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Finally shot the STI!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by wrx04, Oct 21, 2010.


  1. wrx04

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    The UPS guy dropped off the other half of my gun this morning. So after almost two weeks of waiting, i took it to the range today. Didn't have a ton of time, but i got to shoot about 150 rounds. The gun was flawless....felt a little different from my glock:supergrin:. I shot it well. That single action trigger makes a big difference.

    I even got to shoot about 10 rounds that i reloaded myself (my first batch of reloads:wow:). I was nervous as hell when i squeezed the trigger with those bad boys in the chamber, but they all shot great. My goal is to shoot about 500-600 rounds per week.

    Here is a question.....i've read on here that some guys dont clean their gun until ~400 rounds when its new so the dirt can smooth out the hang-ups. Whats your opinion on it?

    Here are a couple pics of the dirty gun, and then after i toweled her off:[​IMG][/URL]

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  2. Quack

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    congrats!!!

    don't clean it, just lube it for the first 300-500rds. the unburnt powder will mix with the oil and do help create a slurry that will help lap the slide/frame rails.

    That's why i usually make a slurry of JB Bore compound and oil, then work the slide by hand. it's pretty does the similar thing, but without having to fire 500rds.
     

  3. rsxr22

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    congrats on the Trojan. I have never tried Quack's method, but i do try to get 500 rounds through it without cleaning it. Just re-lube occassionally
     
  4. bac1023

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    Very nice.

    I love the grips. :)
     
  5. glock2740

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    Gun lover.

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    Congrats!
     
  6. knedrgr

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    sounds like a winner!
     
  7. steve1911

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    Nice pistol!!


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  8. wrx04

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    Thanks guys:wavey:
     
  9. tango44

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    What are the main differences between the Trojan and the Spartan?
    Thank you.
     
  10. Tactical black

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    Congrats! The grips look great :cool: