Wednesday, January 12, 2005

STI IPSC 30th Anniversary Edition

On December 24, 2004, Dave Skinner of STI International, Inc. announced the STI IPSC 30th Anniversary Edition.

The website doesn't say what calibers it is available in, but I'm pretty sure you can get it in .40S&W. Makes a darned nice USPSA Limited pistol, and IPSC Limited certification is probably he same as any other STI EDGE, which means .40S&W, 10mm, .45acp and 9mm.

Here's a quote from the website:

IPSC 30th Anniversary Commemorative Pistol

Celebrate 30 years of IPSC.

Based on the legendary IPSC Standard/Limited STI Edge/Executive pistol format, this special edition includes a custom serial number prefixed by DVC containing a maximum of 9 other characters.

MSRP: $2775.10 (I have no idea where the ten cents comes from)

And here are the specs:

Hard chromed slide and all other exposed upper components.
Hard chromed "fit in the box" magwell.
Slide is color inlaid in contrasting color, both sides.
Slide is Tri-topped.
Slide is serrated at 20 lpi on top surface.
Custom IPSC engraving on both sides of slide.
STI custom shop "saber tooth" serrations.
Ramped, fully supported barrel.
Decorative frame cuts.
Pre-contoured grip to match magwell.
Dawson fiber optic front sight.
STI adjustable rear sight.
Square hammer.
S-7 tool steel sear.
Titanium strut.
Ambi thumb safety, hard chromed.
High-rise, knuckle relieved grip safety, hard chromed.
Two magazines, hard chromed, w/ Dawson "fit in the box" base pads.
STI Team shirt.
STI Team jacket.
STI sew on logo patches. (2X)
Lockable aluminum presentation and storage case.
Lifetime warrantee.
When Skinner says "Lifetime Warrantee" he means that if it goes toes-up, you can send it back to him and he'll fix it. Your cost: shipping it to him. Dillon has a "No BS" guarantee, and Skinner's guarantee is just as good.

A couple of years ago, I squadded with Dave in the "Shirley Skinner" match in Waco, Texas. At the end of the match I walked up to him and wiggled the front sight AND the rear sight on my 10mm STI Edge. They wiggled back. "Dave, is it suppose to do this?" I asked.

Dave sighs deep, and says "No. Give it to me, I'll take it into the shop tomorrow. I have a dentist appointment in the morning, but I'll get it to you before you fly home".

Eleven am the next day, he walked in the door with my Edge in the case. New sights, front and rear ... and it was sighted in. No charge, AND he drove me to the airport in Austin for the flight back to Oregon.

Since then, I've had no problems with the sights even though I was using some very potent 10mm loads in a gun which was, after all, originally designed for the .40S&W load.

1 comment:

Cutter said...

Nice looking gun. I'm kind of surprised they will offer it in 9mm but not .38super.

Thanks for the link in your sidebar!