Got my STI Guardian in 45 ACP
After waiting about 4 months from order to delivery, I finally got my STI and got out to the range... I am impressed with the Guardian... it shoots a lot better than me and I know I am going to need some more range time to get my grip sorted out (after shooting a sub-compact Springer XD 9mm and a Walter P-1 9mm almost exclusively for the last few years), but I had a blast (pardon the pun) with this STI..
No complaints.. I was shooting S&B 230 Ball and Hornady STP 200+P JHP.
The first 100 rounds of S&B ran smooth, I then tried 20 rounds of the Hornady and had 4 failures to feed on both the 6 and 7 round mags.. random in nature, but the rounds ran fine after clearing . so I shot another 50 of the S&B before trying the Hornady again and had no more failures.. I am going to try some other brands of hollow points to see if I have the same problems... and a lot more ball.. but 200 rounds at a time is about all my old arm can take..
I did manage to wear a blister on the inside of my trigger finger after a 100 rounds (grip thing and poor positioning), put a band-aid on it and went back to shooting.
It hits where it is pointed, I shot two-handed standing, one handed standing, and bench rest on sand bags..
Brought it home and field stripped it (which was an experience after breaking down and cleaning my other pistols - remember this is my first 1911 - so it took me some doing and reading and cussing to finally get the slide stop out ), but I finally got it all clean...
I am pleased with the purchase and feel this will be my new carry weapon...
I ain't no great photographer (or shot for that matter) but here ya go..
Everything shot at 7 yards:
First 75 rounds or so..
Second 75 rounds or so...
Last 45 rounds...