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Old 02-03-2023, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Staccato. Worth it?

For you staccato owners - are they worth the price tag?

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Old 02-03-2023, 10:25 AM   #2
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i have an STI , before they changed the name ... and i'd say it's worth what you're willing to pay for a well built 2011.

let's put it this way , i let a friend shoot mine after i showed it to him and told him what they cost ... he's a blue collar oil field worker who works hard for his money...

he was like , there's no way in hell i'd ever pay this for a handgun...

then i handed him a mag and told him to go clear the plate rack ....

a few seconds later , he turned around and said .. ok now i get it ... time to start saving $$ ... i want one of these...

so, it's kinda subjective what people deem "worth it" ... and you probably won't understand until you own one..
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Old 02-03-2023, 10:52 AM   #3
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Very much so, if you're willing to spend the money. They are a completely different company from when they were STI. They seem to be focused on QC, customer service and building a completely reliable 2011. The weak link to the STI's were the magazines that needed constant tuning. Staccato fixed that issue.

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Old 02-03-2023, 11:00 AM   #4
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I own several STI competition pistols and have fired a few Staccatos. I would take a look at the Masterpiece Arms DS9 before you settle on a Staccato. MPA will give you a much better pistol for your money.
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Old 02-03-2023, 11:17 AM   #5
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I have & STI’s and never knew I should be having magazine problems. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a Staccato.
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Old 02-03-2023, 03:00 PM   #6
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Appreciate the responses!

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Old 02-03-2023, 03:04 PM   #7
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For me it depends on what you're using it for. I've shot several, and they for sure are nice. Very smooth shooting. But I have not felt the need to upgrade from my Glocks.
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Old 02-03-2023, 03:12 PM   #8
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Might as well go all in and get an SVI Infinity. Brandon builds them right!
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Old 02-03-2023, 03:16 PM   #9
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For me it depends on what you're using it for. I've shot several, and they for sure are nice. Very smooth shooting. But I have not felt the need to upgrade from my Glocks.
Depending on reliability and functionality, I'd wear it as a duty pistol.
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Bruh.. ain't no way.

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Old 02-03-2023, 04:12 PM   #10
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Depending on reliability and functionality, I'd wear it as a duty pistol.Bruh.. ain't no way.

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I totally get that. If you wear one daily on duty might as well have one you are comfortable and accurate with.
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Old 02-03-2023, 04:41 PM   #11
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Depending on reliability and functionality, I'd wear it as a duty pistol.Bruh.. ain't no way.

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Old 02-03-2023, 04:52 PM   #12
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Well worth it- ordering mine this month. Went to a LE class sponsored by them and then another day long demo.

Have shot every model except the brand new CS. Shot them with and without optics and nearly every pistol optic available. Very impressive—
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Old 02-04-2023, 08:11 AM   #13
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Very much so, if you're willing to spend the money. They are a completely different company from when they were STI. They seem to be focused on QC, customer service and building a completely reliable 2011. The weak link to the STI's were the magazines that needed constant tuning. Staccato fixed that issue.

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wow .. ok! STI had issues with gen 1 followers and fixed that before they became staccato
I've never had a single malfunction in my STI ... not ONE with STI gen2 followers !

but please do tell ... what is the difference between a gen 2 sti and a gen 2 staccato mag , i'd love to know what they fixed and makes them different..
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Old 02-04-2023, 01:32 PM   #14
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but please do tell ... what is the difference between a gen 2 sti and a gen 2 staccato mag , i'd love to know what they fixed and makes them different..


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Old 02-04-2023, 09:43 PM   #15
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wow .. ok! STI had issues with gen 1 followers and fixed that before they became staccato

I've never had a single malfunction in my STI ... not ONE with STI gen2 followers !



but please do tell ... what is the difference between a gen 2 sti and a gen 2 staccato mag , i'd love to know what they fixed and makes them different..
I believe they completely outsourced manufacturing instead of making them in house.

As far as the old STI 2011 magazines, they were known be the weak link of the gun. The tubes weren't consistent and almost every USPSA open and limited shooter immediately rebuilt them after purchase. All of my original sti mags were gutted and replaced with grams springs and followers and I still had to tune the feed lips for reliable feeding. Now that Staccato and many others are manufacturing reliable mags now, you don't hear about the issues, because it's no longer an issue.

