Italian Firearms Group and Tanfoglio Introduce The Defiant Gold Match Pistol

Italian Firearms Group and Tanfoglio Introduce The Defiant Gold Match Pistol

Imported exclusively by the Italian Firearms Group (, Tanfoglio’s new Defiant Gold Match OR (Optics Ready) pistol combines the accuracy and speed found in the Italian gunmaker’s Defiant competition pistols with 13+1 rounds of 10MM AUTO power.

In doing so, Tanfoglio has created the near-perfect hunting pistol.

The single action Defiant Gold Match OR also looks great, with the black Cerakoted frame and slide set off by Tanfoglio’s red aluminum grips.

The heart of any fine hunting pistol is the barrel, and the Defiant Gold Match OR’s six-inch bull barrel, with 1:16 RH twist, is CNC-Machined from high-quality steel for exceptional accuracy. The barrel sports a hard chrome finish.

Likewise, both the pistol’s frame and bolt are CNC-crafted from high-strength steel to provide years of use in the field, where a hunter needs absolute reliability. The frame features ports along both sides to help the barrel cool down fast and to reduce the pistol’s overall weight.

The pistol’s single-action trigger is amazingly crisp and resets effortlessly. The butterfly safety is ambidextrous, and the rear sight is fully adjustable for elevation and windage.

For those hunters who prefer a red dot or reflex optic, the rear sight plate is easily removed and replaced with a multi-fit optics plate. The optics plate allows the hunter to mount most of today’s most popular optics, including those with the Shield RMS/SRS and Trijicon RMR footprints.

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

Specifications: Defiant Gold Match OR

Caliber: 10MM AUTO

Capacity: 13+1

Action: Semi-Auto

Barrel: CNC Machined Steel, 6”, 1:16 RH Twist

Frame: CNC Machined High-Strength Steel, Black Cerakote Finish

Slide: Ported, CNC Machined High-Strength Steel, Black Cerakote Finish

Safety: Manual, Ambi

Length: 10.16”

Weight: 47 oz.

INC: Optics Mounting Plate

MSRP: $2,205.00

About the Italian Firearms Group


Each Partner Manufacturer represents at least one of the four primary categories of firearm manufacturing: competition handguns, hunting handguns and rifles, state of the art shotguns, and historical reproductions. They bring the latest in firearm design, technology, and materials to the USA while continuing to follow the centuries-old gun manufacturing traditions of Europe. Those traditions have always emphasized quality, accuracy, and safety as well as workmanship and beauty. Each of IFG’s Partner Companies are considered leaders in their respective category and are proud to offer their products to the American shooter.

In May of 2014, IFG officially opened its warehousing and distribution operation in Amarillo, Texas. This investment in a stand-alone facility for IFG’s variety of products and services was considered essential to success in the American Marketplace. Having customer service, support, as well as marketing and warehousing operations located in the USA was a top priority. After five years of success, IFG was able to relocate into a custom-built facility on the I-40 corridor of Amarillo, Texas. In December 2019, IFG officially moved into its current home. IFG continues to bring new and innovative products into the USA from our four Partner operations and looks forward to growing our business and becoming the long-standing industry partner the USA firearms market demands.

About Tanfoglio

In 1948, Giuseppe Tanfoglio and Antonio Sabatti founded the “SATA” company for the production of shotguns and components. In 1953, the company began making small pistols in 25 ACP, 22 Short, and 22 LR. Then, in 1960, Giuseppe formed a new operation that produced semi-automatic pistols, derringers, single and double action revolvers, and shotguns mainly for the USA until 1992. Founded in 1969, the Fratelli Tanfoglio company specialized in the production and manufacture of semi-automatic pistols for self-defense. Focus again narrowed in 1986 when the company began production of models for sport shooting – specifically for I.P.S.C. and I.D.P.A. competitions. Tanfoglio products are a benchmark of excellence for fans and shooters all over the world and continue to be a global leader in law enforcement and duty style firearms. In 2021, IFG became the sole importer of Tanfoglio products into the USA market allowing Tanfoglio to take advantage of the industry leading customer support provided by the Amarillo, Texas operation.