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Below are questions and answers we get regarding our DS Series Pistols:

Grip

Question: What is the thread pitch in our mag catch for a mag release button? –  4-40 Thread. This is a common thread pitch for many aftermarket mag release buttons.

Question: What is the difference between the #2 and #3 grip as far as aggressiveness?
The #2 (S2 or A2) is the most popular grip texture. Its aggressive, but not so sharp that you feel as though its too aggressive. The #3 (S3 or A3) is hyper aggressive. You just might draw blood after extended range sessions. It’s not for the faint of heart.

Question: Can we provide multi-color grips in our Stainless material ? – No. The multi-color options are anodized, which only works on aluminum. For our Stainless grips, the options are black or matte silver. For the aluminum grips, we can provide silver/black, red/black, blue/black and gold/black.

Question: Do we sell our grips as an aftermarket accessory? – At this time, we no longer sell our grip modules as an accessory. The manufacturing process on Stainless and Aluminum Grips is very long and difficult. We have multiple machines dedicated to this process and simply can’t keep up with both pistol needs and those that would be sold as an accessory. This may change in the future, but not for now.

Question: Do other companies magwells fit your grips? – There are so many aftermarket magwells on the market we could never test them all to see if they will work with our grips we do recommend sticking with MPA magwells.

Pistol Colors:

Question: If I want a color scheme that is not shown on the website, is it available? – Most likely. Here are the colors we offer that can be used in just about any combination. Just reach out to use to inquire:

  • Frame and Slide (Black and Matte Silver)
  • Aluminum Grips (Black, Red/Black, Silver/Black, Blue/Black, Gold/Black)
  • Stainless Grips (Black and Matte Silver). Control Parts (Black, Polished Silver, Gold, Blue)
  • Trigger Shoe and Magwell (Red, Blue, Black, Silver, Gold)

Springs:

Question: What are the spring weights of our main springs for the various models:

  • DS9 Hybrid 9mm – 17lb Wolff
  • DS9 LOC – 17lb Wolff with 3 coils cut off
  • DS Open (38SC and 9mm) – 17lb Wolff with 3 coils cut off
  • DS Open Steel Challenge – 17lb Wolff with 3 coils cut off
  • DS40 – 17lb Wolff
  • Commander – 17lb Wolff

Question: What are the spring weights of our recoil springs for the various models:

  • DS9 Hybrid 9mm – 8lb standard Wolff
  • DS9 LOC – 8lb standard Wolff
  • DS Open (38SC and 9mm) – 7lb standard Wolff
  • DS Open Steel Challenge – 6lb variable Wolff
  • DS40 – 12lb standard Wolff
  • Commander – 9lb variable (commander length) Wolff

Aftermarket Part Compatibility:

Question: Can I install a Dawson or Atlas Tool Less Guide Rod in my DS9 Hybrid? – Yes, The SKU: 026-055 and the Atlas 5in tooless guide rod  can be installed easily with no issues.

Question: Can I install a Tungsten Guide Rod in my DS9 Hybrid? – Yes. SKU:10412 from EGW can be installed easily with no issues.

Magazine Related Questions:

Question: If I live in a state with magazine capacity restrictions, can I still purchase a DS9 Hybrid? – If the only restriction in a state is the magazine capacity, then yes. We can provide dedicated MBX magazines in either 10 or 15 round capacities. These mags have bodies that are debossed in a location to limit the mag capacity. If you order off the website, in the notes section, please let us know the state you live in and mag capacity restrictions. The pistol will be shipped to your FFL with those mags.

Question: I realize the DS9 Hybrids come with 1 each of the 126mm and 141mm magazines. Can I chose to get both mags in the same size/capacity? – Yes. In the notes section at checkout, simply state that you want both mags in 126mm (or 141mm).

Question: Can I get my mags with in either a “Lock back” or “Non Lock Back” configuration? – Yes. We can provide the mags in either configuration. The standard mags on our Hybrids are “Lock Back”. The standard mags on any of our competition mags are “Non Lock Back.” If you want something different than our standard, please let us know in the comments section at checkout.

Note: Mags from MPA are only available with silver tubes and black baseplates. Other color variations can be ordered directly from MBX.

Question: Are other 2011 magazines produced by other manufacturers than MBX compatible with our DS Series Pistols? – Most manufactures magazines should work with the exception of BUL Armory mags. All others are most likely compatible but may require tuning. (STI, Staccato, Atlas, SV, Checkmate, etc) Note: Some manufactures baseplates may not work with our magwell.

