Skip to comments.A Fist Full of Firepower: The Rock Island Armory .22TCM
Posted on 09/17/2012 6:10:24 PM PDT by antisocial
The familiar look, feel and function of the legendary 1911 pistol designed over 100 years ago are alive in this new offering from Rock Island Armory. For those who are followers or even fans of this beloved design, simply holding one brings a smile to their face. For this latest incarnation, the .22TCM by Armscor, everything remains the same until it is fired for the first time. At that single point of contact between firing pin and primer, the interest of all surrounding shooters is evident. This is not so much about a new 1911 family pistol, as it is a new cartridge with a much higher velocity that draws the attention.
The Basics The frame of the Rock Island Armory 1911 A2 is a little wider than a traditional 1911, similar in feel to the other double stack frames such as the .38 Super and the Para-Ordnance high capacity versions. The first time the .22TCM is handled there will be a few noticeable things for those well versed in the 1911. The first is the light return spring and the second is obvious before even handling it, the much smaller bore than standard chamberings.
This is a review of the new offering from Armscor. The 22TCM
very cool weapon.
Now I’ll have to get one. I wonder if it is available, yet.
There are a few around already. And cheaperthandirt.com had the ammo the last time I looked.
Left to right: 90-grain 7.62x25mm FMJ, 40-grain .22TCM HSP, 147-grain 9x19mm JFP.
.... makes you wonder what it’s like to reload a cartridge that small ...
The article says it is, but I haven’t seen one yet.
I laughed at this whole concept until I fired my first Five seveN. I’m not laughing anymore. BTT.
WOW! Its gotta be stupidly expensive though.
This should be an interesting comparison:
” Later this year we are planning a head to head test comparing the .22 LR, .22 Magnum, 5.7x28mm and .22TCM. We will be testing for muzzle velocity, accuracy, penetration, weight retention, and overall performance. With the .22TCM and 5.7x28mm having similar weights and muzzle velocities we are looking forward to the outcome of the testing.”
Probably not much different than a 380 Auto.
All about the energy, not the girth.
centerfiresystems.com say they are taking backorders. Probably will have to wait a few months but looks like a fun gun. The wifie will like the lack of heavi recoil.
Yep, but it can’t explode on impact or the energy doesn’t reach where it should. I’m guessing that might not be a problem with the soft-nose, though.
>>90-grain 7.62x25mm FMJ
Anyone have a CZ52 they don’t want anymore?
Guess will have to use the Armscor ammo for starters. Looks like 20 bucks for a box of 50.
I understand it will sell for around $700 and that is with the 9mm barrel included.
I suspect they will be coming out with some different loads for the 22TCM before much longer.
Do you mean a 32 Auto?
Arrgh. Just another one I want but can’t have.
Looks cool, I’d love to shoot it.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.