Just last November, Springfield Armory introduced their first-ever 10mm M1911 handgun. Hot on the heels of this recent release, their newest TRP 10mm pistols come with an added treat — integrated Trijicon RMRs.
Touted as Springfield Armory’s “most elite production M1911”, the TRP 10mm can be had in two versions: either with a 5” barrel or 6” barrel. Both versions feature forged National Match frames and slides, specially-designed to fit perfectly with their match-grade stainless steel barrels. The frames are in Black-T, a highly corrosion-resistant and self-lubricating finish, enabling them to withstand the punishment of heavy use and unforgiving environments.
Among the many providers of reflex sights, why did Springfield Armory choose Trijicon’s Ruggedized Miniature Reflex (RMR) sight? Their website had this to say: “Springfield Armory chose Trijicon, the proven leader in rugged red-dot optics, for its ability to stand up to the power of the formidable 10mm round. The sight is crafted from 7075-T6 aluminum to mil-spec standards and has a patented shape that absorbs impacts and diverts stresses away from the lens, increasing durability.” Apart from the RMR, the TRP also has integrated Tritium Night Sights. The TRP’s G-10 grips and front strap and mainspring housing are checkered with their patented Posi-Lock™, for a constant, solid hold on the pistol.
Considering the build quality, excellent features and the added bonus of the RMR, the TRP is competitively priced at $2507, a good $130 to $181 less than its closest rival, Kimber’s Super Jägare.
Recoil System: GI-Style 18.5 lb Recoil Spring
Overall Length: 8.6″ (5″ TRP) | 9.6″ (6″ TRP)
Weight: 44 Ounces (5″ TRP) / 50 Ounces (6″ TRP)
Slide: Forged steel, Black T-Finish, Rear cocking serrations and Ball Cut
Barrel: Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp w/Bushings, Nitride Finish
Frame: Forged Steel, Black T-Finish, Posi-Lock™ Front Strap & Mainspring Housing
Grip Type: 1.3″ (5″ TRP) / Black G10 (6″ TRP)
Sights: Trijicon Red Dot, RMR Mount with Integrated Night Sights
Magazines: Two 9-round, Stainless Steel with Slam Pad
MSRP: $2,507.00 (5″ TRP) / $2,558.00 (6″ TRP)