I recently picked up this pistol from a forum member. It was barely used, and basically new. My first entry into the STI 1911 line. Here are some basic impressions:
Solid frame and slide fitment. No movement.
The slide has the frame's SN etched, to show the custom matched set.
Slide feels like it rides on bearings.
Frame and slide are also nicely blended at the rear, with the matching extractor and ejector.
Beavertail to frame was seemless blended.
Barrel lock up is tight.
Trigger is crisp.
Slide stop is easy to remove and install. Avoid the idiot scratch.
30lpi FSC is pretty nice and grippy.
Thumb safety snickers on/off easily. Will have to address it to make it harder to flick off.
Extractor is nicely fitted to the FPS and doesn't clock in the slide.
The blank Heine rear sight is nice, and compatible to the 10-8 that I'm used to.
Here she is.