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Old 03-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:09 AM
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LOL thanks I will totally take that as a compliment. I think your right that Bomar cut your thinking about would look a little big on a 4 inch gun. I am thinking about the serrations on the top of the slide on my guns too so that most def gets a thumbs up. What about the fully adjustable rear sight from Dawson or EGW? I have that one on my Champ. Bobtail is also growing on me for some reason. My gunsmith had one and I got to molest it
Which sights specifically? I'm thinking now of a fixed sight; Not sure which yet, but a solid black, 10-8 ledge or a Heine seems to be in the forefront..
the one thing I really don't like right now is the ridiculously tall front sight; common problem on commander length guns..
I am really anxious to get away from that particular problem.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:09 AM
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My TRP Champion is coming back from SACS with a 10-8 rear ledge and a gold bead front sight... i'll get pics up as soon as it returns. Hopefully late this week early next.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:11 AM
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My TRP Champion is coming back from SACS with a 10-8 rear ledge and a gold bead front sight... i'll get pics up as soon as it returns. Hopefully late this week early next.
'Looking forward to seeing that man..!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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Which sights specifically? I'm thinking now of a fixed sight; Not sure which yet, but a solid black, 10-8 ledge or a Heine seems to be in the forefront..
the one thing I really don't like right now is the ridiculously tall front sight; common problem on commander length guns..
I am really anxious to get away from that particular problem.
I talking about the low mount Novak cut rears that can adjust for wind and elevation. If your going fixed then 10-8

Front sight I always go Dawson but I actually just put a set of XS small white dot sight on my Compact 4" barrel and I am going to try those out.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:32 PM
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I talking about the low mount Novak cut rears that can adjust for wind and elevation. If your going fixed then 10-8

Front sight I always go Dawson but I actually just put a set of XS small white dot sight on my Compact 4" barrel and I am going to try those out.
Those are along the lines of what I was thinking as well, including poss the XS front..
I've actually considered the XS system, but am concerned about not having enough options avail.
in case the POA/ POI are off enough to need changes...
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With XS sights your not really aiming. It's more or less cover the target with the dot and shoot. If you still want to aim then XS wouldn't be right on that gun.

I put them on the compact because it was not as accurate as the champion and the front sight was too tall for the gun.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:56 PM
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With XS sights your not really aiming. It's more or less cover the target with the dot and shoot. If you still want to aim then XS wouldn't be right on that gun.

I put them on the compact because it was not as accurate as the champion and the front sight was too tall for the gun.
Come to think of it... The only time I tried the Big Dot XS was
on an NAA PUG... Needless to say, that's just a belly button gun w/ cool
night sights.. Lol.! I've often flirted w/ the idea of something like a black
10-8 sight, modified w/ a ball end mill for a large-ish U-channel in conjunction
with a Tritium XS Big Dot front.. 'Seems like it could be a great fast fire system if done correctly,
but sure would take some tinkering to get the elevation correct. Hmmm...
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:45 AM
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Blending my champion and an Ed Brown mainspring housing.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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Stainless loaded with some light modifications
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Stainless loaded with some light modifications
'Got any other pics of this one? 'Looks "Bobbed", but can't make it out..
'Nice, whats that finish on the SS, or is that just the lighting?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:09 AM
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'Got any other pics of this one? 'Looks "Bobbed", but can't make it out..
'Nice, whats that finish on the SS, or is that just the lighting?


It is bobbed, it's been bead blasted to give it a matte SS finish.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:08 AM
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It is bobbed, it's been bead blasted to give it a matte SS finish.
Very handsome gun.! The 1st pic almost had a bronzy tint, but
that seems to be my monitor.. I am going to "Bob" my .40 Champ shortly,
I just need to decide on finishes once it's done.. I believe I may do an HC
lower and Armory-Kote the upper and all controls.. 'Still un-decided.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:10 PM
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Very handsome gun.! The 1st pic almost had a bronzy tint, but
that seems to be my monitor.. I am going to "Bob" my .40 Champ shortly,
I just need to decide on finishes once it's done.. I believe I may do an HC
lower and Armory-Kote the upper and all controls.. 'Still un-decided.
That would definitely be a sharp setup
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:58 PM
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TRP Champion is back from SACS



Tool Steel sear and hammer
4-4.5lb trigger pull
dual recoil spring setup
10-8 front and rear sights

Any suggestions on how i can remove this gold paint from the lettering?

In hindsight, i should have had them remove the ambi and give me a Brown single sided thumb safety. Are single sided safeties pretty much drop in?
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:45 PM
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TRP Champion is back from SACS



Tool Steel sear and hammer
4-4.5lb trigger pull
dual recoil spring setup
10-8 front and rear sights

Any suggestions on how i can remove this gold paint from the lettering?

