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Old 06-30-2016, 03:17 PM   #1
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Recent STI range work

Busy time of year for everyone, including us, but thought I might prime the pump a bit, here, to see if we can get more gun posts going. Anyway, here's a short one on a range trip we did, last week.

Bill and I have been in something of a semi auto mood, these days, probably due in part to the 9mm and how easy, cheap and fun to shoot it is. Love all of our 9s, but when it comes to pure target work, tough to beat this one. It's our STI Trojan 9mm. (I really should say "my" Trojan 9mm, since Bill has his own full size 9mm in our very capable SA Range Officer 9mm. Fine gun and a heck of a lot cheaper.)


Great target gun with it's adjustable rear sight, FO front and about as sweet a trigger as you'll find on a 1911. Not my best offhand work, but the STI is a very easy gun to shoot.


And here's my 50 yard work. Again, not my best work - blew a few. Still, I think you can see this is a very capable 50 yard shooter.


A word on shooting the 9mm. Have to say, I'm not sure how much money we're saving with the 9mm. For sure, it is as cheap as it gets in centerfire factory ammo, but it's so darn easy and fun to shoot, we tend to go through it faster than 45 auto and, for sure 357 mag. Going to a 9mm for our type of shooting has been a no brainer, though.
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:48 PM   #2
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It is so good to see you shooting a 1911 again. I know having to curtail the .45 was tough. You said that you blew a couple at 50 yards!!! If I came within 2 feet of the target at 50 I would be happy dancing.
I haven't been able to get in any range time to speak of lately. I did get a second round in with the victory. Just to test reliability. 50 rounds of Federal Automatch and 50 of Norma Tac. No hiccups at all.
Your success with the 9mm 1911s has me thinking that there is definitely a need for one down the road.
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Glad to hear you got out wth the Victory, again, Seabee. Such a sweet shooter it is. I need to pack ours on our next trip.

Yes, the1911 still reigns supreme for purely target work with its great trigger. Since that's our primary shooting, I can live with making it work for self-defense and so on.

Believe it or not, I actually looked at a Glock 10mm, this week, mostly out of curiosity. Have to say, even though I was prepared not to like it, it wasn't at all bad in the hand and I could actually live with the trigger. Reasonable price, too. Keep thinking we better buy a double stack auto while we still can if Hillary makes it to the White House, again.
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If you get that Glock you might have to leave it on the porch.
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Oops! Forgot about that.
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I actually have a list here at my computer desk of what I want to shoot. Too many things tend to get in the way....chores, rain, heat, family, etc.......

I am jealous of y'all who can set a day aside just for shooting. But, please keep posting.
I really enjoy seeing it .

NCG....I'm happy to see you shooting 1911. That STI is a beauty.
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......... if Hillary makes it to the White House, again.
Hush !!!!.........
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Too many things tend to get in the way....chores, rain, heat, family, etc.......

I am jealous of y'all who can set a day aside just for shooting.

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I normally have weekends off, plus this one I took tomorrow (Friday) off and have the Fourth, too. A four day weekend. But no time to shoot with backed up yard work and a broken porch rail......
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Glad to hear you got out wth the Victory, again, Seabee. Such a sweet shooter it is. I need to pack ours on our next trip.

Yes, the1911 still reigns supreme for purely target work with its great trigger. Since that's our primary shooting, I can live with making it work for self-defense and so on.

Believe it or not, I actually looked at a Glock 10mm, this week, mostly out of curiosity. Have to say, even though I was prepared not to like it, it wasn't at all bad in the hand and I could actually live with the trigger. Reasonable price, too. Keep thinking we better buy a double stack auto while we still can if Hillary makes it to the White House, again.
Did I hear double stack semi auto... I have 2 words... CZ!!! Hey, you know your gonna get 1
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Very nice report NCG. Thanks for sharing.
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Believe it or not, I actually looked at a Glock 10mm, this week, mostly out of curiosity. Have to say, even though I was prepared not to like it, it wasn't at all bad in the hand and I could actually live with the trigger. Reasonable price, too. Keep thinking we better buy a double stack auto while we still can if Hillary makes it to the White House, again.
The model 40 Glock in 10MM , GEN4 with MOS is made for you . It has Glock factory 4.5 lbs trigger with smooth face trigger . Standard Glock is 5.5 and serrated trigger face . The GEN 4 allow you tune the grip size and the beaver tail insert will make the grip the same size and feel as a 1911 . The MOS allow you to put one 20 different optic on top of it and still keep factory sights on it .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LUJZ1qWUrM

Remember the Glock in 40SW will convert to a 9MM with just a barrel change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H6NNdj4NzA
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Yes, I did notice the the ability to accept a red dot on the Glock. Nice feature.
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Yes, I did notice the the ability to accept a red dot on the Glock. Nice feature.
The standard Glock trigger is 5.5 lbs , target models are 4.5 lbs . All my Glocks have the 3.5 lbs triggers which cost me $10 and 5 mins to install . The reset with the Ghost 3.5 part is shorter or faster too .
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