“Built by Hand, to Perform in Yours”

By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023


The original Valtro Firearms was an Italian manufacturer that designed and produced the PM-5, a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun. The PM-5 has a removable magazine and is available with either a fixed or a folding stock.

Another pistol from Valtro is the 1998A1 (1911), built and designed by John Jardine, who personally test-fired every unit. It was, and many still feel is, the top-of-the-line semi-custom 1911.

The company went bankrupt around 1988, and Pietro Buzzi later purchased the brand. Then Fabrizio Ippoliti joined the company roster to help resurrect the Valtro name. Valtro has consistently been recognized for its quality, so much so that its firearms maintain an exceptionally high market value.

The first product they thought to develop was an improved Glock. A Glock on steroids and the PF9 was born.

Valtro recovers a history of talentpassionwork, and craftsmanship made in Italy. Valtro has succeeded in merging tradition and research into its production by maintaining the original classic line with innovative materials and cutting-edge techniques.

When looking beneath the surface, you’ll discover that each component of the PF9 pistol features state-of-the-art materials to be recognizable, different, and, most of all, unique in the competitive arena.

Valtro is committed to creating, improving, innovating, and expanding the range of products offered while maintaining our brand’s legendary quality and charm.


Meet the next generation of VALTRO® handguns – the new PF9 SERIES, featuring advanced customization to accommodate a variety of shooters. The enhanced grip texture and improved trigger enable sure and accurate shooting. The low barrel bore axis and 19-degree grip angle provide a natural point-of-aim.


The most significant difference between the Valtro PF9 and the Glock is that the Valtro frame is available in polymer or aluminum! A 19° grip angle (the same as the 1911) is used for the natural point of aim and optimal hand fit.

The aluminum competition trigger option provides an optimal crisp trigger with a lighter trigger pull and tactile audible reset, and the extended, rigid, embedded 42NiCrMo4 steel chassis reduces flex and torque when shooting.

Polymer frames are available in black, green, tan, and grey. Aluminum frames in silver and black.


All slides are optics-ready and equipped with steel sights. The barrels are button-rifled and are available in standard and threaded versions.


Type: Striker Fired, Semi-Automatic

Caliber: 9mm

Magazine Capacity: 17+

Sights: Steel Sights, Optics Ready

Barrel Length: 4.49 Inches

Overall Length: 7.95 Inches

Width: 1.26 Inches

Height: 5.47 Inches

Weight: 26.8 Ounces

URL: www.valtrofirearms.com


The Valtro PF9 has several unique features and options that will allow you to build the pistol to your requirements. Valtro will be exporting the PF9 to America soon, so be on the lookout.

That’s all for now, folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Off Grid, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.

Contact him at [email protected].