Lightning-Fast Mag Changes; 60 Second Drop-In Installation, requires no gunsmithing, or alterations to the frame

Techwell Slotted Grips are REQUIRED, but Sold Seperately

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Lightning-Fast Mag Changes; 60 Second Drop-In Installation, requires no gunsmithing, or alterations to the frame

Made from the same rugged, machined aluminum components as Techwell’s SP, TGO, and XT models, the Carry model can be used for carry or competition. The opening has the same depth as the SP model, but follows the contours of the gun perfectly.

Rob Letaham has won FIVE National Championships using our Techwell System! In fact, every Single Stack Nationals since 2007 has been won using our Techwell System!

Designed for any 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 Carry Techwell 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 “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 top of the product page.

SPECS: Machined aluminum. Carry Magwell – 0.4 oz (11g). Fits  full-size Government Model and Commander length pistol frames. Also, fits Officer length pistol frames using our new Aluminum Officer Length Checkered grips. The Officer length grips are in stock, while we work on adding them to the site please direct inquiries to

Stock Colors: Black, Olive/Gray, or Silver

Custom Colors are available at an additional charge by phone or email order only, please contact Customer Service (631) 750-6424 or See Custom Color Options in Photo Gallery Above

International Customers please contact us by email:

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

Four of our five Techwell systems were designed to fit into the USPSA, IPSC, and IDPA “Boxes”, however our Original Techwell XT will not fit into the IPSC Box. Also the Orifinal 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” I would 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 System Weights:

IPSC Compliant SP Techwell weighs .6 oz.
IPSC Compliant TGO Techwell weighs .6 oz.
IPSC XT weighs .95 oz., IPSC Compliant Carry weighs .4 oz
and finally our Original XT Techwell weighs 1.2 oz.

Techwell System Gripset Weights:
Machined aluminum Checkered Grips Panels – 1.8 oz (51g)
Machined aluminum Grater Grips 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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