Springfield Armory just announced, roughly around midnight, a NEW 1911 TRP 10mm RMR! This pistol chambers the stout 10mm cartridge with the added benefit of a reflex optic such as the Trijicon RMR.
The 10mm Auto cartridge has seen a significant resurgence in the past couple years. It was just this past November that Springfield Armory announced their 1st 10mm handgun with the 1911 TRP 10mm. Those first iterations of a 10mm were offered in either a consumer’s choice of a 5″ or 6″ barrel. This will also hold true for the NEW TRP 10mm RMR models as well.
The complete specifications for these new models can be read below, as presented by Springfield Armory:
- Recoil System: GI Style Recoil Spring (5″ TRP – 18.5 Lbs. | 6″ TRP – 16 Lbs.)
- Sights: Trijicon® Red Dot, RMR Mount w/ Integrated Night Sights
- Slide: Forged Steel, Black-T Finish, Rear Cocking Serrations & Ball Cut
- Barrel: Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp w/ Bushings, Nitride Finish (5″ TRP) | Stainless Steel Match Grade, Fully Supported Ramp, Bull, Nitride Finish (6″ TRP)
- Frame: Forged Steel, Black-T Finish (5″ TRP) | Black-T OD-Green Finish (6″ TRP), Posi-Lock™ Front Strap & Mainspring Housing, Heavy Frame & TechWell Magwell
- Weight: 44 Ounces (5″ TRP) | 50 Ounces (6″ TRP)
- Height: 6.4″
- Overall Length: 8.6″ (5″ TRP) | 9.6″ (6″ TRP)
- Grip Type: 1.3″ (5″ TRP) | Black G10 (6″ TRP)
- Magazines: Two 9-Round, Stainless Steel w/ Slam Pad
- MSRP: $2,507.00 (5″ TRP) | $2,558.00 (6″ TRP)
As you can see from the stats above, the TRP 10mm RMR has a lot of similarities and differences between the 5″ TRP and 6″ TRP models. It is also impressive to note with the quality poured into these pistols that they are still $130 – $181 cheaper than the Kimber Super Jägare.
Springfield Armory has applied a lot of their stalwart craftsmanship into these pistols. They also had to meticulously choose a reflex sight manufacturer who aligned with their quality of production and accuracy standards. That lead them to Trijicon with their industry leading Ruggedized Miniature Reflex (RMR) red dot sight.
The Springfield Armory TRP 10mm RMR – one with a 5” barrel, and one with a 6” barrel – are now available with a Trijicon Ruggedized Miniature Reflex (RMR) sight specifically milled into the slide of Springfield Armory’s most elite production 1911.
Springfield Armory chose Trijicon, the proven leader in rugged red-dot optics, for its ability to stand up to the power of the formidable 10mm round. The sight is crafted from 7075-T6 aluminum to mil-spec standards and has a patented shape that absorbs impacts and diverts stresses away from the lens, increasing durability.
The 5” and 6” TRP 10mm RMRs feature forged National Match frames and slides, precision-fit to match-grade stainless steel fully supported barrels. Frames and slides are Black-T finished to withstand heavy use and harsh environments.
The front strap and mainspring housing are checkered in Posi-Lock™ for a firm yet comfortable hold. A TechWell Magwell/Grip System allows for rapid mag changes under stress without adding any more bulk to the contour of the gun. Once the ambidextrous safety lever is flipped, the Springfield Armory Gen 2 Speed Trigger, calibrated to a crisp 4.5- to 5-pound pull, provides an amazingly clean break. Recoil is managed through extra mass in the reciprocating assembly and frame, making the power of the 10mm round easy on the operator. Each TRP 10mm RMR is shipped with two 9-round magazines.
Take Springfield Armory’s most elite production platform, the TRP, and add a Trijicon Ruggedized Miniature Reflex optic, and you’ve got a critical-use 1911 like nothing else – the new TRP 10mm RMR.
The year 2018 is definitely the year of the 10mm for handguns, and Springfield Armory is providing this cartridge with a tremendous platform to continue to flourish. So now with choices of a 5″ barrel, 6″ barrel, RMR or no RMR… Is this a pistol you would add to your gun safe?…. Let us know in the comments below!