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  1. They take standard 2011 mags. So if you wanna get $50 gen 2 STI mags, or $130 MBX mags, it’s up to you. Triarcs are typically semi custom builds that I wouldn’t recommend changing a ton of stuff on, mainly due to all the custom cerakoting they do. All 2011 parts should fit though, but you will need to fit them. Triarcs in general are good, well fit guns, but no one really uses them in the competition world. They are kinda like all those gucci glocks. Agency Arms makes a gorgeous glock, but it is 80% sexy factor. Triarcs have a certain amount of gucci appeal which you have to pay for. Plus 9mm 2011s aren’t used really in USPSA, and in 3 gun, cheaper models are typically used. As a side note, staccato p is very similar to the triarcs, and does the majority of what they do for a significantly smaller amount of funds. I’d choose the staccato p 4.45 right now if I wanted a 9mm 2011.
  2. This is key. I match directed a multigun last year and it was a HUGE pain compared to USPSA. You really have to have look at every single stage and make sure they all take about the same time. Also look at the stuff you have to reset. If you are throwing star after star downrange at the end of the run, it takes too much time. Set up Texas stars in the beginning of the stage, in spots where the participants can start resetting while the shooter is still going. Set up KD steel the same way. Paper/quick reset at the end. Match flow is your new god. I did 8 stages with about 80 shooters in less than 8 hours (8am to 3pm). If a stage takes longer than 1 hour to run a squad, you done eff'ed up. We did awards and prize tables and were done by 5pm (including tear down).
  3. Try them with the stock STI parts. I’ve had issues with my gen 2 mags when I swap out the guts. when I leave them stock they perform perfectly.
  4. Major is a 5-10% boost depending on the match and your shooting style. I’ve shot Limited minor for years now cause I shoot for fun and training. I just bought a 40 cal edge this past week to finally give myself an edge. I knew I wouldn’t shoot uspsa if it required that I shoot 40 ( I hate 40), so I shot what I had and what I enjoyed. Now I want that dang M card and it’s been hell trying to get it with minor.
  5. 3 gun is great, but it’s too much stuff to lug around and it takes too much dang time. 4 stages. 8 hours. Yeah....no thanks. I prefer USPSA.
  6. I’ve shot Limited minor for 3 years and have fought and clawed my way to A Class. I just got a 40 cal edge last week and will be building up some loads for it soon. Just go and shoot what you have. Have fun. Once you are going to every match and have a classification and know you wanna devote the time and money to try to win the game, get a 40. That took my 3 years.
  7. if you are familiar with older model STI’s, the new STI’s are surprisingly better in fitment. It is obvious their QC has gone up. and I agree with the statement about shooting 9mm in Limited. 40 is king there. But I don’t think it’s the end of the world to shoot minor in major world, unless you are a contender to win. It’s a 5-10% bump, depending on the match. It’s more important to go to matches and learn the movement and shooting bit, then if you decide you love USPSA, up your game and buy a dedicated USPSA gamer gun. The staccato P would do well in IDPA, 3 gun, and it would help you learn what you like in USPSA while you learn the ropes. The new Staccatos also have been holding their value in incredibly well, so selling it wouldn’t be that big of an issue.
  8. I have been really impressed with STI recently. The guns they ARE making are very high quality and are fit very well. I really really like my Staccato P Duo. Extremely accurate and shoots very soft. Would be a great duty gun if it wasn't so heavy. I wish they would make a Staccato P 4.5 with an aluminum frame. I'd buy that like crazy. I might get that C2. But it really is too bad they have abandoned the USPSA crowd. I'm guessing they finally figured the lifetime warranty wasn't sustainable for groups putting in 100K rounds on the guns.
