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Need some advice doing some small upgrades on a TRP

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by rsxr22, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. rsxr22

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    I got it a few months ago and am extremely happy with it to date! I traded my Kimber SIS plus $200 cash for it and was able to swap the stock grips for my VZ Operator II's that i had on the SIS. I liked the grips a whole lot but not so much on the TRP and they had the bevel cuts and i want to get some with flat bottoms now, so i sold them and stuck a pair of Ergo''s on for the time being.

    Well now i want some new grips for this guy.... I dont think i want to go as aggressive as the Operator II's, so what else is out there for me to look at. Im not huge on wood grips.. So what are your recommendations?

    Also, i want to put a flat trigger in it. I have an EGW "E" in my STI Duty One, but i just want a solid flat trigger in the TRP, who makes them?
     
  2. Quack

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    10-8 and Wilson both have flat trigger's. from my experience, the 10-8 will might take a little work so that the gun has the correct amount of pre-travel since the trigger bow is slightly over sized.

    as for grips, i just prefer full checkered Cocobolo grips. these were standard on the older TRP's and are standard on the Professional.

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    the other work done on my TRP include a Nowlin's barrel, 3.5# trigger and slide tightening all done by the Custom Shop. I also added a 10-8 rear sight.

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  3. rsxr22

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    thanks Quack! i really like the look of your TRP! Were you able to tune the trigger down using factory parts, and if not what did you replace them with? I wanted to get mine down to 3-3.5 lbs as well, i was looking at the C&S kit, but still not sure which route i want to go.
     
  4. Quack

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    i bought the TRP with the work already done (except for the trigger and sight) by the Custom Shop. here's the invoice that came with the gun.

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    I have the C&S Super Match kit in my 9mm Loaded, but that was before i bought the EB sear jig and stones.
    the Super Match kit is a nice 3.5#'s, and i have done my Trophy Match to 3.5#'s as well

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    and just another 3.5# trigger that is stock on the TGO-1
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  5. Quack

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    forgot to add that i use a Colt sear spring when i did the trigger work on the Trophy Match. it's the same/similar spring that is used in the C&S kit.
     
  6. rsxr22

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    wow great info!! definitely more than i was looking for. I like it!!
     
  7. Quack

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    some more details. i use 19# Ed Brown main springs in my Loaded and TM.
    come to think of it, i haven't detail stripped my TRP, so it might have all the ILS stuff in it still.
     
  8. glock2740

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    Grips of your choice are really all I can think that might need to be changed on a TRP. That and a flush crown job. :cool: That's all I'm gonna do to mine when I finally buy one.
     
  9. Quack

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    rsxr22 if you haven't noticed, i like kinda flat triggers :rofl:

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  10. glock2740

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    That's a nice collection there Quack. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Quack

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    Thanks!!!

    got a killer deal i think i might do. trade all of them in and $75 for a Taurus PT1911 :animlol:
     
  12. glock2740

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    Dude! That's an awesome deal! I can't wait to see the new pics of your new PT!



















































    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  13. Quack,

    I've been using an Ed Brown sear jig for years, simple and precise don't often go together but they do with that little chunk of round stock. :cool:

    I also have one of Ron Powers' Series II fixtures that allow for great, repeatable, work on hammers!
     
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  14. RX7Boricua

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    Using the words "flat trigger" in your post is like chumming the water for Quack. Hell, I'm surprised it took him a full 8 minutes to respond! :rofl:
     
  15. rsxr22

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    haha ya i have seen all of his pistols before and was hoping he would respond quickly! I also run an EB mainspring. I swapped out the ILS MSH for a S&A.
    I saw that thread on highroad as well, i think your collection would not be complete without a PT!! Actually, only owning a PT would constitute as the perfect 1911 collection LOL

    I feel bad for some guys who believe whatever their LGS tells them is the best. When i first got started out, i almost bought a PT because it looked like a great gun and at an amazing price, THANK GOD I SHOT ONE BEFORE I PURCHASED. My first 1911 was the SIS and while it ran great and overall i had no problems, i quickly realized that even a $1250 Kimber did not suite me. Everything was good about it except for the fit. My friend had a TRP with twice the number of rounds through it than my Kimber and my Kimber rattled like a WWII Colt
     
  16. glock2740

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    Another thing I would do to a TRP is to put a single sided safety on it.
     
  17. rsxr22

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    I would definitely do this if it was a carry or HD weapon, but its mainly being used for IDPA/USPSA and range shooting. So the Ambi is nice when having to do weak-hand shooting. My 3 1911's that i rotate through carrying have a single side safety
     
  18. Same with me, my EMP got a single side safety right after I took it out of the box, but the TRP is not a carry-gun for me, so the ambi isn't a big deal.

    I kept the stock MSH, but got rid of the ILS cap and spring in favor of a standard 20lb main-spring, cap and cap pin.
     
  19. rsxr22

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    That's what i was going to do as well. I read a sticky on 1911forum and the OP said problems could arise from doing that. I doubted that it would actually happen, but decided on the SA anyway. I only had $15 wrapped up into it after selling my ILS MSH so it wasnt a big deal to me.
    I love customizing 1911's, but there just really isnt much to upgrade on this guy! Its strange actually having a gun done mostly right from the factory LOL unlike my old kimbers