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gates
November 20, 2013, 00:23
Springer Pro!

I have a Baer SS Stinger, I've owned a Wilson CQB, if you are on a budget and can deal with a heavy pistol, an old school (2005) Springer TRP, full rail, is a tack driver - amazing how much these pistols have gone up in price - I paid about $1600 for my Pro (used in primo condition), and about $900 NIB for the TRP Operator...

SPEEDGUNNER
November 20, 2013, 06:47
Springfield offers a great selection of well made good shooting 1911's. I bought my first Springfield back in the 90's when they were new to the market. A stainless 5" Government Model. $400 OTD. I still have it, a few tweaks later and it is a sweetheart. I have since added a TRP (wow, talk about smooth) and I just picked up an early (1999) 1911-A1 Loaded Champion in .40 S&W. I also had a Loaded Parkerized at one point, but it was so close to the TRP it didn't make sense to keep it. My son has a LW Operator, and it is doll baby as well.

Nice guns, great customer service.

Enjoy.

Tuhlmann
November 20, 2013, 21:07
This thread is a worthless waste of cyberspace without pics.

Aeroscout
November 20, 2013, 21:35
1st series Kimber Custom Classic with Clackamas OR roll mark.....Sweetest 1911 I have ever owned/fired.

Heat
December 12, 2013, 16:05
Para USA 1911--
http://i41.tinypic.com/2h4x9c0.jpg

olgunner
December 12, 2013, 23:53
I love Colt Commanders and this '82 is the one I choose to carry. I've got...well, a bunch...of 1911s, but this is the one I'd want with me if I ever really needed it.
I guess that makes it my favorite.

With good mags (currently Wilson ETMs) it runs as well as any 1911 I've owned, it points exactly where I look, and it remains on target right through the trigger break. I've honestly only found a few pistols that have ever fit me like this one--from the holster, the pistol instantly comes on target, every time. By the time I get on the front sight, it's only to confirm the sight picture that I already know is there. (The bar-and-dot sights were on it when I bought it. I wouldn't have selected them, but they surprised me. I've seen no reason to change them.)
It's not a match pistol, but it's damned easy to shoot well. A well-balanced, good-fitting pistol is a real pleasure.

Of course, it looks like crap. But, hell--I haven't aged all that well, either. :)

http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/OlGunner/WP_20131212_010_zps24713a85.jpg

00jeepxj
December 13, 2013, 19:09
Para USA 1911--
http://i41.tinypic.com/2h4x9c0.jpg

YES! I love my para and have close to a thousand rounds through it now... still fights me sometimes when i go to put her back together after cleaning.

45collector
December 17, 2013, 12:24
I'll have to take a pic of my series 80 bright nickel plated Colt.

and here it is...

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/harty_john/my%20stuff/colt-sampw002.jpg

Timber Wolf
December 17, 2013, 12:41
I've honestly only found a few pistols that have ever fit me like this one--from the holster, the pistol instantly comes on target, every time. By the time I get on the front sight, it's only to confirm the sight picture that I already know is there.

My Browning HP is like that. It just fits and I shoot it very well. Makes me look like I know what I am doing.

Militiaman
December 18, 2013, 21:06
This is my favorite 1911, and I'm actually thinking about trading it. It's used, but in good condition. What do you guys think is a fair price for it? Here are a couple of pics.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh236/Militiaman55/TRPOperatorNL_zps6e7ed10e.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/Militiaman55/media/TRPOperatorNL_zps6e7ed10e.jpg.html)

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh236/Militiaman55/TRPOperator_zpsa46a7ba6.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/Militiaman55/media/TRPOperator_zpsa46a7ba6.jpg.html)

Thanks!
Rob.

olgunner
December 18, 2013, 23:11
This is my favorite 1911, and I'm actually thinking about trading it. It's used, but in good condition. What do you guys think is a fair price for it? Here are a couple of pics.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh236/Militiaman55/TRPOperatorNL_zps6e7ed10e.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/Militiaman55/media/TRPOperatorNL_zps6e7ed10e.jpg.html)

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh236/Militiaman55/TRPOperator_zpsa46a7ba6.jpg (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/Militiaman55/media/TRPOperator_zpsa46a7ba6.jpg.html)

Thanks!
Rob.

Nice TRP. Looks to be in very nice shape.
It's a popular model, although I personally prefer the fixed sight model.
Assuming it hasn't been hacked up internally, at first glance I'd expect $1300, maybe $1400 (not including the light).

Edited: I stand corrected. Just looked at gunbroker and see the railed version seems to be selling higher than I realized. Maybe $1700+?

Militiaman
December 19, 2013, 09:10
Thanks for the info.

I was thinking around $1500 would be fair. Like you, I prefer fixed sites over the adjustable target, one of the primary reasons I'm considering letting this go. I had a Kimber Gold Match with target sites get broken inside a range bag during transport. Doesn't inspire much confidence for durability.

Rob.

Aeroscout
December 19, 2013, 12:54
Thanks for the info.

I was thinking around $1500 would be fair. Like you, I prefer fixed sites over the adjustable target, one of the primary reasons I'm considering letting this go. I had a Kimber Gold Match with target sites get broken inside a range bag during transport. Doesn't inspire much confidence for durability.

