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TxGlock9
12-05-2012, 19:36
So I gotta say I'm a big STI fan. Right now I have only a Ranger II but would like to add more to my soon to become 1911 collection. I've talked to Glock2740(Thanks brother) already about Dan Wesson CCO and it's great, but would also like to know other options as well. Especially in the Sti line.

So far I'm eyeballing the Lawman, Guardian, Spartan IV. Mind you this will be a carry piece so would like a slightly shorter frame, Commander size preferably and commander or officer size slide. 45acp or 9mm. Doesn't matter.

What say you guys?

glock2740
12-05-2012, 20:21
Don, aka Quack, will be by shortly to sing the praises of the STI guns. And rightfully so. STI makes a great gun. He has more experience with those than I do, as I just own a Legacy. Plus, he owns a Guardian as well.

Lew-G17
12-06-2012, 18:14
Guardians are excellent pistols andone of the best values on the market for a CCO style pistol.

faawrenchbndr
12-06-2012, 18:31
The Colt Commander I got from Chuck Rogers & the Springfield
Compact 45 he built for me are outstanding for carry.

In short, the Commander & Officer size 1911s make a sweet ccw!

TxGlock9
12-06-2012, 18:38
The Colt Commander I got from Chuck Rogers & the Springfield
Compact 45 he built for me are outstanding for carry.

In short, the Commander & Officer size 1911s make a sweet ccw!

Mind posting a couple pics of both said pistols, Sir?

Ruggles
12-06-2012, 21:34
STI does make a heck of a 1911. :)

Sharkey
12-07-2012, 10:14
The Sig C3 and RCS are pretty nice too.

If I can ever sell my Kahr T40, that will be the next gun I get.

faawrenchbndr
12-07-2012, 10:26
The Colt Commander I got from Chuck Rogers & the Springfield
Compact 45 he built for me are outstanding for carry.

In short, the Commander & Officer size 1911s make a sweet ccw!

Mind posting a couple pics of both said pistols, Sir?

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/03ec2020.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/5f98220e0d24c54b707e62df1aae2860.jpg

TxGlock9
12-07-2012, 10:34
They both look really great. Especially the Springfield. Is that a different coating on it?
I also like the beaver tail on the Colt, what kind is it?

faawrenchbndr
12-07-2012, 10:43
The Springer is finished in graphite black CeraKote, the Colt is
matte blasted & blued
The grip safety is a bobbed factory Colt piece, basically a flush
with the frame tangs.

TxGlock9
12-07-2012, 10:48
The Springer is finished in graphite black CeraKote, the Colt is
matte blasted & blued
The grip safety is a bobbed factory Colt piece, basically a flush
with the frame tangs.

I just went to his sight. Looks like amazing work. How much is it usually and what's the turn around time like?

I really like the bobbed grip safety. Are there aftermarket parts like that available?

bac1023
12-07-2012, 12:39
STI does make a heck of a 1911. :)

Yes they do :cool:

bac1023
12-07-2012, 12:40
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/03ec2020.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/5f98220e0d24c54b707e62df1aae2860.jpg



Very nice, Greg :cool:

faawrenchbndr
12-07-2012, 12:50
I just went to his sight. Looks like amazing work. How much is it usually and what's the turn around time like?

I really like the bobbed grip safety. Are there aftermarket parts like that available?

Can't answer that one,....you will need to discuss details with Chuck.
I'm not even sure if he is accepting work. My Springer was with Chuck
nearly a year.

There are some very good Pistol Smiths, some the very, VERY GOOD
Smiths are booked for years. There are some new guys that only have
a 3-6 month wait.

I was able to strike a deal with Joe Chambers to do a bit of work on
my Springfield Loaded project. Should be VERY sweet. Will not get
that one back until early to mid January......will be worth it.

Glockgeezer
12-07-2012, 13:39
Take a look at the EMP. It comes in 9mm & .40 cal. it's not just a downsized 1911, it was designed from the ground up to be what it is, the prettiest compact 1911 made.

TxGlock9
12-07-2012, 13:56
Checked those out awhile back, didn't like them much. Thanks for the suggestion though Glockgeezer.

prez1967
12-08-2012, 14:07
another vote for a Springfield Compact. Mine gets carried often enough. They are somewhat hard to find so you can also look at Champions. I have one waiting to get bobbed for carry.

SilverBullet_83
12-08-2012, 14:30
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/03ec2020.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/5f98220e0d24c54b707e62df1aae2860.jpg

I love that springfields look. The cerakote process is aftermarket correct?

