Springfield Armory TRP

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for Springfield Armory’s TRP series pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

Springfield Armory‘s TRP is a full-size 1911-style pistol built on a forged national match carbon steel frame with a forged national match carbon steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP. (“TRP” stands for Tactical Response Pistol.”) Springfield says this model includes many of the features found on it FBI contract custom pistol, including:

  • A 5″ stainless steel match-grade barrel and bushing;
  • fixed low-profile combat tritium sights;

    Springfield Armory TRP Black Armory Kote photo

    The TRP with the black finish.

  • a fully checkered front strap and mainspring housing (20 LPI);
  • angled grip serration on the slide fore and aft;
  • a two-piece full-length guide rod;
  • a wide-mouth magazine well;
  • a long, tuned, aluminum, match-grade trigger;
  • an ambidextrous safety;
  • G10 composite grips;
  • two seven-round stainless steel magazines with slam pads; and
  • your choice of a satin stainless steel or Armory Kote teflon finish.

Springfield also offers the TRP Operator model, which features adjustable low-profile combat tritium sights, an accessory rail, a one-piece full-length guide rod with a reverse recoil spring plug, and either the black Armory Kote finish or a tactical gray finish

Springfield Armory TRP Operator gray right side photo

The TRP Operator with the gray frame.


Update: Springfield now also offers a limited edition Chris Kyle TRP Operator model. Kyle reportedly carried a TRP Operator in combat. Each gun features a unique laser-engraved serial number ranging from CK0001 through CK1000, and an American flag engraved in the black-gray G10 grips. The pistol comes in a custom and serialized mahogany presentation case with a memorial copy of the best-selling book, American Sniper (signed by Taya Kyle), a .999% pure silver Chris Kyle limited edition challenge coin and a Springfield Armory certificate of authenticity. Springfield is auctioning off the first Chris Kyle pistol and donate all proceeds to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. It will begin shipping the pistol once the auction ends May 21, 2016.

The Specs

Model Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Weight
TRP .45 ACP 7+1 5″ 8.5″ 5.7″ 42 oz.
TRP Operator .45 ACP 7+1 5″ 8.5″ 5.5″ 45 oz.

MSRP: $1,646 (TRP)
MSRP: $1,730 (TRP Operator)
MSRP: $2,495 (Chris Kyle TRP Operator)

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Springfield Armory Chris Kyle TRP Operator package photo

The Chris Kyle TRP Operator package.

Springfield Armory Chris Kyle TRP Operator left front photo

The Chris Kyle TRP Operator from the left.

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