STI 1911 Pistols in American Handgunner Magazine

STI’s “Triple Threat” Inside American Handgunner Sept/Oct Issue

( – Fun comes in threes in Handgunner’s September/October cover story, which highlights a capable trio of STI 1911s. Examining three guns with three distinct roles, Publisher Roy Huntington had several positive things to say after handling STI’s Tactical SS, DVC Limited 2011 and Escort.

STI 1911 Pistols in American Handgunner Magazine
American Handgun Cover Story – STI’s Triple Threat

“I honestly couldn’t decide which of our test guns is my favorite. Each has a comfortable home doing different jobs. The Tactical is the ‘most’ cross-over of the trio, with the DVC Limited clearly a competition/target gun,” Roy says. “The Escort is clearly made for one thing — personal protection. And there’s no doubt in my mind this gun can handle that serious job.”

In “The Sound Of Silence,” Will Dabbs makes his assessment on the merits of shooting with suppressors — including how they enhance safety and are useful in welcoming new shooters.

“There is great practical utility to a sound suppressor. Noise pollution is diminished and suppressor owners make better neighbors as a result,” Dabbs says. “Nothing is better than a suppressed .22 for introducing neophyte shooters to the sport. The lack of hearing protection facilitates communication and enhances safety.”

Other topics in this issue of American Handgunner include the 10 things gun owners do right, which revolvers serve best in grizzly country, the pros and cons of appendix carry, how to avoid headaches while traveling with firearms, a review of Ruger’s polymer LCR and special focus features that examine top handgun accessories and optics.

Products from EAA European American Armory, including the SARB6P semi-auto in 9mm and a SARB6P Pavona carrying case, highlight the September/October Handgun Giveaway. Worth over $1,050, other items in this giveaway include a RatWorx MRX folding knife and SABRE Red pepper spray and drink test kits. Readers can enter for free at

Can’t get enough of American Handguner? The September/October issue has three online-only features — with topics on the .40 S&W cartridge and a look at Springfield Armory’s RO 1911. Readers can sign-up for a free digital subscription to receive every new issue of Handgunner online at