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Old 12-25-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Springfield 1911, TRP Operator, 6” bull barrel, 10 mm

Could anyone recommend a top notch pistolsmith willing to take on a little custom work on my new Springfield TRP Operator? Would love to change out this new production bushingless bull barrel with a new slide utilizing a barrel/bushing design instead. This barrel/bushing style is what I had on my Kimber 1911, Gold Match II, “5 Bull barrel, 45 ACP. The design of a bull barrel w/bushing would be much more “user friendly” for me during disassembly & reassembly vice fighting the rear loading 18.5 lb. recoil spring under constant tension into the reverse recoil spring plug. Seems like ya need a third hand to keep the recoil spring parts from flying out.

Currently have my TRP up at Springfield Armory due to ammo issues, jamming up the first time shooting in the range. From what I’ve learned online, even though the TRP in 10mm is fairly new on their production line, Springfield’s Custom Shop had been offering the TRP chambered in 10mm for quite some time. I’m also following up with their custom shop next week if they have an alternative option to switch out the slide, Barrel/bushing since they have been offering the 10 mm for some time.

Any reasonable suggestions will be greatly appreciated and thanks. Mike
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:27 PM   #2
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He's better known for work on Colt revolvers but Frank Glenn is a Master pistolsmith.

Frank Glenn-Glenn Custom Complete Gunsmithing Service Glendale AZ

Some others with top reputations.....

APW/Cogan is best known for their top of the line refinishing services, but they also offer top of the line gunsmithing.


Cylinder & Slide is a famous world-class custom gunsmithing service.
As such, prices are steep and turnaround is slow.
Quality of work is some of the very best.

Home - Cylinder & Slide - Handguns parts and accessories

Hyatt has a very good rep.


The Action Works is reputed to be very good.

The Action Works Home Page

Smith is said to be good.

Smith Gun ? Professional Gunsmithing

Ten Ring.


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