The extreme optimization of a Limited Division compliant firearm, the STI TruSight merges technology and physics to help you gain the advantage at the next match.
Built on the patented modular steel frame with polymer grip, the TruSight delivers the traditional features of a 1911 and allows the added benefit of high capacity magazines. The innovative frame design preserves the 17° angle of the grip in relation to the slide, original to the 1911. The essential design element for high capacity, the polymer grip, allows for double stack magazines without over-sizing the circumference of the grip, which remains comparatively the same as the circumference of a 1911. Using a 4.15 slide, the TruSight has a faster cycle rate than a traditional 5" pistol. The TruSight barrel system has the sight dovetailed to the barrel rather than the slide for quicker front sight pick up. The TruSight barrel incorporates an expansion chamber that does not add any weight to the pistol; in fact it weighs less than other pistols comparable to it in its class. The Trusight comes standard with features such as a stainless steel STI knuckle relief hi-ride grip safety, stainless steel STI ambi-thumb safeties, and aluminum magwell for quicker reloading. Other options such as hard chrome finish or a drilled & tapped mag release are also available. Calibers available are 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
Caliber 9.m.m., .40 S&W, .45 ACP
Frame STI Patented Modular Steel, Mid-Length, Wide
Grips STI Patented Modular Polymer with Aluminum Mag Well
Slide 4.15" Unique Rear Serrations
Trigger Long Curved
Barrel STI fully supported, ramped bull barrel, with expansion chamber
Hammer STI Commander S-7 tool steel
Safeties Stainless STI grip safety and Ambi Sided thumb safety
Guide Rod STI RecoilMaster
Sights Dawson Fiber Optic Front w/ STI Adjustable Rear
In the 1980's the founder of STI, Virgil Tripp was hand crafting competition 1911 pistols using basically the same components and techniques of other gunsmiths of that era.
Because of the need for product improvement, Tripp Research Inc., now STI International, led the firearms industry into the precision world of "EDM" hammers, sears, and other components.
From this highly successful line of precision components, STI then pioneered the "MODULAR" frame which provided a multitude of desirable features such as a 30 lpi full checked grip assembly, 25 lpi checkered trigger guard, 35% weight reduction, less felt recoil, higher capacity, and repeatable dimensions.
Then STI introduced complete pistols of such quality they quickly became the standard by which other I.P.S.C. firearms and fine "carry" guns are measured.
Now STI leads the industry again with precision subassemblies in progressive stages of factory completion. Using "EDM" and "CNC" machine tools and precision grinding equipment, STI can supply fitted slide/frames or shortblocks to which gunsmiths of all skill levels can add their own finishing touches at a very reasonable cost.
In the Future STI will continue improving and introducing new products to you our valued customer.