The Stoeger STR-9C Compact Optic-Ready Pistol.

As more and more pistol optics hit the market, so do pistols ready to accept those optics. Companies like Stoeger know that optic-ready pistols, like the STR-9C, are growing in popularity for defensive carry. For this reason, the company adds OR compatibility to its compact series pistols.

The Stoeger STR-9C Compact Optic-Ready Pistol

Building on a polymer frame, the Stoeger STR-9C fits nicely between a full-size and sub-compact. Although the STR-9C ships with a medium backstrap, other backstraps can be purchased, allowing users to dial in the fit.

Atop the polymer frame is the precision-machined Nitride-treated slide. The slide features both forward and rear cocking serrations for easy manipulation in adverse conditions. Housed within the slide is the 3.8-inch barrel, chambered in 9mm.

In addition, snag-resistant three-dot dovetail sights provide the primary aiming solution, when an optic is not in place. However, the factory optic-cut slide includes four mounting plates for the most common optic mounting patterns. As a result, users can select from their favorite optics on the market. Similarly, a three-slot Picatinny rail sits just forward of the trigger guard, allowing for other optic options or accessories.

The STR-9C comes with your choice of a 10- or 13-round magazine and the reversible magazine release allows for right- or left-handed shooters. Also, a tactile loaded-chamber indicator notifies you when a round is chambered and ready to fire. Correspondingly, a trigger safety ensures that the striker-fired pistol doesn’t fire until ready.


The Stoeger STR-9C compact Optic-Ready Pistol is available now with an MSRP of $399.00. For more info, please visit

Stoeger STR-9C Optic-Ready Specs

Barrell Length: 3.8 inches
Finish: Black Synthetic
Weight (unloaded): 24 ounces
Capacity: 13+1 or 10+1
Type of Sights: Quick read 3-dot sight
Overall Length: 6.9 inches
Action: Striker-fired
Magazine: Includes 1 magazine
Backstrap: Includes 1 medium backstrap
Optics Mounting: Four mounting plates and cover
Cable Lock: Included for safe storage
MSRP: $399.00

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