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rkrk
06-29-2012, 12:33
Good news is I found a TRP that is avail for $1200 with about 10 rounds through it. Since it belongs to someone I know and work with I got to take it out and shoot it. It performs like I would expect it to.

The only thing I have a hard time with is the need to use a tool to remove the guide rod. I cleaned it after shooting it and admit it is not as troublesome as I would expect.

I have a SA Loaded that requires a wrench to remove the guide rod and have found it to be a PITA - works itself loose with shooting, etc.

So the question is are there good choices on par with the TRP that don't require a tool to break-down?

Maybe I should take a closer look at a Colt Rail Gun or the Sig Tac Ops?

Am I over thinking the whole thing?

Thanks in advance - Rk

Rinspeed
06-29-2012, 13:15
For $1200 I would snag it. If you're talking about a full length guide rod you can always swap it for a GI set up. If the bushing being too tight is what bothers you that's a fairly easy fix with some abrasive compound.

faawrenchbndr
06-29-2012, 13:19
Good price for a TRP........

Travclem
06-29-2012, 14:41
$10 worth of parts fixes the issue. The Colt rail gun and Sig Tac Ops are a step or 2 down from the TRP IMO.

itstime
06-29-2012, 14:45
I would pass on it and give me his name and number.

Or just buy it. That's a great deal.

The tool is no big deal. If it bothers you that much change it out down the road.

deadite
06-29-2012, 15:10
For $1200 I would snag it. If you're talking about a full length guide rod you can always swap it for a GI set up. If the bushing being too tight is what bothers you that's a fairly easy fix with some abrasive compound.

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glock2740
06-29-2012, 15:13
For $1200 I would snag it. If you're talking about a full length guide rod you can always swap it for a GI set up. If the bushing being too tight is what bothers you that's a fairly easy fix with some abrasive compound.
Good answer. I've thought about replacing my TRP's FLGR with a GI setup.

glock2740
06-29-2012, 15:14
Good price for a TRP........
Especially with only 10 rounds through it.

glock2740
06-29-2012, 15:15
The Colt rail gun and Sig Tac Ops are a step or 2 down from the TRP IMO.
:agree:

jg420
06-29-2012, 15:16
Good price for a TRP........

This.... I would buy it and change it to a GI setup. I have the same issue with my TRP and my S&W 1911, both have the guide rod but I ordered me a Stainless GI setup for both of them. Just change it out and be glad you got a TRP. Just check Brownell's they have everything you need to convert.

rkrk
06-30-2012, 09:35
Thanks for the replies. Always nice to have a consistent opinion.

Rk

Ironbutt
06-30-2012, 09:45
Buy it! That's a great price.

The first thing I did with my TRP is remove the FLGR. After verifying that it still functioned flawlessly with the GI style setup from my Range Officer, I ordered a Wilson flatwire spring/guide rod & plug. Total cost, even with Wilson's premium prices was about $35.

MoCop
07-01-2012, 09:35
$1200 for a TRP? I'd snag that up quick!! That's a great price. For that price, I wouldn't even bother with the Colt or Sig. Just like everyone else said about the flgr, replace it with a GI setup and call it good.

bac1023
07-01-2012, 10:03
Buy it and change out the rod. No big deal.

Good price, by the way :thumbsup:

prez1967
07-01-2012, 14:21
Jump on it!!!!!!

madAB
07-04-2012, 11:01
Buy it. I bought a TRP as my first, and only 1911 to date, and I couldn't be happier.

rkrk
08-27-2012, 19:22
Finally got to pick up the TRP.

Now for mags and holster.

Any advice re mags? I was thinking the SA mags are a good deal with the coupon that came with the gun and/or CMC mags would be a good bet.

Have not even looked to see what holster makers accommodate a railed TRP. I will be looking for something OWB.

Thanks again for the help

rk

jg420
08-27-2012, 19:33
I use Wilson Combat mags for all my 1911's. As for a railed 1911 I used a Blackhawk Serpa holster for my Springfield Lightweight Operator. Good pickup on your end though that was a great deal. Also here is the one piece guide rod to do away with the wrench to break it down. I just changed mine on my TRP

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24584/Product/1911-AUTO-FULL-LENGTH-GUIDE-ROD-WITH-PLUG

rkrk
08-27-2012, 19:38
Good advice and thanks for the link.

rk

I use Wilson Combat mags for all my 1911's. As for a railed 1911 I used a Blackhawk Serpa holster for my Springfield Lightweight Operator. Good pickup on your end though that was a great deal. Also here is the one piece guide rod to do away with the wrench to break it down. I just changed mine on my TRP

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24584/Product/1911-AUTO-FULL-LENGTH-GUIDE-ROD-WITH-PLUG