Combining the double stack capacity of its modular 2011® technology with the light weight benefits of aluminum, the V.I.P. is the best carry pistol on the market today.

Due to overwhelming customer requests, STI International, Inc. has brought back their popular V.I.P. model. Built on our modular frame design with a reduced length polymer grip, the VIP delivers the advantages of a high capacity firearm configuration that is well-suited for conceal carry circumstances. The frame is constructed of highly durable 7075 aerospace grade aluminum to keep the weight of the pistol to a minimal 25 oz. The frame is also available in 4140 maxxell alloy steel (which comes in at 29.7 oz)

The VIP has a stainless steel scalloped slide with rear cocking serrations, STI dovetail front sight and Heinie fixed rear sight. The slide is also available in 4140 carbon steel. The VIP comes standard with features such as a stainless steel STI hi-ride grip safety, stainless steel STI single sided thumb safety and an STI stainless steel fully supported, ramped bull barrel.

The STI VIP ships with one 120mm Magazine.


MSRP $1,775.00 (2014 pricing)
Calibers .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 9×19
Frame STI 2011® Modular Steel or Aluminum
Grips STI 2011® Glass Filled Polymer Modular (Black)
Slide Classic with STI Rear Cocking Serrations
Trigger STI Long Curved Trigger
Barrel 3.96” (10.05cm) Bull Barrel, Ramped, Fully Supported
Safeties STI High-Ride Beavertail Grip Safety
Single Sided Thumb Safety (Blued or Stainless)
Guide Rod STI Recoil Master
Sights STI Ramped Front
STI Fixed Rear
Overall Length 6.75” (17.14cm)
Weight Steel: 29.7 oz (841.98g) / Aluminum: 26 oz (737.08g)
Finish Blued Matte Finish (Steel)
Polished Sides of Slide (Stainless)
Competition Approval
  • ISPC



Hard Chrome
(Steel Version only)
10 round magazine
instead of standard 126mm
No additional charge


Magazine Capacity

Caliber 120mm 126mm 140mm 170mm
9×19 15+1 17+1 20+1 26+1
.40 S&W 12+1 14+1 17+1 22+1
.45 ACP 10+1 12+1 14+1 N/A


*STI is dedicated to ‘Continuing the Evolution of the 1911′ and we periodically implement ‘rolling changes’ to our product specs. While we do try to keep the website and catalog photos as current as possible, there is often a lag between an improvement being implemented and being reflected on our marketing materials. For this reason, all entries are representative only and subject to change without notice.

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