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Trey83
06-24-2010, 21:17
*Update* Range report on post 38

On my way home from work today I was able to stop by my FFL on pick up my new 1911. I must say I am very pleased with both the fit and finish of this pistol. I will try to make it out to the range in the next week and I'll udpate this thread with a range report.

It is the STI Trojan with the enhancement package from Dawson Precision. I had the trigger tuned to 3.5# and it feels great with very little takeup and a nice clean break without any noticeable over travel. By far the best trigger I have felt. I also was surprised to find an ambi safety that I did not order :cool: I am excited with my new purchase and can't wait to hit the range. Thanks to everyone that helped me decide on my first 1911.

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/whitestang04/New/random%20stuff/DSC_1729-1.jpg

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/whitestang04/New/random%20stuff/DSC_1734-1.jpg

glock2740
06-24-2010, 21:22
Congrats!

bac1023
06-24-2010, 21:26
Congrats on a terrific 1911.

I knew you would love the Trojan. :)

Chonny
06-24-2010, 21:39
STIs are nice guns! Grats!

Tactical black
06-24-2010, 21:50
Congrats it looks nice.

Quack
06-24-2010, 22:41
Congrats!!!

Cerebrus
06-25-2010, 01:35
'Grats on the sweet piece!!

Rinspeed
06-25-2010, 04:20
Great choice, let us know how everything goes at the range.

Morgo
06-25-2010, 05:28
Nice!
Great photos too. I had forgotten what the finish on a new Trojan looks like :)

faawrenchbndr
06-25-2010, 05:38
Wow,....looks great! Pics ain't bad either! Congrats!

Monte#2
06-25-2010, 07:06
Congrats! That is a FINE 1911!

Single_Star
06-25-2010, 07:09
Congrats! I'm looking forward to seeing the range reports you get with it.

wiskeyVI
06-25-2010, 07:13
Way to go!

BuckyP
06-25-2010, 07:20
Excellent choice.

Congrats.
:thumbsup:

jrs93accord
06-25-2010, 07:58
Congrats on picking up a fine 1911.

TexasVine
06-25-2010, 10:43
Sweet!

knedrgr
06-25-2010, 11:14
I love those serrations, both front and back.

Nicko
06-25-2010, 17:17
Nice. Congrats :cool:

WellArmedSheep
06-25-2010, 17:30
Congrats! I love my Trojan.

Hokie1911
06-25-2010, 18:33
Congrats. It will make you buy more. :thumbsup:

11bdad
06-25-2010, 18:34
Good looking pistol.

bac1023
06-25-2010, 19:19
You gotta love the Trojan :cool:


http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5629/0001690ud9.jpg

Trey83
06-25-2010, 20:14
Thanks guys. I will probably make it to the range Monday or Tuesday.

Cobra64
06-25-2010, 20:19
Congrats! :cool:

Trojans are great! :)

bac1023
06-25-2010, 20:35
Congrats! :cool:

Trojans are great! :)

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

bac1023
06-25-2010, 20:37
I have one of the older models with the horsey on the slide. :)


http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4463/0001686fc0.jpg

Hokie1911
06-25-2010, 20:37
Congrats! :cool:

Trojans are great! :)

Man, I HATE those things....but that's a nice pistol ya got there. :supergrin:

Trey83
06-25-2010, 20:47
I have one of the older models with the horsey on the slide. :)


I like it a little better without the horsey but that hard chrome makes me :drool:

Trey83
06-25-2010, 20:49
Man, I HATE those things....but that's a nice pistol ya got there. :supergrin:
Oh... You must be pro-life :tongueout:

bac1023
06-25-2010, 20:50
Oh... You must be pro-life :tongueout:

:rofl:

bac1023
06-25-2010, 20:51
I like it a little better without the horsey but that hard chrome makes me :drool:

Yeah, the horse head looks like it was drawn by a preschooler. :rofl:

Trey83
06-25-2010, 20:57
Yeah, the horse head looks like it was drawn by a preschooler. :rofl:
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
When roll marks are their biggest complaint they will continue to get my business.

Hokie1911
06-25-2010, 21:06
Oh... You must be pro-life :tongueout:

Well, I do have 3 kids......that I know of. :whistling:

Trey83
06-25-2010, 21:12
Well, I do have 3 kids......that I know of. :whistling:

Well you're doing pretty good as long as they don't turn out to be the punchline of those "They walk among us and they vote" Emails.

How old are your kids?

Hokie1911
06-25-2010, 21:15
Well you're doing pretty good as long as they don't turn out to be the punchline of those "They walk among us and they vote" Emails.

How old are your kids?

12 (from the 1st Mrs Hokieshooter), 4 & 2 from the current Mrs.

Trey83
06-25-2010, 21:22
That's great man. Me and the fiance plan to have a child shortly after our wedding.

bac1023
06-26-2010, 04:52
That's great man. Me and the fiance plan to have a child shortly after our wedding.

