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QNman
01-29-2013, 19:04
... and now I got the "Kid on Christmas Eve" hyperactivity.

I have the "Armory Cote" model without the rail and with the night sites coming my way... and I am stoked!!

Thanks to Bac for helping me "see the light" and get off the damn fence.

Please... share your TRP goodness!

happy seal
01-29-2013, 19:13
Congrats, welcome to the TRP club.

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac75/happyseal32/Untitled-3.jpg
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac75/happyseal32/DSC09238.jpg
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac75/happyseal32/DSC09237.jpg

I want to pick up a Comtac Mtac holster and a custom set of grips. :wavey:

prez1967
01-29-2013, 19:19
I loved my TRP so much I picked up its big brother a year later... The feeling doesnt ever go away!!!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn89/prez1967/00108DB9-4D57-4497-83F8-63E6D373CB59-10541-00000314CD9011F5.jpg

QNman
01-29-2013, 19:27
This will be the fourth 1911 in my safe (currently). And the most expensive I've ever bought. I am anxious to see how she performs. I've had the privilege of shooting a few of a friend of mines vast collection (though I think Bac has him beat), including an old Colt he sent off to Wilson (or Baer or once of those high end builders). His nicer pistols were... well, "smooth" somehow doesn't do them justice. Suffice it to say, his made my lesser 1911's - including a Springer Champion - feel like a clunky rattly POS (which it most certainly was not).

Maybe I expect too much here... but I hope not.

glock2740
01-29-2013, 19:29
Congrats! You'll love it. :cool: Here are my TRP's...

TRP Champion and early TRP with Harrison Extreme short black solid triggers, Novak front sights and flush crowned barrels.
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0371.jpg

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


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

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns029.jpg

faawrenchbndr
01-29-2013, 19:32
Congrats,......the TRP is a great shooter!

QNman
01-29-2013, 19:32
Congrats! You'll love it. :cool: Here are my TRP's...

TRP Champion and early TRP with Harrison Extreme short black solid triggers, Novak front sights and flush crowned barrels.
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0371.jpg

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


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

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns029.jpg

:drool:

bac1023
01-29-2013, 20:35
... and now I got the "Kid on Christmas Eve" hyperactivity.

I have the "Armory Cote" model without the rail and with the night sites coming my way... and I am stoked!!

Thanks to Bac for helping me "see the light" and get off the damn fence.

Please... share your TRP goodness!

Very cool, my friend.

I look forward to your pictures and shooting impressions. :cool:

bac1023
01-29-2013, 20:37
This will be the fourth 1911 in my safe (currently). And the most expensive I've ever bought. I am anxious to see how she performs. I've had the privilege of shooting a few of a friend of mines vast collection (though I think Bac has him beat), including an old Colt he sent off to Wilson (or Baer or once of those high end builders). His nicer pistols were... well, "smooth" somehow doesn't do them justice. Suffice it to say, his made my lesser 1911's - including a Springer Champion - feel like a clunky rattly POS (which it most certainly was not).

Maybe I expect too much here... but I hope not.

I don't think you'll be disappointed with the TRP. Its one of the best production 1911s around.

Krigloch
01-29-2013, 21:31
havent shot mine in a while, .45 ammo is too expensive
I do love that gun though

Anyone else file down the front strap at all? I did and it feels amazing now.
new VZ grips too.

kodiakpb
01-29-2013, 21:52
... and now I got the "Kid on Christmas Eve" hyperactivity.

I have the "Armory Cote" model without the rail and with the night sites coming my way... and I am stoked!!

Thanks to Bac for helping me "see the light" and get off the damn fence.

Please... share your TRP goodness!

You'll love it.

Here's mine, nothing special like some of the custom jobs above. Stock full rail:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/30/ty6egypu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/30/2agu2u4y.jpg

QNman
01-29-2013, 22:16
havent shot mine in a while, .45 ammo is too expensive
I do love that gun though

Anyone else file down the front strap at all? I did and it feels amazing now.
new VZ grips too.

