Springfield Armory 1911 TRP Operator Legend Series Chris Kyle LTD Edition .45 ACP Pistol, Springfield PC9105LPCK
Springfield Armory designed a very unique 1911 TRP pistol, the Legend Series, with a carefully chosen set of features that model some of the same attributes Chris Kyle insisted on for his personal pistol. It features a five-inch stainless steel match grade barrel, low-profile three-dot Tritium combat sights, and black and gray G10 grips with an attractive American flag engraving. The frame and slide is constructed from a forged carbon steel with Black Nitride treatment for durability and corrosion resistance. A National Match full-length guide rod rounds out the 8.6-inch long government model 1911. This pistol ships with one seven-round stainless steel magazine with slam pad, a commemorative mahogany display case, pure silver Chris Kyle limited edition challenge coin, Springfield Armory certificate of authenticity, and a copy of Chris’s book, American Sniper, personally autographed by Taya Kyle.
In partnership with the Chris Kyle Foundation and the Kyle family, Springfield Armory® has introduced the Limited Edition Chris Kyle TRP™ Operator® as a part of the Legend Series of pistols.
A portion of the sales proceeds will provide direct support to the Chris Kyle FROG Foundation.
Why the TRP™?
While in combat, Chris chose the Springfield Armory® TRP™ for its reliable performance and toughness. In his best-selling book, American Sniper, he credits the TRP™ with saving his life.
“In 2004, I bought a Springfield TRP™ Operator®, which used a .45 caliber round. It had a 1911 body style, with custom grips and a rail system that let me add a light and laser combo. Black, it had a bull barrel and was an excellent gun – until it took a frag for me in Fallajuh. I was actually able to get it repaired – those Springfields are tough.”
AUCTION FOR SERIAL #0001 AT NRA ANNUAL MEETING 2016
Springfield Armory® placed the first Legend pistol on the auction site GunBroker.com on May 1, 2016.
Thanks to the support and generosity of gun enthusiasts across the country, the unique pistol’s bid price quickly skyrocketed from $500 to over $20,000.
Fortunately for other Springfield Armory® TRP™ enthusiasts, there are 999 other Legend Series pistols available now at gun stores across the country. The Legend Series pistols feature five-inch stainless steel match grade barrels, low-profile three-dot Tritium combat sights, and black and gray G10 grips with an attractive American flag engraving.
The slides are forged carbon steel with Black Nitride treatment for durability and corrosion resistance. A National Match full-length guide rod rounds out the 8.6-inch long government model 1911. Each pistol ships with one seven-round stainless steel magazine with slam pad.
A serialized 1 of 1,000 1911 TRP™
A presentation case included with the pistol
A Chris Kyle FROG Foundation commemorative coin
A copy of American Sniper autographed by Taya Kyle