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Thread: STI Rogue review in our E-zine

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    STI Rogue review in our E-zine

    Please use this thread to discuss the STI Rogue we reviewed for you in our E-zine.

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    Steve, Thanks as always for an excellent and thorough review!
    I like the idea of the integral sights on a defensive pistol..and the fact that they didn't effect accuracy.
    I was surprised to see the Winchester SXT providing some of the smallest groups. Intersting looking round i've never seen before.
    Great work!
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    Steve,

    Thanks for a fine review as always. Looks like a very nice carry piece.

    TM

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    Looks like a total bust to me.
    They furnished one odd-sized magazine... that didn't work.
    The writer may not have found the tiny sights to be "a hindrance" but I bet I would.

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    Thank you Eli and Trent, for your kind words.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Watson
    Looks like a total bust to me.
    You are, Jim, entitled to your opinion. I happen to think the Rogue is a fine pistol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Watson
    They furnished one odd-sized magazine... that didn't work.
    Re-read the review. I stated the magazine would not feed hollow point or jacketed hollow point ammunition. It fed full metal jacket ammo consistently. I happened to take issue with a self defence pistol that wouldn't feed JHP. As stated in the review, the folks at STI are studying this right now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Watson
    The writer may not have found the tiny sights to be "a hindrance" but I bet I would.
    Perhaps you would, Jim. My eyes are almost 59, but a combination of the Rogue's natural pointing ability and those "tiny" sights made an impression on the accuracy of the gun to this "old man".
    Steve
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    Fine review Steve.

    You actually got better accuracy with this lighter shorter gun than with STI's Guardian model?! Amazing.

    Have you asked STI to return a fixed feeding example to you so that you could evaluate any claimed resolution of the feeding problem? I wonder how many people would accept their say-so without independent confirmation.

    You're right, it's got to feed hollowpoints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill
    Fine review Steve.

    You actually got better accuracy with this lighter shorter gun than with STI's Guardian model?! Amazing.
    Thanks for the compliment, Hill.
    Actually, the Guardian was tested for accuracy at 25 yards, while the Rogue was tested at 10 yards. From the STI Guardian review:

    Unfortunately, the ever-changing Texas winter weather made the accuracy and chronograph portion of the tests a little harder to accomplish. I was able, however, to get two fairly decent days in which to chronograph the various factory loads I had on hand, as well as measure the accuracy of this pistol when fired at targets 25 yards (22.86 meters) downrange.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hill
    Have you asked STI to return a fixed feeding example to you so that you could evaluate any claimed resolution of the feeding problem? I wonder how many people would accept their say-so without independent confirmation.

    You're right, it's got to feed hollowpoints.
    Unfortunately, I got in too late this evening to give the guys at STI a call. They do, however, have the test pistol and the Metalform "Springfield" magazine I sent along for evaluation. Since Georgetown is just down I-35 from me, I could always "drop-in" for a visit........
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    Nice review Steve. I have a friend who is looking for a small carry pistol and so far he has looked mostly at the striker fired plastic 9mm's. I am going to refer him to the STI. Hopefully he will realize that the 9mm on a single action type pistol is better.
    Tony, NRA Benefactor, Ret. USAF
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyW
    Nice review Steve. I have a friend who is looking for a small carry pistol and so far he has looked mostly at the striker fired plastic 9mm's. I am going to refer him to the STI. Hopefully he will realize that the 9mm on a single action type pistol is better.
    Thank you Tony!
    As I told Jim Watson in an earlier post, my eyes aren't what they use to be. But, the Rogue is so easy to shoot well, it's almost scary!
    Tell your friend to definitely give STI a look. The Escort, Guardian, and Rogue all come in a 9mm configurations. At the moment, the Rogue is the only dedicated 9mm from STI that I've tested.
    Steve
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    Was it a production gun that was tested or a prototype?

    Production magazine or prototype?

    I am doing my best to understand how to come away with a good feeling about this $1000 pistol that will not feed any hollowpoints with the factory supplied (production?) magazine.

    If I were to buy this pistol what magazine do I get?

    best,

    Dave

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