Doc Torr wrote:
Well, the $425 price difference is a frakton of ammo for a pistol at $.40 a round, so that's a definite bonus for the RIA. Will it use an existing 9mm double stack mag (say from one of the previous 9mm 1911s out there) because cheaper mags would be a bonus too.
I can't find anything, so I'll ask. Is .22 TCM just the American answer to the 5.7? Where can I get more info? Or is this the first firearm to come out in .22 TCM, period?
Far as I know, .22 TCM is Rock Islands baby. It was announced sometime last year IIRC and it fell off the radar for me while I was waiting to hear if it ever made it to market.I know it's supposed to compete in some of the same fields of use as the 5.7, but AFAIK it is not marketed as directly competing with 5.7; Just as 5.7 competes in some of the same fields of use as 5.56, but is not directly competing with it.
I'm actually fairly interested in .22 TCM; especially since it could potentially
be used in damn near any existing 9mm handgun on the market with a barrel and possibly a spring change.
Another selling point would be if .22 TCM can
use standard .38 super or 9mm magazines.That means Glocks, 1911's, EAA Witness, Sig, etc. if it eventually catches on, since 5.7 is too long for any Glock, 1911, Sig or EAA Witness frame I've ever seen. .22 TCM is roughly the same dimensions of a 9x19mm; though I couldn't say for certain whether they would require different magazines. In most cases I'd doubt it.
Right now price of ammo by the bulk and ballistic performance comparisons are all I'm really waiting for to decide if I actually want one; and even then I probably won't want it until the kinks have been worked out (predict a year or two at best, probably longer).
If the ammo isn't affordable, if it can't perform well enough, or there isn't enough general public interest, it may simply become the latest addition to the list of history's forgotten calibers.If not; I at least hope to see some performance comparisons vs other bottleneck pistol cartridges such as .400 Corbon, .357 Sig, 7.62x25mm Tokarev, and 5.7x28mm.
Полицейский инструктировал меня, что если убьеш грабителя у себя дома то надо вложить ему в руку нож или иное орудие преступления до того как пришли полицейские, иначе могут самого хозяина дома посадить за убийство.