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Old 03-11-2002, 10:32 PM   #1
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I am thinking of acquiring a TRP and was wondering if anyone else has any positive or negative experiences about this 1911.
Does anyone like the armory coat better than the stainless steel?
Thanks in advance,

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Old 03-12-2002, 12:31 AM   #2
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I got a TRP back in 98. It did not come with night sights, ambi safety or mag well at that time but it did have armory coat.

The gun has been a joy to own and shoot. At first I had second thoughts about the two piece barrel. After firing some break in rounds I settled down for accuracy work. Off of sand bags this gun will shoot inch and a quarter groups all day long if I do may part. The Armory Coat has held up well.

I have heard and saw on this site cases of SA's stainless steel slide cracking abd breaking just in front of the dust cover, I guess from improper heat treat but then I am not a metallurjest(?). I had a bad experience with an early AMT Hard Baller and swore off stainless semi autos for a long time. I did buy a Kimber Custom stainless and sent it to Clark Custom for a complete rebuild and am happy with the way it turned out. The finish is matt rather that polished.

Anyway I am happy with my TRP.

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Old 03-15-2002, 01:45 PM   #3
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Mine is also one without night sights. Bought it new in the box back in December from my Gun Dealer buddy. It is stainless steel (bead blasted finish). It is a nice gun. 700 rounds through it. Had to have the feed ramp worked on, but it perks like a kittle now. Nice trigger and very accurate. Highly recommend them.

Old 03-15-2002, 06:58 PM   #4
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I have a "loaded" TRP SS. It has been nothing but a pleasure to own. I have spent approximately 250 rds. so far with no problems. It is a beautiful pistol. This one is a keeper although I do plan to acquire a Ed Brown Kobra. I would highly recommend the TRP.
Old 03-17-2002, 01:09 PM   #5
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I have a fairly new TRP with Armory Kote....I got it in Jan 01, and it shoots better than I do. It has around 3000 rounds through it and keeps getting better the more I shoot it. The finish is just now starting to wear, but that is to be expected. I have a buddy that has one in SS and it is very nice. Kind of wish I had got the SS. I like the look of a black or blue finish better though. You won't go wrong with one.

Old 03-19-2002, 11:13 PM   #6
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Got my TRP in November of 2001 and have 1200 rounds through it with zero problems using Wilson 7 round mags.

Mine is Armory Coat and is holding up pretty good.

I did have to send it back to have the POA raised 5" at 25 yards. They replaced the front sight (Night Sights) and sent it back and paid for freight both ways.

I asked for a test target when I had the POA adjusted and they sent one back that measures .9" center to center using dial calipers. My testing verified the group.

Absolutely no fore or aft play in the slide or vertical motion when pressing down on the chamber. I haven't had custom guns run this good or be this accurate.

Finish is above average on a production gun, and all of the parts fit well.

All in all, it's one of the best 1911's I've owned and I made it even better by replacing the hammer, sear, disconnector and strut with the Burns Ignition parts. Very nice trigger! I also replaced the extractor with a Wilson "Bullet Proof" extractor just to be safe.

As always...your mileage may vary.
Old 03-24-2002, 02:47 PM   #7
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I have a TRP. Actually I have both the TRP and the TRP Operator. Both have Armory Coat. The non operator models finish is a little rough but its been through alot of hard use. I did what Tack said on both and had better trigger and extractors parts installed. Mine were by John Jardine. He also throated both and I am very happy.

I would personally get the SS model if done again so I could get the undercut expanded without having to pay for a total refinish. Bead blasting is easy and cheap/

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