oaky Im confused. i love the sv Infinity but is it the same company as Sti or even svi for that matter. Would someone please clear this up for me?? Were they one company and split? Are they made in the us?? ??
when one of the designers, Sandy Strayer, left STI. You can look him up on the American Pistolsmith Institute website. Both guns feature a wide-body grip that is separate from the frame. Both guns are made in Texas.
SVI is the more technically progressive of the two, in my opinion. Note that SVI has the plunger tube as an integral part of the machined frame; it is not a separate, staked-on piece.
SVI also uses AET technology for its barrels (which come from Wil Scheumann) and has patented trigger systems (with ball bearings!), barrel bushings, magwells, manual safeties, and interchangeable breechfaces, among other features.
they are both two seperate companies today who are the only manufactures of the 2011 wide body frame. Sandy from SVI is more of a custom Gun Builder and STI is more of a Custom Production Gun Builder., In my opinion both make the best firearms in the world, and you would be happy purchasing eiother one.