Springfield Armory 1911 TRP 10MM
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Springfield Armory’s most elite production 1911, now available in the potent 10mm cartridge. Two new 10mm TRP™ Operator® models – one with a 5-inch barrel, and a longslide with a 6-inch barrel – deliver tactically proven engineering, greater terminal velocity and now more stopping power.
The TRP™ (Tactical Response Pistol) line is based on the custom Professional Model™ that met the stringent specifications to win the FBI’s coveted HRT 1911 pistol contract. Until now, Springfield’s TRP Operator 1911s were available in .45 ACP only. Since its introduction, the TRP has become the standard for serious fighting handguns – a tradition the feature-rich 10mm models continue.
Forged steel frames and slides are precision fitted to Match Grade stainless steel barrels with fully supported ramps. Frames and slides are coated in Black-T®, a self-lubricating, highly corrosion resistant finish that is engineered to shield the firearm from the heaviest use and toughest conditions. Integrated three-slot accessory rails allow rock-solid attachment of lights and lasers. Sights are 3-dot tritium nightsights, featuring a tactical-rack rear in the 5” version, and a fully adjustable rear in the 6” model.
The Octo-Grip™ front strap and mainspring housing coupled with G10 VZ Grips® assure a confident hold. Once the ambidextrous safety lever is flipped, the Springfield Armory Gen 2 Speed Trigger, tuned to a crisp 4.5- to 5-pound pull, delivers custom-grade feel and performance. The 10mm recoil is tamed by properly balancing the recoil impulse with a heavier slide/barrel combination in conjunction with an optimized recoil spring making it an unbelievably soft-shooting pistol. Each 10mm TRP Operator is shipped with two 8-round magazines.
The new 10mm TRP Operator models weigh in at 40 oz. (5-inch barrel) and 45 oz. (6-inch barrel), making these full-sized 1911 pistols soft-shooting and well-balanced options in a serious fighting handgun.
RECOIL SYSTEMGI Style, 18.5 lb Recoil Spring
SIGHTSSA Tactical Rack Rear, 3-Dot Tritium
WEIGHT (WITH EMPTY MAGAZINE)40 oz.
SLIDEForged Steel w Ball Cut & Front Serrations, Black-T® Finish
BARREL5" Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp w/ Bushings
GRIP TYPEVZ® Alien, Dirty Olive G-10
FRAMEForged Steel, Integral Accessory Rail, OCto-Grip™ Front Strap, Ambi Thumb Safety & Black-T® Finish
MAGAZINES2 - 8 Round, Stainless Steel
PC9510L18TRP™ 5” 10MM OPERATOR®
PC9610L18TRP™ 6” 10MM OPERATOR®