close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Suggestions on next purchase please

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by G19aps, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. G19aps

    G19aps

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hi folks,

    I have an SA Mil-spec that I had sent to the SA Custom Shop for some very small changes similar to the original GSP specs and this is the gun that I use for IDPA matches.
    [​IMG]

    Now I'm hooked and I want a 1911 with more bells and whistles including adjustable sights. It won't be used for anything serious, maybe a local bullseye match and target shooting. Considering cost, I have narrowed it down to an STI Trojan from Brazos with their Performance package at $1199 or an SA Trophy Match from cdnn for $1099. I think the STI with the Brazo package will have a better trigger (supposed to be 3lbs) and they check reliability, etc. but the SA I would have to send it to SA at ~$100 roundtrip shipping if I need any work done to it. Currently I am getting sub 2" groups at 25 yards with my Mil-spec that I mentioned above.
    What do you folks think? Any suggestions outside of those 2 choices that are in current production and I can purchase from a reputable dealer?
    Thanks, adam
     
  2. Tactical black

    Tactical black

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,295
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Florida
    I think the trojan is a great choice I'm hoping to pick one up soon in 9mm for cheaper target practice and maybe some competition.
     

  3. CanIhaveGasCash

    CanIhaveGasCash

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    785
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    8,000 feet.
    The trojan is an excellent choice.
     
  4. samuse

    samuse

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    5,375
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    South TX
    I've never understood the point of shooting sub- 2" groups with a pistol, so maybe I just don't get it. I shoot IPSC, USPSA, IDPA and local, informal steel matches. I very rarely talk to anyone who wishes they had adjustable sights, a LOT of guys have big, ugly fixed sights in their bomar cuts. If your gonna break into the $1000 plus range, I'd save a little longer and get a Les Baer CI or a PII. The Custom Carry is my favorite.
     
  5. G19aps

    G19aps

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks fellas. I got to handle a Trophy Match at the gunstore during my lunch break. I'd have to break the edges on the checkering. Otherwise, it was nice and tight and the slide fitted exactly to the frame at the rear. I also handled a Loaded Target and the slide overhung the frame by a little at the back and it was a little looser than the TM but at only $100 less than the TM I'd just get the TM. The trigger was very similar to the Trophy Match. I've handled a Trojan before and was impressed as well. Ah, decisions.
    Regarding saving an extra few hundred, it's not about that since I can afford a Les Baer. I'd just feel guilty every time I shot it that I paid that much for a gun and would eventually end up selling it.
     
  6. BlayGlock

    BlayGlock

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Texas
    I vote Trojan. STI makes a nice 1911 and they have great Customer Service to boot.
     
  7. check 6

    check 6

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would echo the comment about great customer service at STI and I say that even though I have been met with one delay after another on the STI Shadow I ordered for my wife and was to be delivered in early May, then late May then early June and now mid June and on and on. I do like their guns and have owned and shot a Steelmaster for almost two years.
     
  8. bac1023

    bac1023

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    107,767
    Likes Received:
    6,567
    Location:
    PA
    I vote Trojan :)


    [​IMG]
     
  9. Trey83

    Trey83

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,696
    Likes Received:
    49
    I went with the Trojan with enhancement package from Dawson Precision. Dawson said they can go from 3-5# on the trigger but recommended 3.5#. I will have a range report shortly after I get it.
     
  10. G19aps

    G19aps

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    3
    Looking forward to it Trey, thanks. bac, I did see your Trojan in a previous post and really liked it (I very much want a stainless gun this time). But the $300 chrome job from STI puts it out of my price cap. It's a beaut though.
     
  11. Trey83

    Trey83

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,696
    Likes Received:
    49
    Dawson is charging $270 for hard chrome or if you want just the receiver or slide finished they will do it for $135. I was actually thinking about doing the receiver only but in the end just went with blue.
     
  12. samuse

    samuse

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    5,375
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    South TX
    If you have ever handled or shot a Baer, and you have no problem affording a Baer, you would be owning a Baer and scoffing at the bottom end Springfields. By the time you send a Springfield back for warrany work 3 times, pay for a trigger job, replace the extractor, replace the ILS MSH and have the checkering dehorned, you could have bought a Baer.