|STI's Spartan Pistol, Click the picture to go to the STI Website|
I did quite a bit of looking about before I finally settled on buying an STI Spartan. I blame Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International. Correia avidly endorses STI's firearms in his books and on his blog. I also had an opportunity to shoot one while visiting a friend and his wife about eight or nine years ago. My friends wife was an avid pistol shooter and convinced me to try her STI. I don't remember which model it was but I do remember the quality and smoothness of the action.
I also recall that I didn't shoot very well. I was once characterized as being unable to hit the broad side of a barn from the inside by a range owner near Austin, Texas. I can also count the number of times I've shot a pistol on one hand. I've shot a couple of hundred rounds at best. So I should receive the new handgun sometime next week and I expect that by the end of the month I'll have doubled the number of rounds I've shot through a pistol.
Late Breaking News
Canada Post and the CFC are more efficient than is their usual wont. I should have the firearm well before the end of next week. I still have to do the ATT course at the club and wait for the CFC to issue me a general ATT. I can at least oil the gun up and familiarize myself with the take-down and maintenance procedures though.