Tuesday, May 28, 2024

STI Staccato P (2019) - The Holy Grail 2011 #2

Within a few weeks of acquiring my 2019 STI Staccato P, I randomly came across another one that was selling for even less than what I purchased mine for... so... I bought it! 😁 I ended up selling several guns to fund this purchase, including my Springfield Prodigy. My decision to purchase a second 2019 Staccato P was mainly because my first one is in such pristine condition that I have been really apprehensive about carrying it or shooting it at matches. This second gun was not in as good of condition as the first one, but that was reflected in the lower price. This second one was also an iron sight only gun, so I again sent it to DSC Gunworks to have it milled for the factory DPO cut, but I also had them port the barrel and slide with Atlas Gunworks Ares/EOS style ports. I wanted the porting to be minimal so as not to take away from the beautiful aesthetics of the gun, but I also wanted something completely different than what I've had done to my other 2011s and I've heard the Atlas ports work really well. I took the Holosun 509T optic and Surefire X300U light off of my Springfield Prodigy and installed them on this second Staccato P along with an Atlas toolless guide rod with a lighter weight recoil spring to tune it to the barrel porting. Since the compact Staccato C2 grip modules are no longer available to purchase separately, I ordered a MJD Solutions grip module and did a step cut grip chop to accommodate compact 16-round Staccato C2 magazines along with my RFV Tactical Concealed Carry texture. 

Actual photos from the Gunbroker auction

More photos coming soon!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Outlaw Action Pistol Match - 05/18/2024

Outlaw Action Pistol match (IDPA scoring, USPSA-ish rules) at the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club. I was using my custom V8 ported Staccato P 2011 in the "Optics" division again (apparently, I really like this gun!). We had a fairly small turn out at this match, even for these unorthodox local matches. I had several mistakes today... I didn't brighten my red dot up for the first stage and could barely see it while engaging the first  array of targets... I forgot to reload on the second stage and had a surprise "flat-footed" reload... and I went way too fast on the last stage and got sloppy with my hits for the sake of looking cool. 😜 I ended up in 2nd place Overall out of only 10 total.



Monday, April 29, 2024

STI Staccato P (2019) - The Holy Grail 2011

I have finally acquired a 2019 STI Staccato P 2011, which is considered to be the "Holy Grail" of STI/Staccato 2011s! This gun was the turning point for STI to officially change their name to Staccato, and it solidified the company's change from competition guns to duty and self defense guns. This gun was an evolution of their previous Tactical 4.0 with a 4.15" bull barrel and a full length picatinny rail dust cover, and it also introduced their new slide serrations that are still current today as well as the new Dawson Precision Optic (DPO) mounting system. It was only produced for one year (2019) in this configuration and was then changed to a longer 4.4" barrel and no longer had a full length dust cover. Due to the limited production of the 2019 STI Staccato P, it quickly became very sought-after and is now considered a rare collector's item. This drove prices of the used guns available for sale from $1000 to $1500 more than what they cost when they were brand new.

Actual photos from the Gunbroker auction

I was lucky to snag mine for only $750 more than brand new pricing, and it is in pristine condition! There is not a scratch or blemish on it. Even the barrel hood has zero wear. It was the iron sight only version, but I immediately sent the slide to DSC Gunworks to have it milled for the factory DPO mounting system and installed a Holosun 509T optic on it (my favorite optic for concealed carry). I also did my typical 2011 trigger tuning to get the trigger pull weight down to 3 pounds by simply tweaking the sear spring.



Other than having it milled for the DPO system, the only other change to the gun was installing a compact C2 grip module done in my RFV Tactical Concealed Carry texture. I took the C2 grip off of my Springfield Prodigy, and I've stored away the original full-size grip and magwell to maintain a higher value if I ever decide to sell it (unlikely!).





Saturday, April 27, 2024

Outlaw Action Pistol Match - 04/27/2024

Outlaw Action Pistol match (IDPA scoring, USPSA-ish rules) at the Amarillo Rifle and Pistol Club. I was using my custom V8 ported Staccato P 2011 in the "Optics" division. This was the first match hosted in the new extra large pistol bay at the facility. It was a windy day, so we spent a lot of time fixing targets that had fallen over. There were only 4 stages, but the first three had very high round counts that necessitated several mag changes per stage. I got the win for the last stage which was a stand and shoot "rapid fire" stage, but ended up in 2nd place Overall out of 16 total.




Saturday, April 13, 2024

USPSA Action Pistol Match - 04/13/2024

USPSA Action Pistol Match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX with the West Texas Practical Shooters club. I was shooting my custom V8 ported Staccato P 2011 in the Open division. The gun ran flawless as usual and my performance was pretty decent other than a miss on stage 4. Several unloaded starts at this match, plus a few memory stages. I ended up in 6th place Overall out of 40 total.




Sunday, March 24, 2024

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol Match - 03/24/2024

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX with the West Texas Practical Shooters club. This was a larger than normal charity match and we were able to sign up for multiple entries to increase the charity donations. I was shooting my custom ported STI Tac-Lite 4.0 2011 in the Open Division in the first half of the day and then my Springfield Prodigy 4.25" in the Limited Optics Division during the afternoon. I only posted video from my first runs with the STI TacLite, because I was so tired by the afternoon runs with the Prodigy that I did pretty poorly and didn't want to bother posting those runs. Both guns ran great, but I could've gone a little faster on some of the stages. A few of the stages were also very challenging and couldn't really be shot quickly. I ended up in 12th place overall out of 86 total with the STI and 25th place overall with the Prodigy.





Saturday, February 24, 2024

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol Match - 02/24/2024

Outlaw Steel Action Pistol match at 41 Lead Farm in Lubbock, TX with the West Texas Practical Shooters club. I was shooting my custom Walther PDP 4.5" again in the Open Division. I am still loving the Walther, but I wasn't really happy with my performance today. Too many make-up shots because I was trying to go to fast on the first three stages. I ended up in 8th place Overall out of 42 total.