Rock Island TCM Pistol - Opinions?


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Fanky
April 10, 2012, 02:31 AM
I just put one on layaway today that comes with the additional 9mm Luger barrel. I bought it mainly to have a double stack 9mm in a 1911, but the new round seems intriguing. Does anyone have some trigger time behind one at all?

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Nushif
April 10, 2012, 05:31 AM
Nope. But the fact that it can set off tannerite alone makes me want it 8)

Fanky
April 10, 2012, 10:18 AM
I didn't even think about that... Well, at least I have an application for that oddball round now :)

bds
April 10, 2012, 10:56 AM
Can you use the 45ACP slide on 22 TCM/9mm frame?

That way, you can shoot 45ACP, 9mm and 22 TCM on the same frame :D

Also, can you make the 22 TCM cases out of 9mm?

bds
April 10, 2012, 11:01 AM
Looks like 22 TCM cases are formed from .223 cases, not 9mm cases. Since I reload .223, I have plenty of cases to use.

Interesting cartridge though.

JTQ
April 10, 2012, 12:25 PM
This article says they are formed from 9mm cases, but use .223 bullets.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2011/11/foghorn/ria-introduces-first-production-22-tcm-firearm/

bds
April 10, 2012, 12:56 PM
http://forum.pafoa.org/pistols-41/123065-ria-22-tcm-have-you-seen.html
.22 TCM ... a special cartridge developed by Armscor ... peak velocity of 2100 fps.

The cartridge is produced using a .223 Rem. case, which has the same rim diameter as the 9mm Para
I think it's a 9mm necked down to .223 by design but the actual cartridge is manufactured using shortened .223 cases.

Fanky
April 10, 2012, 02:59 PM
A 9mm case is too short to use for .22 TCM. I'm just hoping making it from .223 will be fairly easy since I already load for it. I'm sure the slide or barrel could be swapped out for a .45, but I've got the Hardballer that covers that caliber :D

2wheels
April 10, 2012, 03:39 PM
Haven't seen one in person yet, but I expect I will soon. The fact that it doubles as a 9mm will probably help its sales, and might even spur me to buy one... I wouldn't mind a hi-cap 1911 and if .22TCM dies out at least the gun isn't useless to me.

And we finally have a hi-velocity small caliber pistol that isn't ugly like the Five Seven, I wonder how the ballistics compare.

bds
April 10, 2012, 05:26 PM
.22TCM ... Five Seven ... I wonder how the ballistics compare.
Looks like the 22TCM edges out the FN 5.7. Would be interested in seeing some side-by-side ballistics testing for sure.

28/31 gr FN 5.728mm - 2,350 fps

40 gr Armscor .22TCM - 2,100 fps

2wheels
April 10, 2012, 05:51 PM
Looks like the 22TCM edges out the FN 5.7. Would be interested in seeing some side-by-side ballistics testing for sure.

28/31 gr FN 5.728mm - 2,350 fps

40 gr Armscor .22TCM - 2,100 fps
And that is also before other ammo makers have a chance to toy with .22TCM to see what it's capable of, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Stever301
May 4, 2012, 04:03 AM
According to RIA's CEO, a Commander version of the .22 TCM is in development and on the way. It will be my next CCW!

NG VI
May 4, 2012, 06:01 PM
Is RIA letting other people play with it too or are they treating it as proprietary?

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