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Which Springfield 1911 would you buy, if you had access to it at a deep discount? Edit: She's home! Login/Join 
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TRP Operator. This one specifically.



I have this very pistol. I would buy it again, even without a heavy discount.


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For about half the cost of the Pro model you can get a Springfield Master Class Aficionado limited edition. You basically get all the pro goodies at a discount as it is more of a production gun but doesn’t use any MIM.

https://oakhillguns.com/spring...limited-edition.html


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Interesting, that is the configuration of the guns shown by many full custom shops. They have more hand work but cost a whole lot more. Well suited to holding down a place in your gun safe.
 
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For about half the cost of the Pro model you can get a Springfield Master Class Aficionado limited edition. You basically get all the pro goodies at a discount as it is more of a production gun but doesn’t use any MIM.

https://oakhillguns.com/spring...limited-edition.html


That's freaking HAWT!! I like it!!!
 
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Not that I am the oracle of all things that go bang, but I didn’t even know about that model. Seems to be a nice mix of features per dollar.


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I don't see it listed on Springfield's website. If it only from the custom shop, it may not be part of my discount program. I will call.

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I don't see it listed on Springfield's website. If it only from the custom shop, it may not be part of my discount program. I will call.

Bruce


It was a limited production run of only 100 I think.


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Update:

I went by the LGS, for something else, and they happened to have a TRP in stock, for me to handle.
It is pretty! And tight. Really tightly fitted.
What didn't impress me was the trigger: It wasn't *terrible* but it wasn't great, either. A ton of creep leading up to a decent 5lb-ish break.
Was I expecting too much, thinking that I would not have to have a trigger job done on a $1600+ 1911?
My Sig 1911 did go to the Sig Custom shop for trigger work and that trigger is light years better than this one.

Should I just shut up and have the trigger job done?

Bruce





"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. -Mencken
 
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Update:

I went by the LGS, for something else, and they happened to have a TRP in stock, for me to handle.
It is pretty! And tight. Really tightly fitted.
What didn't impress me was the trigger: It wasn't *terrible* but it wasn't great, either. A ton of creep leading up to a decent 5lb-ish break.
Was I expecting too much, thinking that I would not have to have a trigger job done on a $1600+ 1911?
My Sig 1911 did go to the Sig Custom shop for trigger work and that trigger is light years better than this one.

Should I just shut up and have the trigger job done?

Bruce


For $1600, I'd spend more and get an Ed Brown, one and done.
 
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Yeah get the Ed Brown. It is a 1911. I have a Springfield Range Officer, but it is no Ed Brown and I do not have to contend with my mixed emotions concerning Springfield and their politics. I bought the Range officer before the company was found to be supporting some crazy gun legislation designed to help Springfield at the expense of gun owners. I have forgotten the details but it soured a lot of people on the company. Their stupid commercials with Yoga pants are another turn off.
 
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I'm not having to spend the $1600 on it (hence this thread) so the TRP is the choice.
Ed Brown is not an option.

I guess I will hope my example has a better trigger or I will send it to a gunsmith to get it tuned.

Bruce





"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. -Mencken
 
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Bruce, you will have a nice price on a good shooting 1911 even if you had to dump $300 into a trigger job.
(you won’t)


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Originally posted by RNshooter:
Update:

I went by the LGS, for something else, and they happened to have a TRP in stock, for me to handle.
It is pretty! And tight. Really tightly fitted.
What didn't impress me was the trigger: It wasn't *terrible* but it wasn't great, either. A ton of creep leading up to a decent 5lb-ish break.
Was I expecting too much, thinking that I would not have to have a trigger job done on a $1600+ 1911?


Should I just shut up and have the trigger job done?

Bruce


My TRP has a pretty good trigger. Not my WC Classic, but still pretty good. But with anything mechanical things can be a little different.

If the one you get has a poor trigger I would talk with SA about it and see what they say. They may work on it for you. I would be surprised if they didn't. If you decide to get a trigger job done I would definitely go with WC.
 
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I got a TRP maybe 10-12 years ago & it's been a totally reliable work horse. It has over 10,000 rounds through it & the only thing I've done to it is replace the guide rod/spring with a GI style & do spring changes.

I used to carry it regularly until I got a Wilson CQB, then the TRP sort of took a back seat.


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My TRP .45 just shipped!
(((Kermit flail)))

It arrives at work on Monday. I can't hardly wait!

Bruce





"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. -Mencken
 
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Congrats! I think you'll be happy...they're nice guns. I tried to talk the sales guy into selling me one for the RO price since they didn't have the RO I wanted in stock, but he wouldn't go for it Big Grin. I ended up with a Loaded Stainless and have no complaints. Springfield makes a nice 1911.
 
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A 10mm Ronin...

But for now I’ll settle for the loaded model I just bought...




 
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RNCShooter,
Congrats on your TRP Smile


My oldest son has a Springfield MC Operator and likes it very much.


https://www.springfield-armory...grips-45-acp-handgun


Me? I'm a Dan Wesson fan. Big Grin



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Maximize your deep discount and go Pro.


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I lean towards the EMP model
 
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