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I bought this TRP new last Summer. I love it and I've carried it a few times, but there were some things that bugged me and I needed to address.

First of all, I like the looks of a magwell but I don't like the way it protrudes the grip. I replaced it with a standard MSH and got rid of the Springfield ILS system in the process:





Next, the ambi safety had to go because I hate them (and yes, I now know how to properly and safely replace one). :smile: It's now wearing an Ed Brown Tactical which is incredibly slim:





Next up was a set of slim grips (with slim bushings to accommodate, of course). These are made by RAASCO.



It makes a HUGE difference in the profile of the gun and feels much better to me.



(I wish my camera did them justice)

Next, since I ditched the add-on magwell, I decided to bevel the magazine well on the frame. Handheld files and LOTS of patience. I still have some "beautifying" work to do on it, but it functions very well.



(Here it is with less camera glare)







After all of this, I was even inspired to toss together a little makeshift display stand for pictures, as seen above.

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Nice springer, I'm curious about those slim grip. I would definitely have to try them before I buy them, did it feel too thin when you first felt them ?
 

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Nice springer, I'm curious about those slim grip. I would definitely have to try them before I buy them, did it feel too thin when you first felt them ?
In my case, I've put them on every 1911 I've ever had. I loved the feel instantly.
 

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The TRP is a beautiful defensive pistol, but I totally agree with your taste. Those are nice cosmetic upgrades to an already fine pistol.
 

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Really nice! Thanks for the photos. :yup:
 

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Nice!
 

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With all you did to it, why didnt you just get a custom job?

Don't get me wrong, nice pistol...
 

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With all you did to it, why didnt you just get a custom job?

Don't get me wrong, nice pistol...
For one, I wanted to learn to do some things for myself. The local gunsmithing shop has a 3-month backlog, and frankly, I wasn't impressed the last time they did work for me (I had a sight fall off). Another thing is that if I start with a reliable pistol, then I have no problem doing primarily cosmetic things like this.
 
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