas made STIs ahead of Colt or Springfield quality but not the Spartan.

    All that being said the Spartan is a nice 1911 and will serve it's owner well. Mine was extremely tight, I mean crazy tight. It made my Baer look almost loose, no lie. But it is built like a tank and is tough as nails. I am not sure how the newer smaller Spartans are.
  10. javelinadave

    javelinadave Hebrew Hammer

    Aug 14, 2006
    Scottsdale, AZ
    What is an "east 400 on road"?
  11. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

    Feb 28, 2005
    DFW TX
    You are asking the wrong question. You need to ask about the Spartan specifically... I wouldn't necessarily say the STI QC and build process is reflected in the Spartan.