STI Spartan 9mm

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  1. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    I got a really good price from DoubleD here on the forum. Give him a call.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Really good to hear your review of the Spartan, Shooter! And all sounds well and very good...:) Ive read about everything I could on the 1911's, both here and every where else I could find to read and I'm sold, that this will be my first 1911. Not a matter of if, but when!
    Congrat's on your STI 9mm Spartan!:)
  3. dbltap

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    What ammo do you run; factory or reloads? I just bought my Spartan today.

    Thanks
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    bein a match shooter, id suspect shooter runs a mix if his most trusted factory brands as well as handloads...
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    i would like to see some pics of it with the new magwell on it if you get a chance
  6. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Here is a pic with the magwell installed. I'm still liking this 1911 but have yet to do a range report. I still haven't adjusted the rear sight but it's coming. My health is improving and I'm healing up so maybe it won't be much longer. sorry for the delay. I still need to install an arched mainspring housing but after going thru my parts bin, I don't have one.

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  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    very nice Sam. I just barely got the range report for my Savage build up on the forum a couple days ago. Been busy.

    Glad youre on the mend!
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    STI's have been attracting my attention quite a bit lately.
    thanks for the report
  9. Shooter45

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    Ivarr, you can't go wrong with the Spartan. Match ready for just over $600. I have won 4 matches with this one and all I did was remove it from the box and clean it. I haven't even adjusted the rear sight yet. I may do a trigger job one day as this one is about 4 1/2 lb as compared to 3 lb or less on my other pistols.
    The STI Spartan is the best bang for the buck in todays 1911 market.
  10. Double D

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    I just happen to have a new one in stock if anyone is interested. I promise to beat buds price. Send me a pm if interested.
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    Hello,
    I bought my new STI Spartan from Double D.

    Double D, I commend you on your excellent customer service, and fast turn around time, and especially your pricing. I searched the internet for weeks looking for this and calling all over the country trying to get one.
    I stumbled upon this thread and contacted Double D. He replied quickly and by the next day I had my new Spartan.

    Regarding the Spartan 9mm, great shooter, accurate, economical, truly a great entry level competition 1911 out of the box. I did have some feed problems with one of my wilson high cap mags, but think this will work itself out with proper break in.

    again thank you Double D!
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    Welcome to TFF Freedom7. DD is a good guy, one of the best the forum has to offer IMO..
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    Where is the Spartan made?
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    Thanks freedom, the same goes for you as a customer. A pleasure to deal with. I am in the process of trying to restock the spartan as we speak. My supplier is out and the factory is 8 weeks out so I will post when I get more in case anyone is interested. I thought I might mention that the spartan ships with only ONE magazine. If you see it advertised with 2, they have added a magazine. Thanks
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    I am going to have to get my cape out of the cleaners to be able to live up to all this kind of talk! Thanks....
  17. Shooter45

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    Freedom, The metalform mag that comes with the Spartan is an excellent mag. Order a few more from www.brownells.com Much less $$ than the Wilson mags.
  18. Shooter45

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    I fired another 100 rounds today and the more I shoot this pistol, the more I like it. I have 1911's costing over three times as much as this one and the STI Spartan is a keeper.

    BTW, the Silver Bullet Gun Oil is still where I put it after the first cleaning out of the box. I have only run a BoreSnake down the barrel ONE time and it's still clean.

    At this time the Spartan is still more accurate than I am but my health is improving. Once I'm back on my game I'll see if that changes. I like a challange and the STI Spartan will be a good one. This pistol is very accurate. :)
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    Glad you are happy with the Spartan, Shooter. I picked up one in 45 early this year and it has been excellent. I had some early issues with reloads (OAL & crimp with 200 JFP) but that has been taken care of. I liked this gun so much that I recently picked up a STI Ranger II which I am also extremely happy with. I think it must be pretty hard to fault STI's products.
  20. JLA

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    Indeed. And im damn proud they are made here in my home state of Texas..
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