Stoeger Industries STR-40 Pistol – The Mag Life

Stoeger Industries has expanded its popular STR line of striker-fired, polymer-framed pistols to include a .40 S&W model with four variations. The STR-40 has a standard variation as well as optics-ready models.

The Stoeger STR series of personal defense weapons have earned a following thanks to its high level of reliability, high feature content, and excellent performance-to-price ratio, according to the company. This is the first caliber expansion since the line was started.

Stoeger Industries has expanded its popular STR family of personal defense weapons to include a .40 S&W caliber option. In a first for the family of weapons, the STR-40 is a polymer-framed mid-sized pistol that is available in two different models with capacity variants. (Photo credit: Stoeger Industries)

The first model option is the standard STR-40. It has an integrated rail on the nitride-hardened matte black receiver. The STR-40 also has a 4.17-inch barrel with a loaded chamber indicator and internal safety. The slide has aggressive front and rear slide serrations for easier handling.

The mid-size frame gives the shooter exceptional muzzle control and comfort, according to the company, while the rail provides ample space for lights or lasers. On the slide is a quick-acquisition three-dot sight set-up that gives a clear sight picture for faster follow-up shots. The difference between the two Standard STR-40 models is one comes with a 12+1 magazine while the other comes with a 10+1 magazine.

The STR-40 is also available in an optic-compatible slide that boasts tritium night sights with the same capacities as the standard model. The tritium night sights make for an ideal addition to a home defense scenario or everyday carry applications. The optic cut on the slide comes with a cover plate with four adapters that are compatible with some of the most popular red dots on the market.

The STR-40 weighs in at 28 ounces for either model or variation. Both models, and its variant, come from the factory with a set of three interchangeable backstraps for optimum fit to the shooter’s grip. The Stoeger Industries Standard STR-40 pistol has a price tag of $329 for either variation, while the optics-ready STR-40 has a price tag of $449.