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.