The Springfield Armory 1911 TRP (Tactical Response Pistol) is more or less a production version of the custom pistol demanded by the FBI. The model that won the 5,000 pistol contract back in 1988 had to meet stringent performance requirements like 2,500 rounds without stoppage and 1.5-inch groups from 25 yards with service ammunition. To make those things happen, the guns were built in Springfield Armory’s Custom Shop. Anytime you start hand fitting parts, the cost is going to go up – way up.
The TRP is a production gun with many of the same features. While it’s certainly not cheap with an MSRP of $1,646, it’s still a solid deal considering the weapon you get. Most everything in it is National Match grade including the forged frame, barrel, bushing, and two-piece guide rod for starters.