Not long after STI International released the 6-inch barrel double-stack 2011 Perfect 10 pistol chambered in 10 mm, customers requested a single-stack version with a 5-inch barrel. This year, STI fans will get their wish with the new Nitro 10 pistol. Built using STI's 1911 Government forged steel frame, this 10mm has a classic, round-top slide with wide front and rear slide serrations. The 5.01-inch bull barrel is ramped for improved feeding and has a fully supported chamber. Available in a blued finish with the flats of the slide polished, this 10 mm will come in handy for target practice at the range, tactical shooting, or hunting big game.
STI Nitro 10 Semi-Auto Pistol
American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.
Despite the lessons learned during World War I, the U.S. Army lacked a purpose-built sniper rifle throughout the interwar period, even after efforts were made to develop one. The need became more apparent as World War II loomed, leading to the adoption of the M1903A4, with its developmental history explored here.