I got this clean TRP from my buddy today for a great price and was shocked when it shot better than my Pro model. I waited 9 months for that gun and it was much more than the $900 I paid for this one. This is an older gun with a little bit of character marks, but boy is the trigger nice and she is a great shoot. The target below is 4 magazines of my 230gr home loads, one mag each at 5,7,10, and 15yds. I only dropped 1 round. I love this gun already.
Beautiful pistol, but that cheese grater front strap, though. Of all the guns I've held, the TRP has the most uncomfortable front strap. And I like grippy surface.
That 20 lpi front strap bites. Literally.
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Yup, you got a great and accurate pistol there! Yeah the grip is very “grippy” for sure! I still love the gun. In a one shot try, it is the only one so far I have hit a bullseye at 25 yards. Here is mine:
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Last time I went shopping for one of these, I came home with a SIG nickel nitron 1911 for plenty less than the TRPs go for new. But for $900 I'd not have been able to pass this one up.
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That’s a beauty. I picked up a Range Officer Operator the other day but have yet to shoot it. Racking the slide back and forth, it’s as smooth as can be.
The TRP is generally well liked.
I wonder why they are not building the DS as well.
Great gun, I had an all stainless one... but I'm with Q on this one. I ended up putting Talon grip tape on the front strap.
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One of my coworkers has a stainless example. Yes it's got an aggressive front strap that stings when shooting. Very much like a couple of Nighthawks I've shot in the past. His took a crazy number of boxes of ammo to break in, but it shot very accurately once it was broken in. I've shot it a number of times, but I learned quickly to bring along a pair of open finger tip bicycle gloves whenever I go shooting with him.
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I picked up the Garrison due to not having the serrated front strap. I dig the smooth feel on the front with a more aggressive grip panel.
A fine wide file will fix up that overly sharp checkering right quick. Won't even show on stainless. Cold blue on blue, then when that wears off it is just proof you are actually using it.
I have flattened checkering on a couple of guns and like it better than sharp or the various frou frou grip textures.
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My TRP is the best shooting gun I own. I got used to the...aggressive...checkering pretty quickly. I now actually like it quite a bit. I just wouldn't want to shoot a case out of it in one go. Hundred rounds or so is fine. My ONLY gripe about the gun is purely cosmetic. The left right side of the ambi safety is very slightly bent inwards. Not sure if it was that way when it left the factory or if it got dropped on the safety at some point, but it bugs my hidden OCD to no end. I keep meaning to swap it out but just never get around to it. I could hand you the gun and you'd never see it, but I notice it every stinking time.
Love my TRP. Used to have a Dan Wesson Valor which was a very nice pistol however it did not want to digest my handloads. TRP eats everything I feed it!
Owned a few TRP's, very nice for a out of the box 1911. I like the 20lpi front checkering so much I order it on all my custom pistols.
Congrats on the acquisition, beautiful pistol and at a good price. Mine sure was accurate as well. It was an early TRP as I ordered it when they first were announced. I, as well, didn't care for the aggressive front strap but I only shot a few magazines through it. It took me a couple days to decide but in doing away with some of my duplicate platforms I gave it to my SIL who had been looking to buy a 1911, keeping the Gold Cup.
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The 20 LPI checkering was my favorite part. I’ve never felt so locked into a pistol like my old TRP Operator or Professional.
Something about the TRP that’s different than the Pro is there are more relief cuts under the trigger guard and maybe the beavertail. The Pro is a straight 1911-A1 frame contour. As such, the TRP does feel more comfortable.
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