Tanfoglio Special Pistols at IPSC World Shoot 2017 (TFB unique photos)

    The 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII was the 18th Handgun World Shoot held at the new National Shooting Center in Châteauroux, France during the end of August and start of September.

    There were 30 stages divided into 5 areas, with each area being named after and having themes from one of the 5 continents Africa, Asia, America, Australia or Europe.

    US shooter Ben Stoeger won the IPSC Production division. Jessie Duff, USA, finished 2:nd in ladies Open division. For more details, check the Wikipedia

    Ben Stoeger won the Production division. But look at the results below! 99.9815% on the winner is less than a “C vs. A” hit, it’s like a breath in the wrong place. Pavel Torgashov was so close, full results here.

    Eric Grauffel, France, won the Standard division, shooting for Italian Tanfoglio. Robert Vogel was second at 97.33%, probably not as far away as the winner would have liked. Full results here.

    Which leads us into the subject of all these pictures taken by Slim Jim – Tanfoglios at the IPSC World Shoot in France 2017. These photos have never been shown before.

     

    Below: Tanfoglio Witness 1911, Special Edition. Cal .45 ACP Limited Edition 1 of 10. Note the serial number 2017WSF01. (WSF=World Shoot France”).

    For €10 you could buy a lottery ticket and win this handgun. Whoever chose the color combination must be color blind, but I’m sure it’s a nice handgun. Unfortunately it’s probably worth more in a collection than doing range time.

    Below: Tanfoglio Goldmatch Extreme

    Below: Tanfoglio Stock III Extreme

    Below: Tanfoglio Stock II Extreme

    Tanfoglio Limited Custom Extreme. I love that blue.

    And finally, the Tanfoglio Domina Extreme. This is for the Open division and I think the name (which I don’t is very clever) comes from the fact that Eric Grauffel dominated the division.

    “T” for Tanfoglio.

    C More sight this time.

    The thumb rest is a bit special, but feels nice.

    Tanfoglio sometimes spell the names Xtreme or Extreme.

    The French Foregin Legion was there as well. To recruit and protect. However I would suppose trying to attack an IPSC Practical Shooting World Shoot would one of the most stupid ideas ever.

    A photo of the photographer at IPSC World Shoot 2017, many thanks to Slim Jim for your help. He shoots an STI by the way, 9 mm major.

    Some video of the action. IPSC Handgun World Shoot 2017 in France: Main-Match – Day 1

    The Firearm Blog did an exclusive of the Tanfoglio Domina at the cold and muddy IPSC European Championship last year. Check here for more details, this was a “Made in Europe” handgun with an Aimpoint Micro on top.

    Did you find a favorite among the Tanfoglios?

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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