STP (Sport Target Pistol) is a firearms brand established by the German Büchsenmacherei Prommersberger, a company specialized in making competition handguns. Their catalog includes a variety of 1911-pattern match pistols and one wheelgun dubbed LODUR (name of a god in Norse mythology). In this installment of Wheelgun Wednesday, we’ll take a look at the history of this German company and the LODUR match revolver.
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Büchsenmacherei Prommersberger was founded in 1988 in Aichach, Germany by master gunsmith Karl Prommersberger. In 1990 he opened a shop in Kühbach, Germany. In 1998, the company established a business partnership with STI and was representing this American brand in Europe. This cooperation was however terminated in 2015 due to disagreements with the new owners of STI. In 2016 Karl Prommersberger invested in new CNC machinery and started manufacturing match handguns under the newly registered STP brand.
The STP LODUR is a six-shot revolver chambered in .357 Magnum or .38 Special. It is based on a Smith & Wesson Model 686 L-frame revolver. The 6″ barrel has polygonal riflings. The full-length sight rib made by Aristocrat Products has a built-in Picatinny rail and adjustable sights. The wooden grips are made by Karl Nill, a German manufacturer of gun stocks and grips. This wheelgun also features a black DLC coated cylinder and a hardened tool steel trigger mechanism made by Prommersberger, with a single action trigger pull weight of 1100 grams (2lbs 7oz). The overall length of the revolver is 290mm (11.4″) and it weighs in at 1500 grams (3lbs 5oz). The weight is tailored to meet the requirements set by DSB (Deutscher Schützenbund, German Shooting Sport and Archery Federation). The price of STP LODUR revolver in Europe starts from € 2,990.
It would be interesting to see how STP LODUR compares to high-end guns like Manurhin or Korth revolvers. If you have shot STP guns before, tell us in the comments section what do you think about this brand.
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Pictures by STP, www.stpgun.de