My point is a STI Open pistol is close to a kit gun, even with good major power ammo most won't work out of the box, that's a lot of money to pay for a kit. Lot's of little independent gunsmiths out there can sell you one that will work sometimes for less money especially when you consider what you'll spend to get your factory gun running. Just fact that's my point. I like STIs just think they aren't that good a value when they don't work, even some Limited Edge types don't run out of the box. My point also is they should. If you have any other questions I'll be glad to answer them for you.
Maybe STIs used to suck. I have yet to run across one that won't run out of the box except for user error.
And BENOS is littered with custom guns that need to go back any number of times to run.