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Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by philipe1, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. philipe1

    philipe1 New Member

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    OKay, so I'm looking at an STI, 9mm, 5" pistol. So I'm trying to choose one of these;

    Trojan
    Lawman
    Range Master
    Sentinel

    AVG. Pricing on Gun Broker is Trojan=$1199, Lawman=1219, Range Master=$1499, Sentinel=$1999.

    With the exception of cosmetic differences, I can't find differences that would impact the accuracy or durability of the pistols. All frames are forged except the Trojan which is cast. No mention of different FCS or barrels or pistol's barrel bushing tolerances.

    QUESTION: So why an $800 difference from Trojan to Sentinel?
    PS: There ARE differences, just few that will impact accuracy or durability.

    What do you think? BTW, also considering a Dan Wesson so I'll play this game with them also.
     


  2. jrbfishn

    jrbfishn TGT Addict

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    Cosmetic takes time and handwork. It costs.
    The more hand fitting, the higher the price.
    from an idgit coffeeholic
     
  3. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Springfield Loaded?
     
  4. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Well-Known

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    When you start getting into higher price ranges like that, it has less to do with drastic improvements to the gun, and more to do with fine quality. Hand fitting and perfect finishes are not cheap.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
     
  5. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Night sights can add a little.

    Ambi safety, ditto.

    etc.
     
  6. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Go to Bud's Gun shop and buy a nice Colt! :green:
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Bud's ships most gun for free (included) and no tax to Texas. And they do it as quick as they can.
     
  8. philipe1

    philipe1 New Member

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    im not sure there is a lot of hand fitting going on, could be wrong. Cosmetics and little things light fiber or night sights add a little. Hey, thank you for contributing! Philip
     
  9. philipe1

    philipe1 New Member

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    I like Buds, great selection. But I've been buying from Grab-A-Gun. Great prices. I think shipping of handguns is flat $4.95 or maybe 5.95

    Think I'm gravitating toward the Range Master or another Dan Wesson, Specialist...

    cheers, and thank you all for making me think a little. Philip
     
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  10. philipe1

    philipe1 New Member

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    I already own a Springfield Loaded btw. Great gun! Fit a new barrel bushing and it's as accurate as my DW PM9!
     


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