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First Shots: New TRP Models From Springfield Armory

Springfield Armory has refreshed the popular TRP line of professional-level 1911s. The TRP is based on the Springfield Armory Professional 1911, which was originally chosen for use by the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, and now the line has been refreshed to offer six new .45 ACP models with a wide range of new features.

The TRP platforms are specifically designed and built for demanding 1911 enthusiasts. Each pistol begins with a forged frame and slide for strength and durability. Each pair is the hand-selected for slide-to-frame fit and numbered to marry them with their matching components throughout the build process. The result is a premium fit, with refined blending and rock-solid performance.

“The TRP has long been one of the most respected 1911 pistols not only in the Springfield line but also in the broader 1911 community,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “With these new TRP variants, Springfield Armory is taking a proven classic into the 21st century.”

Providing an additional touch of custom detail, all TRP pistols feature sighting plane serrations along the top of the slide. The result is an attractive touch that offers the shooter an enhanced sight picture and maximum light diffusion. Also on top of the slide is a tritium three-dot sight system for a clear sight picture under any lighting environment.

Springfield Armory chose VZ Grips and their combat-ready Hydra series of grips for the new TRP pistols. The deep relief channels provide aggressive purchase without being overly sharp, while exposing the layers and patterns of the G-10 material. In addition, all TRP pistols feature 20 lines per inch (LPI) checkering on the frame for an enhanced grip with either wet or gloved hands.

The six .45 ACP models are made up of two Classic models, two Rail models and two Carry Contour models. The Classic pistols are offered in 5 inch and 4.25 versions, with both featuring all-steel construction as well as two-piece magazine wells. The Rail models are offered in Black or Coyote Brown finishes. These are both 5 inch all-steel guns with two-piece magazine wells and a Picatinny rail on the dustcover for adding lights, lasers or other accessories.  The final two Carry Contour (CC models) feature 4.25 inch barrels along with a bobbed, lightweight aluminum frame for ease of concealment. These two variants, which do not feature extended magazine wells, are also offered in Black or Coyote Brown.

Springfield Armory TRP Models

TRP Classic 5 inch and TRP Classic 4.25 inch have an MSRP of $1,899, with the TRP Rail 5 inch Black, 5 inch Coyote Brown and TRP CC 4.25 inch Black and TRP CC 4.25 inch Coyote Brown have an MSRP of $1,999. For more information on these new pistols or other products from Springfield Armory, please visit

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