Run a Google search for "sti magazine issues" and you'll see that it a pervasive issue prior to Staccatto outsourcing manufacturing.

Dawson still sells a magazine tuning kit for STI mags.
https://www.shootersconnectionstore....ine-Tuning-Kit

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Old 02-05-2023, 10:25 AM   #16
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I believe they completely outsourced manufacturing instead of making them in house.

As far as the old STI 2011 magazines, they were known be the weak link of the gun. The tubes weren't consistent and almost every USPSA open and limited shooter immediately rebuilt them after purchase. All of my original sti mags were gutted and replaced with grams springs and followers and I still had to tune the feed lips for reliable feeding. Now that Staccato and many others are manufacturing reliable mags now, you don't hear about the issues, because it's no longer an issue.

Run a Google search for "sti magazine issues" and you'll see that it a pervasive issue prior to Staccatto outsourcing manufacturing.

Dawson still sells a magazine tuning kit for STI mags.
https://www.shootersconnectionstore....ine-Tuning-Kit

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you had me at they fixed the problem... by completely outsourcing!

maybe they should fix their cost problem too by completely outsourcing to rock island armory!
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Old 02-05-2023, 11:32 AM   #17
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STI Tac 5.0 2011, yes! It was my duty rig until I promoted to investigations.

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Old 02-06-2023, 07:04 AM   #18
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Don't do it!!
If you DO go down that rabbit hole, you will not want to fire most (if not all) of your other weapons.
I recently picked up one of their XC models and I swear I'm a better shooter now because of it.
Staccato are good people and they take care of their customers, they also appreciate the LE and military community.
If interested in one, I'd try and line up a range session with someone owning the model(s) you're interested in so you can try out.
I have an XC, if you are ever in my area, you are more than welcome to try out.
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Old 02-06-2023, 07:09 AM   #19
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Short answer, yes. My Staccato P is one of the best shooting guns I've ever owned. Had a chance to shoot the CS, and it's even better. Great weapons.
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Old 02-06-2023, 11:10 AM   #20
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just ordered one! there saying 60-90 days seriously???
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Old 02-06-2023, 11:13 AM   #21
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Theres been at least 2 dozen guys at my dept buy them in the last year. Ive shot one or two of them and I own an STI duty 1. When I took my optics class there were two guys in the class with one. One bought it to make him a better shooter. He spent 3k for nothing cause he still sucked.

IMO theyre smooth and a good shooting pistol but they arent gonna make someone deader than a taurus

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At one time they had an option to pay for a faster build
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Old 02-06-2023, 01:11 PM   #22
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Our dept orders came in right at 2 months.

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Old 02-06-2023, 01:20 PM   #23
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you had me at they fixed the problem... by completely outsourcing!

maybe they should fix their cost problem too by completely outsourcing to rock island armory!
My thoughts too. Don't need it to be pretty, just 100% reliable and super accurate without having to have it worked on.
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Old 02-06-2023, 01:39 PM   #24
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Guns plus in Georgetown usually has a large selection in stock if you don’t want to wait.
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Old 02-07-2023, 09:51 AM   #25
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Texas Gun Experience usually has one for rent and in the case.
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Old 02-07-2023, 07:42 PM   #26
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Old 02-07-2023, 08:04 PM   #27
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Do they only offer 9mm? Their website is kind of hard to navigate.
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Old 02-08-2023, 06:42 AM   #28
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Do they only offer 9mm? Their website is kind of hard to navigate.
Yes, they went to 9mm only when changing over to Staccato name.
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Old 02-08-2023, 10:09 AM   #29
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I don't own one (yet) and feel like they're worth it.
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Old 02-08-2023, 10:29 AM   #30
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Theres been at least 2 dozen guys at my dept buy them in the last year. Ive shot one or two of them and I own an STI duty 1. When I took my optics class there were two guys in the class with one. One bought it to make him a better shooter. He spent 3k for nothing cause he still sucked.

IMO theyre smooth and a good shooting pistol but they arent gonna make someone deader than a taurus



At one time they had an option to pay for a faster build


This. If you are buying it because you are already a competent shooter, you appreciate certain features and the price isn't too steep for you, then sure. Worth it.

If you think they are going to make you a better shooter it's a waste of money. You'd be better off with a Glock and 5,000 rounds of ammo.
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