Philippines-based Armscor this month debuted their first striker-fired pistol, the Rock IslandSTK100, which comes to market with a very Glock flavor but an alloy frame.
The STK100 has an aluminum grip, which the company bills as making it more durable while imparting a smoother feel with less felt recoil and flex during the firing process, translating to improved accuracy. With a 17+1 9mm capacity, it has an extended beavertail grip with a 1911-ish grip angle and comes from the factory with an optics cut for MRDs. It is also compatible with most aftermarket parts for Gen 3 Glock 17s.
“We think shooters are going to be excited about the STK100,” said Martin Tuason, Armscor's president and CEO. “It really does give 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.”
MSRP on the Rock Island STK100 is $599, which is comparable if not slightly higher than most pricing on G17s while the alloy-frame stages it as more of an entry-level alternative to a more optimized Glock-pattern handgun from the likes of ZEV and Cline.
Ryan Gresham and Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin with Gun Talk Media takes a "blind" closer look at the STK100, below.