Tanfoglio Announces Defiant Gold Match OR in 10mm

Daniel Y
by Daniel Y

Tanfoglio has a new 10mm version of the Defiant Gold Match OR (Optics Ready) pistol. It has a 13+1 capacity and a six-inch bull barrel. Let’s take a look at the other features.

10mm @ TFB:

The Defiant Gold Match OR has a double-action/single-action trigger mechanism. A manual safety sits on the frame of the gun in the traditional location, and there is a secondary firing pin safety as well. The rear sight is adjustable and removable to make room for the optics plate. The MSRP is $2,205, look for it at retailers soon.


  • Caliber: 10MM AUTO
  • Capacity: 13+1
  • Action: Semi-Auto
  • Barrel: CNC Machined Steel, 6”, 1:16 RH Twist
  • Frame: CNC Machined High-Strength Steel, Black Cerakote Finish
  • Slide: Ported, CNC Machined High-Strength Steel, Black Cerakote Finish
  • Safety: Manual, Ambi
  • Length: 10.16”
  • Weight: 47 oz.
  • INC: Optics Mounting Plate
  • MSRP: $2,205.00

From the manufacturer:

Imported exclusively by the Italian Firearms Group ( www.ifg-usa.com/), Tanfoglio’s new Defiant Gold Match OR (Optics Ready) pistol combines the accuracy and speed found in the Italian gunmaker’s Defiant competition pistols with 13+1 rounds of 10MM AUTO power.

In doing so, Tanfoglio has created the near-perfect hunting pistol.

The single action Defiant Gold Match OR also looks great, with the black Cerakoted frame and slide set off by Tanfoglio’s red aluminum grips.

The heart of any fine hunting pistol is the barrel, and the Defiant Gold Match OR’s six-inch bull barrel, with 1:16 RH twist, is CNC-Machined from high-quality steel for exceptional accuracy. The barrel sports a hard chrome finish.

Likewise, both the pistol’s frame and bolt are CNC-crafted from high-strength steel to provide years of use in the field, where a hunter needs absolute reliability. The frame features ports along both sides to help the barrel cool down fast and to reduce the pistol’s overall weight.

All images from Tanfoglio.

Daniel Y
Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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