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I purchased this Spartan about a month ago and I noticed that the front sight fiber tube was slightly off center. I contacted STI's Customer Service and spoke to Chris, who told me to immediately return the slide to his attention.

I did so the week before Thanksgiving. About 10 days later I received the slide back with a new front sight. They replaced the original with a Dawson Fiber Optic and I'm extremely pleased not only with the sight, but with the exceptional customer service STI offers. I assure you, this will not be my last STI gun.

Oh, I've just put some traction tape on the front strap for now. I'll be breaking this gun in over the winter and hopefully before the spring competitions start I'll get the front strap lined - properly.

Again, thank you to Chris and the staff at STI. Keep up that type of service, you will be rewarded.



 

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Grip tape...the poor man's checkering. :) What did you mean "lined"? Are you getting it serrated?
 

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Once the gun is broke in and I'm satisfied with the performance, I'll have the front strap done with the 20 lpi treatment (checkered if you will) and I'll probably also have a good mag well fitted to it. That's the end of my plans for this particular gun.
 

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I like the Fiber optics's sights and I feel actually grip tape is just as good as checkering except is is a cosmetic purchase.Some of my 1911 have been checkered and some have not and I use grip tape and love it. I even put the Wilson's $10.00 checkered strap that are held on by the grips and love it
 

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I've put the Wilson front strap on one of my Kimbers and it looks and works great! If anything, they can be a little too sharp, but you can't beat the price and function - and they're available in blued or stainless.
 

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How do you like the gun so far ?? Hey i have grip tape on a few of my guns it works well
 

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How do you like the gun so far ?? Hey i have grip tape on a few of my guns it works well
Well, I shot it at a Bullseye match the other night and kept all shots in the black on a 50' target - so what is that, about 3" groups for 10 shots? For single handed shooting, I was pretty satisfied.

Much to my surprise though, my brass catcher didn't do much good because this thing threw brass all over the place, unlike my Kimbers and HK's which put the brass at the same spot every shot!

All in all though, for an entry level gun, it's certainly worth the price it sells for.
 

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Ive never had luck with brasscatchers course im a lefty...

Sounds like a good gun for starters i always try to find something to recommend to newer shooter. the spartan has a lot of the goodies for a lower cost pistol
 

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QCATrader that is some good shooting. I have a hard time lately shooting one handed I guess it is because of my age is catching up.
Bud My shooting partner is a lefty did you also have to move your sights slightly to the left if that is your dominate eye?
 

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QCATrader that is some good shooting. I have a hard time lately shooting one handed I guess it is because of my age is catching up.
You know, since I've retired I've been shooting 1-2 times a week and it's been surprising just how much my shooting has improved. I'm 62, wear trifocal glasses and am shooting better than I did 25 years ago. Go figure!
 

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I am 58 and Diabetic with trifocal glasses, but I shot better when I was younger and not a Diabetic. I also shoot 2 times a week, I like Bullseye, buy love IDPA much more lol.
 

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QCATrader that is some good shooting. I have a hard time lately shooting one handed I guess it is because of my age is catching up.
Bud My shooting partner is a lefty did you also have to move your sights slightly to the left if that is your dominate eye?

Sometimes i have too othertimes no.. with Novaks for some reason usually no adj But Adjustable sights yes i have to adjust everytime..

I'm Diabetic also still have 20/20 still Vision though
 

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You are lucky with your vision Bud. I help sight in my friends Wilsons and he swears to me that it was sighted in for a righty since I beat him with his own pistol, so we move the site a little, he prefers Wilson's nite eyes fixed sites.
 

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You are lucky with your vision Bud. I help sight in my friends Wilsons and he swears to me that it was sighted in for a righty since I beat him with his own pistol, so we move the site a little, he prefers Wilson's nite eyes fixed sites.
I have had other pistols that needed a lot of adjustment one reason i always go back to a 1911 is it the sights or totally on or that the gun feels like a extension of my arm .. I shot this group with my TRS the first time i shot it these were the first 4 rounds i was ready to pack up and go home it could only get worse


 

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Yep thats how i feel shame when its right off the bat
 

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You guys crack me up sometimes!

I'm 62, Diabetic and wear trifocal glasses (except when I shoot). If I get a good group I save that target for the next mornings coffee meeting at the donut shop!

Hey Reconvic, I'll be leaving Iowa a few days after Christmas for my place in Mesa and I've never shot an IDPA match (I usually shoot Bullseye and PPC) and would love to try it. Any suggestions on where I can shoot an IDPA match? My place is in Mesa, very close to the AJ boarder.

Wow, this thread really got hijacked to an old foggies chat room...
 

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Wait but im not a old Foggie
 
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