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less than 5k rounds, should I be worried about this?

 

Any suggestions if this is repairable as dont think warranty claim is an option when I am outside of the US.

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Yes, I would contact STI.  That is not normal. I've never seen that in that location. They should correct it no matter where you currently reside.  Was the gun purchased new or was the frame bought and used for a 2011 build?

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Just an observation from a non gunsmith, looks like alot more than 5k rounds.

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Contact STI for sure and see what they can do. That is a pretty good size crack. Good luck with it.

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2 hours ago, jwhittin said:

Yes, I would contact STI.  That is not normal. I've never seen that in that location. They should correct it no matter where you currently reside.  Was the gun purchased new or was the frame bought and used for a 2011 build?

bought new -- no mods

 

 

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2 hours ago, kk4364 said:

Just an observation from a non gunsmith, looks like alot more than 5k rounds.

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bought new - I've been shooting it occasionally being my second gun

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I would still contact them it can't hurt.

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Does the crack go through to the slide stop hole?

Through to the outside?

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7 hours ago, jcc7x7 said:

Does the crack go through to the slide stop hole?

Through to the outside?

It stopped before reaching the slide stop hole and there are no signs on the outside. Maybe its a stress chip/ fracture, I dont know

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Hope so.

Shoot it and keep a close eye on it

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These can be rough signs of  machining  rather than crack.burrs was not removed.
I saw a similar thing in the area where the rails end.

more deep pro check can help to know if this crack or not.

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14 hours ago, jcc7x7 said:

Hope so.

Shoot it and keep a close eye on it

Are you a gunsmith?

 

Just wanting an opinion whether there is a risk that this blows up in my hand and sends shrapnel and kaboom while shooting?

 

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10 minutes ago, jimbullet said:

Are you a gunsmith?

 

Just wanting an opinion whether there is a risk that this blows up in my hand and sends shrapnel and kaboom while shooting?

 

If you're concerned, get a new frame and rebuild the pistol

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On 9/15/2019 at 4:00 AM, jimbullet said:

less than 5k rounds, should I be worried about this?

 

Any suggestions if this is repairable as dont think warranty claim is an option when I am outside of the US.

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Call STI , you received new frame 100%

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53 minutes ago, 3GN said:

Call STI , you received new frame 100%

one week in, no answer from STI....will keep you posted.

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one week in, no answer from STI....will keep you posted.

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13 hours ago, jimbullet said:

Are you a gunsmith?

 

Just wanting an opinion whether there is a risk that this blows up in my hand and sends shrapnel and kaboom while shooting?

 

 

Highly unlikely it's going to come apart in your hand.  But if that is a crack, it's just going to get worse with time/use.  So best to have it addressed now.  Unfortunately, from what STI has become, this isn't surprising.  Chances are they'll replace the gun with a new one as they seem to do that quite often.

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On 9/15/2019 at 1:00 PM, jimbullet said:

less than 5k rounds, should I be worried about this?

 

Any suggestions if this is repairable as dont think warranty claim is an option when I am outside of the US.

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If you dont get answer from STI you could be weldering the crack with laser welder. It will works in this zone. However go to a gunsmith and make check the gun its seems like the hold open works badly.

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On 10/3/2019 at 9:10 PM, dansedgli said:

Speak to your importer.

spoke to the distributor. Will see - so far waiting for an answer.

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I looked at the picture at magnification and I still believe it is not a crack. But only a professional examination can confirm it.

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On ‎9‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 8:45 PM, ltdmstr said:

 

Highly unlikely it's going to come apart in your hand.  But if that is a crack, it's just going to get worse with time/use.  So best to have it addressed now.  Unfortunately, from what STI has become, this isn't surprising.  Chances are they'll replace the gun with a new one as they seem to do that quite often.

That is not the first cracked STI frame I've seen. I also know a couple of shooters who are still awaiting resolution... including one who was only using his 9mm  gun for Minor in Steel Challenge, and couldn't have had more than 4K rounds through it.

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1 hour ago, GOF said:

That is not the first cracked STI frame I've seen. I also know a couple of shooters who are still awaiting resolution... including one who was only using his 9mm  gun for Minor in Steel Challenge, and couldn't have had more than 4K rounds through it.

🙉🙉🙉

A nightmare for such a famous company.

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10 hours ago, yigal said:

I looked at the picture at magnification and I still believe it is not a crack. But only a professional examination can confirm it.

one thing is for sure, it wasnt there the last 3 years as I clean the gun regularly. Compared it with my older STI Edge and none same markings.

 

I was thinking could I have missed this as a tool mark but the line is not straight and wobbly plus running a swab over it, feels like there is a sharp edge on it.

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