By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Staccato recently debuted the newest member of its pistol line, the CS! Made for concealed carry, the CS boasts a thinner grip that’s narrower than all the other pistols in the Staccato line. It also features a different grip texture, and the new design features a dedicated magazine as well.

In the world of competition pistols, the name Staccato has meaning. For over 25 years, the gun community knew Staccato under its former name STI, the company that evolved John Browning’s classic 1911 design into the 2011 platform. Staccato Firearms designs, manufactures, and crafts their firearms from 100% certified American billet steel deep in the heart of Texas – Georgetown to be exact. Staccato’s CEO is USMC Veteran Nate Horvath, and over 25% of the company team are veterans. This veteran-owned company strives for top-shelf quality and their products show it. From the design to the test fire, Staccato has a level of craftsmanship second to none! They manufacture their pistols to the tightest tolerances and assemble them by hand. Staccato is driven to deliver the best of American ingenuity and precision manufacturing; their promise is that they will always have your back!

The CS frame is manufactured from Billet 7075 Precision Machined Aluminum. The CS features a grip angle that makes shooting effortless – a 4-4.5 pound trigger pull with a black anodized long curve aluminum trigger standard with an optional flat trigger. The 3.5-inch Bull Barrel will help get you the accuracy of a full-size pistol, and the slide is optics-ready out of the box.


Type: Compact, Semi-Automatic Pistol

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Magazine capacity: 16 Rounds

Sights: Carry or Tactical

Optic-Ready: Front: Fiber Optic, Rear: Dawson Precision® Patented Optic

Barrel Length: 3.5 Inches

Overall Length: 7.1 Inches

Weight: 22.7 ounces

MSRP: $2,499



Anyone looking for a great EDC pistol needs to check out the Staccato CS and see if it’s right for you. Given Staccato’s history of producing exceptional firearms, you won’t be sorry!

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].