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TRP purchase question

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by rkrk, Jun 29, 2012.


  1. rkrk

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    Good news is I found a TRP that is avail for $1200 with about 10 rounds through it. Since it belongs to someone I know and work with I got to take it out and shoot it. It performs like I would expect it to.

    The only thing I have a hard time with is the need to use a tool to remove the guide rod. I cleaned it after shooting it and admit it is not as troublesome as I would expect.

    I have a SA Loaded that requires a wrench to remove the guide rod and have found it to be a PITA - works itself loose with shooting, etc.

    So the question is are there good choices on par with the TRP that don't require a tool to break-down?

    Maybe I should take a closer look at a Colt Rail Gun or the Sig Tac Ops?

    Am I over thinking the whole thing?

    Thanks in advance - Rk
     

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  2. Rinspeed

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    For $1200 I would snag it. If you're talking about a full length guide rod you can always swap it for a GI set up. If the bushing being too tight is what bothers you that's a fairly easy fix with some abrasive compound.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

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    Good price for a TRP........
     
  4. Travclem

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    $10 worth of parts fixes the issue. The Colt rail gun and Sig Tac Ops are a step or 2 down from the TRP IMO.
     
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    I would pass on it and give me his name and number.

    Or just buy it. That's a great deal.

    The tool is no big deal. If it bothers you that much change it out down the road.
     
  6. deadite

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    What he said...

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  7. glock2740

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    Good answer. I've thought about replacing my TRP's FLGR with a GI setup.
     
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    Especially with only 10 rounds through it.
     
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    :agree:
     
  10. jg420

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    This.... I would buy it and change it to a GI setup. I have the same issue with my TRP and my S&W 1911, both have the guide rod but I ordered me a Stainless GI setup for both of them. Just change it out and be glad you got a TRP. Just check Brownell's they have everything you need to convert.
     
  11. rkrk

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    Thanks for the replies. Always nice to have a consistent opinion.

    Rk
     
  12. Ironbutt

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    Buy it! That's a great price.

    The first thing I did with my TRP is remove the FLGR. After verifying that it still functioned flawlessly with the GI style setup from my Range Officer, I ordered a Wilson flatwire spring/guide rod & plug. Total cost, even with Wilson's premium prices was about $35.
     
  13. MoCop

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    $1200 for a TRP? I'd snag that up quick!! That's a great price. For that price, I wouldn't even bother with the Colt or Sig. Just like everyone else said about the flgr, replace it with a GI setup and call it good.
     
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    Buy it and change out the rod. No big deal.

    Good price, by the way :thumbsup:
     
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    Jump on it!!!!!!
     
  16. madAB

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    Buy it. I bought a TRP as my first, and only 1911 to date, and I couldn't be happier.
     
  17. rkrk

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    Finally got to pick up the TRP.

    Now for mags and holster.

    Any advice re mags? I was thinking the SA mags are a good deal with the coupon that came with the gun and/or CMC mags would be a good bet.

    Have not even looked to see what holster makers accommodate a railed TRP. I will be looking for something OWB.

    Thanks again for the help

    rk
     
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  19. rkrk

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    Good advice and thanks for the link.

    rk