  9. If you want a 9mm 2011, I really think the STI Staccato P is a good choice. I have one and the build quality is surprisingly nice. It shoots very comparable to my friend's hyperion and cost me less than half of what he paid. You are new to the sport. Get a Staccato P. See what you like and don't like. Try other people's guns out at matches. Find what division you want to shoot in. Find what gun style you like. Do you prefer 4 inch, 4.5 inch, 5 inch, or 5.4 inch guns? Heavy or light? Full dust cover? Heavy dust cover? Half dust cover? Metal grip? Plastic? What trigger? There are a million questions. Don't shell out 4k on your first 2011. Buy a cheap one and play with it, decide what you like, retire the cheap one as your back up and then go full custom (Atlas Gunworks, Phoenix Trinity, Venom Customs, Cheely Gunworks, or whatever are all great).
  10. For a 9mm gun? The new Staccato P is a good choice. It's a 4.45 barrel that comes with a Dawson Tool less guide rod. It's a great gun for 3 gun. All you need to add is a magwell. For a 40 cal gun? I would choose something from somewhere else.
  11. I played with and shot a Hyperion on Saturday. Really nice gun. Absolutely gorgeous and feels beyond smooth. Shooting wise? I honestly wasn’t too impressed. Sure it was a nice trigger, but it felt very similar to my 2011 (plastic grip fill size), and it wasn’t a ton better than my Staccato P I was shooting next to it. Heck I think I shot the Staccato P better. Throughout the match the owner of it shot the gun really well and had a number of very quick (.2 splits at 10 yards) that were touching. He likes it and that’s what matters. After playing with it though, I think I’d get the new 4.45 staccato P for 3 gun and call it a day.
  12. Almost everyone else either already has mags, or prefers to buy their own so they can build them. Makes sense why PT doesn’t include any. But it is inconvenient for those new shooters who are jumping into the 2011 world.
  13. I just got my 4.15 Staccato P Duo and really like it, except the recoil master makes the recoil seem to stutter a bit. I found it odd. I ordered a Dawson tool less guide rod for it with some new springs and am anxiously waiting for it to complete the set up. I also found that the “tactical/carry” magwell is practically useless. There’s no increase in lateral insertion so it didn’t help any of my reloads and actually slowed them down sometimes cause the mag would get caught in the lip. Quality wise, I was really impressed with it. Everything seems very tight and well fit. I had no issues with the thumb safety and beaver tail biting me like I have had with past STI’s and I really really like it. I’m also disappointed that they went with the Deltapoint Pro but I can understand why. The RMR cut would have been better but that’s personal opinion. I shot my best B8 at 25 yards ever though with it. 2 inch group at 25 yards with everything in the X except for 2 in the 10 ring. That’s with a 4.5 pound trigger. One thing I like is that they appeared to have stroked the commander guns. It has the same slide movement as my 5 in 2011. It shoots very soft and I like it a lot. Just needs a new recoil spring set up, new magwell, and maybe a flat trigger further down the line. I cross posted this in the 2020 Staccato Post, but figured I’d update here too.
  14. I just got my 4.15 Staccato P Duo and really like it, except the recoil master makes the recoil seem to stutter a bit. I found it odd. I ordered a Dawson tool less guide rod for it with some new springs and am anxiously waiting for it to complete the set up. I also found that the “tactical/carry” magwell is practically useless. There’s no increase in lateral insertion so it didn’t help any of my reloads and actually slowed them down sometimes cause the mag would get caught in the lip. Quality wise, I was really impressed with it. Everything seems very tight and well fit. I had no issues with the thumb safety and beaver tail biting me like I have had with past STI’s and I really really like it. I’m also disappointed that they went with the Deltapoint Pro but I can understand why. The RMR cut would have been better but that’s personal opinion. I shot my best B8 at 25 yards ever though with it. 2 inch group at 25 yards with everything in the X except for 2 in the 10 ring. That’s with a 4.5 pound trigger. One thing I like is that they appeared to have stroked the commander guns. It has the same slide movement as my 5 in 2011. It shoots very soft and I like it a lot. Just needs a new recoil spring set up, new magwell, and maybe a flat trigger further down the line.
  15. If I were to buy a NEW limited gun TODAY, it would be the Honcho 100%. $3500 and you got the steel grip and sanders slide cuts on an awesome limited gun. Or I’d troll the classifieds and get a deal somewhere.
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