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    Rock Island TCM Tac Ultra

    Has anyone on this forum looked at or purchased this pistol ?. It looks kind of different to me. It is a 17 round chambered in .22 TCM which is only made by Armscor/Rock Island Armory. It is also available with a 9 mm barrel which is inter changeable with the 22 TCM barrel. I am curious if anybody has any experience with this gun.
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    I've shot another members pistol. It's a flame flower and a hoot to shoot. I think it was Minga who has it.

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    Looks like the TCM ammo is difficult to find. Only made by Armscor
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    I owned the combo for about 6 months. It seemed to not do either caliber as well as a single caliber version of the same 1911. I liked shooting the 22TCM, but ammo is hard to find and a little pricey. My biggest issue is adjusting the sights every time you switch from 9mm to 22TCM as the POI is different between the two rounds. Overall 22TCM is a blast, but just didn't do it for me, SO I sold it for what I had in it. I prefer my dedicated 9mm Rock Island Tac-II 9mm.

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    I looked at the gun/cartridge when they first came out, but after some research I passed on it.
    basically the 22 TCM is about equal in energy to th 9 MM, the 22 TCM ammo is both hard to locate (unless you order online) and a bit pricey, it just doidn't do anything for me personally.
    I have shot 3-4 of them, other than lot of muzzle flash and loud report I wasn't to enamored with it for punching paper.
    IF I want to shoot a 22 then i got like 5 -6 of them, if I wnat to shoot a 9 MM well i gots 5-6-7 of them as well, IF I want to shoot a 1911 well I got like 14-15 of them---so not for me.
    see if you can find one to shoot and see how you like it!
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    Well, I actually do own the combination set. When I first got the set, I don't know maybe a year-and-a-half two years ago, I shot it with the 9 mm Barrel. After shooting it as a nine for a few weeks I switched over to the 22 TCM and I have never looked back. To be perfectly honest I would have to look around my shop and try to see if I could even find the 9 millimeter Barrel and Spring it has been that long since I used it. I have no problem finding ammunition for it both online and locally. There are two or three gunshops in Tampa that I can buy it at, it is available at the larger gun shows, and as has already been said I can buy in bulk online. That is where I get most of mine. I buy 1000 round at a time and I find it very reasonable in price that way.

    With the 22 TCM Barrel and spring installed it is a very easy to rack handgun, it is accurate, and has virtually no recoil shooting it in a 1911 platform. With new shooters it is a logical step up to a more powerful caliber. A new shooter can get used to be louder muzzle blast without having to get used to increase recoil at the same time. I enjoy shooting mine just for fun. It is a flat shooting caliber and when used for fun plinking and even punching holes in paper it is a fun way to spend some time at the range.

    If I had known how much fun I would have shooting the 22 TCM I would not have purchased the convertible model for both calibers. I have other nines if I want to shoot one and I simply would have purchased the 22 TCM.

    I had one problem with the gun when it was brand new and I was shooting it as a nine. I constantly was having feeling problems. I called the company, explain the problem oh, and they said they were aware of it and they would send me a label so I can send it in and get it fixed. I got the mailing label, boxed it up, and dropped it off at the FedEx shipping yard in Tampa. 9 days later I received a brand new replacement gun which even had a different serial number. I have not had any problems at all with anything from Rock Island since.

    If you decide to buy one I hope you truly enjoy it and shoot safe.

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    I have had on since they 1st came out it is a blast to shoot Maybe the numbers say a 9mm is close but I can tell you that the damage it does on a coyote is massive and they drop like a rock I get the 22TCM ammo at about $18.00 a box of fifty. the total absence of recoil is crazy and the gun just puts a big grin on my face. If you ever get to the norther OBX you are welcome to try mine.
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    Many people assume that the 22 TCM is simply a 9 mm brass necked down to 22 caliber. It is not. The 22 TCM is a cut down 223 brass necked down to 22 caliber. The ballistics are very similar to the five seven by 28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BangBang View Post
    Many people assume that the 22 TCM is simply a 9 mm brass necked down to 22 caliber. It is not. The 22 TCM is a cut down 223 brass necked down to 22 caliber. The ballistics are very similar to the five seven by 28.

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    EXACTLY--but honestly I don't know of anyone that thinks its a 9 MM necked down to a 22 myself.
    now I do know people that think the 357 Sig round is actually a 357 magnum or 357 magnum semi auto.
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    I own one and I like to make FN 5-7 owners cry. (only a couple of owners).

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyh View Post
    Has anyone on this forum looked at or purchased this pistol ?. It looks kind of different to me. It is a 17 round chambered in .22 TCM which is only made by Armscor/Rock Island Armory. It is also available with a 9 mm barrel which is inter changeable with the 22 TCM barrel. I am curious if anybody has any experience with this gun.

 

 
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