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    Nice collection of 1911s, Stephen. I would like to have a 1911 in 9mm, what can you tell me about the STI?

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    Hello. My 9mm Trojan Long Slide is an earlier one and has the flatter front grip strap than the more rounded ones on current guns. The pistol has a one-piece feed ramp and a trigger that I would estimate at about 4-lbs, perhaps a tiny bit less, but it breaks cleanly with no creep.

    The pistol has never malfunctioned with +P ammunition, but on occassion the slide will fail to lock back when using standard pressure loads. I think these come with 10 or 11-lb recoil springs (Don't remember for sure), and a friend having the same problem went with a recoil spring 1-lb lighter in his long side and the failure-to-lock-back after the last shot went away.

    As I normally shoot warmer loads in this one, my recoil spring was not reduced.

    The pistol has never, ever failed to feed, extract, or eject with a wide variety of handloaded JHP's, usually Hornady 124-gr. XTP's loaded to about 1240 to 1260 ft/sec.

    To me, felt recoil from any 9mm in a service size pistol is not "bad" at all, but it is very, very reduced in this pistol. When firing quick repeat shots, the sights hardly seem to move in recoil.

    Accuracy is superb and well beyond what I can do off-hand in the field. I own a SIG P210, a handgun usually given great honors for accuracy, and it truly is, but whether the STI is as accurate or just easier for me to shoot well, I don't know; I shoot the STI Trojan Long Slide better than I do the P210.

    On a good day and from a rest, groups from the Trojan with selected loads
    usually go into about 1 1/2". On an average day, they hit about 2 to 2 1/2"; I'm sure it is me.

    The chamber is very well supported and I guess if a person wanted to hotrod 9mm, this might be a good choice. I do shoot warmish loads, but nothing in the "nuclear" range.


    These 5-shot groups were fired with the STI Trojan at 15 yards. They were done with me seated, with my wrists braced, and in slow fire.


    This 25 yard 9-shot group was fired seated, wrists braced, and in slow fire using Winchester USA 115-gr. ball.


    This is what my 9mm Trojan is "fed" most of the time. It's a heck of a good small game load and one that's proven accurate in a number of my 9mm pistols.

    The "STIppling" or scallop-like cuts on the front slide do offer a bit more purchase than plain steel, but to me not as much as either vertical grooves (ala Gold Cup) or checkering.

    Best.

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    Norinco 1911A1s

    #1 'riinco setup for pins and targets:

    #2 'rinco setup for carry:

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    I own a few 1911's:

    This first one is my pride and joy an SVI widebody I used to take the Minnesota section title last year in the limited class. It is currently off to Tripp research to have a hard chrome finish applied to the stainless steel.



    This pistol is one of my favorite carry pieces. It is a Springfield TRP Professional.



    The last one for display is my S_I open gun. I was able to make master class with it this spring (USPSA sport)



    It's hard to really have an overall favorite. They all serve their purpose and they do it well.

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    My Ultra-Compact Mil-Spec Springfield

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    I have a Kimber Pro Carry and a 70 series Colt Government Model. Gotta love the 1911's.

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    Yes, I own several 1911s. All Colts save for a Kimber.
    Here is the latest addition.
    Series 80 MK IV Combat Commander. African Ivory panels over Pierce wraparounds.
    Box stock otherwise.

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    I have 2

    A Colt NRM Commander and a Springfield LW Champion


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    I got one and the boss's got one.
    Mine is S&W a 1911 .45 scandium PD with a 41/4" barrel.

    1911 S&W .45 SS with 5" barrel. The bosses target and home defence gun.

    Between the two guns we got over 4000rds with only one failure. I run all kinds of ammo through them as I reload my own. Good guns.http://www.handgunforum.net/newreply...wreply&p=40513
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    Not one for me yet. I'm happy with my G23 but hope to get a 1911 someday.

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    I have 4, 2 colts and 2 kimbers.
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    Kimber TLE II for daily carry.
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    Colt Series 80 Gold Cup Trophy back up wadgun
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    Colt Series 70 Government primary wadgun

    I also have a Kimber Custom Target II no pics yet

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    Here's my carry gun.


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    Guilty - have a few in the house.

    Colts, Kimbers, STI, Wilson

    9mm/38Super, 45ACP, 40 S&W, 10MM


    Hooked

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    I've got 2 Springfield (champion) 4"bbl and my ccw Colt Officer's 3 1/2"bbl
    Randall

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    I have "a few". I really like the 1911 platform.

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    Yep, I own more than one. I'm an addict. Holsters and mags too.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by breech View Post
    I am down to one now. It's my favorite format but ammo prices are a bummer. I might end up trying a 9mm 1911 one of these days..
    I have a Para 18/9. Very nice gun, most accurate gun I own and the recoil feels like a hot .22. 18 round mags make for a lot of firepower.

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    Yep, got a few.

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    Where's the option "No, but plan on getting one"?

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    I have one 1911... my Dad's USGI Colt:


    Then I have a couple modern clones, my Kimber Target II in 9mm with second barrel in .38 super:


    ...and my Kimber Rimfire Target II in .17HMR with second upper in .22 LR:

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    Thumbs up

    Have a kimber grand rapptor-colt LW commander love my 1911.

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    Saving for one of these...



    Nighthawk GRP Recon w/o Laser

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    1911 Fiends

    Let's see --- currently:
    - Colt Ser. 70 with S&W sights (built in 1977, before there were low profile Bo-Mars
    - Kimber Classic Stainless Target
    - Kimber Classic, most of the blue worn off, bought for sentimental value from the widow of a dear friend and shooting buddy who died suddenly at a young age
    - Colt LW Commander, NP3
    - Colt Commander slide on Officers frame
    - Springfield Compact
    - Detonics (the small one with the goofy forward-mounted rear sight)
    - Para Ordnance P14
    - Para Ordnance P13

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    down to just one now.series 70
    it feeds everything I have loaded up.
    pete



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    I have a few that I am proud of:

    Wilson CQB


    My favorite and main CCW......a Wilson Professional


    A Springfield GI WWII Champion slightly modified

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