I can't find my original purchase price, but I have a 2005 Springfield Loaded Parkerized 5" I've toyed with getting rid of it a couple times. I believe I paid just under $800 for it. It's not a NM frame. I've grown to love this pistol. I bought it wanting a Pro, or TRP, but that's over my budget. I don't like the Parkerized, but I've put up with it. Trigger could be better. Accuracy could be better (it does 2.5" at 10yds off-hand. My Glock's 19, 21, and Beretta 92FS can do under an inch at 10yds with WWB). It's combat accurate, but I want to reel in my groups more. Rattles a lot too. Very loose, lots of give in the bushing too. Very reliable though. I changed to the GI recoil plug vs 2-piece rod after I bought it. Free G10 grips too. Main question... Would it be worth it to send my Loaded to Geneseo and make it a TRP for at least $895 (I think that's still the TRP-Package price). Not a true TRP, but TRP-Spec. I'd keep the GI plug system vs FLGR. Should of done this package when it was $100 cheaper a couple years ago... Or, send it in, tighten frame/slide fit, better one-piece match barrel/bushing, trigger job, front strap check, deburr here/there, upgrade some parts (no MIM), and ArmoryKote or Black-T entire pistol. Haven't really priced this all out. It's been a reliable 1911, that's fed nearly everything I've put through it (besides a couple Wolf's). I'd hate to part with it, we've been through a lot. I've got 2,500-3,000ish rounds through it. Basically, looking to make it more TRP-ish in performance and looks. As far as overall cost, I can do $1,000, but I'd prefer under that. Here's a pic: Wanna kill these ads? We can help!