Say the name “Stoeger” around most gun owners, and chances are they will talk about a company who makes well-built and affordable shotguns for the shooting sports, hunting and defensive purposes. For 2019, however, Stoeger launched an all-new firearm for 2019, a polymer striker-fired pistol, the Stoeger STR-9.
Chambered in 9mm with a 15+1 capacity, the STR-9 features a corrosion-resistant black nitride finish, interchangeable backstrap grips for an optimal fit and 4.17-inch barrel for easy concealment and quick deployment. The STR-9 is 7.44 inches long and has an unloaded weight of 1.5 pounds.
Built with front and back slide serrations to provide a firm grasp on the pistol with or without gloves, the STR-9 also has a smooth-pulling, crisp trigger that houses an internal safety for extra security. Underneath the slide is an accessory rail which accepts a wide variety of pistol and laser lights to upgrade and expand the usefulness of the pistol. The grip angle on the gun is designed to allow for a comfortable grip and fast target acquisition, and the magazine release is reversible to accommodate both right and left-handed shooters.
The STR-9 has a low bore axis that allows for a reduced muzzle flip and ships with 3 dot sights. Tritium nights are an available upgrade. With an MSRP starting at $349 and a five-year warranty, the new STR-9 is sure to continue Stoeger’s legacy of building firearms that combine outstanding performance with reasonable prices. To ensure that consumers can access the features of this new model at any budget, Stoeger imports the STR-9 from Turkey.