STI Introduces DVC High-End 1911s – IPSC Ready “Out-of-the-Box”

    STI international, Inc. has introduced a new line of handguns “designed to win matches out of the box”. The DVC (standing in for the IPSC motto “Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas”) Limited and Open handguns are the newest top-of-the-line 2011-based handguns.

    As one would expect, the pistols are graced with a bevvy of competition and aesthetically-oriented features including textured grips, all steel parts are hard-chromed, and the trigger is set up for a 2-2.5 “breaks like glass” trigger. Both handguns feature 5″ bull barrels with the Open having an integrated brake. Barrels and brakes (where applicable) are coated with Titanium Nitride.

    Additional details are below and on STI’s website for the Open and Limited. The Limited retails for $2,799 and the Open tops it at $3,699. 


    Full Press Release Below:

    STI Introduces Two New Competition Pistols
    Designed around the concept of Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas, the motto of the I.P.S.C (International Practical Shooting Confederation) – meaning Accuracy, Power, Speed, the new DVC Limited and Open competition pistols are designed to win matches right out of the box.Both pistols are an entirely new design based off of the tried and true 2011 and are built specifically for competitive shooting. The guns feature a wider than standard frame with a full length dust cover with added cuts for style and balance. An all new sear design breaks like glass at a clean 2-2.5 pounds. The grip has been hand textured, reduced and undercut by Extreme Shooters in Havasu City, Arizona. All steel parts have been hard chromed for maximum durability in all situations. The guide rod is a Dawson Precision tool-less and the DVC models are the first factory guns to employ this innovation. Another first for STI is that both DVC pistols come with two 140mm magazines each. The 5″ precision fit bull barrels have been coated with Titanium Nitride for optimized hardness, lubricity and longevity.

    On the Limited model, weight has been removed from the slide to help keep the gun balanced, increase cycle rate, and reduce forward recoil. The front sight is a Dawson Precision fiber optic and the rear is fully adjustable. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W the DVC limited makes a perfect 3-Gun, U.S.P.S.A. or I.P.S.C gun. MSRP is $2,799.

    The DVC Open features a Trubor style integrated compensator. The compensator has been redesigned using high-speed video footage of some of the best shooters and custom compensators in the world to minimize muzzle jump and felt recoil. The slide-racker is entirely new and has been designed to be ambidextrous so it can be used on either side of the pistol via a duel detent system. The DVC Open is topped off with a 6 MOA C-More Sight, making it the perfect gun for Open Division competition. The gun is available in either .38 Super or 9mm (tuned for major power factor). MSRP is $3,699.

    For more information, please visit or e-mail [email protected].

    About STI International, Inc.
    Precision made. Performance Defined. STI is an employee-owned company based out of Georgetown, Texas and is the premier manufacturer of 1911 & 2011 ® style firearms. The company is dedicated to providing the highest quality firearms for competition, duty, or self-defense use. From introducing the firearms industry into the precision world of “EDM” hammers, sears, and components to the invention of the legendary 2011 platform, STI has continually led the firearms market in product development and quality.

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    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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