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Sti trojan 9mm ???

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Rman 585, Jul 27, 2011.


  1. Rman 585

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    Cant decide on the 5 inch or 6 inch model
    This is going to be my range/competition gun
    Will the 6 inch recoil less because of its longer slide ?
    Do you think the 6 inch is "more accurate" than the 5 inch?
    I would prefer the 5 inch....BUT if the 6 inch is more accurate with less felt recoil......then i would wanna go that way
    Its alot of $$ and i wanna make the right choice
    Has anyone shot both??
     

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  2. Quack

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    what type of competition?
    depending on what you are going to use it in, the 6" might be too long.
     

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    The 1911 I shoot the best is a springer .45 longslide and love it. Not a 9mm but the long slide shoots great for me. My buddy won't sell it to me what an ***** huh. :supergrin:
     
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    for the right price, i'll sell you my Wilson Classic Longslide :supergrin:
     
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  5. HotRoderX

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    My 9mm 1911 has very little felt recoil and its a 5inch model. I would think the 6inch would be a tad more accurate but chances are the 5inch model would out shoot you from anything but a rest.
     
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    One of these days I might have to get a gun like that. For know I like shooting lots of cheaper guns rather than one great gun. I guess you saw the pics I posted hoping the 3 amigoes will come down and shoot with us.
     
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    I have the 5" and frankly it's a terrific, terrific pistol. Absolutely love it. I think that the 5" will be more flexible than the 6" for competition purposes. As much as I love my version, I so badly want the long slide just because its a better look in my mind.

    By the way, the 5" will not be going anywhere any time in the foreseeable future. STI makes a great gun. Again, thanks to "bac1023" for the initial recommendation.
     
  8. samuse

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    I have a 5" Trojan in 9mm.

    I love it. I only have about 500 rounds through it but it's a fun gun to shoot. I do have about a 2-3% failure to feed. I really think it's the magazine. I've only used the supplied 9 round it came with.

    I have seen a couple of these digest a ridiculous amount of rounds in a season and never miss a beat.

    Tripp and Metalform seem to be the most recommended magazine.

    An Ed Brown chainlink mainspring housing matches up with the frontstrap pretty well.

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    Recoil? What recoil? It's a 5" 9mm. :supergrin:
     
  10. samuse

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    Pretty much. You can feel the slide reciprocate, but I wouldn't call it recoil.

    The difference between the 5" 9mm and a Glock 19 is about the same as the difference between a Glock 19 and 23. If that made any sense...
     
  11. bac1023

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    Yeah, you don't get much recoil with a full size 9mm 1911.
     
  12. Quack

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    how you would you know, you don't own any :tongueout:
     
  13. Texas Bulldog

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    6" will give you less recoil (not that big of an issue anyways) but it also gives you a longer sight radius helping accuracy.

    I have the 6" 9mm and its my favorite gun and by far my favorite to shoot. I bought it as a "Shooter" from the previous owner so it had a lot of rounds down range anyways and ive put in the ballpark 9k through it since i got it last year.

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    Aside from whatever the inherent pistol accuracy is with a 5" barrel, one advantage of the 6" barrel is a longer sight radius which helps the shooter attain greater accuracy.
     
  15. Morgo

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    I have a 5" .38 Super Trojan and its always been my favourite 1911. Great pistol!

    If you reload the 5" will likely recoil less as you can shoot a reduced load with lighter springs, you will need a heavier load to move the extra weight in the 6" slide although that heavier load could be cancelled by the extra weight of the 6" slide, fun and games :)

    If your not reloading and shoot the same ammo through both the 6" will recoil less.

    The 6" should also be more accurate due to increased sight radius.
     
  16. 71Commander

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    I'm glad you still like it.

    If it was a 5", I would have kept it. I did buy a 5" STI Spartan to replace it.

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  17. Texas Bulldog

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    I LOVE it! by far my favorite shooter. Accurate as all get out.

    notice i had the holes filled for the mount? I started using a cmore on it and it was just too easy, so back to target sights.
     
  18. 71Commander

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    I didn't notice. Looks good.

    I know how it shoots. :whistling: