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Which STI to buy????

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by eabney, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. eabney

    eabney

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    I need some opinions.....I want to buy a 1911 in 9mm for IDPA. I really like the STI guns. Should I go with a Spartan (they offer it in 9mm now) or go with the Trojan??


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  2. Morgo

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    Trojan for sure!
     

  3. jwitagauge

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    I dont know if its what you are looking for but i love my ranger II out of your 2 choices i like the trojan personally
     
  4. bac1023

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    That's a no-brainer.

    The Trojan is a much better 1911.

    The Spartan is great in its price range, but its built in the Philippines by Armscor, not by STI.
     
  5. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    of the 2 you have listed, i'd get the Trojan.
     
  6. MD357

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    I'm gonna be the black sheep and say the Spartan. ONLY because from my experience, what you shoot in IDPA tends to change from the platform you used to start out with. Now if you KNOW you'll stick with it, then the Trojan is a the better built gun.
     
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  7. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    IIRC the 9mm Spartan does not have a ramped barrel, so that may sway the OP's decision.
     
  8. TonyT

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    I shoot the Trojan which I believe is a great value in a quality 1911.
     
  9. fearnutsnotguns

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    Trojan

    (40 cal)

    Love it, a real tack driver.

    :wavey:
    fearnuts
     
  10. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I saw a used Spartan at a gun shop this afternoon for $850! WTF is that all about? I can get a new one for $630. It did have a set of Micarta grips on it, but I didn't know they raised the price that much:wow: I was amazed at the price they had on that gun.
     
  11. bac1023

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    That's got to be a mistake.

    A used STI Trojan would be more like it.
     
  12. 8Ring

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