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Old 03-15-2012, 09:25 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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Owner thoughts on STI Shadow?

That's more than likely gonna be my next purchase. The only thing I've really read about in reviews is a tendency to kick the spent brass back towards your head. To be fair my 3" Kimber does that on a regular basis also.
Just wondering how owners are liking theirs.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:34 PM
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kicking brass towards your head can be fixed really easily with some extractor and ejector tuning..... Sometimes just tweaking Your extractor can really help..... sometimes a longer ejector that is slightly beveled downward can really help or beveling your stock ejector downward can sometimes work.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:38 PM
pikkashoe pikkashoe is offline
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I have one and I love it. Very Very accurate. I love the recessed sights in the channel. And i love how light it is. The finish is not the best on it, but if you have researched the gun already, you know that already. Mine is 9mm. Im having a small issue with light primer strikes. Still trying to work that out. But over all its great. Awesome for conceal carry. I was planning to swap out the grips, but once I had it in my hands, the grips are actually very good.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:39 PM
pikkashoe pikkashoe is offline
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Ps mine ejects the rounds perfectly out to the right, havent had any issues with that at all. None of my Sti's have given me any issues with ejection (other being a Ranger II)
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:47 PM
G27RR G27RR is offline
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Never had ejection problems with mine. Literally 99.9% problem free with over 3,500 rounds through it. Here's a review I wrote a while back.

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:36 PM
pikkashoe pikkashoe is offline
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Unbroken, one other thing I wanted to mention, the finish doesn't hold up well at all. But if you have been researching the gun, you most likely have come across that.

Especially on the aluminum frame, feels like every day there is a new scuff or scratch on mine. I plan on having the entire gun refinished in something more durable (cerakote or robar).

Thats my next project for my shadow.

But not to take away anything else from the gun, its awesome and i love it.
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