AlienAgenda Posted September 11, 2015 Share Posted September 11, 2015 So I just ordered the STI DVC limited and should receive it in a couple of days. Given its prevalence in USPSA and STI's reputation in general, I thought I was purchasing a quality firearm and really I still do. Then I do some reading through the forums and I start to wonder, did I buy the BMW of handguns - it looks good, has a devoted fan base, but be prepared for it not to work the way you had hoped it might even though it cost 2x as much as the other players. There is so much conflicting information out there on the STI products my head is spinning and most of this seems to be from owners. Like this article: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/03/jon-wayne-taylor/deep-in-the-heart-of-texas-ttag-tours-sti/ which leads me to think this is an amazingly well built firearm that will run like a dream out of the box and should work with any ammo I throw at it because thats how they test it at STI. Then I see guns shops/smiths, that advertise here and are widely respected, offer for the low low price of $500 they will tune you new STI thus giving me the impression this $2600 gun it but a POS and without this service you should expect early wear and misfeeds. I intend to load my own ammo eventually as I currently do with 9mm, but I was hoping to pick up 1000 rounds of 160g online and get some time behind the trigger before I start reloading. Now, given all the ammo horror stories with STI products and their need for a VERY special OAL, i wonder if the ammo is not ordained by the church it simply wont run in the STI. Side note: It seems absurd a factory built gun wont run on factory ammo? So all that crying aside, tell me I made the right decision with STI over my second choice CZ TS. Please. I have an CZ Accu Shadow now and it runs like a dream. Flawless with any load. Tell me i didnt purchase a gun that i will want to drop kick, unloaded or course, across the range because the ammo was .001 out of the sweet spot and gun jams on every 4th round. BTW. The primary use for the new STI is USPSA Limited DIvision. I have been shooting production for a few years, still suck and thought why not suck in Limited as well? I had to repost this from Chris Iliff from another thread where the discussion was what USPSA gun to purchase initially. Chris Iliff SECOND......2011's are no different than any other type of firearm. If it requires a gunsmith to be on speed dial it's either a piece of crap or the owner is a dimwit. Unfortunately dimwits don't self identify...........so the guns get the blame. Which is kinda nice because it is easy work for the smith and feeds the family. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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