STI International

started in 1990
Georgetown, Texas

  • 1990 Tripp Research, Inc.
    – Virgil Tripp started building custom M1911s for competition
    – designed parts for 1911s
    – his parts were sold and marketed by Chip McCormick
  • 1993 Sandy Strayer joined Tripp Research, Inc.
  • changed name to STI (Strayer-Tripp International)
  • manufactures modular M1911 based in Georgetown, Texas
  • June 1994, Sandy Strayer left STI to start a new company called Strayer Voigt Inc
  • 1997 Dave and Shirley Skinner purchase of STI from Virgil Tripp
    – renamed the company to STI International, Inc
  • 1997 Virgil started Tripp Research, Inc
  • January 2005, Dave Skinner sold the company to the employees of STI
    – first employee-owned company in the firearms industry
  • 2010-2014 Tim Dillon was hired and made President and CEO
  • 2017 private Investor group purchased STI (Westwind Investors)

  • May 26, 2020, STI Firearms changed name to Staccato

STI International
114 Halmar Cove
Georgetown, TX 78628


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