For more than 25 years, STI manufactured hybrid pistols of the Browning M1911 design, only now STI is rebranded under the Staccato name and continues its business commercially manufacturing semi-automatic handguns. It P series 9 mm is a continuation of the company’s flagship duty gun.
The Staccato P is a feature-rich pistol and ships with magazines that have capacity for 17 and 20 rounds of 9 mm, which is a divergence from Browning’s original pistol. Staccato achieves this increased storage by its 2011 frame that incorporates a “blended polymer grip.” This gives the 2011 design the strength and durability of a metal-framed handgun while also providing the benefits of a polymer grip face, which include improved ergonomics and texturing.
You’ll also find that the Staccato P offers an incredibly crisp 4-lb. trigger, along with ambidextrous safety levers, an extended beavertail grip safety, a fiber-optic front sight and the company’s TAS II rear sight, an adjustable unit that’s been contoured to eliminate sharp snag points.
This duty-ready handgun has been approved for use by more than 325 law-enforcement agencies, a testament to the gun’s success in duty evaluations. Staccato boasts that its P series design has never failed a law-enforcement test, and that includes drop safety, accuracy, reliability and endurance testing.
Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Staccato P.
Staccato P Specifications
Action Type: recoil-operated, semi-automatic, centerfire pistol
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 4.4” bull contour
Frame: blended polymer
Trigger: single-action, 4-lb. pull
Sights: fully adjustable rear, red fiber-optic post front
Magazine: 17- and 20-round detachable box
Weight: 33 ozs.