STI tells California to go to hell

STI totally rocks.  www.stiguns.com  

 

They have just announced that they will no longer be selling anything to California because of the idiotic Micro-Stamping law that just passed.  Now STI hasn’t been selling in California to regular folks because of the stupid “drop tests”. (when the mafia runs a similar program, it is called extortion).  But they have been selling to California law enforcement.  But not anymore.

 

Barrett did something similar a few years ago when California banned .50 BMG rifles.  LAPD had a few Barretts that needed fixing, and Barrett told them to go to hell.  So that’s two companies down, about a hundred more to go.  But every time a manufacturer stands up to a horrible law like this, it sends a message to the other manufacturers.  I think everyone needs to reward those that will take a stand, because that will force the others to take a real hard look at their own policies.

 

I applaud STI for this.  I’m already one of their dealers, and this makes me proud to associate with them. 

 

Sure, STI and Barrett are not giant companies, but every time anybody stands up to a bad law, it’s a good thing.  If a bunch of people buy STI Spartans or Trojans instead of a Springfield, S&W, or Kimber because of this, it will force those larger companies to examine their own policies of selling to a state’s cops things that the regular folks can’t own.  (I’m not exactly holding my breath on HK on this one, because remember, you suck, and they hate you).

 

STI is actually one of my favorite companies to deal with.  I get to work with a lot of different manufacturers, and STI has always been a pleasure.  The sales staff and customer service is top notch, and their products rock to a shockingly high degree.

 

Personally, I have a 4.15 Tactical.  It is one of my favorite guns.  When I’m on, I can run that thing like a jackhammer.  It is extremely accurate, has a great trigger, holds so many rounds of ammo that I lose count, and has yet to malfunction. 

 

I’ve done a couple of STI Group Buys off of www.thehighroad.org and will probably be doing another one as soon as I get some more details on their new imported polymer pistols from Slovakia.  If you’ve been thinking about getting a high quality 1911, let me know, because I give a really screaming good price on the group buy.

18 Responses

  1. Nice! I do feel bad for the folks living in California who aren’t irrationally terrified of inanimate objects, but hey, that’s part of living there. Personally, I’ll take retarded liquor laws over retarded gun laws any day.

    I like STI’s stuff, particularly the full-size Spartans (basically because that’s what I could maybe someday afford, and because it’s called a Spartan). I’ll have to see about picking one up when I get back to the States.

  2. I always liked the little VIP personally. Good for STI!

  3. Doug, they’re thinking about bringing back the VIP. Go vote on their poll.

    I totally want one for myself.

  4. I really wish they’d bring back the Ranger … was about the perfect sized CCW 1911 … and if they brought it back in 10mm I’d probably make a mess in my pants. :D

  5. Good for STI. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Glock had told Massachusetts to go to hell.

  6. So what is the going rate for a low-end STI made 1911? And how do they compare to say, the Springfield GI model?

  7. I would buy a STI but they just make pistols & it will be 1 more year until I can get those legally.

    Then I will buy one.

  8. I sell their basic pistol for $600. The regular models are in the $900 range. The double stacks are quite a bit more.

  9. Bravo. I hope more will follow.

    — A californian.

  10. I’m extremely fond of the Commander size gun. I may just pop over to their website to see what they’ve got for me. Then I’ll deal with you when I’m in shape to buy.

  11. Larry, where’s the poll? Be the perfect celebration pistol for when I move to Sugarhouse.

    Hm, $1300 odd for the new SS Trojan with the Doug mandatory ambi-safety? That’s 1.3 issues of a comic for IDW… hmmm.

    Bloody Illinois!

  12. I called STI up this morning, told them I thought they were doing a great thing, and that the two 1911s I plan on buying next year will now be STIs.

  13. Mike: I’m with you. I want a doublestack STI in 10mm myself.

  14. I’ve liked every STI I’ve shot. On a related but differing question I’m out of the 185 Speer flying ashtrays I used for carry. I’m trying out differing factory rounds, what do y’all like?“

  15. I’ve got rounds that differ for the weapons favorite. My compact Witness prefers the Taurus Hex, and my 1911 likes the Remington 230 Golden Saber. Both good rounds, most accurate per gun, both totally reliable but one favors the other.

  16. Von Krag,
    Have you tried Speer’s 185-grain Gold Dot? I use the 230-grain load, and I absolutely love it.

  17. Bit of a late post. Considering how pricey STI carry guns are. And how badly I want a full-size 1911 one day and how inexpensive their .22 conversion kit is….I’m somewhat seriously thinking getting a full-size Spartan for conceal carry. And a .22 kit for range practice since .45 costs so much.
    I was thinking of a Taurus or SA 1911. But a little country that has the gonads to say “Enough is enough, screw you!” kinda tugs at my heartstrings a bit.
    If you get another group buy with STI(or Glock, since that option is still there for me.) in the coming months, lemme know kidfoxx AT insightbb DOT com.

  18. I don’t know how the adjustable sights would do for conceal carry (knocked out of alignment, etc). But I got several months before I get a tax rebate so it’s all still up in the air.

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