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Old 01-23-2012, 09:11   #1
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TRP or ?

I am in the market for a new 1911. I don't want to spend more than $1500-1600. I have a Springer Loaded that has been upgraded to almost a TRP. The difference is my loaded has a Brazil mark on the frame which I hate.

If you were in the market for a ~$1500 1911 would you buy the TRP or something else? Can more be had for your money in another 1911? No cheap (RIA, etc.) suggestions please. I want a higher end production 1911.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:24   #2
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Buds has Valors for $1515 shipped. The non duty coat are about $100 cheaper.


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Old 01-23-2012, 09:53   #3
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DW Valor, hands down.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:55   #4
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Any reason why the Valor is superior to the TRP?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:09   #5
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I'd personally go with a Baer, but a Valor would be a close second.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:26   #6
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I'd personally go with a Baer, but a Valor would be a close second.
I've seen some new Baers on gunbroker for under $1700.


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Old 01-23-2012, 10:29   #7
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Any reason why the Valor is superior to the TRP?
Don't know if it's superior? Just different. I would buy it over the TRP but that's just my opinion. The Valors have no MIM parts. If that matters to you. The only thing the TRP has that Valor doesn't that I prefer is the magwell. Other than that I like all the options on the Valor better. Do a google search for TRP vs Valor. bac did one on here.


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Old 01-23-2012, 10:45   #8
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At the end of the day, it comes down to YOUR preferences and it's YOUR money. So one will be able to justify THEIR preferences on you. With that being said, I like the Valor over the TRP for these reasons:
• 30 lpi FSC vs the TRP's abrasive 20 lpi.
• No MIM in the gun. It's just a comfort and knowing all parts are all steel.
• 0.250 BTGS radius for higher grip.

And believe me, I'm a fan of SA, as I have 2 SAs in my collection. The only thing that SA has over the DW, is their lifetime warranty. And they are known for their superior CS, and warranty service. Case and point, I had traded my Mil-Spec for a Compact, and ended up finding the Compact needed a new barrel. I called SA and within minutes, I had a prepaid FedEx label in my email. The gun was returned to me in 2 weeks w/ a new barrel. And I'm the 3rd owner of this gun.

Lastly, I too would put the Baer a close second.
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At the end of the day, it comes down to YOUR preferences and it's YOUR money. So one will be able to justify THEIR preferences on you. With that being said, I like the Valor over the TRP for these reasons:
• 30 lpi FSC vs the TRP's abrasive 20 lpi.
• No MIM in the gun. It's just a comfort and knowing all parts are all steel.
• 0.250 BTGS radius for higher grip.

And believe me, I'm a fan of SA, as I have 2 SAs in my collection. The only thing that SA has over the DW, is their lifetime warranty. And they are known for their superior CS, and warranty service. Case and point, I had traded my Mil-Spec for a Compact, and ended up finding the Compact needed a new barrel. I called SA and within minutes, I had a prepaid FedEx label in my email. The gun was returned to me in 2 weeks w/ a new barrel. And I'm the 3rd owner of this gun.

Lastly, I too would put the Baer a close second.
Thanks, I found Bac's old review. After reading that, I think I'm still leaning towards the TRP but am definitely considering the Valor.
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Thanks, I found Bac's old review. After reading that, I think I'm still leaning towards the TRP but am definitely considering the Valor.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:27   #11
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I had a TRP back in '08, it was a great gun, and it may have been tweaked since then, but I believe that the Valor is a better gun, it's exceptionally well fitted, the parts used are top notch and I frankly just like the way it looks. The Baer is another favorite, but it's a little rougher around the edges than the Valor, but there's nothing between them accuracy or reliability wise.

The Valor and the Brown are incredibly similar side by side. The Brown is fractionally, fractionally smoother than the Valor. But being about 5000 rounds of 230g more expensive than the DW, it bloody should be....
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http://www.tombstonetactical.com/cat...5in-8rd-black/

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I like DW well enough and would not be ashamed of them but Les Baer knows his stuff.
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I went TRP. I liked the magwell, the comfort behind the Springfield brand, and my lgs had one in stock. Its been an outstanding pistol. I like the Valor too, but for me I just liked the TRP better.
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Dan Wesson would be my pick in that price range.
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I love my TRP's, and the only way you should be paying close to $1500 for one is if you are going for the railed version. The non railed TRP's usually go for $1300-$1350.

Springfield has earned my business because of their customer service. Since my guns aren't safe queens, that was definitely a factor. Springfield has treated me very well.

I have never owned a Valor, but I do have a GI NN, and I always find myself shooting one of the TRP's instead. My railed version, which is currently at the Springfield Custom Shop, has thousands of rounds through it without so much as a hiccup.

But really you can't go wrong either way.

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I love my TRP's, and the only way you should be paying close to $1500 for one is if you are going for the railed version. The non railed TRP's usually go for $1300-$1350.

Springfield has earned my business because of their customer service. Since my guns aren't safe queens, that was definitely a factor. Springfield has treated me very well.

I have never owned a Valor, but I do have a GI NN, and I always find myself shooting one of the TRP's instead. My railed version, which is currently at the Springfield Custom Shop, has thousands of rounds through it without so much as a hiccup.

But really you can't go wrong either way.

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I said that as a retail price range for selections. Wholesale is where I'll likely get it.
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There are some nice choices in the guide below.
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Les Baer Thunder Ranch from Pro Load Distributors, best price ever.
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Look no further brother. The TRP is simply fantastic. I've shot many Wilsons, Browns, Dan Wessons, ect.. and the TRP is every bit as good or better then those IMO. I know the "mim" haters will jump in (I don't like mim either for what it's worth...) but the gun is so refined otherwise I can forgive it. I did an initial review below and have shot a couple hundred rounds since the review and it's just getting better.

http://gunreviewguy.blogspot.com/201...-rail-and.html
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I'm having a hard time deciding myself. TRP v Valor. I don't know if I want to save some money and load up on mags and ammo or just spring for the Valor. The Valor is just a beautiful gun to me.
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