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Tripp Sisters Range Session

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 25,796 Senior Member
It's been awhile since I'd taken the Trip Sisters out to play. All that 1911 talk of the other thread forced me to get off my butt and take them for a range session.

This was a good thing as I didn't remember what ammo I had them zeroed for and I was curious as to how well they would shoot at 50 yards. So, under ominous skies, I packed up and headed for the range to check everything out.

The "Harlot"

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Is built on a 2011 frame and I designed her as a no frills target/comp gun. She can hold 18 rounds on .40 S&W and would even make a good carry gun.

"Perdition"

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Was designed to be a carry gun and for that, she works exceptionally well. Holding 10 rounds of .40 S&W, she conceals nicely and shoots wickedly.

With the approaching storm, I hurriedly set up shop and started with "Harlot" at 25 yards using 155gr Federal HST ammo.

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Shooting well, I ran a steel target to 50 yards and fired 3 rounds at the hanger pin, thinking I would strike low.

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Oops! Guess not. The gun is pretty spot on at 50 yards and put 3 rounds in 1.5" right where I was aiming. Good thing it's hardened steel!!!

Next, with rain falling in the distance, I set up "Perdition" at 25 yards with 155gr Federal HST as well. But, the 155gr ammo struck high.

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So, I switch to the 180gr Federal HST and gave that a try. Resulting in a better group and a good zero at 25 yards.

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As a last ditched effort, I repainted the 50 yard target and fired 3 rounds of the 180gr ammo at the same steel hanger pin with "Perdition". I figured the combat sights and shorter sight radius would hamper my group............and I was wrong.

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So, what we have here are two completely different guns designed by me and built by one amazing gun builder that shoot IDENTICALLY, regardless the different barrel length, bullet weight, frame, and sights.

Tripp is flat amazing.
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

Replies

  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Okay, here goes the gas on the fire ...

    Tripp products put 95% of all other custom 1911s in their place. I would trade all of my 1911s (as long as I could keep just my 1st ever 1911) for 1 full size Tripp custom before Virgil is no longer able to build them ...
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,190 Senior Member
    Just piss off! I don't like you anymore.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,700 Senior Member
    Daymm
    Zee man you have a couple of beauties there.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I like the 1911.
    I refuse to acknowledge a plastic 1911 type pistol with a plastic trigger. It's simply morally wrong.

    That and the chambering inspired her name.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    I gotta say, the .40 S&W shooting so well at 50 yards out of a 1911 kinda opens the whole 10mm Longslide conundrum for me again.

    Not doing another custom build. But, maybe an RIA 10mm Longslide?

    Edit: just looked at one on Bud's. At $900+...........never mind.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    I like Perdition a lot.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    They shoot as good as they look.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,190 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Not doing another custom build. But, maybe an RIA 10mm Longslide?
    My absolute favorite handgun is my 10mm Kimber Target II. Not because it is 10mm, but because me and her shoot so well together. I am not a handgun guy, but me and her are in harmony.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
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  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,225 Senior Member
    I like those!

    Why have you been hiding them?

    👏

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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,255 Senior Member
    WOW! Just WOW!!
    I really like sisters!!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    I like those!

    Why have you been hiding them?

    They've been around for awhile. Debuting a couple forum crashes ago, or so. Just been tucked away the last few years while I toyed with other enterests in guns. But, the world environment has brought to my mind that the ability to reach across a distance of space........accurately............might not be so far fetched anymore.

    The Sisters are able to do that. I think they may be up to bat.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,613 Senior Member
    Beautiful guns, the both of them. And nice B&W photography too!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,572 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I gotta say, the .40 S&W shooting so well at 50 yards out of a 1911 kinda opens the whole 10mm Longslide conundrum for me again.

    Not doing another custom build. But, maybe an RIA 10mm Longslide?

    Edit: just looked at one on Bud's. At $900+...........never mind.

    Don't be discouraged. Keep looking long enough, lightning can strike. Just ask Wambli.
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