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Debating between Ruger SR1911 VS 2012 STI Spartan IV

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by TxGlock9, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. TxGlock9

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    Difference is the Spartan IV has a bull barrel, FLGR, and 4.25inch.

    Ruger as everyone already knows is 100% US made and is made out of barstock steel from slide to barrel/barrel bushing so it's a tight high quality fit.

    I really don't care as far as size goes but I will be carrying this pistol. As far as reliability and performance goes what do you guys think? Should I wait for something better or go with either one of these aforementioned pistols?
     

  2. Quack

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    at least Ruger hid the warning on the SR1911 :rofl:

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  3. TxGlock9

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    Ruger appears to be the better made pistol, but I can't just assume so that's why I'm trying to get a proper assessment from you guys. I know STI's are great quality for the price as well, but the Spartans are made by Armscor in the philippines. So does anyone know first hand the craftmanship that goes into an Spartan in comparison to the SR1911?
     
  4. Quack

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    the Spartan gets final QC by STI in TX before they ship out. STI is an employee owned company and they take great pride in their work.
     
  5. fnfalman

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    Cast American or cast Filipino?

    Tough call.
     
  6. ca survivor

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  7. TxGlock9

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    Foe the price i'm willi to spend they dont have anything that i like. I have had the RO before already. I think i'm going to go for the sti.
     
  8. TxGlock9

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    Sorry for the major typos up top. Was typing from my iphone.. Anyway, I made the order for my Spartan IV and should be here soon. Will be back with range report.
     
  9. Carolina Drifter

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    have you considered the SA Range Officer
     
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  10. TxGlock9

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    post #8.. As for the spartan IV I ordered the wait time is 16 weeks from today.. I had to make a $200 deposit with dawson precision.
     
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  12. TxGlock9

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    Tell Bac that.. lol It amuses me how much people don't know about STI's quality and reputation.
     
  13. saddlebum

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    I have both the sti will shoot circles around the ruger. STI is an armscor slide and frame. Every tghing else is sti and fitted by sti
     
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  14. WinterWizard

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    I own the Ruger – it is awesome. Forget carrying it, though, unless you like to have your pants pulled down all day long. The Ruger is a heavy, all-steel gun – about 3 lbs with a full magazine. I don't care if you have a $300 holster and a $200 belt, you are going to be pulling your pants up about 500 times a day. I would carry a 1911, but only a 4", lightweight model.
     
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  15. WinterWizard

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    Well, if it is a 4" model, it may weigh a few ounces less. But to me, the problem with carrying a 1911 isn't the size, it's the weight. My cutoff fully loaded would be about 35 ounces, tops – 25-30 ounces is better.
     
  16. Cobra64

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    "Hey bro... ditch the 1911"





    These guys are all shooting Sig P226s that weigh about two ounces more than a steel 1911. None seem to have issues with their pants falling down.


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  17. fnfalman

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    How can you shout, "THIS IS SPARTA!!!" with the Ruger?
     
  18. lowered and flared ejection port, GI guide rod, fixed sights. Ruger
     
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