I don't know much about 2011s, the only one I have is a 27 year old TRI race gun. I've been kicking around the idea of getting another but it seems like STI has a corner on the market, particularly for 2011s geared towards carry. Is there another manufacturer you would recommend?Go to any of the competition sites Benos etc
and look up how many cracked slides, frames etc and STI telling people no warranty because of what ever. When they have warrantied guns its 6-9 month wait.
They also just changed their warranty. Also some foolishness about if you take a staccato grip off it voids the warranty etc. I wonder how you're supposed to detail strip the gun for cleaning and maintenance etc. That should be on their website or confirmed by an email to them.
I gave up on them when they wouldn't warranty several slides that cracked on customer built guns. 3-5 years ago. Also a Steel master that had a cracked frame they did warranty it and it took the customer 8 months to get the frame replaced.
That makes more sense.My understanding is that the voiding of the warranty for removing the grip relates to the single stack Staccato's (C & R) due the use of epoxies in attaching the grip module to the receiver.
Some are taking that to mean all the grip modules, which isn't the case.
This is great to hear, especially from someone with such a large sample of guns owned over an extended period of time.I’ve always felt that STI’s have been underpriced for the quality your getting (sone of the newer more expensive models being the exception). So paying MSRP is still a good deal.