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TRP... what gives

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by PhoneCop, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. PhoneCop

    PhoneCop TeleDetective

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    I heard such good things about the TRP. I had the opportunity to handle one today... not all that impressed. The slide on frame movement was gritty. It locked up tight. Slide to frame fit was tight. The trigger was good enough.

    But overall... can't say I was impressed. I expected more.

    TRP owners, please chime in.
     
  2. samuse

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    What did you want it to do? Tight slide to frame fit is fun to check for, but doesn't really do anything for the gun.

    You were supposed to be impressed with all the extra stuff on the gun. And it had a "TACTICAL" rollmark.

    TRPs are decent, but tacky. IMO
     


  3. bac1023

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    Well, its not a custom or even a semi custom gun. For a production 1911, I think its pretty good. Its also not known for being overally smooth. Rather its a tough as nails duty 1911.

    You're probably comparing it to your Super Match II and the two guns are quite a bit different. Both have their strong points.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Every TRP that I've shot and all the ones I've handled were great. Actually, other than the very few who have had issues with their TRP, which SA would take care of on the spot, I can't remember anyone ever having anything bad to say about them. :dunno:Can't please everyone I guess.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Other than the roll marks, I very rarely hear any negativity about the TRP either. :dunno:
     
  6. zhix

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    I was very impressed with the fit of the TRP I handled, but not the 'TACTICAL' on the frame and general appearance with the price tag it commands. I dare say I reject the SA/TRP kool-aid. Not saying they aren't quality guns though.
     
  7. bac1023

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    I certainly don't drink the Kool-Aid, but I do like most things about the TRP.
     
  8. brisk21

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    I dont like the "tactical" stamp either. Plus, i can see some machining marks by the trigger guard, in the serrations, and inside the ejection port area. Other than that I really like the gun. I mean ALOT!!!!
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    When I was shooting with Quack last month, I shot his TRP, KobraCarry, STI, RemingtonR1, and EMP.

    The TRP was my least favorite of the bunch. Didn't care for the feel. :dunno:

    Out of his .45s....I much more enjoyed shooting the KC and the R1. The TRP just wasn't for me.
     
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  10. BlayGlock

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    I like the tactical stamp if for no other reason than it makes the old school, colt worshipping, purist head explode about like bringing up a 1911 chambered in .45 gap thread :tongueout:
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    [​IMG]
     
  12. Calm.

    Find your happy place.

    Nobody is required to like everything. :cool:
     
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  13. PhoneCop

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    It gave me 3 of 4. But that gritty slide/frame movement was very disconcerting.
     
  14. PhoneCop

    PhoneCop TeleDetective

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    Your mostly right. I know my Supermatch has a smooth "glide." But I was also handling other much less expensive 1911s, some of which had a better glide. Much better.

    I didn't get to shoot it. Neither did I get to shoot it a lot over many years so I lack the ability to judge how important that smooth glide is- how much it mattered.

    Mostly sharing my surprise, I guess.
     
  15. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I'd bet it's never been cleaned and lubed. My $2,700 Doug Koenig Performance Center was gritty until I detail stripped and lubed it properly.
     
  16. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    all production Springfields have some grit to them. A slurry mix and some hand lapping smooths things out. that being said, the Remington R1 was smoother out of the box than any Springfields i've had. My Trophy Match is as smooth as my Ed Brown now.
     
  17. ArmoryDoc

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    Eee-GAD MAN. Stop with the verbal Kryptonite ! :rofl:
     
  18. PlasticGuy

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    There's no secret or magic to a TRP. That's precisely why it is recommended as a duty 1911. It's fitted well enough, has all the essential features but little or no "fluff", and is both reliable and durable out of the box.

    The slide will smooth out after 200 rounds and a good cleaning.
     
  19. Don't forget the torx-head grip screws.

    Those are probably a $50 option from some of the semi-custom folks! :supergrin: