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Just found this gun in a magazine. Has anyone had any experience with one?

http://stiguns.com/

Escort

The STI International Escort is a compact 1911 pistol with full size power.

Our lightest gun yet, the Escort is built on a forged aluminum officer length frame. The frame includes front strap STIppling and a checkered mainspring housing to provide a sure grip. The controls are an STI International single sided thumb safety and STI knuckle relief high-rise beavertail grip safety. The 3" blued slide features traditional 1911 styling with classic rear cocking serrations, and the barrel is 3", ramped & fully supported. This excellent firearm comes standard with adjustable "Novak" style white dot rear sight (3 dot), an STI Commander hammer, patented STI trigger system, STI S-7 sear, and titanium strut for smooth, reliable function.

The Escort has a Duracoat finish on the frame with a blued slide. Available in 9mm and .45 ACP



Runs at $1024.00 :eek:


BUUUUT I can get great deals. I could pick it up for $700-$800. Used even cheaper.
 

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I have not heard anything about it, but from the description it sounds like it would be a good conceal carry weapon, and if you can get 300 or 400 dollars off the MSRP it would say it is worth a look
 

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Nope, but I used to have a Kimber equivalent. Fits the hand ok and is reasonably thin and is good for carry. I'm still waiting for the PX4 subcompact in .40. It's small, accurate, has ten round magazines so I can cary it in restricted states and it stil shoots a full size round.
 

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Terra, unless you just have to have a 1911 for conceal carry (assuming that is why you want this) I would recommed the S&W M&P. My wife loves hers. We haven't tried the compact yet but appearently that is the one to get for women. :2cents:
 

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To pick a pistol for carry, go to a gun show and handle them, work out what fits in your hand, which one has comfortable controls etc... Then shoot some different calibers and work out which one you can comfortably manage single handed and pick the gun with the best fit, in that caliber.

Most self-defence situations don't let you assume a weaver stance so you need to be able to handle the gun safely and accurately one handed. My wife perfers 9mm on a Glock frame.

The only way to know is to go try them out.
 

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The only way to know is to go try them out.
Yes, I should have said that. Go to a show and try them. Whatever you do, you should probably ignore whatever "advice" the guy behind the counter at a gun shop tells you. There are some exceptions but for the most part they are only after your money and will sell you what they can. Of course this is only what I have seen from lady friends getting guns.
 

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Shorty 1911s can be problematic with regards to reliablity. The farther you go from the archetypical 5-incher, the more trouble they become.

Personally, I like commanders, but even they can get finicky with regards to magazines. Any shorter and you're asking for trouble and lots of it.
 

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Terra,

how much pistol shooting have you done and what guns have you liked so far? What calibers are you comfortable shooting?

The ergonomics of shooting are highly individual. I love the SIG P226 (I have two), but it's far too large for my wife's hand. The only compact I have is an old firestar -- a steel-framed 1911-style pistol the size of a PPK -- in 9mm. It's a great little defensive arm, but my wife can't handle the recoil.

Start by shooting a bunch of different guns. What feels good? What can you hit with? Go from there.

And have fun.

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Terra, you get out here to NC anytime, I got a bunch of different guns you can shoot! Anything from Glocks-H&K-S&W-Rugers.....am sure we can find something you like!
 

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Terra,

how much pistol shooting have you done and what guns have you liked so far? What calibers are you comfortable shooting?

The ergonomics of shooting are highly individual. I love the SIG P226 (I have two), but it's far too large for my wife's hand. The only compact I have is an old firestar -- a steel-framed 1911-style pistol the size of a PPK -- in 9mm. It's a great little defensive arm, but my wife can't handle the recoil.

Start by shooting a bunch of different guns. What feels good? What can you hit with? Go from there.

And have fun.

tk

Well, I have shot a Taurus 1911, and I loved it. I haven't shot the Beretta px4 Storm, but I really want to :(

I have also shot various XDs, and my dad's S&W .44 Magnum.


I shot a Desert Eagle once, too. ;D ;D ;D
 

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My wife was shooting a Blackhawk the other day. Looked good at the range shooting the thing one handed with a target stance. She was wearing a miniskirt and heels and the range attendant came by to brush the brass about three times!
 
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