Meet the TRP Operator

By Yamil Sued
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Meet the TRP Operator

March 8th, 2020

3:34 runtime

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.

The TRP Operator offers you a high-end 1911 at a good price.

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.

The author went hands-on with the TRP for this video review.

The Details

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.

The pistol features an integral accessory rail on the dustcover section of the steel frame.

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 backstrap features a checkered mainspring housing as well as an extended beavertail grip safety.

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.

Yamil ran the TRP at the range and came away very impressed.

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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Yamil Sued

Yamil Sued

Yamil is a graduate of the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences in Santa Barbara, CA with a Major in Illustration Photography and Color Technology with over 34 years of professional experience. Yamil started his professional relationship with the Shooting Industry in 1995 and has since worked with companies like Springfield Armory, S&W, Glock, FNH USA, Remington, Bushmaster, Bushnell, Leupold, Aimpoint, PWS, Vortex Optics, Cor-Bon Ammunition, ERGO Grips, AmeriGlo Sights, Krause Publications, Comp Tac Victory Gear, The Beta Company, IDPA, MGM Targets, Rainier Ballistics, Rock Castle Shooting Center, SIG Sauer and was a Staff Photographer for Cabela’s in Sidney, NE. Yamil is also a Writer and Photographer for Guns & Ammo, Guns & Ammo SIP's and Gun Digest.

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