STI are now manufacturing AR-15 rifles

    STI International are the latest addition to brethren-of-ar-15-manufactures, joining fellow 1911 pistol makers such as Wilson Combat and Para Ordnance (the Para TTR is based on the AR platform).

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    The Bane holding the new STI Tactical AR-15. Video is here.

    Two models will be available. The Tactical / sporting model features:

    Chambered in 5.56mm NATO, the 16-in. 410 SS barrel features a 1:8 twist with a mid-length gas system. Featuring a Nordic Tactical Compensator and JP Trigger group, this rifle also includes a custom STI Valkyrie hand guard and gas block.


    Trigger: JP Trigger group
    Barrel: 16″, 410 stainless steel, 1 in 8 twist, 1/2″ x 28 thread for the compensator
    Compensator: Nordic Components Tactical Compensator
    Gas Block: Custom STI Valkyrie Gas Block
    Handguard: Custom STI Valkyrie Hand Guard
    Sights : none
    Overall Length : 36″
    Weight: Competition: 6 lbs., 10 oz. Tactical: 6 lbs., 7.8 oz.
    Finish: Black Teflon Coating over hard anodize
    Competition Approvals: USPSA

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    STI Tactical model.

    The competition model features:

    The STI Valkyrie Competition hand guard has all the same great features as the Tactical model, with a 12″ OA length for increased stability for the competitive Shooter. The STI Valkyrie Competition Gas Block is light weight and concealed under the hand guard. The entire rifle has an anodized finish with black Teflon coating.

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    STI Tactical Competition model.

    I am not sure what the pricing on the competition model will be.

    More info at STI.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!