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Springfield TRP 45 Caliber Stainless Steel
The Springfield Armory TRP .45 ACP is highly sought after for a reason. Springfield has incorporated many of their Professional features into a cost effective package. Features like a flared magazine well, low profile combat night sights, tuned trigger, ambidextrous safety, checkered front strap, and a match grade barrel and bushing make this handgun a sure thing.
Specifications and Features:
Springfield Armory 1911 TRP Stainless semi auto handgun
5" stainless steel match grade barrel and bushing
Beavertail grip safety
Loaded chamber indicator
Long, aluminum match-grade tuned trigger
4.5 to 5 lbs. trigger pull
G10 composite grips
Forged stainless steel slide and frame
2 piece full length guide rod
20 LPI checkered front strap
Flared ejection port
Wide mouth magazine well
Weight: 42 oz
Satin stainless finish
The Springfield Professional Model has been the choice of the FBI regional SWAT teams since 1998. I am impressed with the number of models along with the quality and performance of Springfield’s line of 1911s. As most readers remember, the Professional model is a limited production pistol that is hand built in Springfield’s Custom Shop. The majority of the production goes to fill government agency contracts with a small number being allotted to dealers. It should come as no surprise that the demand for the Professional far outstrips the supply and there is a two-year backlog of orders.
However, for those who want a quality, duty-ready 1911 without a long wait, there is another option. Perhaps the unsung hero of Springfield’s entire line of 1911s is the Springfield TRP (Tactical Response Pistol). According to Springfield’s website, “The TRP standard line is designed around the same specifications as the FBI contract pistol the Professional Model. It offers nearly the same performance at a fraction of the cost.” I called Dave Williams, director of the Custom Shop, to get the full story on the TRP. Williams pointed out that the TRP is not a Custom Shop product. However, it is hand built by some of Springfield’s most experienced gunsmiths.
According to Williams, Springfield TRP production starts in a similar manner as the Professional. The gunsmith receives a semi-finished, hand-forged National Match frame and slide, and individually cut the rails, drill the pinholes, and fit the slide by hand lapping it to the frame. The result of this attention is a slide to frame fit that has zero vertical or horizontal play. The TRP has a match-grade Springfield barrel that is fitted to a match-grade bushing ma