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Old 10-16-2010, 07:31 PM
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:38 PM
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I sent the M.O. today. My FFL guy should have a brand new STI Spartan for me by the end of this week, God willin' the creek don't rise.



http://www.stiguns.com/guns/Spartan/Spartan.php

I got a good deal too. With mailing and FFL transefer fees, it came to about $670.
SWEEET - you choose wisely - not that the Tactical or the Match would have been bad choice - the Spartan is a SWEET pistol. How does it shoot!!!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:39 PM
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Ya, I'm wondering too. I've been following this thread trying to decide between the Spartan, Kimber Custom II or RIA Match
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:37 PM
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Ya, I'm wondering too. I've been following this thread trying to decide between the Spartan, Kimber Custom II or RIA Match
I'm in the same boat. Add the Remington R1 to the list.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:15 PM
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So far I have only shot one type of ammo. 200 rounds of Remington 230 gr FMJ. Not one single problem. It's a perfectly functioning pistol.

I have three different mags, all work fine with the Remington ammo.

Next time I shoot it I'm going to look at accuracy at 25 yards.

Oh, and the total cost was less than I said earlier, about $655.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:16 PM
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Thanks, good to know...and I'll be looking forward to your range report, now if only I could find one to handle locally.

Finances being what they are, I may have to put the purchase off for a month or two...

The Spartan is definitely going to be on my short list.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:51 PM
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I'm a teacher with a family to take care of. I save for months for a new one, sometimes I sell one I don't shoot anymore.

We all just do what we can to keep the gun manufacturers in business.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:14 PM
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Range report. Target one is 7 yards, target two is 15, and target three was done seated with a rest, at 25 yards.

Remington and Winchester FMJ 230 grains.







I'm satisfied that the accuracy of the Spartan is very good.

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Old 11-18-2010, 12:37 PM
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Good shoot'in Alden, thanks for the report!
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:48 PM
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Accuracy

I have a new Spartan 9, accuracy is great, I just am having feed problems. 10% of the rounds FTF with the nose of the round jammed between the feed ramp and barrel. Have tried 4 different mags and continue to have issues. Only 300 rounds so far but I have a hard time believing it's just a break-in issue.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:52 PM
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Call Arnel Bernardo
It is a RIA product - they will service it. He did an outstanding job on my spartan 9mm - feeds anything and very accurate.

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Old 11-19-2010, 08:02 PM
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So far it has failed to jam in about 300 rounds. I like it a lot. I think I'll keep it.

I'm Taking it out in the woods with me Sunday. My rifle is a 25-year-old Marlin 336 30-30, and this on my belt.

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Old 11-20-2010, 12:41 AM
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Look at my tag line. I have four others that aren't on it yet. For a brand new gun under $700 the Spartan can not be beat. Mine is tighter than any other pistol I own, and shoots better than my Kimber Clackamas. As an extra, I have some mags that have issues with some of my guns, none of them work less than perfect in the Spartan. Hand picked, hand fit, hands down.

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:24 AM
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Hey all, just won an auction at Buds, I have a brand new Spartan 9mm on its way, $628 delivered, I am very happy with the price, I have found them other places for $628 but not including tax or delivery charges. I have a few Paras .45 and wanted a 9mm for the range and with a whole lot of reading I think it is the best bang for the buck. Can't wait to shoot it!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:53 AM
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ah,yes

I just found and purchased a spartan 45 629 out the door creditcard purchased and shipped!!!! oakhill enterprizes.com.Mine should be here soon,I have a match on saturday that i am going to use it in.If i can get 200 rounds down the pipe with out incident,since i did sell my limited 10 gun to buy it !!!
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:56 AM
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The Spartan is more on par with the RIA Match.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:09 PM
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Picked my 9mm Spartan up from FFL today, took home field stripped and wow that is the tightest barrel and bushing I have ever seem, took about 5 min. to get the bushing off, alot of force and had to tap it back on, it would not just slide into place. Hopefully it loosens up a bit after shooting it tomorow, the rails are also a tight fit, not complaining about a tight gun but that bushing was TOUGH!!
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:25 PM
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Picked my 9mm Spartan up from FFL today, took home field stripped and wow that is the tightest barrel and bushing I have ever seem, took about 5 min. to get the bushing off, alot of force and had to tap it back on, it would not just slide into place. Hopefully it loosens up a bit after shooting it tomorow, the rails are also a tight fit, not complaining about a tight gun but that bushing was TOUGH!!
I had exactly the same problem with my bushing. I polished it really good (took the bluing off) and now I can at least work with it. It's still tight, but movable!
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:19 PM
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Thanks Alden I was thinking the same thing, stinks having to tap it back into , and out of place with a brass hammer (and a rag to protect finish), it is impossible to do it by hand without the hammer.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:21 PM
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It really doesn't need to be that tight, in my opinion.

But what do I know?
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:40 PM
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How many rounds does the spartan 9mm hold?
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:02 PM
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I replaced the orange fiber optic in the front sight with a yellow one today, and increased the brightness by 100%.

Actually the orange one broke in half, so I went to my smith and he put a yellow one in. Not only is it brighter but the end pointing towards my eye is larger too. I think he heated it and melted it a bit on both ends 'cause it looks splayed out on each end.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:30 PM
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How many rounds does the spartan 9mm hold?
I've got 9 and 10 round mags.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:26 PM
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To compare apples to apples, you need to compare the Spartan to the RIA Match. I've handled a few Spartans and own the RIA Match. Rock wins handsdown IMO. I'm a STI fan and own a STI Legacy, so it's not a RIA bias. My Match is a superb shooter.
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