STI, known for their high-end 1911s, has announced another high-end 1911, the DVC Tactical and DVC Carry. The new handguns take features of their popular competition-oriented DVC line and applies them to a standard length slide, adding in “tactical” features.
Like their DVC brethren, the new Carry and Tactical models feature aggressive rear serrations and an open windowed front of the slide to see the PVD coated barrels hiding underneath. Both the Carry and Tactical feature Novak style Tritium low-profile sights with one-handed friendly cocking ledge and aggressively stippled DVC style grips with two undercuts on the trigger guard. Ambidextrous safeties complete the standard features with a 3.5 lbs trigger.
The Carry models opts for a shorter 3.9″ bull barrel and a 120mm magazine on a “VIP” length grip. It comes equipped with the Recoil Master system and features a black DLC coating on correspondingly colored magazines.
Stepping up to the Tactical model nets one a longer 5″ threaded bull barrel slide and standard-capacity 140mm magazines on a flared magazine well. The Recoil Master system is removed opting for a Dawson Precision tool-less guide rod, but one nets a matching thread protector for the barrel.
Retail pricing for both firearms clocks in at a $2,999. Included in the pricing are two magazines. Both handguns are available now from STI dealers in the United States.