I roll my own, and have about 600 rds at the ready, so...

Thanks for the thoughts!

kodiakpb
01-29-2013, 22:20
Anyone else file down the front strap at all?

Heck no! I think it's perfect.

sawgrass
01-29-2013, 22:21
Congrats on a great gun!
Be sure and let us know what you think.
I'll be interested in how it responds to your reloads.
Mine was a little picky when it was brand new.

snowG29
01-29-2013, 22:51
Congrats! You are going to love it.

Here's mine, along side the G29.

http://i49.tinypic.com/o0ecjl.jpg

Try and hunt down some Wilson Combat mags while you're waiting... like in Glock2740's pics. Stock mags (in my pic) are cheap.

@Glock2740... Wow amazing collection.

Hogpauls
01-29-2013, 23:15
I just picked one up, you're gonna love it!

ca survivor
01-30-2013, 19:49
Congrats.

Wyoming
01-30-2013, 21:14
Congratulation.:cool:

I think you will be very pleased with your TRP.

Kirishiac
01-30-2013, 21:19
Did they give you a general estimate on the wait time? I would like know for future reference.

bac1023
01-30-2013, 22:40
Did they give you a general estimate on the wait time? I would like know for future reference.

He's getting it in a trade, not from Soringfield.

QNman
01-31-2013, 15:00
He's getting it in a trade, not from Soringfield.

Yeah... This.

Mad Ryan
02-01-2013, 00:35
I love my TRP.

I worked it over tho...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_3272_zps4cf44b01.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0827_zpsadd26922.jpg

Got rid of the magwell and did my own...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0822_zpsa0626148.jpg

Graphite black Cerakote... mmmm

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0824_zpsd834836c.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0821_zps1eed9d13.jpg

EGW Safety

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0820_zps09822d3a.jpg

QNman
02-01-2013, 08:09
Ryan:

Very nice!

Mad Ryan
02-01-2013, 11:06
Ryan:

Very nice!

Thanks. They're a pretty cool platform for a build.

Zombie Steve
02-02-2013, 09:31
Please... share your TRP goodness!


Had a TRP for about 5 or 6 years now, and I'm having to replace my first part (other than changing out the sights for gun games and normal swapping of springs). Slide stop won't lock open the slide on an empty mag.

Based on primer consumption, I'm estimating round count at 15,000 plus or minus a brick.

:thumbsup:

Bruce M
02-02-2013, 12:39
Very nice. I was lucky enough to shoot one a month ago when they came to our range for a demo day. I liked it alot and am thinking about getting one. It was luxurious to shoot.

Mad Ryan
02-02-2013, 14:58
Had a TRP for about 5 or 6 years now, and I'm having to replace my first part (other than changing out the sights for gun games and normal swapping of springs). Slide stop won't lock open the slide on an empty mag.

Based on primer consumption, I'm estimating round count at 15,000 plus or minus a brick.

:thumbsup:

I don't know about yours but I found my TRP to be very close to print.

Meaning all the pin holes were exactly the right size so an OS slide stop may not fit without drill reaming the frame holes with a .203 drill bit or reamer. I just did that so I could run the 10-8 slide stop which has an OD which is just a hair over .200 or so.

Ruggles
02-02-2013, 15:03
I love my TRP.

I worked it over tho...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_3272_zps4cf44b01.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0827_zpsadd26922.jpg

Got rid of the magwell and did my own...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0822_zpsa0626148.jpg

Graphite black Cerakote... mmmm

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0824_zpsd834836c.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0821_zps1eed9d13.jpg

EGW Safety

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/madryan/TRP%20Project/IMG_0820_zps09822d3a.jpg

Yes sir, that is indeed nice!

Krigloch
02-02-2013, 15:14
Had a TRP for about 5 or 6 years now, and I'm having to replace my first part (other than changing out the sights for gun games and normal swapping of springs). Slide stop won't lock open the slide on an empty mag.

