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TRP "fixed"

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by CMG, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. CMG

    CMG

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    The one thing I did NOT like about my Springfield TRP is the two-piece, full-length guide rod.

    Thanks to Ed Brown (parts) I no longer have to deal with the silly thing! ;D

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  2. Singlestack Wonder

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    Great fix! FLGR is a fix without a problem. Now you don't have to worry about the two piece unscrewing, breaking, etc. No benefits has ever been proven with actual facts in supporting any perceived advantages of a FLGR.
     

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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Congrats! Looks a wee bit better as well!
    Highly doubt the Springer will notice the FLGR is missing! :rofl:
     
  4. PlasticGuy

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    I hate the Springfield guide rod. I don't mind the Wilson and Kimber full length guide rods, because they cannot come unscrewed on their own and don't require a tool for takedown. I'd be just as happy with the standard GI system though.
     
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    I did the same thing to mine along with an adjustable rear sight and a short trigger. Now the pistol is near perfect.
     
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    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    Yes the factory TRP rod will creep out on you if you don't pay attention to it.

    Congrats, looks great.
    :wavey:
     
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    did you replace the spring?
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    no need to replace the spring, unless it was worn out.
     
  9. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I've noticed the TRP, with the little bit of weight forward on it gives me quicker follow up shots than a GI set up. I have one with and one without.

    All I ever did was put one drop of blue threadlock on it... once... and it's never backed out on me. Doesn't bother me at all.
     
  10. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I just ordered pretty much the same thing for my Kimbers.
     
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    I had to replace mine. It was jamming constantly. When i got the new wolfe spring it was a half inch longer, and with 100 rounds or so it ran perfectly.
     
  13. CMG

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    I'm not at a level where a few ounces at the muzzle will make a significant difference in my split times.

    I gave up USPSA years and years ago, and haven't found my IDPA performance to suffer with a standard setup.