Optic Plate/Optic Mounting Questions:

Question: What is the proper torque spec to mount the optic plate to the slide of my DS9 Hybrid?To mount the plate to the slide of your DS9 Hybrid we recommend torquing the screws to 20in/lbs with clean screws and blue loctite.

Question: What is the proper torque spec to mount the optic to the optic plate on my DS9 Hybrid?- We recommend following the manufacturer of the dots recommended torque spec.

Question: What screws should I use to mount my optic to the optic plate on my DS9 Hybrid? – You should use the screws that came with your DS9 to mount the optic to the plate(Trijicon/Holosun and C-more/Sig Romeo). Some optic plates we offer do not come with screws if you receive one of these plates make sure the screws you use to mount the optic are the correct thread pitch and length(Vortex,Shield,Leupold DPP)

Question: I can’t get my screws out of my sights so I can replace them with the optic plate I purchased. What do I do?– All of the screws in the slide that hold the sights and optic plates on are installed with blue loctite. We recommend using a soldering iron to heat up the screws so the loctite will loosen its grip.

General Questions:

Question: If I want to remove my front sight blade and install a blank, can I do so? – Yes, here is the link to the product page: https://masterpiecearms.com/shop/accuracy-x-front-sight-blank/

Question: How do I mount a Sig Romeo 3 Max or XL to my DS9? – Even though the Sig Romeo 3 dots are the same mounting pattern as the C-more dots they will not bolt up to the plate unless the slide is clearanced. If you would like for your slide to have this clearance cut done after you already purchased your DS9 please Email caleb@masterpiecearms.com and he will get the process started.

FFL Transfer Questions:

Question: When I checkout on the website, do I input the FFL’s address in the shipping address section? – No. Input your personal address. When you receive your order confirmation, there will be information on how to get us the information on the FFL you want to use for the transfer.

Question: Can I chose which FFL to use for the transfer? – Yes. When picking an FFL for the transfer, just call around to Firearms dealers in your area. Verify they perform FFL transfers and find out the cost. Then pick which one you want to use.

Lead Times:

Question: How accurate are the lead times on our website? – The lead times are updated on a frequent basis and are as up to date as we can provide/predict. However, the lead times are estimates. Sometimes the actual time for the firearm or Chassis to be completed is shorter or longer than the time on the site. When building a precision related product, these are not production oriented processes. They are hand built and take time. Also, there are occasions when circumstances outside our control will delay the build time. We do our best to hit these times, but they are not guaranteed.

 

Below are questions and answers we get regarding our Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis:

FFL Transfer Questions:

Question: When I checkout on the website, do I input the FFL’s address in the shipping address section? – No. Input your personal address. When you receive your order confirmation, there will be information on how to get us the information on the FFL you want to use for the transfer.

Question: Can I chose which FFL to use for the transfer? – Yes. When picking an FFL for the transfer, just call around to Firearms dealers in your area. Verify they perform FFL transfers and find out the cost. Then pick which one you want to use.

Lead Times:

Question: How accurate are the lead times on our website? – The lead times are updated on a frequent basis and are as up to date as we can provide/predict. However, the lead times are estimates. Sometimes the actual time for the firearm or Chassis to be completed is shorter or longer than the time on the site. When building a precision related product, these are not production oriented processes. They are hand built and take time. Also, there are occasions when circumstances outside our control will delay the build time. We do our best to hit these times, but they are not guaranteed.

Chassis & Rifle Colors:

Question: When ordering a PMR Rifle, can I get another color other than the 2 standard colors offered? – Yes, if you want a different color other than what is offered, pick out your color and add it to the cart. Here is the link: Standard Chassis Colors. If I want a custom color, can I add this to a PMR Rifle? Yes. Here is the link: Custom Chassis Colors

Question: Will adding a Standard or Custom color delay the build time? As long as the selected Standard or Custom Color is a cerakoted finish, No. No delay. If the finish selected is Anodized, Yes, the build can be delayed by 12 weeks.

Magazine Related:

Question: What types of magazines are compatible with your MPA Rifles and Chassis? – On our short action calibers, both AICS and AW magazines will work. For long action calibers, only AICS mags will work.

Question: On our long action rifles and Chassis, which magazine length can be used? – Unless stated otherwise, both 3.715 and 3.850 (CIP Length) can be used. On our Long Action Chassis, they include 2 inserts for the magwell. One for the 3.715 and one for the 3.850 length magazines. For our Rifles, the only insert that is included is the one that matches the length of the magazine included with your rifle purchase. If you want the alternate length, please reach out to us.

 

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