STI (Strayer-Tripp Inc.) Firearms was founded in 1980 and designs modular, high-capacity 1911 frames aimed mostly at competition shooters. Today, the company has announced that its official name will be changing to Staccato.
STI Firearms Announces Company Name Change to Staccato
The name comes from the companies 2019 line of Staccato 2011 pistols. The pistols were marketed as STI’s new brand designed for use as duty and self-defense oriented pistols rather than strictly competition guns. The new line was well received by both consumers and professionals according to STI and as such they have selected this line of pistols to represent the company going forward.
We are honored that thousands of law enforcement officers across the country trust and carry our Staccato pistols both on and off-duty – these brave men and women put their lives in danger on a daily basis, protecting our freedoms,” said Marine Corps veteran Nate Horvath, CEO, Staccato.
“Because Staccato pistols are duty proven, reliable, durable, and easy to shoot well, they are a great choice for shooters of all skill levels. Whether your needs are duty, home defense, CCW, or just hitting the target every time at the range, our pistols will increase your confidence and help you improve.
The companies headquarters has not changed nor have any changes in ownership or staff been announced at this time. In addition, it appears that all of the company’s current offerings as of the time of the name change will still be available under the new brand name.
For those particularly curious about the reason behind the name change, Staccato CEO Tony Picanto (US Army 1SG ret) will be hosting a Facebook Live Chat on Thursday, May 28th. During this live chat he will be discussing the name change and take questions from viewers on the live chat.