Based on primer consumption, I'm estimating round count at 15,000 plus or minus a brick.

:thumbsup:
:wow:
15,000!!!!

Zombie Steve
02-02-2013, 17:58
I don't know about yours but I found my TRP to be very close to print.

Meaning all the pin holes were exactly the right size so an OS slide stop may not fit without drill reaming the frame holes with a .203 drill bit or reamer. I just did that so I could run the 10-8 slide stop which has an OD which is just a hair over .200 or so.

I gotta take back what I posted earlier. The problem is with my Wilson 47D followers just being worn out. I opened up a bunch of McCormick power mags that have been sitting around, and they work fine. This is why I love the McCormick mags - metal followers. The Wilson's have hung in there for a long time, but looking closely, you can see where the follower is worn down where it pushes up on the slide stop.

Good to know for future reference, though...

:wow:
15,000!!!!

That's only about 250 a month average...


Guys I know who are serious about USPSA around here will go through 30k in a year easy, but they are shooting one thing over and over. I like to shoot rifle, revolvers and shotgun too. I'll only do a match every few months or so. Helps to have a good supply of free lead. :cool:

QNman
02-02-2013, 20:23
All right... we finally got our FFL's exchanged, and we are both shipping on Monday. Next week sometime, it looks like a trip to the range is in order!

Zombie Steve
02-02-2013, 20:32
I think you're going to be pretty damn happy. Congratulations.

QNman
02-02-2013, 20:42
I think you're going to be pretty damn happy. Congratulations.

I'm like you... I shoot about 200 - 250 rounds of .45 per month. If I can go that many years without any issues, I'll be pretty happy.

plouffedaddy
02-03-2013, 11:19
I have been trying to get a new 1 point bungee tactical shotgun sling, anyone has a good recommendation for a Mossberg 500?
http://imageshack.us/a/img43/3142/picture2jc.png


Good choice. The TRP's probably my favorite 1911

spcwes
02-03-2013, 15:53
Congrats! You'll love it. :cool: Here are my TRP's...

TRP Champion and early TRP with Harrison Extreme short black solid triggers, Novak front sights and flush crowned barrels.
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/100_0371.jpg

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


What hammers did you use on these two? I really like the look it gives the weapons and have always liked the commander style hammer.

LawScholar
02-03-2013, 16:01
I always wanted my first 1911 to be a $1200-1500 model, something really classy and quality. The three final contenders for a long time have been, in no particular order:

TRP
DW Valor
Colt XSE

The TRP is a high-class gun. You'll love it.

faawrenchbndr
02-03-2013, 16:28
Of those three, I would recommend the Valor

happy seal
02-03-2013, 17:00
I just got home from the range. I only brought 50 rounds with me of .45 because my two children went to shoot their rifles.
I shot my two CM power mags (10 rounds - which will be illegal soon) without any problems. I am glad I got the TRP- it runs flawlessly and the ambi safety is great because I am going for right hand rotator cuff sugery in a couple weeks and have been shooting left handed. Unbelievable gun for sure!

faawrenchbndr
02-03-2013, 17:10
The TRP is a great shooter for sure!
Congrats on a sweet 1911! :cool:

phalanxr
02-06-2013, 16:29
I waited for almost 2 years to find one that wasnt horribly over priced and finally just bit the bullet and got one, armory kote, no rail of course and love it.

The front strap checkering I heard horror stories about is awesome and couldnt imagine having a 1911 without it now.

I did take the advice of the members here and got a GI plug and guide rod it made cleaning this thing about as simple as a 1911 gets in combination with frog grease on the rails, and "oil" on everything else. Just wipes clean.

-Phal

faawrenchbndr
02-06-2013, 17:01
Congrats,.........pics when you can!

QNman
02-06-2013, 19:35
I pick it up tomorrow. :supergrin:

bac1023
02-06-2013, 21:18
I always wanted my first 1911 to be a $1200-1500 model, something really classy and quality. The three final contenders for a long time have been, in no particular order:

TRP
DW Valor
Colt XSE

The TRP is a high-class gun. You'll love it.

