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TI's 2011, double stack versions of
John Browning's original 1911 design
have become dominant players in
USPSA events. In fact, at the 2016 USPSA
National Championship they were the most
popular choice in Open, Limited, Limited
10, as well as one of the top two choices in
Single Stack.
Their new 2011 DVC Steel Pistol, available
in 9 mm and .38 Super (MSRP: $3,999),
should extend that to the Steel Challenge
Open Division.

The Gun
Built on the DVC Open gun platform it
features the same steel frame, hard-chromed
internal parts, Dawson Tool-less take-down
system, DVC scalloped black grip panels,
DVC mag well, ambidextrous thumb safeties,
extended left-side magazine release, leftside Go Pedal rest, and a full beavertail grip
safety with a pronounced speed bump. A
frame mount with a 6 MOA C-More sight is
standard. Empty weight is 42 ounces. The
trigger pull measured 2.5 pounds on my
digital trigger gauge, with only a hint of take
up and a crisp break.
Like all of STI's Tritium Nitride-finished
barrels these are built from a 416 stainless
steel rifle grade billet-forging, button-rifled
and air-gauged. The fully-ramped DVC Steel
9 mm and .38 Super barrels are a 1:16 RH
twist. The difference between the Open
guns is that the Steel versions feature a 4.5inch barrel and a new compensator that is
designed to run with standard pressure "offthe-shelf"ammo.
The DVC Steel ships in a zippered soft case
with a 140 mm and a 170 mm magazine

Right-handed shooters will find the Go Pedal makes
it easy to get a positive thumbs-forward grip on the
DVC Steel.

(holding 20 and 26 rounds respectively). I
chose to test the 9 mm version.

On The Range
Since the gun is tuned to run with Minor
Power Factor (125 PF) loads, I assembled a
selection of factory loads that included: SIG's
115-grain Elite Performance, Speer Blazer Brass
115-grain, and Federal's American Eagle loads
in 124-grain FMJ-RN and 147-grain FMJ-FN.
These will all make 129-139 PF. I also included
my 124-grain Bayou "Mouse Puff" handload
that clocks about 920 fps (114 PF). This is
what I shoot in steel Carry Optics since Steel
Challenge has no Power Factor requirements.
The initial "get acquainted"period on my
backyard range was just that. Although I
spent a great deal of time with the 1911
platform during my 10-year military career
(with countless rounds fired as a Navy Pistol
Team shooter), I don't currently own one and
it's been years since I shot one.

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