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 Springfield TRP two peice guide rod
drop_zone  [Team Member]
8/16/2012 9:51:29 PM
Im not wild about the two peice rod. Sometimes it unscrews abit. Which one peice guide would work? Can I us any rod for a full size 1911
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pepperbelly  [Team Member]
8/16/2012 10:02:12 PM

Just replace it with a GI guide rod setup. The FLGR doesn't add anything and makes it harder to field strip.
If you want to keep it any FLGR will fit. I think the 1-piece and 2 piece use different plugs.
drop_zone  [Team Member]
8/16/2012 10:09:40 PM
Originally Posted By pepperbelly:

Just replace it with a GI guide rod setup. The FLGR doesn't add anything and makes it harder to field strip.
If you want to keep it any FLGR will fit. I think the 1-piece and 2 piece use different plugs.


what does the FL stand for in FLGR.

Got it Full lenth

Wildbill990  [Member]
8/17/2012 12:54:09 AM
In the future I'm considering a Springfield champion 1911 and didn't like the 2 pc flgr that comes with it so I've been looking at alternatives. Wilson comat makes a nice alternative but u still need a paperclip/pin. Dawson precision make an ingenious solution I found. It's tooless and They make it for bushing barrel or bull barrel. It's $70 compared to the Wilson which is $40 but if u don't mind the price it's a good solution.
coalmen  [Member]
8/17/2012 1:37:48 AM
Run with USGI setup IMO. Solved.
Duramax33  [Member]
8/17/2012 12:23:28 PM
You can only use the USGI as long as it's a non bull barrel gun because otherwise there isn't a bushing to use.
M4  [Life Member]
8/17/2012 2:37:24 PM
Newb question, but what's the problem with the TRP's 2 piece guide rod?

skipsan  [Member]
8/17/2012 2:48:32 PM
Originally Posted By M4:
Newb question, but what's the problem with the TRP's 2 piece guide rod?



My experience:

1). The thing would unscrew during use unless loctite was used

2). The spring plug had a sharp edge that would slice my thumb during reassembly

3) An extra tool was required for disassembly

4) it served no known useful purpose over the classic g.i. guide rod and plug

M4  [Life Member]
8/17/2012 3:56:25 PM

Originally Posted By skipsan:
Originally Posted By M4:
Newb question, but what's the problem with the TRP's 2 piece guide rod?



My experience:

1). The thing would unscrew during use unless loctite was used

2). The spring plug had a sharp edge that would slice my thumb during reassembly

3) An extra tool was required for disassembly

4) it served no known useful purpose over the classic g.i. guide rod and plug



Interesting.

Just got my 1st 1911, a TRP.
FreeJersey  [Member]
8/17/2012 5:06:39 PM
I didn't have any trouble with mine unscrewing but, it did slice up my thumb pretty good. It has been replaced with a Wilson Combat GI setup.
tstud  [Team Member]
8/17/2012 11:44:30 PM
First modification I made to my TRP, GI set up all the way.

Followthehollow  [Team Member]
8/18/2012 8:48:47 PM
Originally Posted By Duramax33:
You can only use the USGI as long as it's a non bull barrel gun because otherwise there isn't a bushing to use.


The slide is cut for a bushing though.
It of course would require fitting, but the TRP Operators will take a standard setup
1911smith  [Team Member]
8/18/2012 9:10:26 PM
Sure would like to have all the FLGRs you guys don't want.

I couldn't give anything for them but I'm sure I could find them good homes.

IM for my address.
gotuonpaper  [Member]
8/18/2012 9:39:52 PM
Originally Posted By Wildbill990:
In the future I'm considering a Springfield champion 1911 and didn't like the 2 pc flgr that comes with it so I've been looking at alternatives. Wilson comat makes a nice alternative but u still need a paperclip/pin. Dawson precision make an ingenious solution I found. It's tooless and They make it for bushing barrel or bull barrel. It's $70 compared to the Wilson which is $40 but if u don't mind the price it's a good solution.



I have a TRP Operator and this is exactly what I am doing the OEM setup in my opinion is the weak point of this gun.
glazer1972  [Life Member]
9/8/2012 1:16:45 AM
GI Rod and Plug.
jtberry1  [Member]
9/8/2012 8:32:03 AM
I put a Wilson FLGR in mine
StagArmslower  [Team Member]
9/8/2012 8:39:07 AM
I cut the rod on the front and locktate the tread. There is about 1/8" left in the Allen wrench cavity to unscrew it but now I can dissemble it without that
pspencer  [Member]
9/8/2012 9:13:56 AM
I have a TRP, I swapped the 2 piece for a Wilson Combat stainless GI plug and guide rod. It works fine, no change in accuracy whatsoever and now I can take it down without tools. I got mine through Brownells.
rkrk  [Member]
9/13/2012 12:59:56 AM
Originally Posted By Followthehollow:
Originally Posted By Duramax33:
You can only use the USGI as long as it's a non bull barrel gun because otherwise there isn't a bushing to use.


The slide is cut for a bushing though.
It of course would require fitting, but the TRP Operators will take a standard setup


I have a TRP Operator (with bull barrel) and would like to go to a GI set up to rid myself of the need to use a tool to field strip the gun. Short of opening up the slide where the barrel sticks out or replacing the barrel with a non-bull barrel what kind of fitting are you talking about. Sorry if the question is obvious.

thanks in advance
rich

Gregory_K  [Team Member]
9/13/2012 7:04:17 AM
Originally Posted By rkrk:
Originally Posted By Followthehollow:
Originally Posted By Duramax33:
You can only use the USGI as long as it's a non bull barrel gun because otherwise there isn't a bushing to use.


The slide is cut for a bushing though.
It of course would require fitting, but the TRP Operators will take a standard setup


I have a TRP Operator (with bull barrel) and would like to go to a GI set up to rid myself of the need to use a tool to field strip the gun. Short of opening up the slide where the barrel sticks out or replacing the barrel with a non-bull barrel what kind of fitting are you talking about. Sorry if the question is obvious.

thanks in advance
rich



You will need to replace the barrel have it fit to the frame, slide and your new bushing to the slide barrel. Then you can install the USGI set up. Not worth it in my opinion.
rkrk  [Member]
9/13/2012 10:12:38 PM
Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
Originally Posted By rkrk:
Originally Posted By Followthehollow:
Originally Posted By Duramax33:
You can only use the USGI as long as it's a non bull barrel gun because otherwise there isn't a bushing to use.


The slide is cut for a bushing though.
It of course would require fitting, but the TRP Operators will take a standard setup


I have a TRP Operator (with bull barrel) and would like to go to a GI set up to rid myself of the need to use a tool to field strip the gun. Short of opening up the slide where the barrel sticks out or replacing the barrel with a non-bull barrel what kind of fitting are you talking about. Sorry if the question is obvious.

thanks in advance
rich



You will need to replace the barrel have it fit to the frame, slide and your new bushing to the slide barrel. Then you can install the USGI set up. Not worth it in my opinion.


Agreed. Not worth it. Thanks

remnard  [Member]
9/15/2012 2:31:27 PM
Originally Posted By drop_zone:
Originally Posted By pepperbelly:

Just replace it with a GI guide rod setup. The FLGR doesn't add anything and makes it harder to field strip.
If you want to keep it any FLGR will fit. I think the 1-piece and 2 piece use different plugs.


what does the FL stand for in FLGR.

Got it Full lenth


there you go
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