Rock Island Armory recently announced their first-ever striker-fired pistol, the RIA STK100. The SKT100 features a solid frame with aluminum grips that gives the shooter the advantage of metal with the price of a polymer.
The Rock Island Armory STK100 comes with a two-piece aluminum grip to make it more durable and enough weight to allow for less felt recoil by the shooter but still is comfortable to be carried or shot for extended periods. The STK100 also features a textured 1911 grip angle that a lot of folks are familiar with. The extended beavertail helps with a more natural point of aim, better control, and seating of the pistol in the hand.
“Shooters are really going to be excited about the STK100,” said Armscor President and CEO, Martin Tuason. “It gives shooters all the advantages of metal for the price of polymer. It’s perfect for recreational shooting, self-defense, and even law enforcement, which makes it incredibly versatile.”
- Caliber: 9mm
- Magazine capacity: 17 rounds
- Barrel Length: 4.5”
- Overall Length: 7.91”/201 mm
- Overall Width: 1.25”/32 mm
- Overall Height: 5.16”/131 mm
- Weight: 1.80 lbs.
- Front Sight: Tenon Cut with retaining screw
- Rear Sight: Fixed integrated on optic cover plate
- Grips: Aluminum (integrated on frame)
- Finish: Black Anodized
- Action: Semi-automatic
- Trigger Pull: 3.0-7.0 lbs.
- Purpose: Personal Protection, Recreational Shooting
Chambered in 9mm, the Rock Island Armory STK100 has an overall length of just under 8” and a weight of around 28 oz. The STK100 has a standard 17 round capacity magazine and a flipper style trigger with a weight of 3.0 – 1.0 lbs.
The slide is made from billeted steel and boasts laser cuts in addition to the cuts for a red dot optic. As a side note, any sight that will fit a Glock will fit on the STK100. Speaking of sights, the front sight is tenon cut with a retaining screw with the rear sight being integrated on the optic cover plate. Also on the underside of the pistol is a full-length rail for options in mounting accessories like lights.
The new striker-fired STK100 from Rock Island Armory is said to have less flex than a polymer gun, but light enough to shoot for extended periods. The STK100 comes in with an MSRP of $599.