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Old 07-05-2008, 09:38 PM
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New Trojan 5.0 9mm




Just got my brand new STI Trojan 5.0 9mm. Sorry that the pics are not great but I wanted to get a few quick shots before taking it out to the range. I wanted to thank Mike with Thunder Mountain Custom. His service was fast and easy. I had him add the mag. well, Dawson fiber optic front sight, ambi-safety, and had him adjust the trigger to 3 lbs (very light & crisp), as well as polish the feed ramp and throat. I've never seen a better polish job....looks like a mirror. Thanks to Larry Davidson for the Horned Lizard G10 black & grey grips. Once again, fast and excellent service and awesome grips. Talked with Virgil Tripp and picked up a few 10 round mags as well. As you can tell, I'm more of a grip tape fan than the scalloping on the front strap. Gonna hit the range in the morning and see how it shoots.



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Old 07-06-2008, 08:02 AM
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i,am jealous as i wait for my trojan 5.0ss to get to Mike will be setup just like your but the grips will be STI alum grips have fun clint
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:13 AM
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Sweet ! Luv my Trojan 5" 9mm.
Please give us a range report !!!
I have the 10R Tripp mags and they see to work well.

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Old 07-06-2008, 02:41 PM
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I took the new Trojan 5.0 9mm out to the range to check on the sights. I didn't have alot of time to spend at the range so I only got to put 50 rounds down range. Using cheap American Eagle 115 gr. 9mm ammo, I was able to get 3 inch 10 shot groups at 25 yard from a rest. Seeing that I'm going to use this pistol for IDPA, I feel this is very acceptable accuracy. I know the gun shoots better than I do. I will start developing a load and I'm sure I will be able to increase accuracy and reduce recoil. I did have two failures to return to battery but I think the bottom of the slide was contacting the rest. Once I adjusted the rest, I didn't have any other problems. Larry Davidson's Monkey Grips along with the grip tape provided superior traction and filled the hands perfectly. Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase and my dealings with Mike at Thunder Mountain, Larry Davidson, and Virgil Tripp.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:37 PM
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I have heard multiple times of the barrel liking 147g er's. Mine thrives on Federal AE 147G Flat points. Expensive but groups are incredible.

Also does ok with WWB 115g FMJ, but not nearly as tight as with the Federal 147g TFP.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:33 PM
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leade45,

Thanks for the info. I'll have to try the 147gr. Or at least work up a load with the 147 gr. bullet. So far, I'm very pleased.

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Old 07-12-2008, 10:29 AM
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Got a call from Mike he said my gun will ship out monday will get end of the week (will make for a longgggg week lol ) will post as i get a shoot it Thanks Mike for making this go very easy have fun clint
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:33 AM
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Clintsfolly

You're right the waiting is the hardest part. And you are correct, Mike made everything nice and easy to deal with. I don't know what it is but I've dealt with alot of people over the years in the firearms industry and just about all have been great to work with. Congrats on getting the Trojan. Please post pics when you get it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:08 PM
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got my trojan ss 9mm friday the wife told me to me to go to the range " and get it out of my system" so off i went 500rds later the edge was off 500rds of lead reloads no ftf fte missfires nothing but good shooting and one dirty gun was hitting clay targets at 25yds easy the bits not to hard got to luv that sti will post pictures later have fun clint
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:55 AM
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I regret ever selling my 9mm Trojan. The pain had almost eased somewhat until I saw this thread. I shall own another someday.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:09 PM
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Who is the maker of the magzine well?


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Old 08-02-2008, 07:33 PM
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The mag well is the standard STI single stack mag well. What is nice is that it attaches to the MSH with a hex bolt so it can be removed/attached if wanted. There is a ridge that indexes on the frame so my flat bottom grips needed to be filed down a bit but it was no big deal.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:51 AM
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Hey are you sure that not my .45 ??? You have good taste....
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