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Stoeger STR-9 Compact

Stoeger STR-9 Compact

Stoeger Industries announced the further expansion of its compact 9mm pistol line. The new Stoeger STR-9 Compact is a variation of the original STR-9 pistol that rolled out at the 2019 SHOT Show. It follows the introduction of the optics ready model announced in January at the 2020 SHOT Show.

The new Compact model has a 3.8″ barrel and shorter grip frame. Standard magazines hold 13+1 rounds. If you are stuck in a reduced-liberty state, 10 round magazines are available.

As with the full-size pistols, the STR-9 Compact is a striker-fired handgun with a polymer frame. It weighs in at 24 ounces (unloaded.)

Stoeger uses a safety that is built into the center of the trigger. This trigger safety, popularized by Glock, helps to prevent accidental discharges. It is naturally disengaged when a shooter presses the trigger.

In addition to helping keep both cost and weight low, the polymer frame allows for the use of interchangeable backstraps. While often found on more expensive guns, Stoeger includes the feature on this pistol to improve the ability of the owner to fit the gun to his or her hand.

Drift adjustable, 3-dot sights are standard. However, the company offers tritium night sights as a factory option.

Additional features of the new Stoeger STR-9 Compact include:

  • reversible magazine release for left-handed shooters
  • low bore axis for improved control over muzzle rise during recoil
  • aggressive texturing on the front and rear of the grip
  • accessory rail for the addition of a white light or laser module
  • black nitride finish

As with the other guns in the STR-9 line, the Compact model has an affordable price tag. The suggested retail price is $329 for the standard model. If you wish to step up to the night sights, the price increases to $449. Keep in mind that these are suggested retail prices. Your dealer sets the actual price, which may be even lower.

Stoeger backs the STR-9 Compact with a 5 year warranty.

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12 replies on “Stoeger STR-9 Compact”

The PS9 will accept standard Glock pistol sights. So, you will have a range of options available. The standard PS9 pistol (without a threaded barrel or red dot) will come with normal height sights.

-Richard

Fred, I purchased an str-9 and I love it. However, it was a challenge finding a holster that was compatible. I found a universal holster on Ebay that fit very well and to my surprise, the cost was only $20 and free shipping. The chance I took payed off. Hopefully in time we will see more accessories that are specific or at least compatible. The STR-9 is an awesome weapon at a great price and needs the recognition it deserves. I wish you luck my friend.

Actually, the STR-9 Standard-size 15 Round Clip fits and works perfectly. It just sticks out of the Pistol Grip an extra approximate 1/2″ or so, but it clips in and works perfectly. Before I took a chance on buying one, I called the Factory and they assured me it would work without issue. And I can verify it does chamber rounds perfectly. Problem is, I can’t find them for less than 50 bucks a Clip! Ouch!!! Factory told me they have thousands of 13 Round Clips sitting over in Turkey, but no ETA. That was Oct, and now it’s the end of Dec. 2020

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