Stoeger Delivers Its First Full-Size Handgun in .45 ACP

Media Contact: Chase Cahalan, [email protected] | January 25, 2024

January 2024, Accokeek, MD – As part of the company’s steady expansion of its popular STR-series semi-auto handguns, Stoeger is excited to announce its first full-size pistol chambered in .45 ACP. 

The new STR-45 is built on the same black polymer, striker-fired platform as the expansive Stoeger STR-9 series pistols but is designed to deliver up to 13+1 rounds of the hard-hitting .45 ACP. In short, this is the answer for personal defense practitioners who favor the no-nonsense stopping power of the .45 ACP but in a familiar and modernized system ideally suited for everyday carry. 

The STR-45 hosts a nitride-hardened matte black slide featuring aggressive front and rear serrations to facilitate bare or gloved-hand slide manipulation and press checks. Drift-adjustable quick-read three-dot sights or available tritium night sights sit low on the slide to minimize height above the bore axis. In keeping with the trend toward red dot sights on carry pistols, the STR-45 comes optic-ready to accept a broad range of popular red dot footprints. 

To enhance control and to promote quick sight realignment when shooting the powerful .45 ACP, the STR-45 offers a highly tractable grip design, with a straight front strap (no finger grooves), full stippling along the sides, a deep, high-cut beaver tail that lowers the bore axis relative to the firing hand, and interchangeable backstraps to ensure an optimal fit. 

Designed for left- or right-hand shooters, the STR-45 features an ambidextrous slide stop and reversible magazine release button. A high-cut trigger guard, integrated thumb shelf, and stippling patches for finger indexing round out the ergonomic enhancements. The frame also includes a three-slot rail system for mounting a light or laser. 

The STR-45 comes in four model configurations: 10+1 and 13+1 capacity with either quick-read 3-dot or tritium night sights. All models are optic-ready. 

To learn more about the new STR-45, or to see the full line of Stoeger handguns and shotguns, visit 

About Stoeger Industries 
Established in 1924, Stoeger Industries is headquartered in Accokeek, Maryland, and manufactures a full line of semi-auto, pump, side-by-side, and over-and-under shotguns for hunting, sporting clays, and personal defense, along with a complete line of airguns. In 2019 Stoeger entered the handgun market by launching the STR-9 series of semi-auto pistols. The company uses innovative technology and proven engineering and manufacturing techniques to deliver reliable, high-quality products to consumers with an industry-leading performance-to-price ratio. Stoeger Industries stands behind its products with a 5-Year Warranty. 

Stoeger Industries | 17603 Indian Head Highway | Accokeek, MD 20607 | 
Media Contact: Chase Cahalan, [email protected] 
Office: (309) 944-5341

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