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STI Guardian or Sig C3

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by mickey24, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. mickey24

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    A friend of mine is looking at both of these guns and I am trying to steer him towards the STI. Just wondering what opinions you guys have on which gun is the better choice.
     
  2. Johan Beer

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    I would take the STI for sure.
     


  3. Hokie1911

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    Lawdog has a C3 I believe and speaks very highly of it. I would take the STI. I really like the Guardian.
     
  4. bac1023

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    I love STIs, but I'm not sure looks are their strong point. ;)
     
  5. Hokie1911

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    Ain't that the truth.
     
  6. TSAX

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    Another one for S.T.I.

    Give me an :cheerleader:

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    what does that spell, your next gun
     
  7. rsxr22

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    sti all day. sig makes a good 1911, but STI is among the best 3 production 1911's made imo
     
  8. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

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    Right behind you...
    Both are ugly, but if you like them I've heard nothing but good about both
     
  9. bac1023

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    Yeah, STI builds a great 1911 for a good price.
     
  10. I do really like my sig c3 but I am going to sell it. Inject been bitten by the semi custom bug
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    Agreed. I think they offer some of the best bang for the buck 1911s at various pricepoints. Great guns. Great value. Great customer service. Win. Win. Win.
     
  12. Rinspeed

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    Sig could have had gold mine when it came to 1911s but they screwed it all up.
     
  13. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    I had both. Both are excellent guns. The Sig WILL fit damn near every leather holster. If not then you will have to let the holster form to the Sig.

    Kydex holsters will not fit 100% unless you order for the Sig. But it is easy to mold a regular kydex to a Sig with a heat gun.

    I actually liked the Sig better, but I hate the new model Sig grip safety. They used to use a Caspian GS, now they use a STI.