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faawrenchbndr
11-07-2012, 18:45
:cool:
Absolutely unreal how this locks up! Quite possibly the most
impressive 1911 I have ever owned. Brown, Baer, Guncrafter,
this Pro may be the best pistol shy of a full house custom yet!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/e3f7704bb36a5d3ebdd21f9916e4517a.jpg


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/5235f06cbee810dd51c7d6cee5e5e694.jpg

glock2740
11-07-2012, 19:08
Congrats! I guess you got yours today as well. :cool: Sumbeech is so tight I was tempted to call SACS and ask if something is wrong. :wow:

faawrenchbndr
11-07-2012, 19:12
Kinda makes me want to call Les & say WTF! :rofl:
His aren't this tight.:whistling:

I GOTTA get short, solid, ion bond trigger in this.

glock2740
11-07-2012, 19:56
Kinda makes me want to call Les & say WTF! :rofl:
His aren't this tight.:whistling:

I GOTTA get short, solid, ion bond trigger in this.

I agree. While mine is black...:whistling:, I'm thinking of putting a Harrison extreme short black solid in it, then when it changes color, :whistling:, I'll put the silver 3 holer back in her. :cool:

ColdBlooded
11-07-2012, 20:09
That is nice. Real nice.

deathpriest
11-07-2012, 20:26
Congrats... that looks sweet!
Range report expected :-)

bac1023
11-07-2012, 20:29
Awesome Greg

Congrats to you and Joe for amazing 1911s :cool:

samuse
11-07-2012, 21:09
Hell yeah.

Springfield Custom is where it's at IMO.

Pros are awesome...

steve1911
11-07-2012, 22:59
Congrats!

One fine pistol.


1911club#410

mleroux21
11-07-2012, 23:10
Congrats!! Those are some nice blasters, and a steal at the price you got them at.

denn1911
11-07-2012, 23:40
Congrats! I'm envious. The Pro is on my short list.

GOOFA
11-08-2012, 02:56
Congrats! I'm on a waiting list and I expect it to be a while.

faawrenchbndr
11-08-2012, 03:24
Congrats! I'm envious. The Pro is on my short list.

Thanks,.......Dave hooked me up!

http://www.drc1911.com/

faawrenchbndr
11-08-2012, 05:02
Well, field stripped my Pro this morning.
Internals are very well machined as one would expect for a pistol
in this price range, except one from Bob the Builder.

One interesting point, the slide stop has had the "idiot proof" mod
done to it. So you would have to work at it to achieve an
assembly mark on this Springer.

glock2740
11-08-2012, 06:53
Cool. :cool: How was the bushing? Anything like the slide?

3rdgen40
11-08-2012, 07:26
Congrats Greg.

38 Super Fan
11-08-2012, 09:09
:thumbsup:

Glockdude1
11-08-2012, 09:13
:thumbsup:

Question: Safe Queen or fired on a regular basis?

:cool:

ca survivor
11-08-2012, 13:04
Congrats!

faawrenchbndr
11-08-2012, 14:13
Cool. :cool: How was the bushing? Anything like the slide?

Baer tight, but better

3rdgen40
11-08-2012, 16:04
Baer tight, but better
If these guns are that tight, powder residue might lock 'em up...:wow:

faawrenchbndr
11-08-2012, 17:02
While it is tight as a bank vault, the action of the slide is like glass.
Super smooth, once out of battery. :whistling:

ca survivor
11-08-2012, 17:35
Question: what's the difference between PRO and TPR ?

Rinspeed
11-08-2012, 17:42
Shoot the crap out of that thing Greg. :thumbsup:

faawrenchbndr
11-08-2012, 18:04
Question: what's the difference between PRO and TPR ?

As best stated by Deb........


The first big difference is the TRP is available and the Pro is a custom order 6-8 months waiting period.

Here is some intel from another forum post that pretty much spells out the differences.

More info straight from the Custom Shop regarding the Pro and how it differs from the standard TRP:

The TRP is a factory pistol which has been upgraded with a few features to make it look like the full custom Professional model (FBI SWAT pistol).
The Professional is a full custom pistol that begins with a national match frame which has the oversized slide rails cut into the frame in our Geneseo machine shop. It uses all custom parts, including the Springfield Custom tool steel hammer & sear, Nowlin barrel & bushing, S&A mag well, Wilson ambi thumb safety, Novak low mount rear sight, dovetail front sight, match skeletonized trigger, standard guide rod system, and 6 specially tuned Metalform 7 round magazines. These pistols are hand assembled by custom gunsmiths in our Geneseo custom shop, under the supervision of master gunsmith David Williams. The Professional models meet or exceed all specifications of the FBI SWAT contract, including the accuracy requirement of 1.5" or better at 25 yards with Remington Golden Saber ammunition. The civilian pistols and the FBI pistols are built at the same time, with the gunsmiths never knowing whether a civilian or FBI agent will be using the pistol. These pistols are built approx. every 45 days, with the FBI order being filled first and civilian orders getting all of the remaining from the production run. These pistols do not have front cocking serrations or full length guide rods because the FBI chose not to have these features on their pistols. (Front cocking serrations catch on clothing and full length guide rods require additional tools for disassembly.) These pistols are finished with the Black T finish done by Walter Birdsong in MS.

The TRP pistol is a factory pistol which has been upgraded with more hand fitting than a standard factory pistol, as well as a 2 piece mag well, night sights, and better tuning internally. It has a quoted accuracy of 2.5" or better at 25 yards with match ammunition. It has the front cocking serrations and full length guide rod, just like the other factory "loaded" models. These pistols are finished with Springfield's Armory Kote finish, which is a painted on, baked on finish similar to the Black T finish.


