STI Spartan 9mm

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Get some metalform mags Beth. Best 9mm 1911 mags out there.
  2. BETH

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    Josh the bottoms on the mags are different don't know which ones to get???????
  3. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    ok so what is the difference with the bottom of the mags?
  4. H-D

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    what difference are you asking about Beth?
    is it the bumper on the bottom?
    if it's the bumper then it's personal preference the bumper helps seat the magazine easier with the palm of your hand while the flat bottom is easier to conceal.

    almost everyone who shoots 1911's has their go-to magazines... everyone here recommends metalform mags I have 1 metalform mag it's made by them for Colt it shoots fine I would not hesitate to buy more I have another mag that has no markings that is my go to mag It never has let me down I have an old pachmaer mag that works great and I have a couple 8 round "act" mags that came with my Taurus they work well with 7 rounds but if you put 8 in them they nose dive the first round I would not buy more of the act mags
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/261449/metalform-magazine-1911-government-commander-9mm-luger-9-round-steel-blue-flat-follower-removable-base[​IMG]

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/582914/metalform-magazine-1911-government-commander-9mm-luger-10-round-stainless-steel[​IMG]
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  5. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    thanks HD that's it and did not know it was called a bumper
  6. BETH

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    flat or round contour? Is that whatever u like also?
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    all the 9mm mags I have used had round followers 10mm too and one of my 45 mags has round...
  8. BETH

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    thanks again
  9. JLA

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    I prefer flat followers and flat bottoms. Although i do have a couple bumper mags that I keep loaded for SD. But the weapon is always loaded with an 8 round flat bottom mag.
  10. BETH

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    bumpers are nicer:lmao2:
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    Yea, I like bumpers too Beth.:D Take a look at "Chip McCormick" mags as well. I use several different brands and prefer stainless over blue. As far as the Metalform, they make alot of OEM mags and as the guy's say, work pretty well! CDNN has sells on them and other mags every weekend.
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    thanks kiddo
  13. Shooter45

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    I took out the Spartan this afternoon, ran a boresnake thru the barrel and fired another 250 rounds. It's still running smooth with no malfunctions.

    The more I shoot the Spartan the more impressed I am.

    I still haven't cleaned this pistol since the day I got it but it is still doing it's job. Maybe after another 1000 rounds I'll take it apart for an inspection.

    I like the STI Spartan. :)
  14. Zane71464

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    Good to hear Shooter!
    I wish I could find one at a local gun shop just to be able
    to have it in my hands and get a feel and have a good look!
    Havent found one yet anywhere to have a look at around here.
  15. Shooter45

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    I took the Spartan to the range a couple of days ago. Once again, I ran the BoreSnake thru the barrel. The SBGO is still visible on the slide rails. After shooting, the round count is 6,025 and I have still not cleaned and oiled the pistol since the day it arrived. I'm amazed !! The SBGO is still where I put it and I have had ZERO malfunctions. The groups are starting to spread but I'm not sure it's the pistol. I took a serious fall five weeks ago and messed up my left shoulder. It could possibly be my fault about the group spread. I'll shoot more next week and will be able to tell. I may have to clean the barrel....or maybe not. ;)

    I can't say enough good about the Spartan 1911.
  16. Shooter45

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    I've been home all week and giving the Spartan a serious workout. The round count was at 8025 when I noticed I didn't see the oil at the rear of the slide anymore. Has the Spartan finally ran out of SBGO ??
    The accuracy is still there and still no malfunctions of any kind. I think I'll strip the gun down and give it a good cleaning today.

    Keep in mind, I got the STI Spartan in Jan, 2011. Stripped and cleaned then oiled with SBGO then proceded to shoot 8025 rounds with only an occassional swipe of a BoreSnake thru the barrel.

    I can't wait to see what this one looks like. :)
  17. JLA

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    Like a sewer pipe im sure. I looked in it at the bbq.

    Thats a good run man.
  18. GVmurphy

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    Hey guys!

    Gosh I am drooling over the 5' sti 9mm 1911's! Does any one have one they would like to offload??? :)
  19. qwiksdraw

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    You ain't going to drool on mine!

    My STI Spartan V 9MM is more fun to shoot than the law allows, but that doesn't stop me. It has been 100% reliable and 100% pure 1911 magic.
  20. vaskeet

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    It would take a sti trojan in 9mm to get mine away from me Randy
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