MPA DS38 SC Open


The DS38 Open Competition Pistol was designed with heavy influence from Team MPA Shooters David Lyell and Travis Tomasie. The DS38 Open is a 38 Super Comp Pistol intended for use in USPSA & IPSC Open Division.


Please allow 24-26 weeks to build this pistol

SKU: ds9bs-1-3-1-2-2 Category:

MPA DS38 Super Comp Open Pistol

This pistol configuration is based on the preferences of our MPA Team Shooters, David Lyell and Travis Tomasie.

This Race gun is a finely tuned pistol, designed to be run in Open Division in USPSA/IPSC, Features include:

  • 38 Super Comp Major Ammunition
  • Custom Designed 3-Port Compensator
  • MPA Designed and Produced Optics Mount (CMore RTS2, Sig Romeo 3, & Vortex Razor pattern) and Adjustable Thumb Rest
  • Left Side Removable Slide Racker (available in Black or Silver only)
  • Competition Tuned Trigger
  • Competition Beavertail
  • High Ride Shielded Ambi Thumb Safety (available in Black or Silver only)
  • Custom Ported Barrel w/5 – 1/4″ ports
  • 17-4 Stainless Steel Aggressive Texture Grip
  • Custom Trigger Shoe Length (Short, Medium, Long)


This DS Open Pistol can be configured in a multitude of color combinations as follows:

  • Frame, Slide – Black or Silver PVD Finish
  • Control Parts – Black, Silver, Gold, or Blue
  • Barrel/Compensator Finish – Black or Silver
  • Magwell Finish – Black, Silver, Gold Blue, or Red Anodized
  • Trigger Shoe – Black, Silver, Gold, Blue, or Red
  • 17-4 Stainless Grip – Black Nitride or Matte Silver

Please contact Phil or David at MPA for your build configuration: or

Specific Features for the DS 38 Super Comp Open include:

  • Caliber: 38 Super Comp (Major Power Factor)
  • Aggressive Texturing on the MPA 17-4 SS grip
  • MPA Designed Optics Plate & Thumb Rest
  • Competition Magwell (for 141mm mags or larger)
  • (x1) 171mm & (x1) 141mm 9/38 MBX Comp Magazines
  • Ideal for USPSA/IPSC Open Division

Standard Features:

  • Hand Lapped Frame to Slide Fit
  • Special Nitride SS Grip
  • All parts machined from Barstock and Billet. No MIM, Castings, or Forgings
  • All Parts machined in USA. Components machined by MPA: Frame, Slide, Barrel, Beavertail, Ambi Safety, Slide Stop, Firing Pin Stop, Ejector, Magwell, Aluminum and Stainless Grip
  • Incredible Accuracy and Reliability
  • Competition Ready
  • Lifetime Warranty


  • Design: Wide Body, Double Stack 1911
  • Frame: Steel, Mid-length dust cover
  • Slide: 5″ lightened & cut for slide racker & barrel ports
  • Grip: MPA Machined 17-4 Stainless Steel Grip Aggressive Grip Texture
  • Comp: 17-4 SS, progressive 3-port configuration
  • Hammer: EGW Hammer, Sear, and Disconnector
  • Trigger Shoe: MPA Machined (Short, Medium, Long Versions Available)
  • Trigger Pull: (Customer Specified)
  • Springs: Wolff 7lb Recoil & 17lb Mainspring, EGW sear spring
  • Magwell: MPA Competition Magwell
  • Barrel: Hand fitted 5″ MPA 416R Vacuum HT Stainless Threaded Bull Barrel
  • Guide Rod: 1 Piece Stainless
  • Titanium hammer strut & mainspring cap
  • XL Firing Pin 
  • MBX Extreme Magazines: 171mm & 141mm  
  • Type of Pistol: Magazine Fed Semi-Auto 
  • Ammunition: 38 Super Comp (Major Power Factor)
  • Safety: High Ride Shielded Ambi-Thumb Safety
  • Finish: PVD Coating or Nitride
  • Overall Length: 10.5” (Comp to Beavertail) 
  • Height of gun: 7.3” (Magwell to Top of Optic) 
  • Weight:  3.5lb.

Eley Ammunition

ACTION .38 Super Comp

Major 124gr

action 38 super comp major 124gr