STI International has introduced a new 2011 pistol called HAWK 5.0. The 2011-series of pistols are basically 1911 pistols with a modular glass reinforced polymer made frame featuring wider magazine well to accommodate double stack magazines.
The HAWK 5.0 is chambered in 9x19mm. It is a standard 1911 length pistol (with 5″ barrel) and features a full-length.dust cover. The pistol has a barrel bushing and one piece recoil spring guide rod. All the metal parts of the gun have a matte blued finish. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this pistol are the wide and deep serrations on rear and front portions of the slide which the STI International calls “Nitro Serrations”. To me, the serrations are what make it look incredibly beautiful. It is a very elegant design combining the 100-year old core pistol with a just right amount and non-overdone modern features.
The company designates the magazines by the length which is 126mm for this particular gun. By looking at the STI magazine capacity chart, you can see that the mentioned magazine length means the 18-round capacity for the 9mm caliber.
The trigger pull weight of HAWK 5.0 pistol is 4.5 lbs. Its thumb safety lever is not ambidextrous. The pistol comes with a fixed rear sight and fiber optic front sight.
The STI International HAWK 5.0 pistol is listed on the manufacturer’s website at an MSRP of $1,599.