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Old July 19, 2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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22 tcm

I have been reading about this new round and want to know it anyone already had one of these new rounds? I am a big fan of the 1911 and am considering one of these. Sounds like very low recoil round. Anyone reload the round yet?
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Old July 19, 2014, 02:32 AM   #2
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I have a Rock Island 22 TCM/9mm. The 22 TCM is low recoil, less than the 9mm. But it is LOUD and has a huge fireball...very entertaining. I do reload for it, you can get dies, cases and bullets from Ammo Supply Warehouse. Most people are using H110 or W296 powder.
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Old July 19, 2014, 04:31 AM   #3
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I have one. Just went to the range. Maybe it's me but I didn't find it too loud or too much muzzle blast. I always use full ear muffs, not just ear plugs. So maybe that's the difference. I found it fun to shoot. Don't get the idea it has NO recoil because it does. But it's not much. The cases eject a good distance but they are easy to find due to their odd shape.


It's accurate but I was able to improve on it a bit by using a Briley barrel bushing from Brownell's. I always use them on my automatics.

No real malfunctions but it did show a weird problem. The slide would lock back with one round still in th magazine. It was a consistent issue. Maybe my thumb was hitting the slide release. Either way, I ordered another mag from Ammo Supply (you can get dies, bullets and cases their really cheap). I also ordered a Wolff extra power magazine spring. They use the same springs as a Para-Ordnance. We'll see if my behavior, the magazone or the spring fixes it. Other than that, the gun is a riot to shoot.

If you like oddball calibers...this is a good pistol to play with. It's decent quality and fun to shoot.

I haven't handloaded it yet and I understand that the 2050fps is difficult to reach using available powders but you can get pretty close....2050 fps is quite something. It will penetrate almost anything.
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Old July 19, 2014, 07:31 AM   #4
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Have it. Like it a lot. I have reloaded a few rounds just to make sure there are no gotchas (nope) but mostly have been shooting factory ammo.

It still holds its title as my favorite gun purchase of 2014.
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Old July 19, 2014, 08:10 AM   #5
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Got to try one and I am impressed. I can only hope it catches on.
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Old July 19, 2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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I wish someone would make a 1911 barrel for it that I could drop in a single stack 9MM. I would try that.

Or if RIA would make one in a single stack.
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Old July 19, 2014, 05:18 PM   #7
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I too wish RIA would make one in a single stack. I'm not big on double stack 1911s.
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Old July 20, 2014, 12:28 AM   #8
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I've been blessed/cursed with large hands so a double stack grip fits me well...as does my Coonan .357 magnum automatic. It is long but not wide while the double stack is wide but not long. I guess if there was a way to make a double stack .357 magnum magazine (not likely) that was long and wide....It might not fit so well.
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Old July 24, 2014, 09:46 PM   #9
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I have one
It is fantastic
I don't reload

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Single stack
There have been rumors of TCM being unreliable or unsafe to feed in singlestack for a while. It would feed from a 38 super singlestack mag if anything, and you'd have to modify the feed lips at minimum. There is apparently pucker about a double feed and the somewhat pointed nose hitting the primer of the chambered round ... but that's largely speculation and reading between the lines of tings Armscor employees & the CEO have said.

There have ALSO been rumors from Armscor about a singlestack TCM, but nothing regarding how they pulled it off. I'd suspect a ramped barrel, or unique mags, and/or various other nonstandard parts. If the above is speculation, this is a wild guess.
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