First Look: MasterPiece Arms MPA DS40 TT Competition Pistol

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posted on September 24, 2021
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MasterPiece Arms (MPA) is rolling out the new MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie (TT) Competition Pistol. The pistol is based on the preferences of MPA Pro Shooter Travis Tomasie and is the newest competition pistol in the DS Pistol Line. The DS40 TT Comp Pistol is chambered in .40 S&W and meets Major Power Factor scoring under the rules of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) and the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).

An Army Veteran and former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Travis Tomasie is a multiple world and national IPSC and USPSA champion. He has been featured and prominently starred on TV’s “MythBusters,” “Shooting USA,” “Gallery of Guns,” and a host of other shows. He has also founded his own training academy, where he teaches a variety of students in many segments, including competition, self-defense, beginners, as well as military and law enforcement. Tomasie has coached and mentored many of today’s top shooters to remarkable success, including numerous national championship victories.

“I’m proud to have partnered with MPA in developing a truly remarkable competition pistol. Built to my specifications and combining superior components with precision craftsmanship, the DS40 TT Comp Pistol is ready to race right out of the box,” Tomasie said.

“We were excited to work with Travis to create this competition-ready pistol,” commented Phil Cashin, owner and president of MPA. “Travis’ years of experience and knowledge in the competitive shooting marketplace helped us hone in on what features matter most when it comes to competition. We’ve created something really special here that we think any competitor in USPSA or IPSC will find value in.”

The features of this new pistol include aggressive texturing on the MPA Grip, to help shooters keep a firm grip on their pistol during fast-paced competitions. It also includes traditional dovetail cuts for the adjustable front and rear sights, a Bomar-style rear sight, and a competition magwell with a self-centering radius funnel design that works with 140 mm or larger magazines, making it ideal for USPSA’s Limited Division.

The pistol ships with two MBX 140 mm .40 cal. magazines, and as with all DS Pistols, all parts of the MPA DS40 TT Comp Pistol are machined in the U.S.A. from barstock and billet and include no MIM, castings, or forgings. The components machined by MPA include the full-length steel, light rail 5-inch frame, slide, MPA 416R stainless bull barrel, stainless steel beavertail/grip safety, stainless steel ambidextrous safety, stainless steel slide stop, firing pin stop, ejector, magwell, and a 7075 black anodized aluminum grip.

The DS40 TT Comp Pistol also includes a Koenig hammer, sear, and disconnector, Wolff Springs, custom machined aluminum trigger shoe, and a one-piece stainless guide rod. The pistol will ship with a pull weight between 2 pounds, 6 ounces to 2 pounds, 10 ounces and will relax to 2 pounds after the pistol is broken in. Each pistol is hand-built, including lapping the slide/frame interface, and comes competition-ready in a custom MPA single pistol case with a lifetime warranty.

MSRP for the DS40 TT Comp Pistol is $2,999.99, and for more information on other products from MasterPiece Arms, please visit masterpiecearms.com.

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