SOLD FOR: $2623.98
Make: STI International
Model: Guardian 2011
Serial Number: TX03570
Year of Manufacture: 2016-2017
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Removable Magazine.
Markings: The bottom of the dust cover is marked “STI INTERNATIONAL / GEORGETOWN, TX USA”. The top of the chamber is marked “9MM”. The right side of the frame is marked “2011” and with the serial number. The right side of the slide is marked with the STI Texas logo. The left side of the slide is marked “GUARDIAN”.
Barrel Length: 3.9” Bull Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Dawson blade with a tritium insert, it is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a Dawson square notch with a serrated rear face and tritium lamps fixed to the slide. The rear sight has a vertical front face for one-handed slide racking. The lamps are bright and easily acquired in low light.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The trigger guard and grip frame are one piece, made of high strength synthetic material, in black, showing a stippled pattern. The pattern looks like the STI “Tree Bark” pattern. The grip has some light handling wear but no major defects. The grip rates in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Black Cerakote with Polymer Grip Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some thinning on the edges. The edges have a few little marks through the finish. There is some thinning on the safety and slide stop from use. There is standard operational wear. The grip screws are undamaged and the markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: This pistol has an adjustable trigger, crisp trigger, short reset, strong mainspring, skeletonized hammer & trigger, and the grip safety has a rise to index one’s palm correctly each time. The slide and frame have superb mating and is very smooth. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with two 16-round magazines, STI hard case, manual, and an MTR black leather pancake holster. The label on the case appears to match the serial number but is worn. Please note, no magazines will be included if prohibited by your local laws.
Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by those who have used them. The design is one of the most beloved and has gone through many design changes such as modular frames like this Guardian from STI. The Guardian was introduced in 2016 in 9mm and .45 ACP and features night sights, a 2011 double stack modular grip, 3.9” bull barrel, skeletonized hammer & trigger, extended thumb safety, an indexing bump beavertail safety, and angled rear slide serrations. This one is in great shape and was well taken care of with some minor wear. This would make a great shooter, concealed carry gun, or just a simple plinker for those who only want the best, so considering dropping a bid on this Guardian! Please see our photos and good luck!