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Old 11-24-2012, 01:34 PM
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New STI Trojan 5" .45




Just got this gun from Dawson Precision and have to say this is the nicest gun for this price range I can imagine. Barrell fit was excellent gun is super tight. Slide fit was excellent. Have run over 500 rounds and not a hiccup with Tripp Cobra mags. Couple of sharper edges that I will take off of the front of the rear Bomar style sight. Bought it with the Dawson sight upgrades and love them (I have them on several other guns so I knew what I was in for). Accuracy was great in the PPC matches I have run it in with cheep target ammo. Can not say enough about this gun. Dawson was able to get it to me with the upgrades in a few days. Went with the VZ grips as well which are also very nice. Here is the best part about 1200 all in with mags, grips and Dawson upgrades. Finish was better then I expected nice dark blued.

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:51 PM
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they are fantastic gun for the price..you can't go wrong for a Trojan for 1k its a super nice shooter...probably my favorite....super nice pick up you will love it..the more you shoot it the more you will like it, and it will shoot...
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:57 PM
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I bought one last year in 9mm and hard chrome ,its soon became my favorite range gun ...enjoy they are fantastic pistols hard to beat for the money
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:11 PM
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Just got back from the range with my Trojan 9. Makes me look a lot better than I really am.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:43 PM
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they really are very accurate
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:37 PM
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You'll not regret this purchase. Especially at that price. I have had so much range fun with mine. Wonderful pistol. The bullseye adjustable sights do need a thorough dehorning unless ya carry in a shoulder holster. Enjoy. Bet ya buy more STI.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:41 PM
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Congrats on the new STI. I am sure that you will love it as much as I do mine!

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Old 11-25-2012, 02:53 AM
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Yeah it is in the works

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You'll not regret this purchase. Especially at that price. I have had so much range fun with mine. Wonderful pistol. The bullseye adjustable sights do need a thorough dehorning unless ya carry in a shoulder holster. Enjoy. Bet ya buy more STI.
it will see my gunsmith next week to get dehorned a bit. I come from the tactical side of the training experience so I get caught on the rear sight with my left hand coming over to rack the slide during reloads. As to not regretting this I already have 6 matches shot with it and it is pretty much my go to gun in .45 over my Para which I have been happy with for years. My gunsmith pretty much recommended the gun to me as something that pretty much runs right out of the box. I have had him go over every pistol I own and he has made them all run way better then before he worked on them. Pretty much dot on front sight for everything I have shot it at so far. He checked it out and said just run it the way it sits. I do have one tooling error to clean up but it is something I could do with some sandpaper and like 5 minutes worth of work. Gun is as tight as other guns I have run for 3x the price. Really cant say enough and did not find a lot about it on the internet which surprised me. No rattles Dawson replaces the plastic main spring housing with the magwell. Trigger was pretty much about 4.5 lbs out of the box which is for me a good weight to be able to carry the pistol as well. Nice break and just fun to shoot.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:37 AM
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Very nice! I've shot mine for the last four years in USPSA and its been a great pistol. I have other 1911's and the Trojan is my go to gun as well.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:28 AM
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I've got about 50K through mine. It's a honey!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:17 PM
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New STI Trojan

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You'll not regret this purchase. Especially at that price. I have had so much range fun with mine. Wonderful pistol. The bullseye adjustable sights do need a thorough dehorning unless ya carry in a shoulder holster. Enjoy. Bet ya buy more STI.
Shoulder Holster???? Not very safe or practical!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:16 PM
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I live about 20 minutes from Dawson Precision, and I went by there today to talk to them about options that can be added to the STIs. They spent the time with me to talk to me about how I would be using the gun (mainly target shooting), and suggested some things I might want to add and other things that I can probably live without. To make a somewhat long story short, I'm now a happy (but $1K poorer) STI owner. I got a Trojan 5.0, and Dawson threw in a Dawson sight and an extra Mag with the deal. They installed the sight while I waited, and they test fired the gun to make sure that they had properly set the sight. Now, I've get to head out to the range!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:33 PM
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Just responded to your other thread

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I live about 20 minutes from Dawson Precision, and I went by there today to talk to them about options that can be added to the STIs. They spent the time with me to talk to me about how I would be using the gun (mainly target shooting), and suggested some things I might want to add and other things that I can probably live without. To make a somewhat long story short, I'm now a happy (but $1K poorer) STI owner. I got a Trojan 5.0, and Dawson threw in a Dawson sight and an extra Mag with the deal. They installed the sight while I waited, and they test fired the gun to make sure that they had properly set the sight. Now, I've get to head out to the range!
Really have liked this gun I am sure you will as well.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:39 PM
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Has anyone got a recommendation for an OWB leather holster for the Trojan 5 that is between, let's say, $50 and $85?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:46 PM
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NVM, you were looking for OWB.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:56 PM
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I use my Galco SSS holster for it

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Has anyone got a recommendation for an OWB leather holster for the Trojan 5 that is between, let's say, $50 and $85?
which does not fit your price range. I also have a Kydex and leather from Comp-Tac holster that is very nice.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:10 PM
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I took my Trojan to the range today (finally), and wow, what fun. My first shot was dead-on the bull's-eye. I ran 100 rounds through it, all without a hitch. By the time I spent my rounds, the middle of the target was missing. I let a couple of friends shoot it, and they loved it also. I think I've got a keeper!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:34 PM
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Reddog, sounds like the perfect range trip, congrats.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:51 PM
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As a footnote. I went out with a group and did some semi-competition shooting a few days ago. This is the first time I have ever done this kind of shooting. I took my new Trojan with me. Guess what? I had lowest score out if everyone (low score is good!). I had only shot my new Trojan one time before.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:15 PM
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Congrats Reddog01. My son runs a Trojan in .45 acp. Really accurate gun. The first time I took him to a local league match he cleaned everyone's clock. To make it even worse (or better from his perspective) he was home from college on Xmas break and hadn't fired a round in 4 months. After the match he just kept saying "good gun" like he was talking about a favorite dog. Continued success with your Trojan.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:33 PM
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Shoulder Holster???? Not very safe or practical!!!
You must've been buying those nylon/ fits several pistols, models.

Plenty of artistes in leather here in Texas to cobble up real nice custom fit to body that are both safe and practical. That's considering for street carry. Not for the games.
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