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22TCM Review

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Dawico, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    I must admit, Armscor has introduced the 22 TCM the right way.

    While the factory ammo isn't super cheap, it isn't too bad either. The biggest thing is cheap and readily available componants for the reloaders.

    ~$0.40/ round for factory but they can be loaded for close to 9mm prices. I think reloaders are more apt in general to adopt new rounds if they can load them cheap. This I think has helped keep sales up for it.

    Many new rounds are introduced with only expensive factory ammo and little to no componants available. This really keeps a new round from taking off. This sure isn't the case here.
     


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  2. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Mine is the Standard MS. 4.25" barrel double stack 17 round magazine.

    I believe it's considered a Commander size but not positive.

    If I'm not mistaken it's this same one at Bud's. They have it for $680 but I paid $595. Surprising.....

    https://www.budsgunshop.com/mobile/...ndard+mshc+combo+semi-automatic+22+tcm/9mm+bl
     
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  3. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Price checking at Bud's actually shows conversion barrels for Glock 17s and 19s.

    Much more affordable than the whole slide assembly conversion.

    I might need one and they say the barrels fit all generations of Glocks.

    Edited to add: the G19 barrel shows one one star review but there aren't actually any reviews. It's a question asking about generation fitment.

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  4. Coiled

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    Thanks for the info, Sir.
     
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  5. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Vodak, The Choice of a New Generation TGT Supporter

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    Hmmm wonder if the G19 barrel would work with a Glock 45?

    Another interesting idea is to do a P80 build with a 22TCM slide assembly.
     
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    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    After looking at a bunch of sites and digging up some old SHOT reports, etc., it appears that these barrels came out ~2015 and were soon replaced with the complete top-end kits that include slides. Apparently, they fit Gens 1, 2, and 3 per the original announcements. They also nominally require the 22TCM9R ammo to function properly.

    With all that said, I have a Gen 1 G17 in the house. Hmmm.
     
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  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Thank you for sharing, Dawico!
     
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  8. Hoji

    Hoji Bowling-Pin Commando

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    Great review. Thanks!
     
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  9. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Did a little more research on this. Here is a picture comparing the 22TCM round versus the 22TCM9R round. The 9R is the same everything except a different profile bullet to fit in 9mm magazines. (This confirms the rumor that my magazine is a modified 38 Super mag and not a 9mm mag.)

    Reloader could seat projectiles deeper to overcome this as the cheap projectiles in the site above do not appear to be the 9R style.

    I also found a Glock barrel fitment chart. It appears that all G19 barrels fit all generations.

    The Gen 5 G17 and G34 are the only oddballs. Gen 1-4 fit each other but the Gen 5s are different. ceab2515a0ed8e8d9f855732ae2f9739.jpg bb9308865827ad87fbcb4bc061e196d3.jpg
     
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  10. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    My research confirms that any G19 barrel will fit and work in a G45.

    See the above chart that shows all generations of G19 barrels are the same.

    Because you would be using 9mm magazines you would be limited to the 22TCM9R ammo or have to handload the standard projectiles shorter to fit and function.
     


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