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Scruffy
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Kansas City
Member since Jul 2011
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Springfield Armory
Any thoughts or opinions on their firearms?

Seems more expensive than other makers, but price and quality do go together...some times.

Main reason I’m asking is because I’m looking to purchase a 1911.

I want to try out the firearm before I purchase it and my range has the Springfield TRP 1911 for rental.

I’m going to try it out myself just to see.

The price is more than I will likely want to spend, unless I absolutely love it.

Anyone with any experience?


ODP
Baylor Fan
Conroe
Member since Oct 2015
1318 posts

re: Springfield Armory
The TRP is one of their nicer 1911, I got one circa 2006 for about $1200, it's pretty likeable. A couple things I didn't care for were the ultra aggressive 20 LPI checkering and the two piece guide rod. The guide ride issue is easily fixable. The 20 LPI front checkering is subjective. Not sure how much they are running now, but if I were going higher end production 1911 I would probably look at Dan Wesson first and work my way down from there.


007mag
LSU Fan
Death Valley, Sec. 408
Member since Dec 2011
3690 posts

re: Springfield Armory
My first 1911 was a Range Officer the more I shot it the smoother it got. I liked it so much my second 1911 was a TRP 10mm. Haven't shot any other brands to compare them too, though.


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HoboDickCheese
Texas A&M Fan
South of 12
Member since Sep 2020
558 posts

re: Springfield Armory
I’ve got a M1A national match that’s a shooter and eats anything I feed it. It’s the only Springfield I own so that’s all I’ve got to offer
This post was edited on 4/11 at 4:40 pm


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Scruffy
USA Fan
Kansas City
Member since Jul 2011
65332 posts

re: Springfield Armory
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The TRP is one of their nicer 1911, I got one circa 2006 for about $1200, it's pretty likeable. A couple things I didn't care for were the ultra aggressive 20 LPI checkering and the two piece guide rod. The guide ride issue is easily fixable. The 20 LPI front checkering is subjective. Not sure how much they are running now, but if I were going higher end production 1911 I would probably look at Dan Wesson first and work my way down from there.
The TRP is running in the $1600 range, which is why I would have to absolutely love it.

If I like it, I’ll probably start with one of the Range Officers.


TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
Member since Sep 2008
5877 posts

re: Springfield Armory
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The TRP is running in the $1600 range, which is why I would have to absolutely love it.

I'm sure the TRP is a fine gun, but there are a number of 1911's that cost considerably less than that. When I wanted to test the waters w/ my first 1911, I bought an American Classic (MetroArms) Commander followed shortly by a Citadel (made by same company at RIA) Officer. Both have pleased me.


Scruffy
USA Fan
Kansas City
Member since Jul 2011
65332 posts

re: Springfield Armory
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I'm sure the TRP is a fine gun, but there are a number of 1911's that cost considerably less than that. When I wanted to test the waters w/ my first 1911, I bought an American Classic (MetroArms) Commander followed shortly by a Citadel (made by same company at RIA) Officer. Both have pleased me.
I don’t disagree.

I’m likely going to go with the less high end variant.

I just like to shoot what I’m purchasing, or close enough to it, first.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
US Space Force Fan
Here
Member since Jan 2011
58092 posts

re: Springfield Armory
I've only shot one springfield 1911 which was basically a GI model. Not sure what it was called exactly. Seemed very well made and shot well.

I'm sure you're paying a bit for the name, but it is one of the coolest names in the game.


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bulldog95
LSU Fan
North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
18946 posts

re: Springfield Armory
I haven’t shot one of their 1911 but I did buy a XD-9 sub compact double stack 9 MM about 6 years ago and I like it a lot.


BuddyRoeaux
USA Fan
Northshore
Member since Jun 2019
1520 posts

re: Springfield Armory
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I haven’t shot one of their 1911 but I did buy a XD-9 sub compact double stack 9 MM about 6 years ago and I like it a lot.



Same. Loved that little XD Mod 2. To bad it was lost in a hang gliding incident.


BadatBourre
Member since Jan 2019
188 posts

re: Springfield Armory
I have an officer model. Really like it.


upgrade
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
8347 posts

re: Springfield Armory
I have a 1911 mil spec. I like it. I’ve never shot high end 1911’s so I don’t have much to compare it to. I changed the mainspring housing to a flat for better fit in my hand.


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bulldog95
LSU Fan
North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
18946 posts

re: Springfield Armory
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it was lost in a hang gliding incident.


Damned if I can remember how mine got lost but I ain’t seen it in about a year


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rebelrouser
Furman Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Feb 2013
5856 posts

re: Springfield Armory
Go with a Colt, Ruger, or Sig instead. I've never been a fan of the Brazilian made 1911's. My Sig is almost 100% forged and shoots better than the SA Mil Spec i sold.


bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
20466 posts

re: Springfield Armory
I have a Champion Commader size.
It’s a beautiful stainless gun with rosewood grips.
It is not a new gun and I bought it used. When I bought it, I did not try the trigger otherwise I would have changed my mind.

The trigger was absolutely horrible. It was a little over 8lbs (tested with a scale). Because if that it was terrible inaccurate.

I finally completely rebuilt the frame with Wilson parts. Now the trigger is perfect. Sits right around 3-3.5 lbs.


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GoT1de
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Aug 2009
3557 posts

re: Springfield Armory
I bought a range officer when it was on sale for under $700.
That model has adjustable sights that I've never messed with because its accurate as heck at 50'


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Clames
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
13557 posts

re: Springfield Armory
My first handgun was a SAI XD40 standard. I have a SAI Mil-Spec 1911, M1A, and now a SAI Saint AR-15 pistol. I haven't taken the Saint to the range yet but everything I've had from them has been trouble free.


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Clames
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
13557 posts

re: Springfield Armory
SA 1911's are forged and I'd trust an Imbel forging over anything out of the Colt factory until CZ gets them straightened out. Imbel has been making 1911's for a long time, they and Armscor know what they are doing when it comes to them.


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Marlo Stanfield
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2008
1552 posts

re: Springfield Armory
Have multiple SA pistols and love them all. Very well made and quality.


Scruffy
USA Fan
Kansas City
Member since Jul 2011
65332 posts

re: Springfield Armory
Thanks for all the advice guys. I’m going to try out the SA TRP 1911 tomorrow morning.

If they have another 1911 there, I’ll try it as well. Didn’t see anything else listed on their website besides the TRP.

I’ll let y’all know my thoughts.
This post was edited on 4/11 at 9:01 pm


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