First Look: Tanfoglio Defiant Gold Match OR Pistol

10mm power teams up with match-grade accuracy.

posted on March 12, 2024
Tanfoglio Defiant Gold Match OR Pistol

Tanfoglio’s new Defiant Gold Match OR (Optics Ready) pistol combines the accuracy and speed found in Tanfolglio’s Defiant competition pistols with 13 rounds of 10mm power and is exclusively imported into the United States by the Italian Firearms Group. The Italian Firearms Group was established in 2010 and combines three of italy’s most highly respected gunmakers: F.A.I.R., Pedersoli and Tanfoglio, as well as Czech gun manufacturer FK BRNO.

The single action Defiant Gold Match OR has a black Cerakoted frame and slide that is set off by Tanfoglio’s red aluminum grips. Inside the slid is a hard-chromed six-inch bull barrel with 1:16-inch, right-hand twist. Both the pistol’s frame and bolt are CNC-crafted from high-strength steel to provide years of use. The frame also features ports along both sides to help the barrel cool down fast and to reduce the pistol’s overall weight.

The pistol has a crisp single-action trigger and the butterfly safety is ambidextrous. The rear sight is fully adjustable for elevation and windage. There is also a removable rear-sight plate for mounting a wide variety of red-dot optics, including those with the Shield RMS/SRS and Trijicon RMR footprints.

The versatile and powerful 10MM round paired with the heart and soul of a competition pistol: that is the new Defiant Gold Match OR from Tanfoglio.

Specifications: Tanfoglio Defiant Gold Match OR Pistol

  • Caliber: 10mm
  • Capacity: 13 rounds
  • Action: Semi-automatic
  • Barrel: CNC-machined steel
  • Barrel Length: 6 inches
  • Frame: CNC-machined high-strength steel, black Cerakote finish
  • Slide: Ported, CNC-machined high-strength steel, black Cerakote finish
  • Safety: Ambidextrous
  • Length: 10.16 inches
  • Weight: 47 ounces
  • Includes optics mounting plate

MSRP for the Tanfoglio Defiant Gold Match OR 10mm pistol is $2,205, and for more information on this pistol or other products imported by the Italian Firearms Group, please visit


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