SilverBullet_83
12-08-2012, 14:40
Sorry got excited before looking it up.

glock2740
12-08-2012, 14:42
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/03ec2020.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/5f98220e0d24c54b707e62df1aae2860.jpg
Dude...:drool::hearts: Chuck's DA MAN!!! :bowdown:

faawrenchbndr
12-08-2012, 15:19
Hate to say it, but I think I like the Colt better. :whistling:

TxGlock9
12-09-2012, 00:56
Hate to say it, but I think I like the Colt better. :whistling:

That is a melt job on the SA though, correct?

faawrenchbndr
12-09-2012, 04:32
Guess you could call it that,......no sharp edges but lines are still retained

ProCarryNAustin
12-09-2012, 10:04
Why not carry your Ranger II? I have one that is my daily carry in a Minotaur holster and a good belt. Those boys in Round Rock Texas build some nice pistols!

Nothing wrong with adding to your collection, but you have a good carry pistol there already. The only thing I have done to mine is I sent it out for the Hard Hat treatment
at Severns Custom https://severnscustom.com

TxGlock9
12-09-2012, 10:52
Why not carry your Ranger II? I have one that is my daily carry in a Minotaur holster and a good belt. Those boys in Round Rock Texas build some nice pistols!

Nothing wrong with adding to your collection, but you have a good carry pistol there already. The only thing I have done to mine is I sent it out for the Hard Hat treatment
at Severns Custom https://severnscustom.com

The grip is too long for me. I do wear a 5.11 Operator and a Mtac. It works but still doesn't conceal as well as I want it to. I usually carry my glocks but just wanted a "better" :whistling: pistol for the winter time...

glock2740
12-09-2012, 12:40
Hate to say it, but I think I like the Colt better. :whistling:
:wow: Really?

faawrenchbndr
12-09-2012, 13:16
Seriously,......the Commander just talks to me.
May have something to do with the previous owner.
He was a friend of Chuck's, Colt was bought in '03. Over the
years he has all the work done, bit by bit, when he could afford
it. He passed away last year. His Widow brought it to Chuck to
sell for her.

glock2740
12-09-2012, 13:28
Seriously,......the Commander just talks to me.
May have something to do with the previous owner.
He was a friend of Chuck's, Colt was bought in '03. Over the
years he has all the work done, bit by bit, when he could afford
it. He passed away last year. His Widow brought it to Chuck to
sell for her.
Cool story. I can understand that now. Plus, it is a badass mofo. :cool: I've a full custom Colt Commander and REALLY like that gun alot too.

Quack
12-10-2012, 15:29
So I gotta say I'm a big STI fan. Right now I have only a Ranger II but would like to add more to my soon to become 1911 collection. I've talked to Glock2740(Thanks brother) already about Dan Wesson CCO and it's great, but would also like to know other options as well. Especially in the Sti line.

So far I'm eyeballing the Lawman, Guardian, Spartan IV. Mind you this will be a carry piece so would like a slightly shorter frame, Commander size preferably and commander or officer size slide. 45acp or 9mm. Doesn't matter.

What say you guys?


I don't have any that your are looking at. the Spartan IV will be the same size as the Ranger II. The STI Guardian will be a CCO size.

here's what replaced my DW Guardian.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-FJwkGrv/0/L/i-FJwkGrv-L.jpg
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-T9H6rZq/0/L/i-T9H6rZq-L.jpghttp://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-rqzzPzm/0/L/i-rqzzPzm-L.jpg

TxGlock9
12-10-2012, 18:33
Hm real nice.. I wish I could take a look at it at the local LGS's, but no one carries the 2011's...

Quack
12-10-2012, 19:10
take a look at the VIP. it has an officer sized grip.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-5FbsNsf/0/O/i-5FbsNsf.jpg

happy seal
12-10-2012, 20:00
The Springer is finished in graphite black CeraKote, the Colt is
matte blasted & blued
The grip safety is a bobbed factory Colt piece, basically a flush
with the frame tangs.

That SA is a Chuck Rogers only gun? I have have looked at this gun over the past couples days and it grabs my eyes everytime. I love it! I love the blacked out look. Who else does that?

faawrenchbndr
12-11-2012, 05:29
Thanks,......it shoots better than it looks. :supergrin:

Both are from Chuck Eogers.
The Springer is a full build, graphite black CeraKote.
I'd suggest Business End Customs