I wouldn't put the XSE in the same class as the other two, my friend. :cool:

LawScholar
02-06-2013, 21:23
I wouldn't put the XSE in the same class as the other two, my friend. :cool:

I think the only person I'd listen to more closely about 1911s is JMB. Noted, sir, and thank you.

Out of curiosity, does Colt make one in the same league? Combat oriented rather than target?

Wyoming
02-06-2013, 21:30
I wouldn't put the XSE in the same class as the other two, my friend. :cool:

I happen to agree with you on Colts 1911's. However our friend "Scooter" doesn't. I am not sure fnfalman wants to get in a 1911 war of words with you but if he does........



:popcorn:

I know you won't let me down.:thumbsup:

Mad Ryan
02-06-2013, 22:39
I always thought of Colt as *take a $1000 gun, slap their name on it, charge $1800*

glock2740
02-06-2013, 22:53
What hammers did you use on these two? I really like the look it gives the weapons and have always liked the commander style hammer.
They're both factory. Only thing changed in those pics were the front sights, triggers and flush crowned barrels. :cool:

QNman
02-07-2013, 19:34
Well... Here she is. I think I'm in love and I haven't even taken her out yet.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/21B5E7BB-3E17-4595-BEA6-EEE9213F8568-2161-0000041ABA377388_zps76694c74.jpg

Zombie Steve
02-07-2013, 19:36
Very nice. Go shoot it until the 20lpi checkering turns your hand white!!

:supergrin:

happy seal
02-07-2013, 20:01
Nice Qnman, You better get yourself a reloading kit if you don't already have one to support your new addiction. I am looking for a reloading kit - hint hint hint!

QNman
02-07-2013, 20:36
Nice Qnman, You better get yourself a reloading kit if you don't already have one to support your new addiction. I am looking for a reloading kit - hint hint hint!

LOL. I have been reloading .45 ACP for about five years to feed my G21 habit. :supergrin:

QNman
02-10-2013, 14:40
Update with range report:

After firing the TRP, I can report much happiness...

I ran it next to my Sig 1911, so that's what I was comparing it to. The Sig has a nice trigger. A little bit more take-up than I like, and a little stacking at the end, but nothing horrible.

The TRP is like breaking the proverbial glass rod. That trigger is BUTTER.

The Sig is not a light gun... it is a full frame stainless with light rail. However, without having put them on the scales, there is no doubt in my mind the TRP weighs more. Not objectionably so, but undoubtedly more.

The front strap - both are proclaimed to be 20 LPI checkering. However, there is no comparison in the hand; the TRP grips WAY more than the Sig. The Sig feels... er, "abrasive", but not "sharp". The TRP feels SHARP. I was joking with a friend that I could soak my hand in 5W-30 and still maintain a good grip on this thing. I have soft, office hands, because... well, because I work in an office. I hit a keyboard all day most days. Still, while rough, after about 3-minutes shooting it, I quit noticing it so much.

The Sig holds a decent grouping - about 3 inches at 10-yards, freehand.

The TRP does about the same (no, I don't pretend that is the guns accuracy - just how I shoot it. I am certain the TRP can beat that).

Double-taps is what separates the two... With the Sig on an 8-inch target, I can hit both rounds in the target about half the time. The other half the time, I pull high - sometimes high right, sometimes high left, sometimes high center, but always high.

With the TRP - ALL shots stayed WITHIN the 8-inch target. I tried this with 40-rounds in a row (Four 10-round magazines, double-tap). NO fliers off the target. In fact, VERY FEW outside the 8-ring. I attribute this to the sweet trigger, the grippy front strap, and the mass of the TRP.

I am currently out of hollowpoints, so I was unable to test it for feeding (neither had a single hiccup with plated Berrys). However, I DID pick up some sweet SWC's today, so once I get those rolled up, it may be a "next step" testing. If I can find some flying ashtrays, I'll test those too.

