Springfield Armory 1911 TRP. 09/13

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  1. wooze_1911

    wooze_1911 New Member

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    ok, so I picked up the TRP last week. (didn't tell the wife yet, so let's keep this between us.) lucky she can't tell the difference between a Glock and 1911. so I think I got this pulled off. anyhow...
    I am excited mainly because this is the nicest handgun I presently own and probably will for awhile. By Nicest I mean most exspencive. Payed 1495.00 then with good old 9% sales tax here in NY ended up 1600 something.
    Took it to a indoor range and put 100 rounds of whitebox through it and another 50 of PMC. Gun worked great. The only issue I had was 2 stove pipes. Both happened when I tryed to fire a round with no magazine just had the one round in the chamber. Not sure if that is an issue or can you not do that with a 1911? I have never owned one before so I have no clue. Accuracy wise, i came to realize that I probably could have got away with a cheaper model. Possibly should have purchased a nice slingshot. Because realistically I'm really not a good shot.but as far as I can tell the gun shoots great. I took it apart today to clean it. And it took me over an hour. thank God for YouTube. Otherwise I would have been an hour late to work.but after a good cleaning a lube it seems the rack even smoother than originally. So far i like the gun.I really don't have enough time with it so far. To make a good assessment.my long term goal for this gun. Is to use it for uspsa.
     
  2. Teddybear

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    Whats it worth to ya? :D
     

  3. Olaf

    Olaf Tee Arrrrr Pee

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    Don't worry, keep practicing and working on your technique and you will see improved accuracy. That pistol is great, and you will get nice, tight little groups once you have got your form down and learn the sights.
    I LOVE mine.
     
  4. wooze_1911

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    I do like it a lot. The reason I went with the TRP is all extras it comes with as well as the reputation that springfield has as far as their customer service. I guess one thing that I did notice is that the grip safety and the grip panels have loosened up. I'm fairly certain I can handle the panels but I'm thinking trying to tighten up the grip safety might be a little more than I can solve. Also anyone know about that stove pipe issue? Is it ok to fire the gun without a mag in it? I did it twice and both times it did not eject the casing completely. Do you need the mag in the gun to help push out the empty?
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Springfield Forum wooze_1911 !!
     
  6. mgardner

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    It's not a good idea to load a single round into the pistol without it feeding from the magazine (it may bend the extractor as it is forced over the rim) but it should eject it. The extractor may not have good tension on the rim and it may be slipping down as the slide comes back with nothing to support it. Just shoot it with the mag in it. You can keep the grip panels tight with small O-rings installed on the screws. The only other thing you may want to do is install a steel firing pin to replace the titanium one so you get no light strikes. The TRP is a fine 1911 and should give years of service. Wilson combat 8 shot magazines are recommended for competition because they nearly always work.
     
  7. Olaf

    Olaf Tee Arrrrr Pee

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    ^ Yes, TRP with 8 round Wilson Combat mags is what I have been using, and not a single hiccup yet.
     
  8. wooze_1911

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    thanks for the info. I was just seeing if it would fire the round without the mag in just to see if it worked. the idea about the orings is a good one. I was just going to lock tight them but I like the o ring idea better. ya I was thinking about ordering some 10 round mags from springfield with the coupon I got with the gun and was looking at those cobra mags for the 8 rounders.
    hear anything about the cobra mags? I guess they supposed to be good.
     
  9. mgardner

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    If you Loctite the screws then the whole bushing may come out as you remove the grip screws which is a mess. If you purchase 10 round magazines you will have to shoot Limited 10 Division in USPSA instead of Singlestack. Trust us when we say that Wilson Combat Elite mags are the best and most durable. They are rugged enough to be dropped on the run and gun courses for many years and still work.
     
  10. wooze_1911

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  11. mgardner

    mgardner New Member

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    I use item number 500. The bases are best. If you like I believe you can buy and swap the bases out.
     
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  12. wooze_1911

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    just put my order in for two mags. going to try out the ones you recommend. never heard of them before .I have heard a l lot about those 47d. mags. plus they are 2 bucks cheaper then the cobra mags I was looking at. I'll let ya know how they work out.
     
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  13. wooze_1911

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    got those mags in today. just bought 2 of them to make sure I like them. by the way I wish they would not send me the tracking number. it is so agonizing to watch the package making its way closer and closer .I had to have checked that link 20 times in the less than a week it took for them to reach me.

    anyhow I like what I see. the metal edges are nicely rounded off compared to the sharper edges of the factory mags . you were right about the base pad. I do like that better than the standard. it's a lot easy to get a good grip on it with it. the plastic follower has absolutely no tilt what so ever.
     
  14. mgardner

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    Glad you like them so far. You'll notice that the steel is extra thick too. They are pretty rugged.
     
  15. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Pics guys...pics.

    My imagination is still as good as it used to be...but I need a visual !
     
  16. wooze_1911

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    ill try and get some pics when I get a chance. I'm a busy man Shooter. I'll try and get some pics up comparing the two different mags. also I might just buy one of the cobra mags and do a three some comparison. wow look at me stepping it up a notch.