STI International has taken competition to new heights with its DVC series.

The “DVC” comes from the concept of Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas, which is the motto of the IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) meaning “Accuracy, Power, Speed.”

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 on the DVC series has been hand textured, reduced and undercut by Extreme Shooters in Havasu City, Ariz. 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-inch 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, USPSA or IPSC 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.

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