First Look: Stoeger STR-9S Combat 9mm Pistol

First Look: Stoeger STR-9S Combat 9mm Pistol

STR-9S Combat

Stoeger cooks up a pistol ready to take on anything the world throws at you in the STR-9S Combat.

The rise of red dots and suppressors have spawned the popularity of tactical pistol models. If a shooter is going to gas up a gun, it’s good to get one configured to accept the accessories. Downside these style of handguns, generally they run into second mortgage territory price wise. This makes Stoeger’s latest expansion of its STR line of striker-fired pistols so welcome.

The STR-9S Combat Pistol boasts all the bells and whistles shooters look in this class of gun, but is priced so as to make it affordable for most. The MSRP is $549, which, relatively speaking, is rock bottom for a tactical pistol. Furthermore, the STR line punches well above its price tag. We tested the first generation of the 9mm and walked away highly impressed (read the STR review for more details).

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ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 19, 2021) – Stoeger recently entered the striker-fired, semi-automatic pistol market with the introduction of the STR-9. The latest update to the affordable and durable pistol line features performance upgrades and features to create the STR-9S Combat pistol. The pistol combines high suppressor sights, threaded barrel, flared magwell, optics-ready slide, three backstaps and three magazines, producing an all-around solution for everyday carry, home defense or fun at the range.

The STR-9S Combat features a corrosion-resistant black nitride finish, included interchangeable backstrap grips for a custom fit and 4.17-inch, threaded barrel to attach a suppressor for quiet shooting. The pistol’s accessory rail accepts a wide variety of pistol lights and laser sights for low-light conditions. The reversible magazine release supports right- and left-handed shooting. With an overall length of 7.44 inches and weighing 1.6 pounds, the STR-9S Combat is designed for personal protection without breaking the bank.

Rugged and reliable, the STR-9S Combat’s grip angle is engineered to match the drift-adjustable, raised suppressor fiber-optic sights for true target alignment and combines with a low-bore axis for reduced muzzle rise to quickly reacquire targets for follow-up shots. Aggressive front and back slide serrations provide a firm grasp with or without gloves. A smooth-pulling, crisp trigger houses an internal safety for extra security.

The pistol also features four interchangeable plates for attaching some of the most popular after-market red-dot sights to the top of the slide. These sights provide fast and accurate target acquisition in a wide range of lighting conditions and also allow shooters to focus on the target instead of their iron sights. Available with a 20-round magazine or a 10-round magazine for states with capacity regulations, the STR-9S Combat combines form and function for a variety of shooters at an affordable price.

Stoeger STR-9S Combat Specs
Caliber: 9mm
Action: Striker-fired, semi-auto
Barrel length: 4.17 inches
Overall length: 7.44 inches
Weight: 1.6 pounds
Grip: Three interchangeable backstraps
Safety: Trigger safety
Sights: Raised fiber optic
Finish: Black Nitride. Capacity: 20+1, 10+1
Warranty: 5 years
MSRP: $549

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