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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by gajones06, Feb 22, 2012.


  1. gajones06

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    Just ordered my STI spartan. It should be in Friday and I have to say I am excited to be back in the 1911 game. Had to sell my last one an that left me with two glocks an I have gotten tired of shooting them. Anyone have any tips for breaking it in? Or what parts are a must to replace?
     

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  2. NeverMore1701

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    Clean, lube, shoot, enjoy, repeat.

    Replace parts when and if they break.
     

  3. bac1023

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    Just shoot it. The Spartan is outstanding.

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Gotta like the Spartan, nice pick up. :thumbsup:
     
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    Congrats! Mine was great straight out of the box. Excellent trigger and accuracy. They have no particular break in requirements, but I would stick with 230 FMJ for the first few hundred rounds. I wouldn't replace anything (except perhaps the grip panels) until you've put several hundred rounds through it. Then you'll be in a position to know what you might not like.
     
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    That was my thought exactly. The STI SPARTAN is a fine shooting 1911. You should enjoy it a great deal. I know from experience. :supergrin:

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  7. CMG

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    For me, I had to ditch the full-length guide rod, and replace it with an Ed Brown standard guide rod and plug (easier dis-assembly), then the magazine catch needed to be just a bit longer, so Ed Brown part again (easier mag changes). Finally, the plastic MSH had to go so I used a serrated one from EMC (personal taste). Grips were the last thing I changed on mine (personal taste again).

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  8. gajones06

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    Ya I am a huge Ed brown guy so I am thinking at some point the trigger mag release and a different color front optic. Being color blind makes it hard to see a red fiber optic on an orange target.




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  9. JRS

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    You could have gotten an identical armscor for less. STI has nothing to do with the spartan...and they don't give a crap how they work. Ask me via PM if you want to know how I know.

    They cared more about how quickly I could slap on an STI sticker than test firing them, for one.
     
  10. CMG

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    Thanks for raining on the parade, but if you can't post about it on an open forum, it appears to be more hear-say than facts. :whistling:

    It's hard for me to imagine a company, any company, allowing the use of their brand without any input or control over that product.

    So, if you have facts, please share.
     
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    Oops-I thought this was a car thread. Go EVO! Hehe.
     
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    One of my buddies has a Spartan in 9mm and has run great for him, no broken parts and no problems.
     
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    Grips is the only change I made, I use Pachmyar now!
     
  14. RH45

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    I'm also a little color blind and red fibre optic sights SUCK for me, but, it takes less than a minute to remove the old fibre, and melt in a new one. You're going to want to keep some spare fiber anyway, because even if you don't break, or lose it, over time they get nasty from the muzzle blast.:wow:
     
  15. shatteringstar

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    i would expect more from an employee owned company