Stoeger Industries, manufacturer of performance-grade shotguns, personal defense handguns, and airguns, is excited to expand its popular STR line of striker-fired, polymer-frame personal defense pistols to include a new chamber option for 2023. The STR series is now offered in a .40 S&W chamber with four model variations.

Since its debut, the Stoeger STR series pistols have earned a solid place in the defensive handgun segment for their reliability, high feature content, and excellent performance-to-price ratio. Now, the STR line is getting its first caliber expansion with the STR-40 introduction.

The standard STR-40 is priced at a remarkable $329. Top-end features include an integrated rail guiding a nitride-hardened matte black receiver, loaded chamber indicator, aggressive front and rear slide serrations for easy actuation, internal safety, and a reversible magazine release. The pistol’s mid-size frame offers exceptional muzzle control and comfort and includes an accessory rail for lights or lasers. A quick-read three-dot sight system delivers a clear sight picture for fast follow-up shots. This model series is offered with a 12+1 (#31767) or 10+1 (#31772) capacity and comes with one magazine and backstrap.

In addition to the standard models, the STR-40 is also available with an optic-compatible slide and tritium night sights in 12+1 (#31773) and 10+1 (#31774) capacities. The night sights make the STR-40 ideal for home defense or everyday carry applications, and the optic-cut slide comes with a cover plate and four adapters to work with today’s most popular red dot systems.

Stoeger STR-40 Specifications

  • Caliber: .40 S&W
  • Action: striker-fired
  • Barrel Length:17 in.
  • Overall Length:44 in.
  • Weight: 28 oz.
  • Capacity: 2 magazines; 12+1 (#31767/#31773); 10+1 (#31772/#31774)
  • Finish: black synthetic, nitride slide
  • Optic Ready: yes
  • Sights: quick-read 3-dot (#31767, 31772); tritium (#31773/#31774)
  • Grip: 3 interchangeable backstraps (#31773/#31774)
  • MSRP: $329 (#31767, 31772); $449 (#31773/#31774)



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