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

  1. gajones06


    Jul 26, 2011
    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?
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    Clean, lube, shoot, enjoy, repeat.

    Replace parts when and if they break.

  3. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Just shoot it. The Spartan is outstanding.

    Congrats! :cool:
  4. FLSlim


    Apr 12, 2010
    FL W Coast
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  5. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    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:

  6. 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).


  7. gajones06


    Jul 26, 2011
    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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  8. 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.
  9. 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.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  10. mingaa


    Dec 3, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    Oops-I thought this was a car thread. Go EVO! Hehe.
  11. Greyhoundman


    Nov 21, 2010
    Ofallon, Mo
    Cough cough...Mustang....cough

    One of my buddies has a Spartan in 9mm and has run great for him, no broken parts and no problems.
  12. tango44


    Jun 16, 2005
    Miami Florida
    Grips is the only change I made, I use Pachmyar now!
  13. RH45


    May 14, 2003
    Fond du Lac, WI
    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:
  14. shatteringstar

    shatteringstar Suspicious Pack

    Jan 9, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    i would expect more from an employee owned company