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13th February 2008, 13:46
I remember reading some where that the TRP was not legal in IDPA matches, did I read wrong?
27th February 2008, 07:26
I don't believe that the springer with the 5" bull barrel is legal for IDPA.
28th February 2008, 17:20
I have a TRP, but it doesn't have a bull barrel. I shoot it in IDPA, but have found that with certain grip/mag/FLGR combinations, it goes over the weight limit. I'm betting you read about a TRP operator...which looks like it would easily exceed the limit.
28th February 2008, 18:55
It sure is a nice pistol, and I understand the need for the rules, but I don't see how it gives someone any real advantage.
28th February 2008, 19:32
Probably not any advantage for me, an average shooter, but the guys that operate "out there" on the excellence scale-they measure improvements in pretty tiny amounts. The extra weight hanging out there might save only .01 per string, but over several strings or courses, that can add up to the second or so that wins the match. I just set the gun up to fit the rules, and enjoy the game. I know that it would take more than a few fractions of an ounce of metal to make a difference to me, and you have to have a limit somewhere...so 41 it is.
3rd March 2008, 19:56
Any 5" bull barrel 1911 is not legal in IDPA CDP class. For the 5" TRP with the standard dustcove and no bull barrel it becomes a matter of weight as jhp147 pointed out. I use a TRP and have replaced the FLGR with a conventinal GI configuration. It runs just fine and I'm on the ragged edge for weight limit. :scared:
3rd March 2008, 21:43
Headhog, I don't know what grips you like or use, but if you are looking for something light, I was running the Falcon Industries Ergo grips as the lightest I could find and believe I could still make weight with a FLGR and Wilson mags.
3rd March 2008, 22:11
Headhog, I don't know what grips you like or use, but if you are looking for something light, I was running the Falcon Industries Ergo grips as the lightest I could find and believe I could still make weight with a FLGR and Wilson mags. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm now using the factory grips, but I will check out the Falcon's. It can't hurt to save a little bit more! As for the FLGR, I don't miss it and it's easier to take down without it. I always have bushing wrench handy, but seem to loose those goofy allens wrenches. :p
3rd March 2008, 22:35
I always have bushing wrench handy, but seem to loose those goofy allens wrenches.
Yep, that is why I ditched it for a one-piece. The grips are about 22 bucks a set (I use the hard plastic style) and are slightly thinner than regular grips, but you don't need to change bushings.
All keeping that TRP okay on the scales.
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