Deb, Custom Shop Coordinator
Springfield Inc.

Bodyarmorguy
11-09-2012, 10:33
:cool:
Absolutely unreal how this locks up! Quite possibly the most
impressive 1911 I have ever owned. Brown, Baer, Guncrafter,
this Pro may be the best pistol shy of a full house custom yet!


You are absolutely correct. I pulled my Pro out last weekend for a little range time. At 10 yards I fired 5 shots using Remington 230g Golden Saber which is the round that the gun was built around, 4 rounds created one hole with the other just off of that group. I fired some other JHP rounds for comparison, Winchester PDX didn't group well at all, Hornady 200g +P CQ not real impressive but the Hornady 230+P CQ grouped equally as well as the GS.

As a side note, to GS grouped equally as well out of a HK UMP45.

glock2740
11-09-2012, 11:11
Question: what's the difference between PRO and TRP ?

One thing for sure, is you can rack the slide on a TRP straight out of the box. Not so much with a Pro. :rofl:For a serious answer, although, I wasn't kidding, see Greg's post above. :cool: Oh, and the Pro shoots a HELLUVA lot better than a TRP. And that's not taking anything away from the TRP. I'm a huge TRP fan. I own 3 of them. :cool:

glock2740
11-09-2012, 11:13
You are absolutely correct. I pulled my Pro out last weekend for a little range time. At 10 yards I fired 5 shots using Remington 230g Golden Saber which is the round that the gun was built around, 4 rounds created one hole with the other just off of that group. I fired some other JHP rounds for comparison, Winchester PDX didn't group well at all, Hornady 200g +P CQ not real impressive but the Hornady 230+P CQ grouped equally as well as the GS.

As a side note, to GS grouped equally as well out of a HK UMP45.
Have you tried any Gold Dots through it? I get GREAT accuracy and reliability from Gold Dots in all of my guns. :cool:

ca survivor
11-09-2012, 12:32
One thing for sure, is you can rack the slide on a TRP straight out of the box. Not so much with a Pro. :rofl:For a serious answer, although, I wasn't kidding, see Greg's post above. :cool: Oh, and the Pro shoots a HELLUVA lot better than a TRP. And that's not taking anything away from the TRP. I'm a huge TRP fan. I own 3 of them. :cool:

:rofl:well I had trouble racking the slide on a TRP, sooo no Pro for me :rofl:. Thanks guys for all your answers.

RetailNinja
11-09-2012, 23:31
If you could modify the order to get a straight undercut trigger guard and 30lpi on the front strap I would order one.

RYT 2BER
11-10-2012, 07:58
Nice congrats!

faawrenchbndr
11-10-2012, 08:43
:cool:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/bdc73376b7ae01c16720ef087ffc2062.jpg

IndianaMatt
11-10-2012, 13:56
:cool:
Absolutely unreal how this locks up! Quite possibly the most
impressive 1911 I have ever owned. Brown, Baer, Guncrafter,
this Pro may be the best pistol shy of a full house custom yet!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/e3f7704bb36a5d3ebdd21f9916e4517a.jpg


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/5235f06cbee810dd51c7d6cee5e5e694.jpg

God, so pretty. Congrats. I'd love to get one someday. Beautiful piece.

glock2740
11-10-2012, 14:10
If you could modify the order to get a straight undercut trigger guard and 30lpi on the front strap I would order one.
You can. It's called a SACS Custom Carry. :cool: A gun that is on my short list...:whistling:

faawrenchbndr
11-15-2012, 12:10
sCHWINg

So here are my thoughts about the Pro......

Finally got a my professional to the range range. limited on time, so i only shot
50 230grn FMJ Remington UMC.The gun is awesome extremely tight when
you racked, but the slide it is very smooth! I ran the target to 7m, inserted
a mag, & released the slide. A bank vault sounding cha-chunk proceeded
a cartridge being inserted past the highly polished, & even feed ramp on
the way to the chamber. Standing unsupported, I let seven rounds travel
down range. I was a bit surprised to see one ragged hole. While not much
of feat in shooting, it was a bit unexpected to see since this was my first
time with the Pro at the range. Trigger pull is very smooth with a nice
reset. The front strap checkering is very crisp but not uncomfortable for me,
i like it! The Pro is very balanced & extremely pleasant to shoot.

I really, REALLY like it!



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prez1967
11-15-2012, 22:44
Lookin good! I tried getting a quick session in today with my Pro... Went to the range and then the electrician called.... Didnt even get to unpack. Maybe next weekend!

1time
11-16-2012, 00:31
Did you order it from Springfield or from a shop that had it in stock? If it was an order, when did you order it?

faawrenchbndr
11-16-2012, 04:52
I got it from a dealer. It was ordered early December 2010.
Individual that ordered it passed on it, I was in the right place
at the right time..

Glockdude1
11-16-2012, 06:25
I got it from a dealer. It was ordered early December 2010.
Individual that ordered it passed on it, I was in the right place
at the right time..

Quick!!

Go buy a Powerball ticket!!

:outtahere:

1time
11-17-2012, 04:11
Awesome. I think I ordered mine in Jan of 2011 so I should be getting close!

faawrenchbndr
11-17-2012, 06:11
You will not regret it,........better than Baer, Brown or Wilson

glock2740
11-17-2012, 07:16
The Pro is an awesome 1911 for sure. :cool:

Quack
11-18-2012, 15:28
Horrible gun. :animlol:

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faawrenchbndr
11-18-2012, 17:27
Horrible gun. :animlol:

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And even worse with a rail! :tongueout: