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STI International 1911 HELP please Pic Inside

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by G26forme, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. G26forme


    Dec 21, 2010
    Hello, I am new to the forum and I fell in love with all the 1911s in the pic thread. I have collected a few and a friend is trying to sell this to me.

    He "says" its custom from STI. Its a double stack, stainless, textured frame... Holds 15 x .45 and has the word "Custom" on one side of the slide and the word "thoroughbred" on the other.

    I was hoping someone could tell me if its valuable? I have seen STI from $565 all the way to $3500.

    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 9, 2011
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    that STI would be similar to an STI Eagle with Hard Chrome.

    he probably had the gun built by the STI Custom Shop to his spec's
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011

  3. Morgo


    Oct 12, 2002
    Looks comparable to an STI Eagle except for the hard chrome.
    I'd take it to the range and see how it shoots, if you like it then I'd check out used prices for STI Eagles as a reference point.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Sorry I didn't reply to your PM in time.

    STI built a bunch of different guns over the years. That one is certainly comparable to a couple of their current models. Current value is probably between $1000-$1500, I would think.

    That's not a 1911, by the way. Its a modular "2011".
  5. G26forme


    Dec 21, 2010
    Ahhhh 2011. Now I get it, saw some red grips for sale locally for a 2011 STI but he wanted $100.

    Thanks for the reply guy wants too much I think. I would like to pay $1000 I think he is more like $1350 which sounds a little too much for what that is.
  6. Greyhoundman


    Nov 21, 2010
    Ofallon, Mo

    Not that bad a price I built an STI 2011 longslide for around 15-1600 in all the parts.
  7. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I wouldn't pay close to $1300, myself.

    However, I'm not a 2011 guy.
  8. waktasz

    waktasz Gamer Scumbag

    Aug 10, 2002
    Philly Area
    Depending who built it and what parts are in it $1300 isn't a bad price...but then again those guns are built for competition and a 15+1 .45 has no real use.
  9. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    No ideal of the value but I would sure LOVE to have a 2011 in .38 Super! :)
  10. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

    Aug 27, 2004
    That last sentence is really an uniformed statement...

    Both of my duty pistols are STI, and they were built for work. I have a Trojan 5.0 and a Tactical 4.15. I know a lot of officers who carry STI, particularly 2011's, as work guns. A pistol with 15+1 capacity has plenty of "real use".

    STI wouldn't have the following in law enforcement they do, if they weren't accurate and reliable pistols. One should consider that STI is used in competition shooting for the same reasons it's used in law enforcement.

    As for the OP... Someone already said it looks like an Eagle 5.0 with the slide and frame hard chromed. STI's MSRP for their Eagles is just under $2k. You can pick one up from Brazos or Dawson for just south of $1800. A decent Chrome job will cost $250-$300. I don't know what sights or how many magazines come with it, so it could add anywhere from $100-$300.

    By those numbers, $1300 is a good deal. Not seeing the gun in person, I can't tell the condition it's in, so I don't for sure...
  11. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Very good point. STI magazines are not cheap, so a couple magazines adds real value.