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STI GP6 Anyone have one?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by dnuggett, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

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    I was browsing through STI's site and noticed they have a polymer framed model called the GP6. Any of you own one? How is the trigger? What's the build quality like?
     
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    I have handled one, I won't be buying one.
    It is selective DA-SA like a CZ75 with no mechanical decocker. If you want the hammer down, you have to pull the trigger and ease it down. I have done that with the CZ, I guess it will work on the GP6. DA pull is very ordinary, not nearly what I read about in gunzines and on the internet. SA pull is quite good.
    If you want to go full SA, the manual safety has very little projection, easy to swipe right over.
    The slide stop has very little projection and only fine serrations, easy to swipe right over if you get to slidelock as for IDPA.
     

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    It doesn't seem to stack up against the rest of the crop of polymer guns out there. Get a Glock/XDm/M&P you can get parts and accessories much easier.
     
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    I'm actually very interested in one. I believe the Slovakians have been using them for about a decade. I like that they use a rotary barrel-breech lockup, and I respect STI enough to trust that they would not import a poor gun. I have heard that the SA trigger is quite good for a plastic DA gun.
     
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    The only one I find interesting is the machine pistol version. There is one that will do 2 round burst and one that will do 5 round burst. I like the idea of the mechanical controlled pair.

    TED
     
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    Nah.

    I'll stick to the mainstream stuff when it comes to polymers. :)
     
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    I have the mainstream polymers. The reason it caught my eye is because it isn't a Glock, XD, etc.

    What is it that you have seen/heard about it that shows it doesn't stack up? That gets to the heart of my original question.

    This won't be an EDC, and I have other polymers.
     
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    Does you have a Steyr? :rock:
     
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    I think you're gonna have to get on that pretty soon. Aren't you get'n close to the bottom of the barrel with the steel beauties? Time to take on the plastic!
     
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    I don't own one but I had the chance to fondle one at this year's SHOT show. I can tell you that the trigger is very smooth both in DA and SA. The DA is just a bit heavy but not awful; I would assume that somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 lbs. The SA breaks at roughly half of that weight with a very, and I do mean VERY short reset.

    It feels solidly built and it is ergonomically very comfortable although lacking balance. My main gripe is that, with an empty magazine, it is very nose heavy; much more so than any Glock, XD or M&P that I have tried. More along the lines of the CZ Phantom.

    Personally I don't see a GP6 in my future any time soon. Not that it is not a nice gun but, for the price, there are IMO better options out there.
     
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    No I don't. People won't leave me alone about them, so I may have to see what they are all about after I get done getting through my "have to have" list.
     
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    I shot one. Nice ergonomics, decent trigger, soft shooting. I liked it!
     
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    How does the GP6 compare with the FNP9?

    As for the Steyr M9, I wouldn't compare it with a DA/SA but against other striker pistols, some of which start with a G, Steyrs compare very favorably.
     
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    If it is just going to be a range plinker it should work fine. I like to get accessories for my guns. Holsters and magazines are never going to be plentiful for the STI. Not to mention Sights and springs, etc.
     
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    You are disqualified from posting on gunboards for lack of proper terminology and procedure. Throw your computer out the window.
     
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    ^ What's that all about?