Not everyone can drive a Formula 1 racecar. It requires years of training, practice and incredible skill to drive the world’s premier sports cars properly in competition. Built from the ground up for unbelievable levels of performance, the F1 racecar is a precision machine. So is the Tanfoglio Stock III, but the difference between a Stock III and an F1 car is that anyone can own and shoot a Stock III. In fact, the Stock III will likely offer improvements in the average person’s shooting performance, whereas the average person would have difficulty even getting an F1 racecar to move.

European American Arms (EAA) Corporation in Florida is the U.S. importer of Tanfoglio pistols; Tanfoglio is known in the international shooting community as a premiere maker of pistols for competition and sport shooting. The company’s International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) friendly lineup includes guns for every division, with the Stock III built to be ready out of the box for IPSC’s Production division. Unlike Production Division in the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), IPSC Production has very strict rules about modifying the gun and an interesting rule about the trigger pull weight. In IPSC Production, the first shot on any Production-legal gun must have a pull weight over 5 pounds, but there are no restrictions on the pull weight for subsequent shots. As a result of this rule, the dominant guns in IPSC Production are traditional double-action/single-action (DA/SA) pistols with a 5- to 6-pound DA first shot and 2-pound triggers for every shot after that. Contrast this with the U.S., where the dominant Production guns are striker-fired polymer pistols with 3.5-pound triggers for every shot. The IPSC Production rules put striker-fired pistols at a technological disadvantage…


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