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Old 06-14-2012, 03:37 AM
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Just a rant. I want to get a 9mm 1911 and have pretty much narrowed it down to a DW PM 9 or an STI Trojan. While I know it's hard to find a 9mm in a shop, I thought I'd be able to find 45s to compare. I live in a large metro area with a lot of gun shops and none of them carry either DW or STI with the exception of one over priced shop that had a Spartan, and I wasn't impressed by it. I don't like making purchases of this amount w/o at least seeing a sample of the item. Do others here find these guns readily in stock at their local dealers? I can find them on GB but hate to buy sight unseen.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:19 AM
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Two or three gun shops here have them fairly regularly, but they sell out fast and manufacturers are so backlogged that they can't replace them quickly.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:32 AM
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I was at one of the gun shops I frequent yesterday, and I was surprised to find a counter full of STI's. This is the first time I have seen them in my area.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:50 AM
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Bips, what part of the country do you inhabit? Might get some help if we knew.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:17 PM
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It may be helpful if your location wasn't a secret.

Kind of tough to send you off somewhere if we don't know where you are.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:20 PM
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Bips, what part of the country do you inhabit? Might get some help if we knew.
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It may be helpful if your location wasn't a secret.

Kind of tough to send you off somewhere if we don't know where you are.

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That would make things to easy!!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:35 PM
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bips, I share your pain. I don't get into gunshops as frequently as I did a decade ago, but I have never seen an STI in a gun shop in Arizona. I have handled them at a couple of large gun shows in Phoenix. I have seen precisely one Dan Wesson pistol for sale in a gunshop. I pretty much have to buy online to get the guns I'm interested in... ymmv
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:13 PM
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check out the fusionfirearms.com site. they make custom guns at an sti price. Heard just a five week wait.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:25 PM
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It may be helpful if your location wasn't a secret.

Kind of tough to send you off somewhere if we don't know where you are.

Bob
Baltimore, Md. Thanks. I've tried a couple of times to ad my location but it hasn't worked.
Finally got it to work with some help. Not the best on a computer.
Anyway, hit 2 more shops today and they won't even order either brand.

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