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gajones06
02-22-2012, 11:05
Just ordered my STI spartan. It should be in Friday and I have to say I am excited to be back in the 1911 game. Had to sell my last one an that left me with two glocks an I have gotten tired of shooting them. Anyone have any tips for breaking it in? Or what parts are a must to replace?

NeverMore1701
02-22-2012, 12:10
Just ordered my STI spartan. It should be in Friday and I have to say I am excited to be back in the 1911 game. Had to sell my last one an that left me with two glocks an I have gotten tired of shooting them. Anyone have any tips for breaking it in? Or what parts are a must to replace?

Clean, lube, shoot, enjoy, repeat.

Replace parts when and if they break.

bac1023
02-22-2012, 13:47
Just shoot it. The Spartan is outstanding.

Congrats! :cool:

38 Super Fan
02-22-2012, 14:33
Gotta like the Spartan, nice pick up. :thumbsup:

FLSlim
02-22-2012, 15:03
Congrats! Mine was great straight out of the box. Excellent trigger and accuracy. They have no particular break in requirements, but I would stick with 230 FMJ for the first few hundred rounds. I wouldn't replace anything (except perhaps the grip panels) until you've put several hundred rounds through it. Then you'll be in a position to know what you might not like.

jrs93accord
02-22-2012, 16:45
Clean, lube, shoot, enjoy, repeat.

Replace parts when and if they break.

That was my thought exactly. The STI SPARTAN is a fine shooting 1911. You should enjoy it a great deal. I know from experience. :supergrin:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-24.jpg

CMG
02-22-2012, 18:50
For me, I had to ditch the full-length guide rod, and replace it with an Ed Brown standard guide rod and plug (easier dis-assembly), then the magazine catch needed to be just a bit longer, so Ed Brown part again (easier mag changes). Finally, the plastic MSH had to go so I used a serrated one from EMC (personal taste). Grips were the last thing I changed on mine (personal taste again).

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/1911s/STIbefore.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/1911s/STIafter.jpg

gajones06
02-22-2012, 19:00
For me, I had to ditch the full-length guide rod, and replace it with an Ed Brown standard guide rod and plug (easier dis-assembly), then the magazine catch needed to be just a bit longer, so Ed Brown part again (easier mag changes). Finally, the plastic MSH had to go so I used a serrated one from EMC (personal taste). Grips were the last thing I changed on mine (personal taste again).

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/1911s/STIbefore.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/1911s/STIafter.jpg

Ya I am a huge Ed brown guy so I am thinking at some point the trigger mag release and a different color front optic. Being color blind makes it hard to see a red fiber optic on an orange target.




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JRS
02-22-2012, 19:41
You could have gotten an identical armscor for less. STI has nothing to do with the spartan...and they don't give a crap how they work. Ask me via PM if you want to know how I know.

They cared more about how quickly I could slap on an STI sticker than test firing them, for one.

CMG
02-22-2012, 20:19
Thanks for raining on the parade, but if you can't post about it on an open forum, it appears to be more hear-say than facts. :whistling:

It's hard for me to imagine a company, any company, allowing the use of their brand without any input or control over that product.

So, if you have facts, please share.

mingaa
02-22-2012, 20:21
Oops-I thought this was a car thread. Go EVO! Hehe.

Greyhoundman
02-25-2012, 22:54
Oops-I thought this was a car thread. Go EVO! Hehe.
Cough cough...Mustang....cough

One of my buddies has a Spartan in 9mm and has run great for him, no broken parts and no problems.

tango44
02-25-2012, 23:06
Grips is the only change I made, I use Pachmyar now!

RH45
02-26-2012, 04:53
Ya I am a huge Ed brown guy so I am thinking at some point the trigger mag release and a different color front optic. Being color blind makes it hard to see a red fiber optic on an orange target.




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I'm also a little color blind and red fibre optic sights SUCK for me, but, it takes less than a minute to remove the old fibre, and melt in a new one. You're going to want to keep some spare fiber anyway, because even if you don't break, or lose it, over time they get nasty from the muzzle blast.:wow:

shatteringstar
02-29-2012, 14:22
STI has nothing to do with the spartan...and they don't give a crap how they work. Ask me via PM if you want to know how I know.

They cared more about how quickly I could slap on an STI sticker than test firing them, for one.
i would expect more from an employee owned company