While the Springfield Armory TRP Operator 1911 is not a new gun, it’s a really good one that deserves a close look. Be sure to check out my full video on it above. Right out of the box, so to speak, it comes in a nice zippered nylon case at no extra charge.
For those not familiar with the TRP line, the name stands for “Tactical Response Pistol” and is based off the “Professional” pistol that Springfield Armory developed for the F.B.I.’s HRT group. The TRP is a more affordably priced version of that custom-grade pistol, with a lot of custom-level tweaks and features.
This particular version is an “Operator” variant, which in this case refers to the fact it has an accessory rail machined into the dustcover area of the frame. It allows you to attach the light, laser or accessory of your choice.
Additional features include front and rear cocking serrations, excellent G-10 grips, lightweight aluminum trigger, checkering on the frontstrap as well as the mainspring housing, a two-piece extended magwell for faster reloads, and an ambidextrous safety. A high extended beavertail grip safety ensures a low hold in the hand for the shooter.
The slide is topped off with a set of tritium night sights, with the rear sight being a rugged adjustable unit. This version of the TRP has a bull barrel with a full-length guide rod, and a Black Armory Kote finish keeps everything low-key and attractive. Fit and finish are exceptional.
Basically, this is a lot of gun for the money with a ton of cool features. Be sure to check it out for yourself at the link below, or see my full video review at the top of the page.
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