I was finally able to pick up my STI Staccato-C today. Thanks to Dan @BBP for a great transaction. I wanted to give y’all some initial impressions of the Staccato-C and some comparisons to the WC XTAC Compact. Handling the Staccato-C left me pretty impressed. The build quality feels improved compared to other STI’s I’ve owned and handled in the past. Parts quality seems better, fit of the Thumb Safety and the trigger are a huge improvement. There are some areas that this particular Staccato-C could be improved on and I’ll hit on those in the photos below. Anyhow, I plan on running the Wizard Drill and a 5x5 Drill with each tomorrow. I’m interested in seeing how well (differently) the Staccato-C handles recoil with its 2011 build style, compared to an all steel framed Wilson. The builds are pretty similar. Both 9mm, STI has a 3.9” bull barrel and the WC is a 4” bull barrel. The Staccato-C has a dual recoil spring system and the Wilson a flatwire recoil system (some may have a standard system). Magazines: Stock STI mags, Wilson’s Compact 8, 9, and 10 rounders, as well as Tripp Cobramags fit well; however, the Mag Catch/ Release on the STI is poorly fitted. The ledge was left very wide and the Mag tubes are getting hung up when inserted. I have one Wilson 9rd and 1 Tripp’s Cobramag that can’t be fully inserted. Some magazines, the Wilson’s and Tripp’s look like they’re pretty close to touching the bottom of the ejector - so I’m worried about snapping the ejector in the future (we shall see). Sight set up on the Staccato-C is beautiful. Their rear sight looks pretty mean and I’m digging the sight picture. The inside of the Staccato-C Frame does not appear to be fully finished. The grip treatment feels very mild. I prefer a grip that bites back and won’t move in the hand, like the XTAC pattern. The Grip Safety feels a little too wide. I’m worried it may dig into my thumb and become uncomfortable with a high thumb riding the safety style grip. The additional holster is a nice touch, works okay but I already added a wing claw to it. The soft range case is really really nice!!! I’m pretty happy with the Staccato-C and I’m looking forward to getting them on the range soon. If there’s anything else y’all want to see regarding the Staccato-C, please let me know.