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Hogpauls 01-29-2013 14:19

Now I know what I was missing.
 
I picked up a TRP Saturday that I've been wanting for a long time. Don't know if it was a good deal or not at $1499 (and don't care) but it was $200 cheaper than the local LGS, got it at Sportsmans. Had to go to the LGS anyway because they were the only one around that had Wilson magazines.

I've had a S&W 1911 for a long time that I've been very happy with and couldn't see how much better it could get. Well color me WRONG!

I took it to the range and put around 200 rounds through it. The gun functioned flawlessly with the Wilson, Act, Tripp and even the No Name mags. The No Name don't always lock the slide back on the Smith.

One gripe though. Whoever designed this thing around the thought of using a paper clip to remove the guide rod out ought to be clubbed into submission. One other thing, have there been any problems with the ILS on these?
Here's a couple pics even though you've seen it before.

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps97e19ef6.jpg

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps8019c852.jpg

glock2740 01-29-2013 15:01

Congrats! Great looking gun. :cool:

Spiffums 01-29-2013 17:27

I love everything about the TRP Operator.........expect that fugly rear sight cut. The Cone barrel does take some getting used to don't it for take down.

ca survivor 01-29-2013 17:56

Congrats!

bac1023 01-29-2013 18:33

Congrats on a great 1911. :cool:

mrjinglesusa 01-29-2013 19:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hogpauls (Post 19926092)
One gripe though. Whoever designed this thing around the thought of using a paper clip to remove the guide rod out ought to be clubbed into submission. One other thing, have there been any problems with the ILS on these?

1) Get yourself a full length guide rod or a
traditional "short" guide rod and replace that stupid two-piece deal. You can thank me later. First thing I did when I got my TRP and it makes field stripping MUCH faster and easier.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/683...tainless-steel

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/215...tainless-steel

2) I've only had my TRP for a few weeks and taken it to the range twice (about 150 rounds total). Haven't had any issues with the ILS and I haven't read of it having problems.

QNman 01-29-2013 19:40

Sweet... I join the club soon. I am hoping to have the same impression as you.

Ferdinandd 01-29-2013 22:22

nice pistol for sure. I like the TRP, but haven't had the chance to shoot one. Specifically, in what ways did you find it superior to your S&W?

Hogpauls 01-29-2013 23:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ferdinandd (Post 19927973)
nice pistol for sure. I like the TRP, but haven't had the chance to shoot one. Specifically, in what ways did you find it superior to your S&W?

I haven't shot the S&W in about a month nor both of them side by side yet. But the slide to frame fit is much better. The trigger feels better. The TRP feels a bit heavier over the S&W, I don't know how much weight the rail adds to the gun, but I was able to stay on target much easier. The checkered front strap as aggressive as it is feels great. I believe if your hand was slathered in pig fat you wouldn't lose your grip because of it. It also doesn't have an idiot warning on the frame.

Don't get me wrong, I still dig my Smith and will continue to shoot it plenty often, it's just that Daddy has a new love now. Here's the Smith.

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/x...gpauls/153.jpg

SilverBullet_83 01-30-2013 04:42

Wish I had the money for a higher end 1911, but I am more than happy with my budget one

okie 01-30-2013 07:50

Beautiful pistol, my friend:thumbsup:

MD357 01-30-2013 08:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrjinglesusa (Post 19927247)
1) Get yourself a full length guide rod or a
traditional "short" guide rod and replace that stupid two-piece deal. You can thank me later. First thing I did when I got my TRP and it makes field stripping MUCH faster and easier.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/683...tainless-steel

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/215...tainless-steel

2) I've only had my TRP for a few weeks and taken it to the range twice (about 150 rounds total). Haven't had any issues with the ILS and I haven't read of it having problems.

Um he's got a bull barreled gun so he'd have to find closed reverse plug if he wanted to go with a GI setup.

SigFTW 01-30-2013 09:26

Congrats, looks great!

Steel Head 01-30-2013 10:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverBullet_83 (Post 19928515)
Wish I had the money for a higher end 1911, but I am more than happy with my budget one

Fiscal responsibility sucks:crying:
Got a big check from work and could have blown it on a REAL NICE 1911 but paid bills instead:faint:

Nice TRP!
Congrats.

kodiakpb 01-30-2013 11:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by MD357 (Post 19928937)
Um he's got a bull barreled gun so he'd have to find closed reverse plug if he wanted to go with a GI setup.

MD357 is correct. There are only two drop in options to replace a FLGR on a bull barrel TRP.

1. Get a proper reverse plug with enclosed end from 10-8 performance for use with GI Rod.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/ra8yma3e.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/bure8ave.jpg

2. Get a Dawson Precision Tooless Guide Rod

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/pa3u6u3y.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/9abeta6e.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/tagypaqa.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/31/tesyhera.jpg

Hogpauls 01-30-2013 16:09

Thanks Kodiak that saves some research.

kodiakpb 01-30-2013 16:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hogpauls (Post 19930477)
Thanks Kodiak that saves some research.

No prob

Check out the vid on the tool less guide rod here:


deguelo 01-30-2013 18:55

anti-flgr league
 
One gripe though. Whoever designed this thing around the thought of using a paper clip to remove the guide rod out ought to be clubbed into submission.

amen, hogpauls. i have owned one 1911 without the traditional gi setup. never again. to me, it's not worth the aggravation that attends the takedown process.

those with an extra hand or above-average dexterity may prefer the 'modern' setup. god bless them..... regards-- deguelo

catalyst686 01-31-2013 00:13

Fine pistol, I've got an operator, it's my favorite pistol.

BubbaShoots 02-10-2013 01:01

I am happy with my Dawson Precision Toolless Guide Rod on my TRP.


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