The Staccato 2011: Meet The Family

— Daniel ReederCADRE Dispatch

The Staccato 2011 series, developed by Texas-based Staccato, combines the timeless design of the classic 1911 with contemporary firearm advancements. This blend of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology distinguishes the series in the firearms industry, catering to diverse needs, from professional use to personal defense and competitive shooting.

Key models in this lineup include the Staccato P, Staccato XC, and Staccato C2, each designed with specific purposes. Professionals and law enforcement officers trust the Staccato P for its reliability in high-stress situations. Consequently, it’s a top choice for duty use. Conversely, the Staccato XC, crafted for competitive shooting, features an integrated compensated barrel for the benefits of reduced muzzle rise. As a result, it has significantly influenced the competitive shooting world.

Each model in the Staccato 2011 series receives acclaim for its accuracy, dependability, and ergonomic design. Let’s take a look.

Duty Use: Staccato 2011 P

The Staccato P model caters to specific professional requirements in law enforcement and duty use. These pistols are designed to handle the challenges encountered in professional service with a build quality aimed at durability, reliability, and performance.

Staccato 2011 P
The Staccato P is approved for duty by more than 1,400+ law enforcement agencies. It exceeds standards in law enforcement department evaluations, including accuracy, reliability, and endurance testing. (Photo Credit: Staccato 2011)

Staccato P Specifications:

  • Caliber: 9 mm Luger
  • Barrel: 4.4-inch Bull Barrel
  • Weight: 33 ounces (empty magazine)
  • Magazine Capacity: 17 rounds standard, 20 rounds extended
  • Recoil System: Dawson Precision 4.4″ Tool-Less Recoil System

The ergonomic design of the Staccato P provides a comfortable grip and ease of handling, which can be crucial in dynamic situations. The model features a bushingless bull barrel and a design that simplifies takedown, aspects considered practical for law enforcement.

Various U.S. law enforcement agencies, including the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT, use the Staccato P for its accuracy, reliability, and ergonomic design, which boasts a notable 17-round capacity. Although its size and price point might not make it ideal for concealed carry, these characteristics support its primary use in law enforcement and professional shooting contexts.

With a price tag of around $2,499, the Staccato P is positioned at the higher end of the market. Nevertheless, it remains a top choice for law enforcement and professional shooters who require quality and performance in their demanding roles.

Concealed Carry: Staccato 2011 C2

The designers equipped the Staccato C2 with features that cater to concealed carry needs. It aims to balance compact size and lighter weight for ease of concealment while maintaining the performance levels associated with Staccato firearms. The C2 offers user-friendly features that enhance usability and comfort, particularly for prolonged carry.

Staccato 2011 C2
The Staccato C2 boasts a 30% reduction in recoil. It can be fitted for compact and full-sized optics. (Photo Credit: Staccato 2011)

Staccato C2 Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel: 3.9-inch Bull Barrel
  • Weight: 25 ounces empty
  • Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds, offering a balance of firepower and concealability
  • Size: Compact dimensions suitable for concealed carry without sacrificing grip and control

The Staccato C2 is designed to manage recoil effectively with the intent to sustain both reliability and accuracy. Also, the precision-engineered barrel and frame contribute to long-range accuracy, while the ergonomic grip improves control and helps mitigate recoil. Law enforcement agencies, including the LAPD, in specific limited runs, have adopted the model for its ability to meet certain duty standards.

Equipped with a DUO optics mounting system, the Staccato C2 is compatible with various optics, offering versatility in sighting. The Staccato C2 comes with a price tag of approximately $2,299. Its design commands a higher price point of approximately $2,299. The compactness, accuracy, and reliability of the C2 are geared toward users who prioritize a firearm that balances firepower, accuracy, and concealability.

Competition: Staccato 2011 XC 

The Staccato XC caters to the requirements of competitive shooters, with design features intended to enhance precision, speed, and consistency in performance.

Staccato XC
The integrated compensator on the XC model reduces muzzle rise, thereby assisting in faster target reacquisition. (Photo Credit: Staccato 2011)

Staccato XC Specifications

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Length: 5-inch Bull Barrel with an integrated compensator, ideal for accuracy and recoil management.
  • Recoil System: Dawson Precision 5.0″ Tool-Less Recoil System, designed for smooth operation and quick follow-up shots.
  • Magazine Capacity: Comes with 2x 17-round and 1x 20-round magazines, providing ample capacity for competitive scenarios.
  • Trigger: Factory set for a 2.5-pound single-action pull, offering a crisp and responsive shooting experience.

The Staccato XC aims to fulfill competitive shooters’ needs for accuracy and precision. Its performance features, like advanced recoil control, are tailored to excel in fast-paced competitive environments. The firearm’s ergonomic features, like the grip design, focus on enhancing handling and minimizing recoil. Additionally, the Staccato XC offers versatility, making it suitable for self-defense and tactical use.

Priced at approximately $4,299, the Staccato XC includes features like a precision barrel and an integrated compensator geared towards enhancing performance and ergonomic comfort. Its higher price point and larger size are factors to consider, but the precision and performance aspects of the gun set it apart within its category.

 A Synthesis of Tradition and Innovation

The Staccato 2011 lineup, encompassing models like the Staccato P, C2, and XC, merges classic 1911 design elements with contemporary innovation. Each model in the lineup is designed with specific use cases in mind, offering versatility across different shooting needs.

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