Decided to head up to the range today and get some rounds through my 2 newer purchases. STI Spartan and TRP. I took with me 400 rounds of 9mm and 300 .45. Overall it was a good day, Didnt take any pictures but i put a lot of holes through the A zone body and head on some IPSC targets. Both of these guns are super accurate. The STI is just awesome. I have primarily been shooting it for the past two weeks and not even touched my G34, which i used to think was really easy to shoot. Halfway through I picked up the G34 and ran 10 rounds and i was blown away with the difference of perceived recoil i felt because i got so used to shooting the Spartan. ** A few things i noticed though are that I am not very fond of the beavertail. It seems like i can grip much higher on my TRP than the STI. The web of my hand inbetween my thumb and pointer finger is really red and raw and i believe it to be from the not so smooth edges of the beavertail. Im pretty sure i need to swap this out. Is one company supposedly better than the other or all relatively the same? Also, is there anything i can do to make the empty magazines drop faster? Not much to say about the TRP. Im happy with everything about it. Just want to switch out to a flat trigger and when my smith is doing that, im going to have him touch up the trigger a bit.