MasterPiece Arms Releases MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie Competition Pistol

Nic L
by Nic L
MasterPiece Arms Releases MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie Competition Pistol

Double stack 1911-style pistols are huge in competitive shooting. They combine the benefits of large magazines with the sweet, glass rod break of a 1911 trigger. Also, to scoot just into Major Power Factor, many shooters opt for the .40 S&W cartridge. Travis Tomasie, a pro shooter with MasterPiece Arms, helped to design a pistol with all of these features. Aimed directly at those looking for a competition gun out of the box, this is the new MPA DS40 TT Comp Pistol.

MasterPiece Arms news @ TFB:

MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturer of precision Pistol, BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is proud to unveil its newest competition pistol, based on the preferences of MPA Pro Shooter Travis Tomasie, in the DS Pistol Line: the MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie (TT) Competition Pistol. Chambered in 40 S&W, the DS40 TT Comp Pistol meets Major Power Factor scoring under the rules of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) and the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).

The MPA DS40 TT Comp Pistol

Travis Tomasie is an MPA Team shooter, as well as a world champion. Integrating his preferences, MasterPiece Arms dreamed up their new DS40 TT Comp Pistol. The grip features aggressive texturing and a competition magwell which incorporates a self-centering radius funnel design. It comes with two MBX 140mm magazines. Parts are machined, not forged or MIM; all of which is done in the U.S.A. The DS40 is also covered by a lifetime warranty.


  • Caliber: .40 S&W
  • Barrel length: 5″
  • Trigger pull: 2.5 lbs
  • MSRP: $2,999.99

If this pistol fits the bill for your competition needs, head over to the MasterPiece Arms website to buy it or drop a deposit. Current lead times are six to ten weeks. You can also follow along with MasterPiece Arms on Facebook. Good luck out there!

Nic L
Nic L

Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic's passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19. @the_brutal_rooster

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  • William Elliott William Elliott on Sep 21, 2021

    grip reminds me of a design that was proposed early on in the M17 talk that ended up never coming to market...

  • Al Al on Sep 22, 2021

    I thought .40 cal. was a dead caliber. Thought it was going away because the ammo debacle.

    • Nicks87 Nicks87 on Sep 22, 2021

      @al Not in competitions. Idiot gamers shoot .40 because they get a better score. It has nothing to do with the weapon or caliber's performance, just the scoring system used in competitive shooting.