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TRP or ?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Travclem, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    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.
     
  2. B_RAD

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    Buds has Valors for $1515 shipped. The non duty coat are about $100 cheaper.


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  3. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Any reason why the Valor is superior to the TRP?
     
  4. 38 Super Fan

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    I'd personally go with a Baer, but a Valor would be a close second.
     
  5. B_RAD

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    I've seen some new Baers on gunbroker for under $1700.


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  6. B_RAD

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    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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  7. 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.
     
  8. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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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.
     
  9. B_RAD

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    $1325 for non armory-kote at buds.


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  10. asiparks

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    Baer and Valor

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    Brown and Valor

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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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  11. 20South

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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.
     
  12. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  13. 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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  14. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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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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  15. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    Springfield Professional Operator - $1525 :D

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  16. asiparks

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    I made a point of paying a lot more for mine to make sure it didn't have a flat trigger....:whistling:
     
  17. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Where at?
     
  18. asiparks

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    offer him $1600............