Yes, but for the price this is a great entry level competition pistol. The checkering on the Phillipine Mahogany grips isn't sharp enough for me and without the frontstrap checkered, the pistol could move around in my grip in hot weather. Not really a problem as the fix is simple. Plus, I usually change the grips on a new pistol anyway.
Also, the trigger on my pistol breaks just shy of 5 lb. Not bad but I'm used to 3 lb and lower. Another easy fix.
Keep in mind that suggested retail on this pistol is $660 and they can be bought for less. I bought this one from Double D Guns at a great price. I haven't done anything to the STI except clean it and shoot it. No problems. No FTF. Nothing. Goes bang everytime I press the trigger. The trigger is adj for overtravel. I didn't have to adj it. No creep and just a slight amount of takeup, then bang. I was concerned about the mags being cheap so I ordered a couple of Metalform Mags. My pistol and Mags came in the same day. I opened the case, took the pistol from the plastic wrapper, removed the mag, guess what. The mag was a stainless Metalform. Excellent mag. Two matches later, still no malfunction and that says a lot. Keep in mind that is with very little break in time.
I tore the pistol down for cleaning before firing and inspected all the fire control parts. All fitted. Nothing cheap there. Frame to slide fit was excellent. The barrel and bushing are a perfect fit. No movement anywhere. The LPA rear adj sight was made in Italy, not a BoMar but close enough for competition. Money saved there. The fiber optic front sight is bright and I like it. The checkered trigger is comfortable. The beavertail grip safety is well fitted as is the thumb safety.
The frames and slides are made in the Phillipines, then fitted with STI internals. Then shipped to STI for testing before being shipped to distributors. If problems are found, they are repaired by STI.
STI has a winner and I have a keeper.