Opinions on STI Lexor from Shooters Connection
Posted 03 February 2003 - 05:20 PM
Posted 03 February 2003 - 05:58 PM
Even with the above I'm pleased with it. It runs better than my Kimber. This weekend I was hitting a pop can at 50 yds offhand with some regularity.
Posted 04 February 2003 - 11:11 AM
I don't know what the deal is with the three-sided slides; I think lighter weight.
Posted 04 February 2003 - 11:48 AM
Posted 04 February 2003 - 06:30 PM
Posted 05 February 2003 - 09:53 AM
Posted 05 February 2003 - 10:57 AM
I would rather support someone I personally know with my $$$ when I can, even if it costs a bit more. I shoot in the same section with the smith I use and he has his rep on the line when I am shooting his gun because people know who built it. I think this gives goods smiths a reason to make sure your gun works great. People see a gun with problems and they tend to blame it on the smith, although as simple as these guns are, I think it has more to do with ammo and people tinkering with things they don't understand.
Posted 05 February 2003 - 01:48 PM
It will be a few weeks until it is ready, but I plan to update this thread with a range report. I'm taking the plunge so cross your fingers for me!
Posted 05 February 2003 - 02:23 PM
Posted 05 February 2003 - 02:31 PM
I like the quality parts that off the shelf STI/SV have, but a good smith to fine tune those quality parts is better.
Posted 05 February 2003 - 02:35 PM
Posted 05 February 2003 - 02:41 PM
One of our local shooter recently got an STI built up by Dawson. I hadn't handled a Daswon gun that was fitted from the ground up. The gun really exceeded all expectation that I had for it. I was impressed...I feel you will be pleased.
Posted 06 February 2003 - 04:38 AM
Posted 06 February 2003 - 02:02 PM
A friend just ordered the Lexor package from Chuck. The Lexor package seemed to be a better deal in that it includes the Dawson fiber optic sight (installed). I haven't quite figured out the slide advantages/disadvantages yet. The one thing about it that totally turned me off was the Recoil Master that came installed. I can't believe that STI would claim this thing. My friends gun would not function from the start. It would fire a round and would fail to feed the next round. When I first handled the pistol and racked the slide, I thought my friend had dropped it in sand. It was "crunchy" feeling and I could actually get the slide to lock back without the slide stop! Turns out the Recoil Master had tool marks on it that the recoil spring was snagging on and the recoil plug was grabbing the marks too. Also, the head had metal "tags" hanging off of it that were rubbing the barrel. It looked like it was homemade. I polished the recoil master and honed out the recoil plug and it began working. My friend notified Chuck about it and Chuck put him in contact with STI customer service people who offered to send a new Recoil Master. That is nice but it doesn't address the fact that STI let the gun go out like that. Other than than, the pistol was nice and tight. The trigger was exactly 3.5 lbs and crisp.
If you order a factory built STI, just count on doing some work to it. Well, I am off to Florida. Take care.
Posted 06 February 2003 - 06:28 PM
Posted 06 February 2003 - 08:29 PM
Posted 07 February 2003 - 04:44 PM
Posted 07 February 2003 - 11:01 PM
Posted 07 February 2003 - 11:23 PM
What would you get on it is the important question. The sights and trigger are about the only thing that really matter to me on any well built gun. As long as it shoot strait and everytime, the rest is personal taste so I would trust Benny if you don't know what you want. He probably know what works well together.
Posted 08 February 2003 - 06:34 AM
Loves2shoot I to like a good front sight and a good trigger I am going to have to get back on the phone with him and talk more to him about it
Posted 08 February 2003 - 05:57 PM
-STI Frame (standard dustcover)
-Caspian Classic Slide round w/flattop 20lpi flutes (stirrup and panel cuts)
-Hard Chrome finish
-BoMar rear / .100" fiber front
-Shuemann Ultimatch barrel
-Alfaro stippled grips
-Tungsten guide rod
-SV hammer, square, "xcelerator"
-STI stainless magwell
-SV insert style trigger
Benny seems to be a no BS kinda guy.
He talked me out of a few things that in his opinion and experience make a gun less reliable.
"..we want this gun to be your best friend.." he said.
I hope to have the gun within 2 months.
I'll give you guys a review and a few pictures as soon as I get it.
Posted 08 February 2003 - 06:14 PM
Posted 09 February 2003 - 08:06 PM
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