If you are a big 1911 fan, you have probably heard of Springfield Armory’s Professional Model 1911. And if you have ever wanted one, you have probably heard the stories of the being on a waitlist for two or more years while they build your Professional Model by hand. Luckily, Springfield created a solution to the problem: Why not factory produce a pistol to the exact same specifications? So, Springfield began producing the TRP. Built to the same specs as the FBI contract professional model, the Tactical Response Pistol (TRP) is about half the cost with no waiting list. Amazingly, you will not sacrifice much in performance and durability.
The stainless match-grade barrel contrasts brightly against the TRP’s smooth, black Armory Kote finish. The finish, evenly distributed over the forged-steel frame and slide, gives very little reflection, making it easy to focus on the adjustable Tritium rear sights regardless of environmental lighting. The G10 composite grip panels not only afford good adhesion but also fit the style of the tactical-duty weapon. Combined with the checkered front and back straps, you should not have any problems with keeping a good grip, even with sweaty palms. Probably one of best parts is the integral accessory rail that allows you to attach a hands-free light or laser for easy target identification and acquisition.
If you are looking for a 1911 that delivers great performance but also stands out from the millions of other 1911 models, check out the TRP; you will not be disappointed.