Rifleman Review: Springfield Armory 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR

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posted on April 1, 2020
Watch our Rifleman Review video above for all the details on the Springfield Armory TRP 10 mm.

Springfield Armory released a new addition to its existing 1911 TRP line with 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR pistol. Like the name suggests, this new 1911 TRP is chambered in the 10 mm cartridge and comes with a Trijicon RMR reflex sight pre-installed from the factory. It is very similar to the previous 10 mm 1911 TRP, the Springfield Armory 1911 TRP Operator Longslide in terms of its features and characteristics.

Like the Operator Longslide, the 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR has a longer 6” barrel versus the 5” typically found on other fullsize 1911 TRPs. It also has a machined forged-steel construction slide, barrel, and frame like the other 1911 TRP series. The National-Match barrel is fully supported with an integral ramp that fits into the frame to support reliable feeding and lockup. The trigger and hammer are skeletonized like on the previous Operator and other 1911 TRP series. It lacks the dust-cover mounted Picatinny rail segment found on the TRP Operator series, though.

The frame sports Springfield’s Posi-Lock ball-end cuts on the back-strap and front strap of the metal grip-frame that provide aggressive texturing for improved grip. The slide has a Springfield Back-T finish and the frame has a Green-T finish. G10 grip panels on the sides have a similar texturing and the left panel has scalloping near the magazine-release to allow for easier manipulation.

The bottom of the 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR has a mag funnel installed in the magazine well that both increases the grip length of the frame and provides a large flaring for the magazine well to make inserting the magazine easier and faster. It comes with an eight-round detachable magazine.

As revealed in the name and the most prominent feature of this new 1911 TRP is that the slide is cut for and come with a Trijicon RMR reflex-sight pre-installed. The Trijicon RMR is an open-top ridged reflex sight that has been on the market for several years now. It has a single piece of forged aluminum for its fame construction.

The specific RMR model shown on this 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR is the Type 2 Adjustable LED, which features a positive and negative marked button on either side of the sight-frame to allow the user to manually adjust the red-dot brightness setting. The RMR is powered by a single CR2032 battery installed under the sight.

The RMR provides a fast sight-picture with its red-dot reticle that has gained popularity in the past few years in use on handguns. As a backup to the RMR, the 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR has raised front and rear sights to allow the user to view the sights through the lower portion of the RMR sight-window. These raised sights also are also made by Trijicon and are night sights with tritium vials inserted giving a luminecent three-dot sight-picture for low-light visibility.

To learn more about this Springfield Armory 1911 TRP 10 mm, check out our Rifleman Review video above. For more information on the Springfield Armory 1911 TRP 10 mm RMR, visit springfield-armory.com.

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