So, there I was...

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by CMG, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    ...quietly surfing Gun Broker when WHAM! suddenly I had purchased a pair of the new STI Spartan V pistols, one in 9mm and one in .45 ACP.

    They arrived yesterday, but I haven't had time to clean and modify them yet. :lol: I did give them a quick look.

    Although these are Rock Island underneath, I think they exhibit slightly better overall fit, and they have STI fire control parts, as well as LPA rear sights and dove-tailed fiber-optic fronts, all big pluses for me. I really like the high cut front straps and even like the hard-chromed barrel. The new grips are a huge improvement over those smooth slabs that come on the RIA guns!

    They will get standard guide rods/plugs, a steel MSH and the slightly extended mag releases (ala Kimber), and of course a bit of skate-board tape on the front strap. (This pic borrowed from Oak Hill (on-line gun merchant))

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  2. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Nice score. Shooters connection carries them and is right by the house. I should have bought one in 9mm already. The are really nice guns.
     

  3. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
  4. chris76

    chris76 New Member

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    Nov 29, 2011
    Nice pick up on a couple of good guns:nod:
     
  5. Fire-Medic

    Fire-Medic Back At It

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    Jan 10, 2012
  6. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    That's a funny story. Congrats on a nice pair...of 1911s.
     
  7. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Nice i have been contemplating a 9mm spartan purchase.
     
  8. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

    Dec 24, 2011
  9. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan Bass Fishing Addict

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    Aug 18, 2011
  10. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    Thanks guys, here's a picture of mine:

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  11. Samcro

    Samcro US Army Retired 1911 Supporting Addict

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    Nov 19, 2011
    Ssswwweeetttt I likey !
     
  12. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Cool stuff.

    Is this new Spartan the same as the old one, just with a different model name?

    Andy
     
  13. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011
    They're now making the Spartan III, IV, and V, which are going along with their new "family lines."

    The numbers of the guns have a correlation to the barrel length, 3.24", 4.26", and 5.11".
     
  14. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    The Spartan was my first 1911. Great guns.
     
  15. Melter942

    Melter942 Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    ...did he say a PAIR of new 1911's??? How sweet is THAT?

    Congratulations!
     
  16. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    I've got a pair of 1911's sitting in my safe waiting for delivery. :biggrin1:
     
  17. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Good looking guns. I especially like the grips...
     
  18. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    Joe,

    I'll pay you $100 more for them than I paid for this pair... just because I like you!

    :lol:
     
  19. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    While it is athe kind offer, I doubt the new owner of them would think kindly of that deal!

    On a different note I got a RIA in trade the other day and after doing a small bit of work on it the thing has turned into a pretty nice shooter and a solid "shop gun".
     

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