08-24-2005, 09:50 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Report on STI Tactical Lite 5" 9mm
Last week I took delivery of an STI Tactical Lite 5" in 9mm. My intent is to use it as a carry gun and home defense gun. It fits well in the Blade Tech IWB holster that I had made for a Para P18. Have put a little over 1000 rds through and have had 1 "real" malfunction ( a stovepipe). Also had several failures to go all the way into battery, which I believe were "break-in" malfunctions. These latter were easily remedied by nudging the rear of the slide with the heel of my hand. Most of the ammo was Win White box 115 gr ball, with about 150 Federal P9HST2 147 gr, and a 150 Federal American Eagle 147 gr flat point ball. The gun allows wonderfully short recovery between shots because of its nose-heavy feel. My retailer was Dawson Precision in Florence, Texas, and they are certainly a joy to deal with.