Rob.

Getting rid of it because you don't like the target sights? Target sights are target sights...More moving parts...More things to go wrong....Combats sights are combat sights.......Less moving parts....Less to go wrong.....Put a set of Novak's or Bomar's on it and call it a day.

ETA: Then again...looking at how the grooves on the TRP are machined...maybe that is not so simple.....But I would look at replacing the sights before I threw a very sweet pistol under the bus.

ALL FAL
December 19, 2013, 20:50
Getting rid of it because you don't like the target sights? Target sights are target sights...More moving parts...More things to go wrong....Combats sights are combat sights.......Less moving parts....Less to go wrong.....Put a set of Novak's or Bomar's on it and call it a day.

ETA: Then again...looking at how the grooves on the TRP are machined...maybe that is not so simple.....But I would look at replacing the sights before I threw a very sweet pistol under the bus.

+1 Exactly what I would do.

STGThndr
December 20, 2013, 03:46
My favorite all time (and Ive had a few) 1911 was a electroless nickel Colt Combat Commander late 1970's production, fixed sights. As accurate as I and always reliable. It even worked when I swapped the .45 barrel for a 9mm bbl and mag. Swapped it back of course, it was only a test!
Alas I traded it off to a friend, who, being wiser than I, refuses to trade or sell it back. As my sainted Scotch-Irish Mother (now resting in glory with our ancestors) used to say "Old too soon, smart too late"....

JohnnyV1966
December 20, 2013, 08:52
Nice Pistol with all the right options.

Springfield makes great 1911's with Forged receivers. Recently I shot one of their Range Officer models and found it to be incredibly accurate.

The only thing I have to question about the TRP is why they put those great adjustable sights so far forward giving up the advantage of a longer sight radius?

Timber Wolf
December 20, 2013, 13:04
My favorite all time (and Ive had a few) 1911 was a electroless nickel Colt Combat Commander late 1970's production, fixed sights. As accurate as I and always reliable. It even worked when I swapped the .45 barrel for a 9mm bbl and mag. Swapped it back of course, it was only a test!
Alas I traded it off to a friend, who, being wiser than I, refuses to trade or sell it back. As my sainted Scotch-Irish Mother (now resting in glory with our ancestors) used to say "Old too soon, smart too late"....

You would have to bring that up. I traded one just like that straight across for a NIB Beretta 92. The Beretta 92 is still ASNIB and the Colt long gone.:cry::cry:

gates
December 21, 2013, 02:05
MMAN - I'd check Gun Broker before you listed that - I have both the Pro and the TRP you own - I was shocked at what people are asking, and the Feds say there is no inflation... BULLSHIT! I traded for a used pristine Pro in 2004, paid about $1700 - same used gun seems to be going for around $3k today - some jackass on GB is trying hawk a beat to shit, high rd count Pro for over $5K right now...

The gun ABOVE it was on ARMSLIST a month or two ago, NIB, WITH Ivory handles for $2800-$2900 - that gun is now on GB for $4k, last guy sold it too cheap. Do your research - Springers ARE nice pistols, I'd say what you posted is probably worth $1700-$1900.

olgunner
December 21, 2013, 16:11
MMAN - I'd check Gun Broker before you listed that - I have both the Pro and the TRP you own - I was shocked at what people are asking, and the Feds say there is no inflation... BULLSHIT! I traded for a used pristine Pro in 2004, paid about $1700 - same used gun seems to be going for around $3k today - some jackass on GB is trying hawk a beat to shit, high rd count Pro for over $5K right now...

The gun ABOVE it was on ARMSLIST a month or two ago, NIB, WITH Ivory handles for $2800-$2900 - that gun is now on GB for $4k, last guy sold it too cheap. Do your research - Springers ARE nice pistols, I'd say what you posted is probably worth $1700-$1900.

I agree GB is a great source for market values, but make sure you search completed auctions (under "advanced search") to find out what they're actually selling for--not what people are asking for them.
You also need to make sure you're comparing apples to apples. A catalog-listed TRP might look like something from the pro shop, but they're gonna sell at much different levels.

I know I'm not telling anyone anything they don't already know, but think it's important to maintain realistic expectations.

Militiaman
December 22, 2013, 08:42
Thanks a lot for the info and insight fellas!

randyj
December 23, 2013, 15:29
carried a colt commander pre 70's for a long time, worked perfect since I bought it new and always shot where I pointed it. now I shoot and carry a pre series II stainless kimber I bought in 99. put thounds of rounds through it in PPC, uspsa, idpa matches and practice. only issue was a broken pin on the org. bomar rear sight, kimber made good and replace the rear sight with one of thiers (wish they left the org bomar and just repaired it) but all is good.
now I've been shooting a built up by me, a complete springfield upper on a philapino frame from sarco I put together. never skipped a beat and is on its way to the next carry gun. hell, I have complete confidence and would trust my life to it now.
randyj

Heat
December 23, 2013, 22:29
YES! I love my para and have close to a thousand rounds through it now... still fights me sometimes when i go to put her back together after cleaning.

I love mine. Never a jam, simple classic setup and priced right!