@nise -- thank you for the follow up and the links
Yes, they all come with the extra extractor. I just did not see it being changed in their official video.
Did you shoot .22 TCM with 9mm extractor or the 9mm with .22 TCM extractor -- and if yes -- did you notice any malfunctions ?
I will follow up with RIA cs on dies, molds etc (they shold make the info public)
For other interested in this ---
The box has
.22 TCM barrel installed in the gun,
1 mag, marked on the side .22 tcm (but they are by all account para .38 super double stacks)
a plastic bag with
a) a small plastic bag with extractor (and that small plastic bag is also labeled with serial number)
b) recoil spring
c) 2 empty .22 TCM cartridges
d) hex wrench for hex screws on the grips
e) Paper titled "Rick Istanld armory 22 TCM Maintanence and Break -in
* before firing the gun for the first time, please run a .22 cal brass bore brush through the bore and a 9mm brass brush in and out of the chamber to insure there are no debris in the bore form packaging. Also use the two brushes during the intitial breeak-in every 100 rounds, or when firing for accurance to reduce copper fouling
* please understand that if firing in cold temperatures, the tcm will run slugishly durein the break in, always use a FIRM GRIP and lcoked wrists during the initial operation of the pistol
*we recommend using a light machine oil (5wt) or automotive oil on the pistol. only lightly oil the slide and the frame rails, barrel locking lugs, lower link lug, and barrel muzzle end. Never get oil on the breech face or extractor. Always wipe the breech face dry after oiling. Never use gun scrub or carb cleaner on your TCM pistol! Simply clean by disassembling and wiping down the contaqct areas and using compressed air to blow out power residue
* when installing the 9mm convesion, you may have to have a qualified person to install the 9mm extractor, as it requires some specialized techniques to remove the TCM extractor, and to set the tension on the 9mm extractor in your slide. DO NOT forget to install the 12lb recoil spring that comes wit the 9mm convesion. The TCM has 7lb recoil spring and is noticeably lighter.
... also they recommend 500 rounds breakin on their warranty card
Here are 'Special features' listed in the manual (that I did not see otherwise on the websites -- I guess those are general to 1911 style guns, however may be more knowledgeable guys would note something that is not easily achievable and Glock/XDM of FNX style guns (that also enjoy currently healthy 'conversion' market)
It might well be that the locking speed/geometry is very different for TCM with 7lb recoil spring than for the 9 -- so the simple '40 to 9mm with barrel convesions examples are not that applicable. But I am not an expert in this (and I know that JG sales made 9x25 barre convesion for single stack 1911 9mm -- so things are possible).
* GI serrated flat top slide with ballnose scallop and heavy chamfer on lowered ejection port, and tight rim clearances on breachface
* countoured and ligthened forged barrel with extra deep upper locking lugs, oversized lower lug. TCM feed ramp and heat treated to 40-42 Rc
*heavy long firing pin to ensure consistent ignition and to control primer flow
*3.17 kg (7lbs) recoil spring
*7.71 kg (17lbs) main spring
*combat hammer with serratied non-slip spur and matching large oval openining for light weight and reduced lock time
*non-slip serrated and skeletonized steel mr2 type trigger
*hi-sweep beavertail grip safety which allows the gun to sit lower in the hand of rless felt recoil
*modified magazine feed lips and follower
*very tight barrel hood clearnence at breechface
* a long barrel link that will ensure the proper top lug engagement
Except the above mention of the 9mm conversion, nowhere in the manual they talk about the conversion procedure.
The manual at the end has parts list which consists of 49 items (this is including the mags) -- but even 9mm barrel or extractor are not mentioned there (I guess the manual is around .22 TCM as the complete gun, and the 9mm is an 'add on'
Mine came with two extractors,.......
It does penetrate well, even the factory soft hp, I believe better than a 45. I am not opposed to using it for a personal defense weapon if pressed. I shot a steel ram twice at 100yds with the factory ammo and though it didn't knock over the ram it left divots in the metal whereas a 45 would not. I also shot some scrap steel and it zinged right thru whereas the 45 would only leave a dent. It has it's uses, is fun and once set up with dies is cheaper on average than 45 is to reload. The 45 does recoil more in same frame size and I know I can crank the rounds as accurately but faster than the 45.
I'll have to report back once I've worked out the few kinks I currently have. But it's accounted for a couple rabbit so far. ~Nise