The Tanfoglio production has its origins in the defence area, both private and professional, the company's commitment for research and development applied to produce these kind of models is constant and continuous.
Besides the production of models made entirely of steel, it has grown and consolidated the manufacture of models with frame made in techno-polymer: a kind of special high-strength plastic material that gives lightness to the pistol, that is an useful feature for the port continued, and the shape of the polymer frame is ergonomic and ensures an excellent grip.
For defence models the safety system has been studied with accuracy and Tanfoglio has implemented several safety control systems: “cocked and locked” safety mounted on the frame (F VERSION), ambidextrous firing pin safety mounted on the slide that works as a hammer decocker (R VERSION) and all models has automatic firing pin safety.
Even the size is important for defence pistols: so Tanfoglio offers size variants of slide, barrel and slide length to cover the different grip needs (Full size, Carry, Compact), that depend on hand size, and to change the overall pistols dimensions, that influence the port.
Beside the self and professional defence pistols production that includes the use of the latest generation of special plastic material, Tanfoglio maintains the offer of models for defence use entirely made of steel, which represent a solid, reliable and traditional choice.
Even in this field, Tanfoglio design departments and production departments take care of the quality of the materials, the resistance of the surface treatments, the ballistic accuracy, the safety systems, the best mechanical solutions to realize safe and durable weapons..
Combat model and its fully compact size variant Combat Compact are available with “cocked and locked” safety mounted on the frame (F version), or ambidextrous firing pin safety mounted on the slide that works as a hammer decocker (R VERSION) while automatic firing pin safety is a constant feature ever-present all models.
Witness 1911 and Witness 1911 Carry complete the STEEL series: they areTanfoglio versions of the classic 1911, proposed in two different calibers (.45ACP and 9) and in two different sizes: full size or carry size, the first with standard sizes, the second one with full size frame and magazine but with shorter barrel and slide.
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Tanfoglio family is active in the firearms since the beginning of '900 when it produced and assembled platforms and exploders for local manufacturing companies in Gardone Val Trompia.
In 1948 Giuseppe Tanfoglio founded a company for the production of weapon components, and in 1953 began to produce handguns in cal.6,35mm and in cal.22.
At the end of 1960 he founded Tanfoglio Giuseppe Srl, a company that produced semi-automatic pistols and revolvers for the U.S. market until 1992.
Fratelli Tanfoglio company was born in 1969, specializing its production in designing and manufacturing semi-automatic pistols in different calibers for defence: thus the three brothers Lino, Marilena and Massimo (Giuseppe’s sons and daughter) have carried on the family tradition in the firearms.
In 1986 the company began the construction of models for sport shooting, especially for I.P.S.C. and I.D.P.A. competitions, in their different categories of shooting: this will allow to get during time great and continuous success worldwide, as obtaining the title of I.P.S.C. World and European Champion since 1998 until today.
Nowadays Tanfoglio products are a benchmark of excellence for fans and shooters all over the world, Tanfoglio pistols are also the main choice of many police and security professionals.
High quality is the result of skill, passion and continuous research and development, in constant dynamic balance between tradition and innovation.