Budget-minded Stoeger launches concealable STR-9 pistol
By Kristin Alberts
Though there is only one base model of the STR-9, it is available at three price points, varying by the number of magazines and backstraps included, with a Tritium sight version at the top end. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)
SHOT Show 2019 was ground zero for a major announcement from Stoeger. Though the company also debuted new versions of their shotguns and air guns, the clear star of the show was the company’s new 9mm pistol, the STR-9. I know what you’re thinking — not another 9mm pistol, but the Stoeger is worth a look for several reasons. Guns.com did a closer exam during the company’s launch party.
Meet the STR-9 Pistol
The company known for inexpensive shotgun manufacture is dipping their toe back into the world of semiautomatic, striker-fired pistols. The new STR-9 is based on a black synthetic polymer frame with a nitride hardened matte black slide. Specs include the 4.17 inch barrel, 15+1 round double-stack magazine, and an overall weight of 30.4 ounces. Stamping on the polymer frame indicates the pistols are made in Turkey and imported by Stoeger Industries through Accokeek, MD.
The drift-adjustable, three-dot white sight system is nothing new or exciting, but the pistol is well-thought out with