SOLD FOR: $4150
Make: STI International
Model: DVC Limited
Serial Number: TX05187
Year of Manufacture: 2015-2018
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Removable Magazine. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The bottom of the frame is marked “STI INTERNATIONAL / GEORGETOWN, TX USA”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number and “2011”. The right side of the slide has the logo of Texas with “STI” within it. The right side of the rear sight is marked with an arrow and “LEFT”. The top of the rear sight is marked with an arrow and “UP” plus the logo that reads “STI” within a stylized oval. The left side of the slide is marked “STI INTERNATIONAL”. The left side of the slide is marked “DVC LIMITED”. The top of the chamber is marked “9 X 19”. The magazine well is marked “STI”.
Barrel Length: 5″ Bull Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Dawson Precision serrated blade with a red fiber-optic insert, which is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notched target sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation, it is dovetailed onto the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is textured black polymer with a stippled pattern. There are some light handling marks. The grip rates in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Hard Chrome with Polished Slide Sides & Titanium Nitride Barrel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some little marks that have caused smooth spots, the most noticeable are on the polished slide flats. There are some scattered handling marks. There are no major defects. There is standard operational wear. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: This pistol has an ambidextrous extended thumb safety, adjustable skeletonized trigger, strong mainspring, Dawson Precision full-length tool-less guide rod, skeletonized hammer, the grip safety has a rise to index one’s palm correctly each time. The Dawson parts are from factory. The slide and frame have superb mating. The action works correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a serial matching black STI box, STI soft case, STI bushing wrench, STI sticker, allen wrenches, and paperwork (no manual).
Our Assessment: This is NOT your grandpa’s 1911, but with the same controls he could pick this up and safely run the next USPSA Competition with limited training. Legal for USPSA Limited Division, the DVC Limited, like the rest of the DVC Series—is built to win. This gun is perfect for the double-stack competitor with its performance sights, crisp trigger, and superb fitment. The Limited features the same 2.5lb crisp trigger as in all STI DVC guns, along with the same hammer and sear. The hard chrome finish and TiN BBL coating are sure to last for years of use. This gun also features multiple parts built by Dawson Precision, including; a tool-less guide rod, drilled and tapped extended magazine release, fiber optic front sight and ICE magazine well. The lines are beautiful along with the fit and finish. These pistols used to be the best-kept secret, race-ready out of the box, but in recent years there popularity has exploded. I don’t know what you are waiting for? Trade in that old 1911 for one of these if you are a serious shooter. The competition in bidding may very well be as fierce as the competitions you shoot, so good luck, happy bidding, and as always, please see our photos!