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shooterDrew

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  1. Fingers crossed that their recent change in policy is something mainly to protect themselves from people trying to game the system, and they intend to still service guns with honest issues... I’ve heard of more than one recent warranty issue that’s been taken care of promptly since the change. That’s good news. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. I love 2011s... I’ve owned several diff in limited and open. Stock and custom tuned STIs as well as a custom build. I have yet to go thru a season without gun issues at some point. If Tac sports are as reliable as my shadow and shadow 2 were- I wish I had gone tac sport for limited rather than 2011. This upcoming season I’m shooting a lot of carry optics because I’m so sick of malfunctions in matches. There are plenty of people who have very reliable 2011s... I just bring out the issues apparently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. Yea that seems to be the route they’re going. They cut all the competition guns out of the lineup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. I have not seen one mounted like that. I feel like it would not be an ideal optic to turn over on its side- the circle shape of the more makes the glass seem the same from either orientation, with the holosun i feel like it would be odd. It really doesn’t seem to sit high to me. Once you take the rail mount and the putter shell off the top it’s not bad. I went from a delta point pro to a holosun and i love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. I think you’re probably right. I’m not sure what the perfect plan would be for them... I just know that buying a new or used STI was palatable when I had a sense that STI had my back if the gun had issues. Now that’s changed and I don’t see myself buying any more STIs. Too many other good/better options out there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. This is all very new. Pretty much up till now they would take care of any sti gun that had come out of their shop- vortex/Dillon style. That’s changed and it seems they’ve pretty much shut down their warranty service program. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. And training budgets get expensive real quick... it’s a tough problem to solve... but regardless of that, there are plenty of guys carrying guns professionally that wouldn’t shoot more than 100 rounds a year unless you absolutely forced them. It’s insane on so many levels Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. I would hope so. And yes I totally understand not covering aftermarket slide cuts. I’m more irritated about the metal grip aspect. I’ve now got an open gun that has no warranty because it’s wearing a metal grip, something that did not void the warranty last week... and something that would not have been added if it expressly voided a warranty. Truth be told I probably would have just spent the money on a diff brand set up the way I wanted had that always been the case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. Yea, but most departments don’t allow guys to buy their own guns regardless of assignment. Outside of a few big agencies most of LE carries whatever the Dept issues. And Glock is far and away the one to beat. When a Glock is $350 for an agency purchase and sti is $2000+. I feel like they might be barking up the wrong tree long term. Don’t get me wrong I’m sure they’ll still sell some. And i don’t know, maybe the market for quality semi custom builds has already gut punched STI sales enough that they needed to make a change to stay afloat. So add to that change the savings of not spending time or money on warranty work, I’m sure it’s a savings for them- at least in the short term. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. I have to think this is a boost to smaller gunmakers. Once the warranty support is gone I wouldn’t even look at an STI over something from a smaller shop. I assume they expected some of this... unless they’re not planning ahead at all. Maybe they are expecting high volume govt agency sales to increase. Which seems to be what they’re pushing. I guess it all depends on how many they sell to competitors vs how many they expect to sell to police depts. Which is an odd thought anyway.. I handled acquisition and transition to new handguns once when I was a LEO, and I would have gotten laughed out the door if I proposed we switch to a $2000+ STI 2011. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I’ve had 2 of the DVC opens in 9mm. The first one was excellent right up until the barrel cracked..... I think zero malfunctions in the lifetime. The 2nd has been solid. Not as perfect tho, some minor issues but it’s still a good gun. Now I’m dreading when it does have an issue. And add to that the resale value likely just tanked... ugh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Wow. I own a dvc that had a cracked barrel at 5k. They were awesome and fixed it .. actually sent me a new gun back pretty quickly (which I didn’t request, would have been happy with the original as it was flawless till the crack).. I got the same gen1 dvc barrel in the new one. Really haven’t worried about it, but just waiting for the new one to crack just the same- as it’s the original design they have since fixed. Now I guess I’m screwed when it does??? “Any modification to the gun, including cosmetic” seriously? And any non open gun that’s had reloaded ammo through it (all limited guns)? Any gun would now be voided completely by installing a new mag well. Might as well have just said we’re no longer warranting any old guns. It’s their business and I’m sure they were getting killed fixing bad quality they sent out the door to begin with... but that vortex style well fix anything type of warranty is what made me have zero concern about buying an sti. I’ve owned several. Had some issues, had some sent back, but a overall would keep buying them. With this new policy I think that’s changed. Zero reason to buy a mass produced gun at $4000+ when I can get a custom built gun made by any one of the plentiful quality gun makers around these days for about the same. I’m not griping that they have no right to change the warranty... but that changes entirely my interest in buying an STI. My guess is we can thank some scum bags trying to scam sti and abuse the warranty system to send in a beat to hell gun with 200,000 rounds that they hacked on in their garage and destroyed- then demanding a brand new gun be sent back - think I saw a fraud from down in Kentucky recently trying something similar ... well it was good while it lasted I guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. I think you’d find them considerably wider than the ones on your edge. Those are pretty narrow. However I’d guess you could find even larger ones from some of the other companies mentioned by the other post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Check shooters connection.. a quick search and you’ll find several wide single side safety options. Ed brown, Wilson, EGW options available among others. I went with a single side safety on my custom build and I don’t regret it. I frequently had issues with my right hand getting in the way of the right side safety, going to single side fixed that entirely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  15. I’ve got a manny dot on my limited gun. I also prefer a big ol fiber dot so I run my fiber thru all 3 holes and out the front. I like it that way, enough so this is my 2nd gun with the same sight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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