In hindsight, i should have had them remove the ambi and give me a Brown single sided thumb safety.
Are single sided safeties pretty much drop in?
I gotta say I think it's Very nice as is.. I'm looking @ it w/ my
smart phone so I guess I don't see the gold paint..
I guess it's A-Kote'd right?
You can take a Q-tip w/ Olive oil and lay a bit of (believe it or not..) olive oil into the lettering
and let it sit for a little bit... Dab it dry then use a real gentle hand and a magnifying glass, and "Pick" the
lettering to remove the paint with a dentists pick..
(Depending on the paint, some work better w/o the oil, but most work with..)
Be GENTLE and take your time are the rules..
As for a single safety being drop in.. Nope not really, sorry..

Your sights; Has your TRP got a standard Gov't/ Milspec rear sight groove and a staked on front?
Which 10-8 sights specifically are they?
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:18 AM
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That is very very sharp! I like!
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:07 AM
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I reassembled my Champion and headed to the range. After almost six months without shooting, I was all over the paper. However, the Champion performed flawlessly with a variety of ammunition and magazines.



Besides breaking the sharp edges and swapping out the pointless ILS, I replaced a few other key components.



I replaced the flimsy-looking Springfield guide rod with an EGW kit, though I was disappointed that it didnt fit flush with the front of the slide.



Slim grips are a must for me, so I installed slim grip-screw bushings and replaced the standard stocks with ivorywood panels from Esmeralda.



The stock trigger pull was stiff and creepy, so I installed a surplus Cylinder & Slide kit that I had on hand. I swapped the loose, sloppy Springfield trigger for an extra Armscor trigger, which was a better but still unsatisfactory fit.



Finally, I replaced the poorly fitting ambi-safety with a high-quality single-sided thumb safety from EGW.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:26 AM
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What kit did you use from egw to replace the recoil spring assembly in your champion?
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:29 PM
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I used the Springfield 4 Guide Rod & Spring Kit.



Its advertised as a drop-in replacement, but if the same kit is compatible with Officer models, that would explain why its slightly undersized.
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Question for you guys. I am looking at buying another pistol in the future and just would like some input. It is either going to be another XD in .45 or the Champion. I had an XD in a .40 with a 4" barrel but wasn't real impressed with it's accuracy. I had tried about 6-7 different brands of ammo and the one it liked the best was Magtech. Ended up selling it to my son-in-law and bought a 1911 government Taurus which I am well pleased with except for the weight issue. How is the champion on accuracy considering the shorter barrel?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:15 PM
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Question for you guys. I am looking at buying another pistol in the future and just would like some input. It is either going to be another XD in .45 or the Champion. I had an XD in a .40 with a 4" barrel but wasn't real impressed with it's accuracy. I had tried about 6-7 different brands of ammo and the one it liked the best was Magtech. Ended up selling it to my son-in-law and bought a 1911 government Taurus which I am well pleased with except for the weight issue. How is the champion on accuracy considering the shorter barrel?

I have a Champion Operator and I can shoot a ragged hole at 7 yards with it. Its pretty accurate if you do your part.

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Old 04-08-2012, 11:04 AM
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I gotta say I think it's Very nice as is.. I'm looking @ it w/ my
smart phone so I guess I don't see the gold paint..
I guess it's A-Kote'd right?

Your sights; Has your TRP got a standard Gov't/ Milspec rear sight groove and a staked on front?
Which 10-8 sights specifically are they?
Im not sure which 10-8 sights they are... Dave Williams picked them out for me at the Custom Shop.

The gun is indeed A-Kote...

Thanks for the kind words! Im looking for a set of grips that will look good as well as carry well. We'll see what I can find. The Pachmyr Grips are going on my 5" TRP sooner or later.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:41 AM
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that rear 10-8 looks like a .375" tall sight.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:11 PM
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Picked up a bright stainless champion with bull barrel last weekend. Has a short 1" guide rod that I am wanting to change to a full rod. Read here a Kimber Pro 4" will drop in, also saw that an EGW rod will work but not crazy about rod being a little short of end of plug..Cylinder and slide will cut one for gun if sent in to them. Any other choices for a drop in rod ?
Also need a ambi thumb safety, want a tactical style ( thin ) and in bright stainless to match my slide. Springfield Armory says theirs is matte, Kimber says matte, Cylinder and Slide is bead blasted. Do I have any choices for Bright tactical..

Thank You for any info
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