Springfield TRP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tydephan, Dec 14, 2010.

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  1. tydephan

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    I was introduced to handguns via the Glock 22. My pops was a AL State Trooper and he was sold on the platform when they converted to it back in the mid 90s.

    So I've been a "black-gun guy" most of my "shooting" life (32yrs).

    Years ago I flirted with the 1911. I bought a Springfield GI in stainless. I liked it. Didn't shoot it much. It eventually got traded off for something else that caught my eye.

    It took several years for my interest in 1911s to resurface. But there was always a gun out there that I wanted, but just couldn't ever see spending the funds on, the Springfield TRP.

    A few months back I flirted with it, then bought a Smith 1911pd. After investing in dies, components, holsters, etc for the 1911 platform and .45 caliber, I figured what the hell, it's time to get what I've always wanted.

    And boy am I tickled with it. This pistol is the most accurate gun I've ever shot. It feels great in the hand, the trigger is a dream, and the slide feels like it's riding on bearings. I've never been a tremendously accurate shooter, but this gun makes me look like a champ.

    The TRP I bought is the operator with the half-rail. I bought it used and it is currently on the way back to the factory for a new ambi-safety. Hopefully I'll get it back before Christmas so I can punch more holes in paper!

    Just thought I'd share!
     
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  2. sophijo

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    TRP

    .....more fun'n a barrel of monkies!
     
  3. BlayGlock

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    Be careful. Nice 1911s are addictive.
     
  4. joe_security

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    TRP= A good value for your $$$.
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    There is no doubt in my mind that the TRP is the best of their regular production line 1911s. The only 1911 that gives them any real competition in the medium priced range is the Dan Wesson
     
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    Took my TRP in for its 50,000 round checkup a few weeks ago. My smith brought it back and said everything is fine, keep shooting it!:D
     
  7. drbeans

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    I am waiting to get the funds together for one myself. I passed up a used one a while back and have been regretting it ever since. I have been told they are as good as it gets before you move into Wilsons, Baers, etc.
     
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    I would really love a Springfield 1911, but I just can't seem to justify the cost of another handgun. Sooner or later my heart will talk my brain into it.
     
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    So you have the TRP Light Rail Armory or the Operator MC? A TRP is on my my wish list too but I want the TRP Armory Coat. I just saw a very lightly used Operator MC for $950 today but decided to pass on it. I plan on a couple of Dan Wessons, another Ed Brown and another Kimber before I'm done. As BlayGlock said, these things are addictive and their appeal seems to grow with age.
     
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    It's the TRP Light Rail Armory Kote. The previous owner replaced the rear adjustable sight with a single dot Harrison sight, which I absolutely love, btw.

    Because I know this thread is worthless without pictures, I'll be taking some sessy pictures of it when it returns.

    Funny story. My dad, brother and I shoot together. We have a range built on our farm and typically we'll all go out together to shoot. They aren't "into" guns like I am. But when I bought the Smith 1911pd and they shot it, they both decided to purchase 1911s. Both went with the Taurus PT-1911.

    Both of them were slack-jawed after the first mag of rounds went downrange via the TRP. :D The looks on their faces were priceless.
     
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