The New STI Costa Carry Comp 2011 | SHOT 2016

The Texas 1911 wizards otherwise known as STI have partnered with Chris Costa to offer a Costa Carry Comp STI 2011. Not only is it stunningly good looking but it feels like it was put together by German jewelers or something. Simply amazing. I couldn’t resist a chance to take a closer look again at my fellow Texan’s wares. When they offered a chance to shoot them it would have been downright rude to say no.

Looking over the pistol I found that the total “slide” length is a very manageable 5″ with the effective compensator included in that measurement. One of the features on the pistol that I really liked was the Costa spec stipple job on the tactical tan STI polymer frame and the outstanding adjustable sights on the gun. Putting all the race gun features into a carry sized package is not an easy task but STI was able to make it happen and still retain a very manageable pistol to manipulate.

When I got a chance to run a few mags through it I was amazed at how flat shooting it was, it almost felt like a .22 if it weren’t for the muzzle blast. The provided pistol was chambered in 9mm, I am sure that STI will offer it in several calibers.

Dear STI, I have been a good boy this year, I just might die if I don’t have more STI in my life. You don’t want to see me die, do you?

This post originally was run on The Firearm Blog - http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/01/18/stis-costa-ludis-2011/

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Since founding Firearm Rack in 2014 which evolved into Primer Peak in 2020, Patrick has been published by RECOIL, Ammoland, Gun Digest, The Firearm Blog, The Truth About Guns, Breach Bang Clear, Brownells, The Shooter's Log, and All Outdoor. When he isn't writing you can find him instructing handgun and AR-15 courses, training his dog Bear, or spending time with his son Liam. See what he is up to on his YouTube Channel, on Facebook, or on Instagram at @thepatrickroberts.

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