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Old 02-18-2020, 01:06 PM
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STI Trojan

Have the opportunity to pick up a used STI Trojan locally but don’t know that much about them. I know they are pretty well thought of for production guns. This one has holster wear and idiot mark but seems tight. Is it worth 750.00 or should I just look for a Dam Wesson? Any years to avoid?
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:28 PM
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I had two Trojans, both purchased new, still have one. They are discontinued, and I don't know used values. As to the guns themselves, I can say mine had very good barrel/slide/frame fit and good factory triggers triggers. Mine were reliable, accurate pistols and I wish I'd kept both of them...
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Old 02-18-2020, 01:42 PM
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Having had a few STI's the only one I liked was the Trojan. That being said I would look at a Dan Wesson.
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:31 PM
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What low quality stainless dan wesson are you going to buy for $750? Hell the $1400 Dan Wesson's use the same stainless.

That trojan is a great find. If you don't want it let me know where it is please.
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:56 PM
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:23 PM
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You bought a used trojan I see someone did not pay attention in health class.
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:24 PM
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I believe the Trojan was based on Filipino gun and not a true STI-made gun.
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:34 PM
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Nope. That contract built gun was the Spartan. STI made the Trojan in TX. Decent pistols. The company is working on a new customer base, but the Trojan remains a value. Just don't expect warranty support.
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:04 PM
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For what it’s worth I’m considering a New Trojan from LGS for $1,200 so $750 for a decent used one doesn’t seem out of line. Dan Wesson would also be worth considering but I doubt you will find one used for $750.
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:17 PM
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The Trojan is one of the most used 1911s among serious single stack competitors. Their resale value has gone up recently now that they are not produced and some people are picking up every gun they can to have backups.

$750 is a good price for the gun. Id pick it up. Most if not all people that own a Trojan would pick it up over a Dan Wesson and they are well thought of by smiths.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:24 PM
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Nope. That contract built gun was the Spartan. STI made the Trojan in TX. Decent pistols. The company is working on a new customer base, but the Trojan remains a value. Just don't expect warranty support.
My second guess was the Spartan.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:47 PM
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I'd jump all over that and if I could find a used Dan Wesson in decent shape I'd jump for it as well

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Old 02-18-2020, 10:05 PM
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They were the go-to gun for single stack competition for many years because so many other shops couldn't build a 9mm 1911 that was both reliable and accurate.

In .45, you have a lot more choices, and personally I'd probably go with something else, but the Trojan is still a solid 1911.
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:28 PM
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Thanks everyone! I’ve decided to get it. For that money I think it’s worth it.
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Old 02-19-2020, 05:15 PM
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Picked it up today. Has holster wear, idiot mark and I found a spot of rust under the grips. Don’t think it was cleaned I’m a year. Still super tight and talked him down to 700! I’m pumped.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:08 PM
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Not sure if it was stated, what caliber?
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:32 PM
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One of the guys I shot steel challenge with has a 9mm Trojan, I am impressed with fit and quality. You did well getting a fine 1911 for $700!
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:13 AM
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Not sure if it was stated, what caliber?
It’s a .45
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:30 AM
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Nope. That contract built gun was the Spartan. STI made the Trojan in TX. Decent pistols. The company is working on a new customer base, but the Trojan remains a value. Just don't expect warranty support.


I asked them about support for my Trojan, which I have had for years, and the said they will always provide support. My previous dealings with the customer service have been excellent.


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Old 02-24-2020, 11:04 AM
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Nice pickup.
Judging from the logo its a later production pistol.
STI's bluing was never very durable in the first place, so it may not be as used as you think.
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:55 AM
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$700 is a steal. Having just dealt with STI for a warranty issue on a tacitcal SS 5.0, I can tell you the STI warranty is very much intact. They sent me a UPS next air label, fixed the issue in a week, and it is now on it's way back to me. Very happy to see.
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Old 03-01-2020, 10:08 PM
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I'll give you $750 for it
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:56 AM
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:28 AM
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I don't know why this keeps popping up other than to just keep feeding the misinformation on the Internet.
Every STI pistol, with two exceptions, were built at their Georgetown, TX facility.
The first exception was the Spartan. The frame and slide was manufactured by a Korean company and was stamped with the name of the company, I can't remember i, and assembled by Armscor. The fire control components were supplied by STI and the pistols were assembled in the Philippines. They were then shipped to STI where QC was done and then it was marketed by STI through their dealer chain.
The second was a European piston, Czech, I believe, and had a rotating, locking bolt similar to the AR. It did not do that well and the line was dropped after a short time.
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Old 03-06-2020, 01:07 PM
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I don't know why this keeps popping up other than to just keep feeding the misinformation on the Internet.
Every STI pistol, with two exceptions, were built at their Georgetown, TX facility.
The first exception was the Spartan. The frame and slide was manufactured by a Korean company and was stamped with the name of the company, I can't remember i, and assembled by Armscor. The fire control components were supplied by STI and the pistols were assembled in the Philippines. They were then shipped to STI where QC was done and then it was marketed by STI through their dealer chain.
The second was a European piston, Czech, I believe, and had a rotating, locking bolt similar to the AR. It did not do that well and the line was dropped after a short time.
This topic almost needs a Sticky in the STI forum for the number of times individuals spew out incorrect info.

Kimberguy2004 is correct.

To add to the information, The STI GP6 was a rebranded Grand Power K100. Grand Power is located in Slovakia.
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