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Hi, I just purchased a new TRP Operator 1911 from a local gun store and now I am in my 10 day waiting period. I have a few questions.
What is a "Bull Barrell" and what is the difference between it and a standard barrel?
How many rounds to "Break it in?"
Does anyone have this gun and what is your feedback on it?
What light are you guys using, if any, on the rail?

I just purchased some lawman .45 ACP 230 grain CLEANFIRE FMJ for break-in and practice. What is the difference in the "cleanfire" and standard ammo? (The cleanfire was $30 more for 1000 rounds.)

Thanks for your time..
-Frank
 

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Hey guys, say HEY to 40zDicTator,

I got him in to guns, trained him in the 4 laws, and started teaching him to shoot. I turned him on the this GREAT site also, He is a GREAT student and learns VERY quickly... He is about 20 years younger than me and will most likely be outshooting me pretty soon.

Congrats on the new 1911 40z, I can not WAIT to get out and shoot that thing with you. :dancingbananna:


I am also interested in the answer to the bull barrel and the clean fire ammo thing.
This is the gun he purchased
http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?version=28

Looks like a mighty fine shooter... :biglaugh:
 

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Darned nice looking gun. It ought to do you right when your 10 days are over with. Congratulations.
 

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40z, I am not a trp owner but I will try to answer a few of the questions.

Hi, I just purchased a new TRP Operator 1911 from a local gun store and now I am in my 10 day waiting period. I have a few questions.
What is a "Bull Barrell" and what is the difference between it and a standard barrel?
A bull barrel does not use a bushing. The barrel is fitted straight to the slide. I am personally not a big fan of this as i like to be able to replace a bushing to tighten it up if and when it may be needed, but some like it and chances are if you have to ask it probably won't matter to you. Not meant as an insult.

How many rounds to "Break it in?"
I would not expect a trp to really need breaking in, but some guns do and it depends on the gun and how tight it is. If you put a few hundred rounds through it and there are no problems then you should be fine. Wait and see if you do have problems and go from there.

Does anyone have this gun and what is your feedback on it?
Maybe some trp owners can chime in here.

What light are you guys using, if any, on the rail?
Again, I don't have a trp but I have an insight m3 and love it. It's a highly recommended tac light. :

http://www.shootersplus.com/handgun_lights

I linked to zack's site as he has good prices and is an excellent person, he has the shooters plus forum below.

I just purchased some lawman .45 ACP 230 grain CLEANFIRE FMJ for break-in and practice. What is the difference in the "cleanfire" and standard ammo? (The cleanfire was $30 more for 1000 rounds.)
You got me, maybe cleaner burning powder?

Thanks for your time..
-Frank
NP, we want pics when you get it.:)
 

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Alright, thanks again guys.

Ill definately post pics when I bring her home.

One question about the tac light - Do all light rails have the same measurements or is there different sizes for glocks and 1911? I think I want a light.
 

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Cleanfire is probley Leadfree stuff
 

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Alright, thanks again guys.

Ill definately post pics when I bring her home.

One question about the tac light - Do all light rails have the same measurements or is there different sizes for glocks and 1911? I think I want a light.
Most of the guns either 1911 or otherwise have a picatinny rail, there are some exceptions. I'm sure that's what yours is, just make sure you get one that fits on a picatinny rail.
 

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Thanks again for the info!
 

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122.5 more hours.....................
 

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Damn that Sucks
 

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I had one for a while, was a great gun, no special break in needed. Rail held my Streamlight perfectly. I think any ammo will work fine. I reload so don't have any strong opinions after that.
I sold it only to get cash to buy a Fusion, never had a single problem. The bull barrel is a little tricky to field strip but after you get the hang of it, no problems. You will need to manufacture a small pin out a a paper clip. You will need to cut it to length. This is used in slide removal. You would think it would be supplied but it wasn't with mine.

You are going to like your new piece.
 

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Tell me about it, Bud.

usmcmp, thankyous!

Snagglepuss, Thanks, I did have that question in mind, how to field strip without the bushing.. but I am sure the salesman will give me a once over before I bring it home. Maybe he will even show me how make a papaer clip pin..

Another question, If I do buy a light/lazer for the rail, is there any holster that will accomidate it? I am pretty new to all this so I am not sure where I want to holster it, I am open to suggestions. I think small of back might be best since I live in Sothern Cali and it is always T shirt weather. Not that I plan to carry all the time, but it would be nice to have a holster to train from.
 

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Trp is a good gun .. glad we dont have the wait here .. if i had spare cash i would be picking up my other 1911 off layaway this weekend
 

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Another question as I sit and wait (117.5 hours left)

What is the differences between the TRP and the TRP Operator? Besides the rail..
 

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44 hours and 50 minutes till I get to bring her home.
 

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MAN! That was the longest 240 hours ever!

Anyway, I shot 200 rounds at the range and had a couple problems. I guess I wasn't slamming the magazine in hard enough ( I was told by the salesman,) because twice after the first round the magazine came out. Another problem happened twice also, the case ejected but the round didn't come up from the magazine ( both times with the Chip McCormick 8 round magazines). I ejected the magazine and pushed on the cartridge, it seemed like it was stuck on the cartridge underneath - had to push pretty hard to get it out. Both times.. Anything Im doing wrong? Anyway the last 100 rounds went smoothly..

Here is a picture of the gun, dirty after 200 rounds, and my mags, 2 7's and 2 8's, and a target I shot at 15 feet as fast as I could - and still be combat accurate, all 4 magazines, 30 rounds.. check it out.



Time to start cleaning. :wavey:
 

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The TRP has been my main carry and working gun for the past 3 years, I always fall back on it and prefer it over all my others. I'm actually gearing up to send it back to Springfield for another A-Kote. Only difference between the TRP and TRP Operator is the rail. Best advice I can give for it, is to ditch the included magazines and go for some Wilson's. If you're going to carry, I've found nothing to be more comfortable than the Milt Sparks VM2.
 

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Just a side note on the bull barrel. If indeed you were to shoot the gun enough to make the barrel to slide fit sloppy, you can have a smith install a bushing and regular style barrel. The slide is cut for a bushing, at least mine was and if not I would assume a good smith could do it for you. I almost went that route with my TRP Operator but I figured if it gets loose someday and an oversized bull barrel can't be fit, i'll make the switch at that point.

Enjoy!
 
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