The STI Edge
The STI Perfect 10
The STI Ranger II
Author Stan Trzoniec compiled an intriguing roundup of STI International’s 1911 offering for the 2015 issue of the COMPLETE BOOK OF GUNS. Included in the review were well-known STI 1911 models such as the Edge, the Perfect 10 and the Ranger II.
“A short time back, I had the good fortune of running one of STI’s fine automatics through its paces, and found it a joy to shoot. The model is called the Edge, which, according to them, is their top seller for the past 14 years,” says Trzoniec in his review. “It’s a big gun, checking in at 38.5 ounces, but then again, with chamberings in the .40 S&W and the .45 ACP, weight is a good thing to have to steady the shot and reduce muzzle lift. As delivered, I was impressed with the overall appearance of the gun, the detailing and the fitting of all parts.”
Trzoniec also noted STI’s devotion to 1911 designs chambered in 10mm, a cartridge sometimes overlooked in today’s market. “One cartridge that has seemed to be laid by the wayside is the 10mm, and for that STI has a gun just chambered for the aficionados of this cartridge called the Perfect 10. With a longer-than-usual barrel of a full 6 inches, it too is a heavy gun (checking in at almost 42 ounces) and great for the larger 10mm cartridge.”
Elsewhere in his review, Trzoniec discovered STI’s more carry-friendly offerings, like the Ranger II. “I like Commander-styled guns, and here the Ranger II hits my fancy with its shorter 4.25-inch barrel, stippled front strap and blued matte finish. While this is still a perfect gun for the .45 ACP, STI chambers it for the .40 S&W and the 9mm Luger for better control with a shorter barrel.”
To read the full article, check out the 2015 issue of COMPLETE BOOK OF GUNS, available on July 15, 2014. To subscribe, go to https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/subscribe.
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