Photo Of The Day-Springfield TRP 1911

Springfield TRP 1911 with MDFA Kydex Carry Gear

Just so nobody thinks we’ve abandoned the 1911 here at MSW, here’s a quick peek at my Springfield Armory TRP. I recently bought her LNIB.

So far I fitted a 10-8 Rear Sight and Slide Stop. The Front Sight was replaced with a Novak Mega Dot Tritium Sight. All the usual MIM parts were replaced with Wilson Combat Bullet Proof parts. The Hammer, Disconnector and Sear are a Cylinder and Slide Professional Duty Kit, which gives a 3lb.14oz trigger pull average for 10 pulls.

The VZ Gunner Grips in Dirty Olive give a non slip grip without being abrasive to the skin.

I  replaced the Recoil Guide and Plug with GI style parts. I don’t think the FLGR is necessary and complicates take down. A Wolfe 18.5 recoil spring and extra power firing pin spring completes my modifications.

So far I’ve shot approximately 700 rounds, consisting of a mixture of factory 230gr. Ball and 200gr. LSWC reloads. There was one malfunction, a failure to feed a FMJ round from one of the 3 magazines that came with the pistol.

Look for a follow up article as testing continues.

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About Bob Henckel

Bob Henckel is a retired Police Officer and currently serves with the Department of the Air Force. He has 40 years combined military and law enforcement experience. Bob has experience in Patrol, Training, Emergency Service Team Member and was the Senior Firearms Instructor and Armorer in his previous department. Bob also has over 25 years experience as a Firearms Instructor. He holds numerous Instructor Certifications in Pistol, Carbine and Shotgun. He is also a Certified Instructor in Concealed Carry, Force On Force, Active Shooter, NRA Advanced Pistol Instructor, ASP Baton and OC Spray.

14 thoughts on “Photo Of The Day-Springfield TRP 1911

  1. For some of us, could you specify the mim parts that are factory installed in a TRP that you replaced. Thanks for the info!

    • Springfield uses MIM for their sear, Hammer, Hammer Strut, Thumb Safety, and Slide stop, based on my past experience rebuilding Springfield’s guns.

    • Bill
      I changed out the following parts. Hammer, Sear, Disconnector, Hammer Strut, Thumb Safety, Magazine Release, Firing Pin Stop, Ejector, Extractor, Slide Stop,I replaced the pins with a Wilson Hard Pin Set. Generally if you look at a part and see some small circles on the part, those are where the MIM mixture is injected into the mold to create the part. Springfield uses high quality MIM parts. I’m just old school and believe that certain parts should be tooled steel.
      Hope this helps.
      Stay Safe

  2. No! After more than a year of therapy and counseling, I now have a desire to obtain and rebuild another 1911. Gotta… Resist.

    I am still impressed when a well built and properly fitted 1911 is presented.

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Joe Z
      Resistance is futile, and in the end a good 1911 is cheaper than therapy. “Well maybe not”… Thanks for your kind words.
      Stay Safe

  3. I really like it. I also like the look of the VZ grips, I just wish that they made them in the reverse airfoil design as well as the traditional grip shape. I find that the gun is far more controlable and fits better in my hand with that configuration.

    • David
      I always use VZ Grips, usually Double Diamonds, but I wanted to try the Gunner Grips. I really like them, aggressive texture without tearing up the skin in IWB carry. And you can always dull them down with sandpaper if needed.
      Thanks for your kind words.
      Stay Safe

  4. Nice looking gun. I am revolver guy with limited 1911 experience and I am not sure why you would need a extra strong firing pin spring? Prevent misfires due to a hard primer?

  5. Greetings,
    Do you find that the trp has the same fit and finish as the operator?

    • Brandon
      I used to own an Operator which was finished in Green and Black Armory Coat, which is the same finish as my Black TRP. As I recall the fit and workmanship was the same. Both are fine pistols, so it just depends if you want the light rail or not.
      Stay Safe

    • The “Operator” designation only means that the gun has a rail. It does not reference anything else.

  6. I love them, but as a civilian shooter with limited rescources whose gone to Glock for SD, I still shudder at the thought of a $1500 firearm that needs a bunch of parts replacement to make it service ready. Yep, I change the sights on my Glocks and may do some light trigger work. I’m going more and more to the 1911’s make great safe queens crowd, every day. And yes they are beautiful and a great piece of history. Maybe it’s like my Click and Pawl Hardy Flyfishing reels, their are modern reels that do the job better and cheaper.

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