STI’s new DVC Limited and Open pistols are an entirely new design based off the 2011 platform and are built specifically for competitive shooting. The “DVC” acronym for the new series is derived from “Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas,” the motto of the International Practical Shooting Confederation. Translated, the motto means “Accuracy, Power, Speed.” The guns feature a wider-than-standard frame with a full-length dust cover that has added cuts for style and balance.
An all-new sear design in the trigger breaks at a clean 2 to 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.
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.
Also, the five-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.
The ambidextrous slide-racker is also new, and it can be used on either side of the pistol via a dual-detent system. The DVC Open is topped off with a 6-minute-of-angle C-More sight. The gun is available in either 38 Super or 9mm (tuned for major power factor). MSRP is $3,699.