Our Story

In the year 1906 Luigi Passoni (known as Mario) began working in a steel Factory called Falck in Milan, Italy. While working at the factory he developed specialty steels to be used for barrel manufacturing. 86 years later in 1995, Falck ceased production and his son Carlo Guido Passoni, and me have open HTI which today has earned a reputation in producing some of the world most accurate, innovative precision rifles. HTI has earned international acclaim and are considered to be insiders’ knowledge. Mario was my Grandfather and Carlo Guido is my Father. My name is Matteo Passoni owner of www.hti.center

HTI is located in Milan, Italy, since 1995. HTI has introduced the XP9 in 9mm followed by theXP11 in 9mm, 45ACP, 40SW, 10AUTO and 357SIG. Looking to increase market share and begin manufacturing, HTI moved to its present location in Milan, Lombardy, in the year 2000: offering customer service from highly qualified gunsmiths in the reputable service department and state-of-the-art training at a separate training facility on 8 acres.

HTI still own the Waffenfabrik trademark and continued to expand its firearm lines with the sniper/hunting rifles as well the pistols, revolvers and shotguns.

In 2001 HTI continued to expand its role in the firearms market with new contracts in the law enforcement market as well as new products for the civilian market.

The change reflected the vast worldwide growth in demand for quality products at average price. In response, the company more than tripled its work force in the next 30 months, invested   in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and equipment, and significantly expanded its engineering base.

The name HTI as well Waffenfabrik, coupled with major new product introductions in carabines and rifles, reflects the continued commitment to the high standards of production, service and innovation the HTI brand has always represented. In order to provide better price and more competitive options at original Swiss design, made in Italy.