View Full Version : Just bought my first handgun! Brand spankin' new SA 1911 TRP in A-Kote!!

06-04-2012, 6:58 PM
Hi everyone! I've been looking for an new or almost new non-rail TRP for a little while since every dealer is out of stock in my area. So I go online today and BAM!! SoCal Gun just got a bunch of them in! A-Kote's and SS and the A-kote's are on special for $1,399! They have a few, so if you've been looking for one, hit them up.

The only issue is that to sell them in CA they have to sell them with the ugly (to me) brown wooden grips. So I talked to them and they were really helpful. They said that when I pickup the gun in 10 days I can literally walk out of the store, turn around, come back inside and they will swap the grips, for the nice grayish blue color ones that they are advertised with, free of charge!

The Beretta M9 was my primary weapon in Marine Cops, as I was a helicopter Crewchief/Aerial Gunner , but this is my first personal handgun. I've wanted a 1911 forever, and finally decided it was time to pull the trigger! ; )

Thanks for the help SoCal Gun!


06-04-2012, 7:18 PM
Congrats! you picked a GREAT one!!

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06-04-2012, 7:38 PM
Excellent choice! That's an awesome pistol. :)

06-04-2012, 7:42 PM
Well done

06-04-2012, 7:46 PM
Excellent choice. Congrats.

06-04-2012, 7:50 PM
Wow, you jumped in with both feet, didn't you

06-04-2012, 7:52 PM

06-04-2012, 8:03 PM
Wow, you jumped in with both feet, didn't you

Haha! Yeah i guess I did, didn't I! Thanks everyone!

I've kind of always been a, buy it right the first time, kind of guy. So when a friend came over and saw my basically new welding equip collecting dust, he offered to buy it all off me. I countered with a trade for his Kimber Custom TLE, haha! But while he was thinking it over I did my homework and decided that if I was going to finally get a 1911, like I've always wanted, I was going to do it right, no compromise. So I decided against the trade, and just bought the TRP!!

...I'll pay for most of it with the welding equip anyway! ; )

06-04-2012, 8:05 PM
Nice TRP... Enjoy it

06-04-2012, 8:10 PM
Man that looks Sweet! Congrats!

06-04-2012, 8:10 PM
Man that looks Sweet! Congrats!

06-04-2012, 9:19 PM
Very nice! You will like it!

06-04-2012, 9:55 PM
I'm jealous.

06-04-2012, 9:57 PM
epic sweetness


06-04-2012, 9:58 PM
Helluva first pistol. I'm jealous.

06-04-2012, 10:10 PM
First, thank you for your service to our country. Second, terrific choice for your first 1911. Great price too. Around my area we can't touch a TRP for less than $1500.

06-04-2012, 11:34 PM

06-04-2012, 11:44 PM
any pics of the other grip?

I love SA 1911s great gun enjoy!

06-05-2012, 12:34 AM
any pics of the other grip?

I love SA 1911s great gun enjoy!

It's just the standard TRP grips, but it looks so much better IMO.

This is NOT my gun, just an example:


06-05-2012, 12:44 AM
Very nice. I had one. It was accurate and fun to shoot.

06-05-2012, 6:16 AM
Great find! good price too.

06-05-2012, 6:51 AM
Congrats!!! Good choice and you will definitely enjoy shooting it. Mine is always with me when I hit up the range.

06-05-2012, 7:49 AM
Great choice! The TRP was what i went with for my first 1911. Was half rail so gad to pay a little extra for SSE but worth it to me. Congrats!

-Jae from my Photon 4G