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  • A 2011 Life: 10,000 Rounds Through Staccato P With work travel and other obligations cancelled for most of 2020, it’s been much easier to get rounds downrange in the COVID era. As of this release, my Staccato (formerly ...
  • A 2011 Life: Lubrication Part of the commitment to a 2011 is a little bit of extra care and maintenance versus the plastic fantastic guns. On any 1911/2011 pattern pistol, there are a lot ...
  • Load Out: 2020 Gun Run Clinton House At the recent 2020 Gun Run at the Clinton House, I changed up a few things versus my previous runs at other venues. For a full AAR of the event, ...
  • A 2011 Life: 5000 Round Update As reported before, the STI Staccato P is quite easy to shoot and a lot of fun. It didn’t take long to hit 2,500 and then 5,000 rounds through the ...
  • A 2011 Life: Magazine Followers Gen 2 followers for the STI 2011 9mm magazines.
  • A 2011 Life: A Couple Changes Trigger The stock trigger from STI is a plastic shoe at about a medium length. After doing a lot of dry-fire and the first range session, I was finding that I ...
  • A 2011 Life: Safariland ALS Holster I’ve been a long-time fan of Safariland products, particularly the SLS and then ALS retention holsters. These are great for 3-gun, run-n-gun or other field shooting competitions where there is ...
  • STI Staccato P Initial Impressions The STI Staccato P is my journey into the world of the 2011. While I’ve been a Glock guy for a while, I’ve got some time running 1911s in the ...
  • Living a 2011 Life I’ve been a Glock guy since as long as I can remember shooting. However, I also started shooting competitively with a 1911 a long time ago. I learned a lot ...
  • Load Out: 2019 RBGC Run and Gun 5K My loadout for the 2019 River Bend Gun Club Run and Gun 5K run was very similar to my 2018 setup. Guns and Ammo Rifle: After wearing out my 20” rifle for ...