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  • emaroquin

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    Hi everyone, I just bought an STI GP6, and they will give my weapon on July 20.
    I did a research about STI International, and I concluded its a great company, but after I bought my weapon, people started to say that the model of my weapon jams and stovepipes, so I was wondering if someone had experience any problems with this gun? Sometimes people start saying things about a gun, but they have never owned one or have never used one.

    I will apreciate your own experience or if you have seen one. I want it for concealed carry and to compete.
     

    F350-6

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    Welcome to TGT. Where are you that you have purchased a pistol and they won't give it to you till July 20?
     

    wakal

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    STI imported those; they are not STI products as such.

    That said, I have a GP6C and like it a lot. Excellent trigger reset, comfortable bore axis, controls in the right place, reliable and accurate. The only complaint is that it doesn't have a decocker.

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    Whisky

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    you're correct - STI IS a great company - your incoming pistol isn't, however, an STI product

    I wouldn't be concerned about a rumor of it "not working" - wait until you get it and shoot it - if you have problems THEN jump back into the internet with any problem you might have

    perhaps someone on the STI forum can answer any questions/problems you might encounter :

    STI/SVI - 1911Forum

    good luck with your new pistol
     

    emaroquin

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    STI imported those; they are not STI products as such.

    That said, I have a GP6C and like it a lot. Excellent trigger reset, comfortable bore axis, controls in the right place, reliable and accurate. The only complaint is that it doesn't have a decocker.

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    Have you had any jams? Has your gun stovepiped? I will never use reloaded ammo, but can I use cheap ammo on it?
     

    emaroquin

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    Welcome to TGT. Where are you that you have purchased a pistol and they won't give it to you till July 20?

    In Guatemala. You buy a weapon on a store and you have to wait that the state give you the authorization. Its always 15 days, but since the police bought a million weapons, they have a lot of work with it so its a month
     

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    ..............I will never use reloaded ammo, but can I use cheap ammo on it?

    Don't rule out reloaded ammo. If you decide to pursue the hobby, it's a great way for you to shoot cheaper. A basic reloading set up is not that expensive and it's easy to do, not dangerous to you or your handgun at all if you follow the instructions and pay attention to what you are doing. FYI all gun makers say don't use reloads. It is a cover their ass legal statement by them to protect themselves from having to fix guns that idiots blow up due to the owners incompetence. If you do your research, you will find that reloading is a very popular activity among firearm owners here in the US.

    Welcome...............
     

    emaroquin

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    Don't rule out reloaded ammo. If you decide to pursue the hobby, it's a great way for you to shoot cheaper. A basic reloading set up is not that expensive and it's easy to do, not dangerous to you or your handgun at all if you follow the instructions and pay attention to what you are doing. FYI all gun makers say don't use reloads. It is a cover their ass legal statement by them to protect themselves from having to fix guns that idiots blow up due to the owners incompetence. If you do your research, you will find that reloading is a very popular activity among firearm owners here in the US.

    Welcome...............


    Well, I don't like reloaded ammo, what can you say about this pistol? Does it jams a lot?
     

    F350-6

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    Glad to have you aboard from Guatemala then. The cheap ammo we have here doesn't seem to cause issues. Can't say for sure what your cheap ammo may do since we're not really sure what kind of quality your cheap ammo has.

    Does the cheap ammo typically cause problems in other platforms, or is it pretty reliable? If the ammo is good, I wouldn't worry too much. If the pistol were junk, STI wouldn't have put their name on it.
     

    emaroquin

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    Glad to have you aboard from Guatemala then. The cheap ammo we have here doesn't seem to cause issues. Can't say for sure what your cheap ammo may do since we're not really sure what kind of quality your cheap ammo has.

    Does the cheap ammo typically cause problems in other platforms, or is it pretty reliable? If the ammo is good, I wouldn't worry too much. If the pistol were junk, STI wouldn't have put their name on it.

    The Tulammo, that is a cheap ammo. I use Remington, Smith & Wesson, Sellier & Belliot and PMC. But I was expecting to buy Tulammo to shoot, but I don't know if it will cause problems.

    Thats true!!!!
     
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