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Offline Evolve13

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My First STI———wow!
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:03:55 PM »
Over the weekend my STI 2011 DVC OPEN 5.0 arrived.

I am a huge CZ fan and an equally big SIG fan. 

I only put about 100 rounds through this pistol, range Ammo.

I am reservedly staying that this may be one of the best, most accurate, smooth shooting pistols I have ever shot. 

At the risk of alienating fellow CZ’ers, it may beat my Czechmate!!!

I’ll need to put a few hundred more down range to fully form an opinion.

I was shooting golf ball sized groups at 20 yards out of the box with this beast.

Next to no recoil, sounded like a bazooka when shot!!!!!












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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 04:16:59 PM »
We saw an STI in .40 S&W at the gun show yesterday.  I don't know what "model" it was but it was much more conventional looking than yours.  No compensator, no sight base/mount, just had a rail under the front of the frame.  $2800.  My son said he could buy a SCAR in .223 for that kind of money.

For that kind of money, it better shoot good. 

Sounds like you've already found loads that shoot good in yours, too.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 07:00:46 PM »
Really nice, would love to have one, but my budget wont allow it.  I wouldn't worry about alienating CZ fans, they are a pretty open minded group and wouldn't be surprised if many migrated over from 1911s as I did.  STI specializes in race guns, something they do very well.  I think you would be hard pressed to find a load it didn't shoot well.  Now I really need to look away while I have access to my credit cards. 
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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 10:25:52 PM »
Great shooting!  The holes you shot in the rug there are almost in a perfect grid pattern!

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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 11:57:05 PM »
We saw an STI in .40 S&W at the gun show yesterday.  I don't know what "model" it was but it was much more conventional looking than yours.  No compensator, no sight base/mount, just had a rail under the front of the frame.  $2800.  My son said he could buy a SCAR in .223 for that kind of money.

For that kind of money, it better shoot good. 

Sounds like you've already found loads that shoot good in yours, too.

They are used primarily in Limited and Open Class competition.
Evolve's is an Open class pistol with the comp. and shoots 170 +/- a little (power factor loads).  (bullet weight X bullet speed / 1000) 
M1A,  The one you likely saw was the type used in Limited class with similar hot loads but no comp..

My shooting practice bud has the 40 cal. Limited Class version and it's amazingly easy to shoot  fast and "accurately".
They often 'need' tuning for mag. fit  and reliable feeding.  They are "tight".




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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 12:09:40 AM »
i ordered a CZ75 SA from the custom shop with everything for $1200. You would be hard pressed to find a used STI with 1 mag for that.
Don't get me wrong, if you are going to shoot open or limited, STI/SV is the only way to play. They are great guns


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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 12:13:36 PM »
i ordered a CZ75 SA from the custom shop with everything for $1200. You would be hard pressed to find a used STI with 1 mag for that.
Don't get me wrong, if you are going to shoot open or limited, STI/SV is the only way to play. They are great guns

I agree, I love my 75 custom as well.

But this STI is next level stuff.

Just got back from range and at 20 yards I was killing it.

My intention is to start shooting in the competitions.  I need all the help from the gun i can get!!
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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 12:23:43 PM »
75 Custom isn't really the right comparison to an STI though. It'd be a TSO or CTS or even a Czechmate in limited config.

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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 11:36:21 PM »
I've had a couple STI's.......really nice, quality firearms!  Couldn't agree with you more on how they perform.....
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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 06:12:08 PM »
Don't get me wrong, if you are going to shoot open or limited, STI/SV is the only way to play. They are great guns

Tell that to Ben Stoeger, Bob Vogel, Shane Foley, and BJ Norris (all have won Nationals shooting either Tanfoglio or Glocks).  Vogel shoots his Glocks completely stock other than a "minus" connector.

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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 07:23:32 PM »
Don't get me wrong, if you are going to shoot open or limited, STI/SV is the only way to play. They are great guns

Tell that to Ben Stoeger, Bob Vogel, Shane Foley, and BJ Norris (all have won Nationals shooting either Tanfoglio or Glocks).  Vogel shoots his Glocks completely stock other than a "minus" connector.

It's the Indian, not the arrow.

The STI can't shoot production, its an open gun.
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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 06:42:30 AM »
I never saw an STI that I didn't like!  But I'm partial to guns built in Texas, as well as in Louisiana and the Czech Republic.   :) :)

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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 11:23:33 AM »
She's a beauty.....congrats

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Re: My First STI———wow!
« Reply #13 on: Today at 01:01:12 AM »
So I’ve since put about 500 more rounds down this beauty and it’s still amazing. 

Yesterday I brought it and my Czechmate for a heads up range day. 

10 yards then all in between straight up to 25 yards and then some multi target shooting as well. 

I have to give the slight edge to the Czechmate. 

At least for me it was smoother and a better shooter. 

Just by a hair though.

Most every aspect save for the trigger were remarkably close. 

The Czechmate really has an edge in the trigger department. 

Once you get accustomed to it, the Czechmate trigger is possibly the best out of the box trigger I’ve shot. 
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