:cheers:

Trey83
06-29-2010, 14:38
I made it out to the range today with the Trojan. It was a great day at the range for sure. Not only did I get to put the first rounds through the Trojan but I also brought along my best friend and little brother (15). It was my brothers first time ever shooting a gun so I had the pleasure of teaching him some of the basics.

As for the Trojan, It exceeded my expectations and shot like a dream. I fired the first mag through the Trojan after a few warm up shots out of a few other guns. The result of the first mag was one ragged hole that measured approx. 1.5" center to center at 8 yards. I was consistently more accurate with this pistol than any other that I've ever shot :supergrin:. Between the three of us we fired 150 rounds through the Trojan. The best grouping was shot toward the end of the day and it measured roughly 1" with 8 rounds fired offhand at 8 yards. The only failure happened to be a stovepipe while my brother was shooting. We were shooting Georgia Arms reloads in 230gr and 185gr.

Not even close to the best target. My brother wanted all of the good ones :rofl:

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/whitestang04/DSC_1736.jpg

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/whitestang04/DSC_1735.jpg

bac1023
06-29-2010, 15:26
Congrats!

Yeah, the Trojan is a great shooter. :)

Chonny
06-29-2010, 15:38
I used to hate the slides but then started liking them after handling guns.
But it would be really cool if it only had the STI logo on each side.

I take it as punishment for buying a complete. They probably want you to buy their parts.:shocked:





:teddy:

bac1023
06-29-2010, 15:59
I used to hate the slides but then started liking them after handling guns.
But it would be really cool if it only had the STI logo on each side.

I take it as punishment for buying a complete. They probably want you to buy their parts.:shocked:




Well, I never thought STIs were the greatest looking 1911s in the world, but their abilities sort of make up for it. :)

The one 1911 they built that really looked great was the Legacy. However, it was expensive and now they don't build it anymore. It was too traditional looking to be an STI, I guess. :dunno:

Trey83
06-29-2010, 16:50
Congrats!

Yeah, the Trojan is a great shooter. :)

After shooting the Trojan it is hard to believe that semicustoms and customs are that much better ( I know they are). The Trojan just feels like what I envisioned a Baer would feel like. I guess that comes from being a 1911 noob. Needless to say I am a happy camper.

Trey83
06-29-2010, 16:51
But it would be really cool if it only had the STI logo on each side

That would be awesome.

Cobra64
06-29-2010, 17:20
Excellent! :cool: Trojans are great shooters.

Cobra64
06-29-2010, 17:23
Well, I never thought STIs were the greatest looking 1911s in the world, but their abilities sort of make up for it. :)

The one 1911 they built that really looked great was the Legacy. However, it was expensive and now they don't build it anymore. It was too traditional looking to be an STI, I guess. :dunno:

I remember you showing me the Legacy when we were up last. It is a nice piece.

It's a shame that so many gun manufacturers stop making some of their best stuff... Colt Pythons, Sig P210s, Rock River 1911s...

Hokie1911
06-29-2010, 17:24
That's pretty hard to beat for the money. Congrats man. :thumbsup:

Substance-P
06-29-2010, 18:19
Congrats on the gun but even more so on some quality time with your little brother. The shooting sports are something that my brother and I are able to enjoy together-however, we hardly have the time to make it happen.

Chonny
06-29-2010, 20:40
http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/l_791210038_1.jpg

bac1023
06-29-2010, 21:10
I remember you showing me the Legacy when we were up last. It is a nice piece.

It's a shame that so many gun manufacturers stop making some of their best stuff... Colt Pythons, Sig P210s, Rock River 1911s...

I agree Cobra.

Its a shame some of the fine firearms of the past aren't built anymore. :dunno:

I'll have plenty more to show you the next time you're in my area. :)

bac1023
06-29-2010, 21:11
Excellent! :cool: Trojans are great shooters.

:rofl:

bac1023
06-29-2010, 21:11
After shooting the Trojan it is hard to believe that semicustoms and customs are that much better ( I know they are). The Trojan just feels like what I envisioned a Baer would feel like. I guess that comes from being a 1911 noob. Needless to say I am a happy camper.

The Trojan is a very slick 1911 and one of the best values in the business.

Trey83
06-29-2010, 21:29
http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/l_791210038_1.jpg

I have considered getting something from their custom shop but I have a feeling there are better 1911's to be had for the price of an STI custom. When it comes time for the next one I will give them a call to see how it prices out and go from there.

steve1911
06-30-2010, 00:12
Congrats on a fine Handgun.


1911club#410

okie
06-30-2010, 00:36
That's damn nice my friend:thumbsup:

Chonny
06-30-2010, 01:21
For some reason I totally flip flopped and fell in love with the 2011s when I shot a few. No they aren't perfect but are definitely some of the best double stack .45s I've shot, that includes non 1911s.

I'm waiting for my dealer to get a Perfect 10, I wanna shoot it bad. Mainly because of Nugent.

den888
07-02-2010, 19:46
Nice 1911 !!!