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Airborne Infantryman
11-21-2012, 15:56
I just bought a brand new Springfield Armory TRP for $1333 today.

November 2012 production, too. :cool:

I am amazed by the quality, however, comparing it to my November 2012 production MC Operator, I cannot tell THAT BIG a difference in workmanship, nor can I tell ANY difference in "tightness".

Initial impressions are this-

There is a *very* slight overhang of the slide where the slide meets the frame on my MC Operator, (which has been a non-issue), whereas the TRP's extractor is blended perfectly to the slide; same goes for the rear where the slide meets the frame.

The TRP has a slightly lighter trigger pull than my MC Operator.

Other than the obvious mag well and front strap checkering, which is CRAZY SHARP, the quality and workmanship of the MC Operator and the TRP seem to be almost on par with each other.

I just ordered a set of brown/tan Strider Gunner Grips for the TRP to top it off. Other than that, I got lots of ammo, and plan on breaking her in when I complete my move next week.

Pics, as this thread would be worthless without them- :supergrin:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8066/8207237388_80dd45c8d2_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8197/8206147469_1e156ba54c_b.jpg

Zombie Steve
11-21-2012, 16:32
Shot 4-5 hundred through my TRP last weekend. Some steel needed killin'. Over 10k down the barrel, and I still ain't broke them MIM parts (not that I like MIM parts or anything...). Clean it occasionally, replace the springs occasionally, give it lube and run it until that frontstrap checkering turns your hands white. :supergrin:


:thumbsup:

glock2740
11-21-2012, 19:09
Congrats! :cool:

R0CKETMAN
11-21-2012, 19:47
Good one and favored over Mc

happy seal
11-21-2012, 19:55
Very nice!

Rinspeed
11-21-2012, 21:14
Very good price on a great 1911, congrats.

bac1023
11-21-2012, 21:31
Congrats on a great 1911 at a great price.

catalyst686
11-21-2012, 22:40
Awesome! I thought the TRP was railed like the operator, the one I saw when I got my operator was at least. I guess they make a non-railed version as well, nice to have options!

megawatt
11-22-2012, 01:16
Awesome! I thought the TRP was railed like the operator, the one I saw when I got my operator was at least. I guess they make a non-railed version as well, nice to have options!

There is also a half rail TRP version.

Nakanokalronin
11-22-2012, 01:52
Congrats on a great 1911! I do agree that the checkering is *very* sharp.

Gary1911A1
11-22-2012, 05:41
I like mine a lot and feel in Armory Coat carbon steel it's one of the best buys in production 1911s'. If all the TRPs' were as good as mine the FBI would be just as happy with them as the Professionals. So would the tax payers. LOL

ca survivor
11-22-2012, 13:44
Congrats!

faawrenchbndr
11-22-2012, 20:06
Congrats on the TRP! Great shooters!

itstime
11-22-2012, 20:14
Congrats

GlockPride
11-22-2012, 20:30
Congrats on a great 1911! I do agree that the checkering is *very* sharp.

When I helped out at the gunshop the dealer bought one of the railed versions for $700 that was very 'barely used'. He was tickled. That gun never made it to the counter for sale as far as I know.
:whistling:

Nice piece. I'm not a 1911 fan, but if I was that would be on the short list. Congrats!

steve1911
11-22-2012, 22:59
Very nice!




1911club#410

majette
11-23-2012, 13:03
I like mine a lot and feel in Armory Coat carbon steel it's one of the best buys in production 1911s'. If all the TRPs' were as good as mine the FBI would be just as happy with them as the Professionals. So would the tax payers. LOL

uhh, ever shoot/have a pro?

glock2740
11-23-2012, 15:27
uhh, ever shoot/have a pro?
I do. And while the TRP is a great gun...it AIN'T no Pro. :cool: 1 Pro and 3 TRP's.

Pro
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Pro1.jpg

SS TRP after a trip to SACS
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns028.jpg

Early TRP and TRP Champion, with a couple of things done. :)
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0371.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0379.jpg

Gary1911A1
11-24-2012, 14:12
uhh, ever shoot/have a pro?

Yes, I have a Pro too. Great 1911, but at the cost difference I doubt most shooters could tell the difference. This is based on my two examples although I think my TRP is better than average.

Airborne Infantryman
11-24-2012, 21:18
Thanks for all the kind words, guys. I got my Strider Gunner Grips today. Nice grips, but I had to sand down the top portion of the right side panel, as it was too tall for my safety to fully disengage. The countersink's on the Gunner Grips are also too low, so there is a TINY bit of play on the grips. I've read this is very common for Gunner Grips, and that o-rings will fix it right up with no issues, so I'm off to Lowes on Monday to get some. :supergrin:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8214959617_86bcd15cfb_b.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8059/8214961021_38598c3e54_b.jpg

Roydrage
11-25-2012, 03:45
You did well...

I have A Stainless TRP, and I love it... It is a good Friend that will never let you down... Accurate. rugged, and honest.

5000 rnds without a single failure. A Favorite, and this with Wilson, and Nighthawks as its Peers.

Royd