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STI vs Springfield 3"

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Big Bore Fan, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Big Bore Fan

    Big Bore Fan

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    I'm looking into buying a 3" .45 for carry and have narrowed my choices down to STI Escort or Springfield micro. I just wanted to get some opinions on these from some of you who may know more than I do. Any reliability issues? How are the warranties? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    both will work, the STI has less MIM if that matter's.
    both have good customer service.
     

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    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Which one feels better in your hands and did you shoot better?
     
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    Yep, long story short I highly recommend the Shadow and it is my EDC. I would have no problem carrying the Escort, either. I have four STI 1911s and haven't needed their CS yet, but I've yet to hear anything bad about their service.


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    Double post.

    Since I had to edit this, I will add that for carry I would have swapped out the TAS sights on my Escort for the Heinie straight 8 night sights I have on the Shadow since I seem to pick those up faster visually.
     
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  8. Big Bore Fan

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    I've only had the opportunity to fondle the Springfield. STI's are not very common in my neck of the woods. I'm leanIng to the STI so I thought I would get some opinions first.
     
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    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    You can't go wrong with STI.