NEW!! SPECIAL EDITION Stars and Stripes Techwell System Set: Aluminum Smooth Grips / IPSC TGO


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NEW!! Stars and Stripes Techwell System: Aluminum Smooth Grips / IPSC TGO

Type II Hard Anodized Stars and Stripes Techwell System for the most iconic American firearm – the 1911. Each set will is numbered and registered as they are purchased. This first run set speaks to our national pride while providing the shooter with the ultimate in performance.

Price: $249

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 Aluminum Smooth Grip Model Description: This Aluminum Grip model offers an elegant smooth surface, equally perfect for applying grip tape. Excess metal has been machined away from the panel interior to reduce weight without sacrificing strength. Cut for ambi safeties; panels conceal the mainspring housing pin.

SPECS: Machined aluminum Grips Panels – 1.9 oz (51g). Fits full-size Government Model and Commander pistols.


IPSC TGO Model Description:

Designed by “The Great One” himself, Rob Leatham, from the same rugged, machined aluminum components as Techwell’s SP, Carry, and XT models. The TGO model introduces a wide and smooth streamlined magwell with large flared sides to give the competitor a superior frame opening that’s impossible to miss and makes for lightening fast mag changes. Leatham used this proven TGO design to win multiple consecutive USPSA Single Stack and Limited-10 Nationals. In fact, every Single Stack Nationals since 2007 has been won using our Techwell System!

Designed for an 8-round magazine with standard or extended base pad and/or 10-round magazines, the Techwell System enhances shooter’s grip and aids in fast, positive magazine changes for an edge in competition or combat. IDPA- and USPSA legal for match use, this extended magwell helps guide the magazine for fumble-free changes when seconds count, and requires no gunsmithing or frame alterations.  All Techwell System products are fully interchangeable, and removing the Techwell entirely shows only a tiny slot on the bottom of the grips.


The TGO is legal for use in both USPSA and IDPA (ESP and CDP Divisions) competition, and is designed to allow the pistol to easily fit into the USPSA/IDPA/IPSC “Box”. Pistols with unusually high sights, or extended base pads on the magazine may need a small amount of material removed from the leading edge of the magazine extended base pad to fit into the box. Due to fluctuations in frame manufacture, some minor fitting of the Techwell may be necessary. You will find You Tube Movie Links demonstrating both Techwell Installation and Techwell Tuning at the bottom of the product main page.

SPECS: Machined aluminum. IPSC TGO Magwell  – .60 oz (17g), 34.85mm wide (just under the IPSC 35mm).

**Addititional Clear Grip Tape is available, go to the product called “Grip Tape Only”, and select “Clear” in the color choices.

**Grip Screws Not Included, but available, go to “Stainless Steel Screws”

More Information:

USPSA Single Stack, IPSC Classic, and IDPA SSP, CDP, or ESP Division CompetitorsPlease Note this Important Information regarding “Fitting Into The Box” and USPSA & IDPA “Gun Weight”:

All of our Techwell systems were designed to fit into the USPSA, IPSC, and IDPA “Boxes. Also, the Techwell XT requires an extended base pad, so unless you buy Tripp Research’s new “System Mags”, you will almost certainly have to relieve the bottom front of your extended base pad a little.
If you have never fit your gun to “The Box” bring a file along just in case, and, for your own sake, please make sure that your gun fits into the box with empty magazine inserted, BEFORE YOU BEGIN SHOOTING.

According to John Amidon, the former USPSA V.P. and Director/NROI, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be permitted to make sure your gun fits into the official box, or makes weight prior to shooting.
Not all matches will have a box and/or a scale, so the best idea is to find the match Range Master as soon as possible, and let him direct you. That having been said, I suggest you weigh your gun at home before competing with it, here follow the max weights for USPSA and IDPA Single Stack Divisions (IPSC does not have a weight restriction as of this writing):

For USPSA OR IDPA SSP, ESP & CDP: 43.0 oz / 1,219.0 grams or less with empty magazine inserted.

Techwell Weights:       IPSC Compliant SP Techwell weighs .6 oz.
IPSC Compliant TGO Techwell weighs .6 oz.
IPSC XT weighs .95 oz.
IPSC Carry weighs .4 oz

Techwell Grip Weights:           Machined Aluminum Grip Panels   +/- 1.8 oz (51g)
Machined G10 Grips Panels (any we sell)   +/- 1.9 oz (56g)
Rubber Over-molded Plastic Grips Panels   +/- 1.9 oz (56g)

Here is the section copied from the USPSA Rule Book:
“…handgun with empty magazine inserted must fit wholly within a box with internal dimensions of 8 15/16″ x 6″ x 1 5/8″ (tolerance +1/16″, -0″) (8.938″ x 6″ x 1.625″) (227.01mm x 152.40mm x 41.28mm).”

The IDPA Box for SSP, ESP, or CDP Divisions, is slightly smaller, here is the section copied from their rule book:
“…Fit in the IDPA gun test box measuring 8 3/4″ x 6″ x 1 5/8″ with an empty magazine inserted.”


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