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STI Range Master 1911 38 Super

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Post by LenV 1/8/2015, 11:17 pm

I know nothing about STI except it is a nice looking pistol. Has anyone had any experience with this pistol? I did a search and I didn't find any mention of the pistol on this forum anywhere which leads me to suspect there is probably a reason. Thanks in advance for any input.

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Post by Jon Eulette 1/8/2015, 11:27 pm

I've built some STI .45 ' s and really like them. Of course I was fitting Kart barrel and match bushing to the pistol, but all the other parts were excellent. The stock barrel fit wasn't bad in comparison to many other pistols out there. 
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Post by John McCormick 1/9/2015, 9:16 am

The ones I've seen were quite well made--maybe not as pretty as some others--but very good where it really counts. I think they're better known among race gun shooters.

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Post by Jerry Keefer 1/9/2015, 10:12 am

I was introduced to STI by accident.. Never considered it as a base for Bullseye.. I was wrong.. When rebuilding several, I noticed how well the upper lugs were machined.. I am a huge believer in as much upper lug contact as possible in the radial area. The STI slides are machined quite well in this area.. Many and most worry about engagement depth..But I have never seen in print,  concern with the amount of radial contact. Some believe a small contact point at 10/2 is all that is needed. And for general basics that is true.. But the best, smallest group shooting guns I have seen, all displayed a great deal of radial contact on both sides of the radius and zero contact  at 12 oclock..
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Post by LenV 1/9/2015, 11:47 pm

Thanks for the info. I have never in all my years shooting fired a 1911 with a bull barrel. Might be worth giving a try.

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Post by Steve B 1/10/2015, 1:20 pm

I've been considering a Target Master from STI in 9mm to play with.

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Post by desben 1/12/2015, 6:41 am

iirc, the Target Master is bushingless and requires a special barrel. Could this be troublesome if you need work done on it later?
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Post by LenV 1/12/2015, 8:44 am

That is the very reason I have switched my sights from the RangeMaster to the STI Trojan. It has a match barrel and bushing a person can work with. It also is available in 45,9,38super and 40. I have not found any negative reviews. I also haven't found one for sale in the 38. I will keep looking.

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Post by Steve B 1/12/2015, 10:50 am

desben wrote:iirc, the Target Master is bushingless and requires a special barrel. Could this be troublesome if you need work done on it later?

I don't think so since my gunsmith builds many cone barrel setups every year.

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Post by Jerry Keefer 1/12/2015, 1:14 pm

OldMaster64 wrote:That is the very reason I have switched my sights from the RangeMaster to the STI Trojan. It has a match barrel and bushing a person can work with. It also is available in 45,9,38super and 40. I have not found any negative reviews. I also haven't found one for sale in the 38. I will keep looking.

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Post by Jon Eulette 1/12/2015, 1:30 pm

Too funny Jerry :p)
Having built a bizzillion IPSC cone guns and primarily bushing BE guns, I still love my bushing pistols better ;P)
I'm still laughing! I'm not saying a bushing pistol shoots any better, I just prefer them.
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Post by BE Mike 1/14/2015, 9:22 am

Jerry Keefer wrote:
OldMaster64 wrote:That is the very reason I have switched my sights from the RangeMaster to the STI Trojan. It has a match barrel and bushing a person can work with. It also is available in 45,9,38super and 40. I have not found any negative reviews. I also haven't found one for sale in the 38. I will keep looking.

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Post by scrum derringer 1/14/2015, 11:00 am

has anyone had any experience with the 6" targetmaster in either 9 and 45? Very little 50 yard out of the box info. I am looking at getting one for it's intended use for a match this summer. Not sure if it will hold the X or 10 on a B-27. It appears the true PPC shooters prefer RRA, I  dont have that money for a gun I intend to use in two matches this summer, and  some possible future ones.
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Post by Steve B 1/14/2015, 5:05 pm

The folks at STI told me that the 9mm version would hold 2" 10 shot groups at 50 yards.

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