Exclusive: New Tanfoglio Domina Open pistol and .40 Ltd Custom

At the recent European IPSC Hangdun Championship in Hungary, Italian Tanfoglio had a booth to support its customers (thanks very much for the spare extractor, my gun ran without problems the last 2 days).

They also showed some improvements and news, like the Tanfoglio Domina in .38 Super for IPSC Open (and similar divisions) as well as the .40 Limited Custom.

The Domina is a development from the succesful Eric Gold Custom 2007 and 2010 Open guns.

“Domina” comes from Tanfoglio dominating many of the IPSC handgun divisions, with shooters like Eric Grauffel (multiple World Champion), Stefan Ekstedt (multiple European Champion) and Johan Hansen.

I’m sorry for the quality of the pictures. The weather was really bad, and these are taken inside a tent with poor lightning.

I was not alone in thinking the black coating looked really nice on the Domina, but Tanfoglio tried convincing me it rather was a combination of black / dark blue.

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New side racker and compensator.

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That’s a very simple, but effective thumb rest.

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Aimpoint from Sweden, H-1 Micro with 4 MOA, on a brand new Tanfoglio mount. Note the adjustability on the thumb rest.

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The Domina had just passed a 20 000 round test.

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Shooter’s view. This is a prototype, so the finish will obviously be better when the model is in production.

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The slide now has the ability to ride a little bit further back, if needed.

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The magwell is new, and can be retrofitted to current models. It looked really nice, and is already now available in a lot of colors (anodized).

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The beaver-tail is now a bit deeper, allowing a deeper and higher grip, very nice.

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This is the .40 Limited Custom, probably a really good choice for IPSC Standard Major.

Italians and their colors, this one is called “Octanio Clear”. It looked really nice.

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The Tanfoglio homepage can be found here.

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • thedonn007

    How do you holster it with the slide racker sticking out that far?

    • hking

      Racegun competition holsters are usually pretty offset to the body, unlike a typical IWB or OWB carry type holster.

  • hking

    Did they say if EAA was going to import these and if it would beat the czechmate in price?

  • Hyasuma

    they gonna have a 9mm major or only 38super?

    • Giolli Joker

      Quite likely 9×21 Italian for the Italian market, without sticking to the standard COL and pressures it allows for pretty powerful reloads.

  • iksnilol

    Domina? Kinky, I like it.

    • Aaron

      Place Domina in an Urban Carry G2 holster and perform your own CBT.

      • iksnilol

        Now we’re a bit too kinky, comrade.

        I draw the line at stuff like that.

        • Aaron

          I couldn’t help but picture that draw vid in an endless loop as he tries to draw the Domina and groans painfully each time.

          It is likely a nice shooting accurate pistol. An evolution of the Witness my brother has owned for years. He loves that pistol and says it makes him appear much more accurate that he is.

  • john huscio

    Does it come with leather straps and a paddle?

  • Gus Butts

    The black Domina in .38 Super is surprisingly attractive.

  • The Brigadier

    That is one beastly looking handgun. I can see private club thugs buying these by the case.