I took my new STI to the range for lunch and blew a hundred rounds through it. Just starting the initial break in.
|Every bench on the range has bullet strikes on it. Scary.|
So I load up the only mag I have, run the target out to 7ish yards and start banging away.
|Not bad. Hitting a little low.|
|You can see what having a defined aiming point does for you.|
I like it.
Edit- Let me expand here.
It is 2011. I needed to be a good little gun nut, and buy a 1911. It's not like we need a reason to get a new gun- but that was an actual reason! After an exhaustive search of options, I decided to go with STI. For several reasons including reputation, service, quality, and that little Texas on the side of the slide tipped it over the edge. I went with 9mm to keep ammo costs down, and... well, I did not have a 9mm 1911. I have a MilSpec 1911, and a custom carry 1911, now I have a 9mm.
The build quality on this is simply superb. The slide runs on it's rails like nothing I have ever felt. Sights are crisp and clean, and the controls all work the way you want them to- except one thing. There is not a crisp 'click!' that I am used to when engaging the safety. It locks in place, but I'm just used to a click.
STI, and the Ranger II, get a big thumbs up from me. Granted, I only have 100 rounds through it so far. However, I am giving this a big thumbs up.