Rock Island Armory’s First Striker-Fired Pistol: The STK100

Rock Island Armory is known for its affordable 1911s and revolvers. With most modern shooters opting for striker-fired pistols, it only makes sense that RIA would pivot. A welcomed change from the company, Rock Island has just introduced their first striker-fired pistol. This is the new RIA STK100.

As the world’s largest producer of 1911s, that’s probably how you know us. But here’s something that’s sure to turn some heads beyond 1911s. We’re introducing our first striker-fired model, the STK100, and we want you to be among the first to know about it. Admit it, you expected news about a product release from Rock Island Armory to be about another 1911. Well, the STK100 is anything but and we wanted you to be among the first to know about it.

First Strike: The RIA STK100

A departure from the norm for striker-fired handguns, the STK100 is set in an aluminum frame. The weight of the metal should do a small part in absorbing recoil, making it more pleasant to shoot. The frame also features an extended beavertail for comfort and a rail for mounting accessories. The grip follows the 1911 grip angle and is textured for control. The slide comes optics-ready from the factory and sports lightening cuts at the front of the slide. Front and rear serrations are in place for easier slide manipulation.


  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 17 rounds
  • Barrel length: 4.5″
  • Overall length: 7.91″
  • Height: 5.16″
  • Width: 1.25″
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs
  • MSRP: $599

If you were hoping for another 1911 from Rock Island Armory, too bad. There are plenty of those on their website already. Head over and check them out. Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram and YouTube for more information. Get out and shoot!

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