Originally Posted by MajorD
I could be wrong here, but sti has an arrangement with the company in the phillipines that makes a lot of 1911's and I suspect these are the foreign made guns rebranded as sti, similar to what they do with the sti spartan.
Sample size of 1, but the one that they had at SHOT this year appeared to be made in TX. It did not have the same rollmarks that the spartan's do.
FWIW, I'm ordering 2 of them (2 sons. They are 2 and 5, but someday they will get them.
) I am very impressed with the build quality for a GI and like the simplicity. Some are turned off by the rollmarks, but I don't mind them.
To answer happyguy, they came out (IIRC) a couple years ago but it took them a couple years to get the bugs worked out (according to an STI rep this year). I appreciate that they didn't just release them and hope for the best but rather waited until they were ready. Now, they are actually ready to produce them. Hope you find this information useful.