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Old 11-21-2002, 04:07 PM
SNH SNH is offline
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Springfield Or STI 9mm?

I am going to buy my first 1911 and I'm looking at the Springfield Loaded and STI Trojan in 9mm.It will just be used for plinking and home defense if needed.Questions, Comments and Opinions would be appreciated.Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2002, 04:23 PM
Stephen A. Camp Stephen A. Camp is offline
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Hello. I'm sure both are fine; I've not owned a Springfield in the model you mention, but do have Trojans in .45 and 9mm. Both have been exceptionally accurate and both are reliable.

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Old 11-21-2002, 10:02 PM
Neil Casper Neil Casper is offline
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I have never fired or handled an STI pistol, but I hear they are fine.
I do own a Springfield 9mm Stainless Loaded. I love it.
I have arthritis and it sure is great to be able to shoot a 1911 that doesn't tear my hands up. The muzzle barely moves and it is really controlable.
No matter which way you go, I think you will be happy with your choice.
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Old 11-22-2002, 04:04 AM
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it depends on what you are looking for?

if it's a inexpensive fairly nice 1911 then the springfield is your choice, but be prepaired you might have to send it back for some QC checks.

if you can spare a couple more dollars then the sti is the way to go. it's more of a custom built gun ie. stuff is hand fitted and works. but lemons do get out of their shop also.

all in all the sti is a better blaster IMHO

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Old 11-23-2002, 02:19 PM
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I looked hard at the Springfield Loaded in 9mm, but the one I was eyeing got grabbed by someone else It had the squared front strap, anyway, which I dislike. I know the chap who bought it, and he reported the chamber was a little too tight, had to go back to SA.

STI 9mm's aren't approved in the PRK(the .45 Trojans are), so I haven't seen one.

SA uses ramped barrels on their 9mm's, and also their .38 Supers, which gives a bit of safety margin. Nice since I never was shy about stuffing powder in brass cases Not sure if STI has this feature.

I bought an SA Milspec .38 Super, which is a damned good pistol - it runs fine with light subsonic loads. It will be a good base gun for customization
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Old 11-23-2002, 02:56 PM
Stephen A. Camp Stephen A. Camp is offline
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Hello. The STI 9mm bbls have a one-piece ramp and cases are supported.

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Old 11-24-2002, 08:46 AM
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Have you considered a Nowlin 9mm. Great guns!
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