Affordable, concealable and effective, the Stoeger STR-9 provides a solid value for the armed citizen.
Glock performance at a fraction of the price? Sound outlandish, given the Austrian guns don't demand an arm and leg to begin with. Yet, this is the coup Stoeger pulled off last year with the introduction of the STR-9. Now, the gunmaker is shooting to take it a step further.
Aiming at the concealed carry market, Stoeger has introduced the STR-9 Compact, a trimmed-down version of its original striker-fired. Diminished in scale, the gun retains all the features that made the full-sized iteration a hit. This includes an extremely competitive price. With an MSRP starting at $329, the STR-9 Compact comes in among the most affordable options in its class.
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The tail of the pistol's tape is encouraging, with the 3.8-inch barreled double-stack weighing in at 24 ounces unloaded. This not only makes the gun plenty concealable, but little burden on the hip. It also comes with excellent capacity, 10+1 rounds with its flush-fit magazine and 10+1 with its extended mag.
The Stoeger STR-9 Compact is outfitted it with sturdy three-dot iron sights on its base model, however, there is an upgraded option with Tritium night sights. Across the board, the pistol has aggressive fore and aft cocking serrations, positive grip and backstrap texturing and an excellent trigger. Breaking around 5 pounds, the crisp break of the trigger was a major high point of the STR-9 and is certain to hold the same with the compact version.
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Stoeger continues the tradition of manufacturing quality firearms at an economical price with the introduction of the Stoeger STR-9 Compact. Chambered in 9mm, the striker-fired, semi-automatic pistol is an all-around solution to everyday conceal carry and home protection. The compact model is available with a 13-round magazine and a 10-round magazine for those that live in capacity-restrictive states. The Stoeger STR-9 Compact will be available at dealers and retailers in May.
The STR-9 Compact features a corrosion-resistant black nitride finish, available interchangeable backstrap grips for a custom fit and 3.8-inch barrel for easy concealment and quick deployment. With an overall length of 6.9 inches and weighing 24 ounces, the STR-9 is designed for personal protection without breaking the bank.
Rugged and reliable, the STR-9 Compact’s grip angle is engineered to match the drift-adjustable, three-dot 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.
For an added benefit, an accessory rail accepts a wide variety of pistol and laser lights for low-light conditions. The reversible magazine release allows for right- and left-handed shooting. Durable and reliable, the STR-9 Compact delivers the perfect personal defense pistol at an economic price. The new STR-9 Compact is available in a variety of configurations including addition backstraps of different sizes and Tritium night sights.
The STR-9 line includes the STR-9 Full Size with available Tritium night sights, STR-9 Optics Ready and the STR-9 in Flat Dark Earth. These models are currently available at local firearm retailers, dealers and online outlets.
Stoeger STR-9 Compact Specs:
Action: Striker fired, semi-auto
Barrel length: 3.8 inches
Overall length: 6.9 inches
Weight: 24 ounces
Grip: Interchangeable backstrap
Safety: Trigger safety
Sights: Dovetail or Tritium night sights
Capacity: 13+1 or 10+1
Warranty: 5 years
For more information on the STR-9 Compact, please visit stoegerindustries.com.
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