Springfield TRP 10mm 5 inch

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  1. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith

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    I need to know the good, bad, and ugly about this handgun.

    Spied one at a pawnshop, perfect condition, with the original box and rug (but just one mag.)

    $1100, tax included. Has the night sights, ambi safety, etc.

    Those that have 'em or did have them I'd like to hear from!

    Thanks!
     
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    There’s nothing wrong with those pistols.
     

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    This is one of my next Top 5 acquisitions... Care to tell me where this is? :D
     
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    Are far as production 1911’s are concerned, the TRP is one of the best.
     
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    IMO this is one of the best production 1911s out there.
     
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    As everyone has already stated the TRP is a fine 1911. It's the middle ground of the production guns and the semicustom ones.

    I'd personally change the guide rod so you wouldn't need any tools to break it down but other than that it's solid.
     
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  7. Deaf Smith

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    Thanks folks... it's on lay-away now.
     
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    I've had my 10mm TRP for several years and it has been an excellent pistol.
     
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    Congrats! Once it comes in share some pictures and a range report for us. I've been thinking about picking up a 10mm myself.
     
  10. Deaf Smith

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    Well it is in. It's DRY as a bone! I'll lube it tonight, crank out 50 or so 10mm rounds off the press, and tomorrow I'll shoot it side by side with my Kimber Stainless Classic MK I .45 and Colt Delta Elite 10mm.

    Then I'll let you guys know.
     
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    Ok gang... went out and shot with my reloads and some PMC JHP 180s.

    I had Wilson mags, SA mags, and a COLT DE mag (I just took the TRP cause it was hot.. I mean 95 degrees hot today.)

    With my reloads (6 gr Unique 180 gr lead.. powder puff load) shoot fine in all mags except two slight failures to lock shut (just a push on the slide fixed it.) PMCs had much harder time chambering!

    Now being a 1911 man (and Glock man and S&W J/K/N man) I know this design very well. It's the extractor. Tonight I'll take it out, super clean the firing pin and extractor tunnels, and check the extractor for fit and tension. I am pretty sure the extractor is to tight or is not rounded at the bottom.

    Accuracy was ok. 3 inches at 25 yards. Shot POA (thank goodness cause I've seen on the net horror stories about 'em shooting way to one side.)

    Picts next time... man it as hot!
     
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    I use 8.8 grains of power pistol over a harnady hp 200 grain competition bullet. Very very accurate.. i shoot from a colt delta elite ..
     
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    Ok, cleaned the piece and took the extractor out. It was already set to good tension BUT the extractor claw is almost square. That is it is not curved at the bottom to help it slip over the extractor grove on the case. Also I noticed my reloads are seated deep and not at the max OAL (they worked fine, the PMCs didn't.)

    So I reloaded some samples with max OAL, and some a bit shorter, and then shorter. Back to the range tomorrow.

    Maybe the piece needs to be broken in more, or simply does not like PMC JHPs. Or the extractor needs polishing. I'll find out tomorrow.

    I might try the 8.8 grains of power pistol.. I have some 200s, 180s, 150s in JHP form. I also have 190s and 180s in lead. But right now I want 100 percent reliability. THEN I'll search for accuracy.
     
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    Gun shot outstanding today!!! And I learned something new. I read one could use 1911 .45 mags with 10mm... and low-and-behold, with Wilson .45 mags I had zero jams!! Worked perfectly!

    I'm gonna crank up lots of practice ammo now and blaze away! Once I see it never jam with all 10mm and .45 mags I have, then I'll look for accuracy loads!