Thoughts or experience with the TRP?

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory M1911' started by dutch, May 27, 2014.

  1. dutch

    dutch Just a guy with some guns

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    This is gonig to be my new TRP next week..Any input from owners? Thnx

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  2. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Dutch Mon! That's nice!
     

  3. dutch

    dutch Just a guy with some guns

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    Thanks Gumpy... I'm really looking forward to shooting it !! And putting it in the carry rotation!
     
  4. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    That reminds me of the A1 I had,I loved that gun,wish I hadn't had to sell it :(.
     
  5. dutch

    dutch Just a guy with some guns

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    Sorry Squirrel...Maybe you can replace her some day...I hate selling guns unless it's to buy another:)
     
  6. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.The guy bought it to help me out and said he'd keep it so if I ever got the money I could buy it back. I haven't been able to yet and not sure he's still got it,I haven't talked to him in a couple of years.
     
  7. dutch

    dutch Just a guy with some guns

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    I've got these grips ordered for the TRP.... I'm getting anxious !! ImageUploadedBySpringfield Forum1401500896.175628.jpg this is what they will look like. Whaddaya think?
     
  8. cpelow

    cpelow New Member

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    Those grips are wicked. Where did u find them.
     
  9. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Are they phynalic? I used to make knife handles from it and it was teal similar.
     
  10. dutch

    dutch Just a guy with some guns

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    They are from VZGrips and the material is G-10 Gumpy

    https://vzgrips.com/gun-grips/1911/custom-etchings

    They are the very last ones on this page...

    Oh yea...And Thanks guys. I love em'
     
  11. dale17

    dale17 New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hope you are enjoying your TRP. My pistol is identical to my avatar. I have replaced the full length guide rod with a standard GI guide rod from Wilson Combat and a spring plug from 10-8 Performance. It makes takedown easier and I have not noticed any difference in shooting performance. The new set up looks good as well.
     

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  12. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I hope the way that muzzle looks in the picture is an optical illusion! Looks like it was chewed on by my dog!

    The real purpose of the FLGR is to get more weight up front for precision work. It increases the rotational moment of inertia of the gun, keeping it placed better between shots. A ONE-PIECE FLGR that is the correct length for the gun would not increase the difficulty of takedown. Takedown should take just about two seconds with any one-piece guide rod - Hold the slide back, pop the stop, and you're done. Though I don't really get why doing that quickly is of any importance at all.

    I'm not trying to sound cranky, I just sound that way this morning. If you read that and imagine Festus saying it, it actually sounds pretty funny.
     
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  13. dale17

    dale17 New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks for the follow-up comment. It's appreciated. The TRP comes with a two-piece FLGR and requires an allen wrench for the take down. The need for the extra tool was the reason for my decision to make the switch to a standard GI guide rod set up.

    No dog chew marks on the pistol, it's the way I was holding the pistol and trying to take the picture.
     
  14. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Ah, the two piece. Apparently invented because one-piece FLGR's need to be fitted to length. I can't stand the two piece because it ALWAYS comes unscrewed eventually.

    Glad to hear the dog didn't get hold of it. I have yet to take a picture of a highly polished gun that doesn't look like it's been sanded dull.