The Staccato CS Brings Real Performance to the Concealed Carry Market – SHOT Show 2023


Staccato got aggressive in reducing the size of its 2011 pistol and the result is the new CS model.

The CS still retains all the performance features of the larger Staccatos but loads them all into a much smaller package. The barrel has been shortened back to 3.5”, making it .4” shorter than the Staccato C2, and .9” less than the P2 model.

Machined flutes reduce the weight of the barrel.

The forward end of the slide and frame are tapered toward the muzzle to reduce the size of the end of the pistol, making it easier to carry and conceal. Deep front and rear cocking serrations are on each side of the slide allowing positive manipulation.

Ambi-safety and barrel machining are nice upgrades on the CS.

The slide is optics-ready and comes with a fiber-optic front sight and a Dawson Precision Patented Optic System rear sight. The iron sight can either be carry or tactical height.

The stainless steel barrel is fluted at the chamber to cut weight for daily carrying.

The new narrower grip has a generous undercut at the trigger guard to allow a high grip.

The CS comes with a curved aluminum trigger that breaks at 4-4.5 lbs. A flat trigger is available for an additional charge as an upgrade. The frame is 7075 billet aluminum with a Picatinny rail for accessory mounting.

The grip is a new design and a tenth of an inch narrower than the previous versions making it easier for me to grip and should be easier to conceal. The ambi-safeties end up being the widest point on the CS but make for effort-free operation.

Patented optic/ sight mounting system.


  • Caliber                         9mm
  • Weight                        22.7 ounces
  • Length                         7.1 inches
  • Width                          1.2 inches
  • Height                         5.6 inches
  • Capacity                      16 + 1
  • MSRP                          $2,499
All the performance features in a small package.

The Staccato CS is expensive for a carry gun but if it shoots as well as it feels and looks it would be the ultimate everyday carry pistol. For more information visit Staccato by clicking HERE.

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About the author:
Jeff Cramblit is a world-class competitive shooter having won medals at both the 2012 IPSC World Shotgun Championship in Hungary and more recently the 2017 IPSC World Rifle Championship in Russia. He is passionate about shooting sports and the outdoors. He has followed that passion for over 30 years, hunting and competing in practical pistol, 3gun, precision rifle and sporting clays matches. Jeff is intimately familiar with the shooting industry – competitor, instructor, RO, range master, match director. Among his training credits include NRA Instructor, AR-15 armorer, FBI Rifle Instructor, and Officer Low Light Survival Instructor. As a sponsored shooter, Jeff has represented notable industry names such as: Benelli, 5.11 Tactical, Bushnell, Blackhawk, DoubleStar, and Hornady. He has been featured on several of Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery episodes and on a Downrange TV series. Jeff’s current endeavors cover a broad spectrum and he can be found anywhere from local matches helping and encouraging new shooters as they develop their own love of the sport, to the dove field with his friends, a charity sporting clays shoot, backpack hunting public land in Montana, or the winners podium of a major championship.

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