Originally Posted by chezboy
I have taken a few swings with these irons but the problem is that I they are all to short for me so its hard to get a good feel for the irons. I will have to buy a set, get them extended, and then hope I made the right choice.
How tall are you, out of curiosity? I thought I'd need .5"-1" over length clubs at first, but in fact it's rare to need much extra length. You'd need to be 6'3" or so before really thinking about nonstandard lengths, especially considering all the irons you listed are super long anyway, being SGI clubs. The lie adjustment is more important to fitting unless you're either very tall or have very short/long arms for your height. I use +2 lies, but standard length.
Ci11 for about 300, and the near identical ci9 for 250. Both are pretty nice, and you'll have enough money to bend the lies left over if need be. Plus these irons are very forgiving but still worth growing into, being a touch more compact. Possibly a bit less offset and not as shovelly as the G15s and the lot, but if you can't make these work you need lessons. Very low CG, strong lofts, and high launching.
You can always reshaft them if you need an upgrade, I nearly bought them myself. I decided to go with component irons, since I wanted a very specific shaft and it was going to cost me oodles of money to get them put in an OEM set. I used Golfworks since they have an assembly service, so I got to pick the shafts and specs I wanted. Costs me about 640 for a full set of 8 once all is said and done, since I'm buying them one by one due to money restrictions. Mind you, 35$ per club was the shaft alone, 10$ assembly, 10$ grip, and 25 for each head. You could get it done for a lot less if you pick cheaper components. I basically got a set that would cost me 1200$ to get it custom from an OEM.
Good luck whatever you choose though, having been iron shopping myself lately, I know how tough it is.