All in all, the TRP has moved to the front of the class in my gun safe.

Mad Ryan
02-10-2013, 23:17
I highly recommend the 10-8 .156 wide rear sight. Makes the TRP perfect.

brisk21
02-11-2013, 21:51
Well... Here she is. I think I'm in love and I haven't even taken her out yet.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/21B5E7BB-3E17-4595-BEA6-EEE9213F8568-2161-0000041ABA377388_zps76694c74.jpg


Nice "Bac-like" camera angle!!:rofl::rofl:

QNman
02-11-2013, 22:56
Nice "Bac-like" camera angle!!:rofl::rofl:

That was the inspiration...:whistling:

bac1023
02-11-2013, 23:40
Update with range report:

After firing the TRP, I can report much happiness...

I ran it next to my Sig 1911, so that's what I was comparing it to. The Sig has a nice trigger. A little bit more take-up than I like, and a little stacking at the end, but nothing horrible.

The TRP is like breaking the proverbial glass rod. That trigger is BUTTER.

The Sig is not a light gun... it is a full frame stainless with light rail. However, without having put them on the scales, there is no doubt in my mind the TRP weighs more. Not objectionably so, but undoubtedly more.

The front strap - both are proclaimed to be 20 LPI checkering. However, there is no comparison in the hand; the TRP grips WAY more than the Sig. The Sig feels... er, "abrasive", but not "sharp". The TRP feels SHARP. I was joking with a friend that I could soak my hand in 5W-30 and still maintain a good grip on this thing. I have soft, office hands, because... well, because I work in an office. I hit a keyboard all day most days. Still, while rough, after about 3-minutes shooting it, I quit noticing it so much.

The Sig holds a decent grouping - about 3 inches at 10-yards, freehand.

The TRP does about the same (no, I don't pretend that is the guns accuracy - just how I shoot it. I am certain the TRP can beat that).

Double-taps is what separates the two... With the Sig on an 8-inch target, I can hit both rounds in the target about half the time. The other half the time, I pull high - sometimes high right, sometimes high left, sometimes high center, but always high.

With the TRP - ALL shots stayed WITHIN the 8-inch target. I tried this with 40-rounds in a row (Four 10-round magazines, double-tap). NO fliers off the target. In fact, VERY FEW outside the 8-ring. I attribute this to the sweet trigger, the grippy front strap, and the mass of the TRP.

I am currently out of hollowpoints, so I was unable to test it for feeding (neither had a single hiccup with plated Berrys). However, I DID pick up some sweet SWC's today, so once I get those rolled up, it may be a "next step" testing. If I can find some flying ashtrays, I'll test those too.

All in all, the TRP has moved to the front of the class in my gun safe.

Awesome! :cool:

It looks great and I'm glad you like it.

As for the weight, its a hefty 1911. In fact, its the heaviest 1911 I own.

bac1023
02-11-2013, 23:41
Nice "Bac-like" camera angle!!:rofl::rofl:

:animlol:

QNman
02-24-2013, 11:13
Update: VZ grips. Pardon the amateurish photos.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/TRP02_zpsd4237e8e.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/TRP01_zps1fac7f1b.jpg

Krigloch
02-24-2013, 21:13
nice!
How do those grips feel?

QNman
02-24-2013, 21:34
nice!
How do those grips feel?

Sweet. Grippy, but not 60-grit.

brisk21
02-24-2013, 21:35
Update: VZ grips. Pardon the amateurish photos.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/TRP02_zpsd4237e8e.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/TRP01_zps1fac7f1b.jpg


Those grips remind me of the old wood paneling that people used to put in their houses in the 70's.

EOS
02-27-2013, 16:12
Update: VZ grips. Pardon the amateurish photos.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/TRP02_zpsd4237e8e.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee32/QNman/TRP01_zps1fac7f1b.jpg

Beautiful gun, love the TRPs.

QNman
02-27-2013, 17:43
Thanks. I'm really starting to understand why.