Gun Report

STI Sentinel Premier 45 ACP, $2243

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Our testers found the Sentinel Premier to be pricey, but also smooth and refined. It supplied very good accuracy, a smooth trigger, and the best sight picture of the guns in our tests. IPSC and USPCA approved, we felt the Premier Sentinel was the best all-round pick for competition and carry work.

STI Sentinel Premier 45 ACP, $2243

Gun Details

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The STI has a ramped, fully supported barrel held in a place by a match-grade bushing. The muzzle was crowned to fit flush.
The top of the Sentinel Premier's slide had been slightly flattened and grooved to reduce the glare from its hard chrome finish.
The Dawson/STI adjustable ramped sights gave us an excellent sight picture. There's also cocking serrations and a grooved hammer.

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