NEW!! SPECIAL EDITION Stars and Stripes Techwell System Set: Inlaid Tape Aluminum Grips / IPSC XT


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NEW!! SPECIAL EDITION Stars and Stripes Techwell System Set: Inlaid Tape Aluminum Grips / IPSC XT

Type II Hard Anodized Stars and Stripes Techwell System for the most iconic American firearm – the 1911. Each set will be 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: $254

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 Inlaid Tape Grip Model Description: These BRAND NEW AND UNIQUE in the industry Aluminum Grips feature a void into which precision die cut grip tape has been inlaid, at once decreasing the grip width, providing the specific traction attainable from grip tape, and finally, dramatically improving tape durability by protecting the edges.

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 – 1.8 oz (51g). Fits full-size Government Model and Commander pistols.

IPSC XT Model Description: Made from the same rugged, machined aluminum components as Techwell’s Carry, TGO, and SP models, the XT sports the largest 360 degree opening of all currently available 1911 magwells. Rob Letaham won a USPSA Limited 10 National Championship using his Springfield Single Stack 1911 fitted with our Techwell XT! In fact, EVERY Single Stack Nationals since 2007 has been won using our Techwell System!

The Techwell XT requires an extended base pad on an 8 round magazine, or a 10 round magazine, it 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 XT Techwell is legal for use in IPSC (CLASSIC), USPSA, and IDPA (ESP and CDP Divisions) competition, and is designed to allow the pistol to easily fit into the IPSC, 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. XT IPSC Magwell – .95 oz (27g), 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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