MPA DS9 DL Steel Challenge Pistol


The DS9 Steel Challenge Competition Pistol was designed with heavy influence from Team MPA Shooters David Lyell and Travis Tomasie. The DS9 Steel Challenge is a 9mm Pistol intended for use in USPSA Steel Challenge using Factory Loaded Ammunition.


Please allow 24-26 weeks to build this pistol

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

MPA DS9 DL Steel Challenge Pistol

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

This Race gun is a designed to perform in USPSA Steel Challenge competitions. This is very similar to our Open Pistol, but allows the use of 9mm Minor (Factory Loaded 9mm ammo). It also includes a lighter aluminum grip for quick transitions of the pistol during these competitions. 

  • Factory 9mm Ammunition or 9mm Minor
  • Custom Designed 2-Port Compensator
  • MPA Designed and Produced Optics Mount (CMore RTS2, Sig Romeo 3, & Vortex Razor pattern) and Thumb Rest
  • Left Side Removable Slide Racker
  • Competition Tuned Trigger
  • Competition Beavertail
  • High Ride Shielded Ambi Thumb Safety
  • 7075 Aluminum Aggressive Texture Grip
  • Custom Trigger Shoe Length (Short, Medium, Long)

This pistol is NOT designed for 9mm Major Ammo.

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

  • Frame, Slide – Black Nitride Finish
  • Control Parts – Black or Silver
  • Barrel/Compensator Finish – Black or Silver
  • Magwell Finish – Black, Silver, Gold Blue, or Red Anodized
  • Trigger Shoe – Black, Silver, Gold, Blue, or Red
  • 7075 Aluminum Grip – Black or Red/Black Anodized

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

Specific Features for the DS9 Open include:

  • Caliber: 9mm (Minor or Factory Loaded)
  • Aggressive Texturing on the MPA 7075 Aluminum grip
  • MPA Designed Optics Plate with Thumb Rest
  • Competition Magwell
  • (x2) 126mm 9mm MBX Comp Magazines
  • Ideal for USPSA Steel Challenge

Standard Features:

  • Hand Lapped Frame to Slide Fit
  • 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: 9mm Wide Body, Double Stack 1911
  • Frame: Steel, Mid-length dust cover
  • Slide: 5″ Slide, lightened & cut for slide racker
  • Grip: MPA Machined 7075 Aluminum Grip Aggressive Grip Texture
  • Comp: 17-4 SS, progressive 2-port configuration w/side ports
  • Hammer: EGW Hammer, Sear, and Disconnector
  • Trigger Shoe: MPA Machined (Short, Medium, Long Versions Available)
  • Trigger Pull: 2.0 lbs (Other trigger pull weights available)
  • Springs: Wolff 6lb Variable 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: (x2) 126mm  
  • Type of Pistol: Magazine Fed Semi-Auto 
  • Ammunition: 9mm (Factory or 9mm Minor)
  • Safety: High Ride Shielded Ambi-Thumb Safety
  • Finish: Nitride
  • Overall Length: 10” (Comp to Beavertail) 
  • Height of gun: 7.3” (Magwell to Top of Optic) 
  • Weight:  2.5lb.


This Steel Challenge Pistol is designed to shoot 9mm (minor) ammunition.

Most off the shelf 115, 124 or 147 grain ammo will run consistently in this pistol. If you have any questions about ammo compatibility, please contact MPA.