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.