I just bought a brand new Springfield Armory TRP for $1333 today. November 2012 production, too. 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- Wanna kill these ads? We can help!