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Sti vip

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Chonny, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Chonny

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    I fell in love with this STI VIP. It's the first 1911 I've wanted in years. It's time to get it over with I think.

    I'll admit it's a bit more cash than I'd like to spend, but sometimes you have to hand someone a pile of cash in exchange for a kickass gun.:supergrin:
     

  2. Chonny

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    Well I thought it was mildly cool. I was talking about how much I hated STIs. Then I see one I thought was pretty damn sweet and I couldnt let it go. Is 1400 too much to pay for something like this?

    I realize its not everyones cup o tea being a smaller double stack 1911 but I like it for exactly those reasons. I want a gun made in Texas.

    I haven't bought it yet nor did I take any cell phone pics but heres what the gun looks like.

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    Apparently Ted Nugent likes STI, thats a big plus for me.
     
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  3. WellArmedSheep

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    Ala-freakin'-bama
    Why??
     
  4. Trey83

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    what's not to like.........oh wait the traditional STI billboard. But that wasn't enough to stop me from ordering an STI for my first 1911. If I like my Trojan enough I may consider picking up something like the VIP or Guardian as my EDC.

    I say go for it. :cool:
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    STI makes a good gun. I like the VIP. I say go for it.
     
  6. Chonny

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    The huge "billboard" as well as insane designs and colors. But now I look at it as modern art.

    I don't think the billboard on the VIP is too bad.

    This one doesnt look very GI to say 1911A1 on the side :)
     
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  7. WellArmedSheep

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    Ala-freakin'-bama
    I've always been a form follows function kinda guy. As long as they work I don't care what they look like.
     
  8. THEPOPE

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    After much study, I bought an STI Target Master for league shooting, .45 ACP, my favorite pistol.....out-of-the-box accurate, a bit more than I wanted to pay, but hey, a 1911 in a long slide is an expensive venture....

    I am out......no regrets....:cool:
     
  9. bac1023

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    STI did make one 1911 that didn't follow their tradition. Sadly, its now discontinued.



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  10. bac1023

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    A while ago, probably close to two years.

    Its a shame, because I felt it was their best 1911.
     
  11. Trey83

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    That's a shame they don't make it anymore. I wonder how much it would cost to have their custom shop build something like that.
     
  12. remat

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    IMO, their double-stack frame is the BEST on the market. Their parts are also top notch. I recently put in an STI match sear into my Springfield and it was virtually drop in.
     
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  13. bac1023

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    Not sure.

    The Legacy with the optional PVD finish (which mine has) retailed for $1900-$2000, but that was a couple years ago.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Infinity is the best, in my opinion, but I'd say STI is second.

    Infinity's guns are generally much more expensive too.








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  15. check 6

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    Bought an STI Steelmaster in 9mm about two years ago and it has been a great gun. Was a little rough out of the box but I took it to STI and they took the time to tweak the gun and the mags. Great customer service and nice people. That said I just canceled the order I had for a Shadow for my wife and one for me. They kept getting delayed. Promised NLT the first of May and then kept sliding two weeks at a time. Still not ready. In fairness to STI they did get a large Law Enforcement order for that pistol and have been working hard on it. Again great people and fine pistols.
     
  16. bac1023

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    I did hear STI's service was very good, though I never had to use it.

    I guess that's a good thing. :supergrin: