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    Edge.40

    STIís decision to stop production of the Edge has pushed me over the edge. I have over the years seen people dominate the USPSA Limited class shooting these STIís. I have also had the pleasure of shooting some of these pistols.
    Because of the stopping of production I started looking for one of my own. I finally decided on getting on from Dave Dawson in .40 that is new, modified, and tuned by Dawson Precision. After a wait I finally received my pistol.
    This pistol exceeded my expectations. I tried every type and length of ammunition without one hiccup or FTF. I hope I Made the right decision, time will tell.
    Any information, thoughts, problems, advice, adjustments, modifications or suggestions on the use and care of this pistol would be greatly appreciated.

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    Congratulations on your pistol!

    I don't have one of these, although I almost bought one (long story) before chickening out. So I'll try to give you the advice I hear in the IPSC range all the time:

    1. Don't change stuff on the gun unless you're really positive you need to.
    2. When you ignore #1, only change one thing at a time, test-fire, then change something else.
    3. Getting new mags and/or changing basepads and/or followers for existing mags DOES constitute a change. See #1 and #2.
    4. Enjoy!
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    John,
    Are you still glad that you bought this pistol. Any thoughts about it that would share at this time?
    Rob

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    This STI pistol was bought from Dawson Precision. It is one of the DP super tuned STI Edges. It is the best pistol I own and have ever shot. It came from Dawson with a great crisp 2 1/2 pound trigger with a very short reset. Any lengths of ammo feeds and shoots well in it. I have been shooting 200gr bullets loaded to a length of 1.17 instead of standard length of 1.135 @ 840 FPS. (40 s&w)
    The only thing that I do not like is I can’t press down the slide release with my right thumb. I would like for it to be .1 wider and .2 longer where I could. Instead on a reload to empty chamber I release the slide with my left thumb while getting my grip back.
    Other than that the pistol is perfect. I have only shot about 1k rounds through it and it has not had I failure to feed, or any other failure.

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    I've heard good things about Dawson Precision tune ups. I'm glad that they did a good job.

    I have two STI 2011's that I really like. The first is an early STI 3 digit serial number frame that was sent to Wilson Combat sometime around 1994-5 IIRC. There they added a Colt 38 Super slide, Wilson barrel and small parts, etc. and it has been a great pistol. It was my wife's purchase and her pistol for several years when she shot IDPA/USPSA. I added a 9mm barrel from Nowlin for lower cost practice. Great, great pistol, not shot much now because of my wife's wrist problem/rebuild, but it's her go to pistol for anything and is in her car when she travels.

    Over a year ago I bought a new STI Tactical 5.0 in 40 cal that had some problems. I had to do some tune up on mine when a trip back to STI didn't fix the problems. So, I put a Novak adjustable rear sight on it that resolved a 6" low at 15 yards problem. I tuned the extractor, put new Wolff springs in the two STI mags, and it now is great. If I still was involved in IDPA/USPSA, I definitely would use it. It has become a companion of mine like my wife's STI 38 super. IMO, it's large and heavy for CCW--I have a couple of other pistols for that purpose.

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