Gun Report

Springfield Armory Light Rail Armory Kote .45 ACP

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The TRP would sell for much more from a custom gunsmith. The only difference might be a crisper trigger and a more deeply blended magazine well.

Springfield Armory Light Rail Armory Kote .45 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The fully-adjustable rear sight with tritium inserts was melted deep into the slide. Composite grips featured unique ridges and a relief to guide the thumb to the magazine release.
Creating a deeper bevel on the magazine guide, such as on the custom pistol above, would be one of the few refinements we might want on the TRP.
The supplied pin for capturing the recoil spring inside the reverse plug was too large. We improvised with a bent wire, but we're not sure a self-defense gun should require this type of part for field maintenance.

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