STI’s DVC Tactical Pistol. Wow! — SHOT Show 2017

To learn more about STI’s DVC, visit their website.  You can also shop for STI firearms on GunsAmerica.


Hard not to fall in love.

STI is most known for their competition-ready pistols, but this year they have reached out into the tactical market with the STI DVC.

The STI DVC brings all the benefits of a steel frame race gun with the tactical add-ons and features necessary for today’s concealed or open carrier.

The slide has been lightened and the stipple job on the grip is incredibly aggressive. The color scheme has been toned down to black and dark brown, in lieu of the usual flashy gold/stainless. The barrel is threaded and suppressor ready, and ships with a thread protector in place. The sights are tritium, with built-in ledges for one hand manipulation.

This model also ships with a magwell in place and a Picatinny rail for your flashlight or laser.   She’s ready to rock and roll!

STI’s got some sharp looking pistols.


  • Chambering: 9mm/ 45 ACP
  • Barrel: 5 inch
  • OA Length: N/A
  • Grips: STI Stippled
  • Sights: tritium
  • Action: semi auto
  • Finish: DVC diamond-like coating
  • MSRP: $2,999


A great option for EDC.

The grips are incredibly aggressive.

The price is going to scare some of you off.  But if you are a wide body 1911 fan, you are going to want to get your hands on this. Shooting it is unbelievable!

Price and Availability

Shooting is a dream.

Really nice trigger. Really nice.

The MSRP is $2,999.

To learn more about STI’s DVC, visit their website.  You can also shop for STI firearms on GunsAmerica.

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • JRW March 10, 2017, 5:53 pm

    Always amused by the ones whom need to tell us what they can’t afford. The truth is, most can afford a $3,000 gun if it was a priority. Though there are truly a few that can’t afford much, most are able to if they wanted. Most people have a mortgage because they can’t afford to purchase their home or have a car payment because they “can’t afford” that big new car. We all know that guy that commutes alone in a boat that gets 5mpg or the one that “can’t justify the expense” but has a safe full of $500 guns and rifles.
    While I am of the lower income demographic, the two of us don’t live in a four bedroom house or drive the Hummer because “it is cool”. If a gun is a tool, buy a tool. If you really want an expensive gun, make it a priority and get one. And for the guy that does not like all the reviews of expensive guns, good for you but I don’t know why you feel the need to state that. Personally, I enjoy reading about the guns I am unlikely to handle anytime soon. I can rent the common guns at the range and do my own review if I care to. I doubt I will run across an STI, Wilson or other such gun in the rental case so it is nice to hear about them second hand. Although this is a review of a STI, I obviously have time to waste. So, by all means, please tell me about some other gun you carry, what other caliber is best or how you seemingly saved money by buying a cheaper gun. Or just tell us what you “can’t afford” because someone surely cares or will think it is relevant…………

  • Joshua February 2, 2017, 4:31 pm

    This last year I switched from a Glock 35 set up for limited class to a DVC Limited .40 – wow, that pistol is sweet. The trigger alone is worth it if you shoot competition. Only thing I’ve had to do is replace the slide spring and add a buffer, now the recoil impulse is almost flat. I LOVE my STI! I would recommend to anyone shooting USPSA – the price is worth the competitive advantage it offers, IMO.

  • Michael Madaus February 2, 2017, 3:54 pm

    $2,999.00 OUCH!! I purchased a Walther PPQ Q5 9mm back in I believe in May. I added a Taylor Freelance Magwell and 6+1 Mag kit. Saved $2,000.00 for shootin and I have 21rds to play with. I also mounted a Vortex Viper Red Dot on the Doctor mount included with the gun. So I saved only $1,800 It also came with 3 Mags total and back straps. Even makes me look like a lights out shooter!! This gun is hard to beat!

    • Peter November 30, 2017, 3:05 pm

      Funny, this was a review of the STI, not your Walther. Why do asshats feel the need to slam any product that costs more than what they own or can afford?

  • Fred February 2, 2017, 12:33 pm

    Complaining about the price of a high precision handgun or rifle is like complaining about having to drive CV a Chevy Cruze because Ferraris are so expensive.

  • L Leng February 2, 2017, 11:26 am

    After Building a 1911 from scratch all I can say is the $3,000 for a custom tuned 1911stylepistol isn’t hard to believe. All it takes are a handfull of good parts and a gunsmith that cares about what he is assembling and not just slapping stuff together. It takes time to do it right. I’ve rented a couple STI’s in 38 super that were unbelievable to shoot. SMOOTH, ACCURATE, and a great feel. I have an inexpensive 1911, gold cup, kimber, my own build and a old 1921 Colt that I paid $500 for years ago. And I still want to own an STI in the near future. Try one before you complain about the price.

  • DRAINO February 2, 2017, 8:58 am

    And yet another outrageously priced 1911 style pistol. Again, it just as well be made from a meteorite….cause us average Joes just can’t do $3k for a pistol…..or likely any firearm….no matter how much we would love to. But it is a cool looking pistol for sure.

    • Doug February 2, 2017, 10:14 am

      THANK YOU!!!!

      Glad I’m not the only one who’s aghast by some of the pricing these companies are throwing out there for their product. Almost as bad as Jesse James creating firearms at nearly $10K!

      • Peter November 30, 2017, 3:07 pm

        No one is forcing you to buy it so what is your point?

  • T. Candler February 2, 2017, 4:21 am

    Take the time to get some detail about the pistol. I learned only that that pistol had a threaded barrel. No detail at all.

    • T.O. February 2, 2017, 9:29 am

      You would learn more if you took the time and actually read the article. Tritium sights w/ steps, multiple models, mag wells, lightening cuts, threaded barrel, comes with thread protector, aggressive stipling, full steel framed high cap 1911, shoots very nice and has a good trigger, price 2,999. Just a few of the things in there, but you only learned it had a threaded barrel, don’t think the problem is the author.

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