Armscor’s New 22 TCM 9R Ammunition Designed for 9mm Conversion Kit Compatibility

TCM 9R vs 22 TCM
.22 TCM 9R (left) and .22 TCM (right)

.22 TCM 9R Ammo Set to Cater to Shooting Enthusiasts of Other Popular Firearm Platforms

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Las Vegas, NV – (Ammoland.com) – Armscor and Rock Island Armory, a leading 1911 pistol and high performance ammunition manufacturer, continues to innovate the firearm industry by expanding its growing line of ammunition with the release of the TCM 9R round.

The TCM 9R round does not replace the existing TCM factory ammo, but enhances the company’s offering to consumers. The ammo matches the length of a 9mm round allowing it to feed and function properly as well as function with Armscor’s new TCM / 9mm pistol conversion kits. Given the average velocity of a 9mm round, consumers can expect to almost double their bullet velocity when exchanged with Armscor’s new round (TCM 9R velocity: 1900 – 2000 fps).

Just like the existing TCM ammo, TCM 9R ammo also functions in TCM chambered 1911s from Rock Island Armory.

“This is an exciting expansion to our wildly popular TCM series. Not only can the new TCM 9R be used in any existing TCM platform on the market today, but we will be releasing a series of barrel and slide conversion kits that allow other existing firearms to enjoy the higher velocity of the TCM round” said Armscor President and CEO, Martin Tuason.

Armscor and Rock Island Armory plans to launch other products that will utilize and bring the exciting TCM 9R round to the forefront of the industry. This product line currently includes the conversion kit for GLOCK generation 1, 2 and 3 in the G17 andG22, scheduled for release in June 2015 at a $429 MSRP. Minor gunsmithing is required for proper installation.

Additional conversion kits are planned for other popular manufacturers in the near future.

TCM 9R was designed for use in 9mm pistol platforms, owners of Rock Island Armory’s TCM Rifle must continue to use the standard .22 TCM ammunition for the rifle to function properly.

For more information about Armscor ammunition and Rock Island Armory products, visit www.armscor.com.

About the TCM Series

The TCM Series was inspired by the need for higher speed and accuracy along with less recoil in a 1911 handgun. The cartridge is Armscor’s answer to the FN 5.7 and the HK 4.6 and has consistently tested higher in all categories when compared to the two.

The series was designed and developed by Master Firearm Engineer Fred Craig and Armscor / Rock Island Armory CEO, Martin Tuason. The TCM stands for Tuason-Craig-Magnum.

About Armscor / Rock Island Armory

Armscor and Rock Island Armory is a leading global manufacturer of ammunition and firearms, as well as one of the largest producers of 1911 pistols in the world. With an unprecedented focus on customer service and satisfaction, Armscor has become a driving force in the American and worldwide firearms industry, exporting to over 50 countries on 6 continents.

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    tom glazier
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    tom glazier

    My understanding was 22tcm9r will fire in a regular 22tcm, but not vice versa? Also, I can use my CZ 75B magazines to fire 22tcm9r.

    MFL
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    MFL

    I would like to see more 9MM conversion. Say recent subcompact like P320 / P365 would be nice to have barrel (& magazine?) conversion kit.

    Francesco Castano
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    Francesco Castano

    I have a GLOCK19 GEN 4 CONVERSION KIT IT RUNS PERFITT THE ONLY THING I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IS GETING THE GUIDE ROD OUT!!! THE GUIDE ROD HASE A BUSHING THAT IT FITS INTO. CAN SOMEBODT GIVE ME ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO GET IT OUT? THANKS FRANKCASTANO

    BBlair
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    BBlair

    I suppose I will never see a conversion for my Taurus PT-709.

    Randy
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    Randy

    NEVER! They only make them for marketable firearms. 😉

    Larry , RN,
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    Larry , RN,

    Everyone has an opinion, evidently yours is nothing but parroting what someone else has said. As a gunsmith, I do not see Taurus firearms anymore than any other. As most firearms coming into my shop, it is not failure but the lack cleanliness.

    BOB TUDER
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    BOB TUDER

    I have #51962 ROCK ISLAND WHITCH AMMO 22TCM OR 22TCM9R THANK YOU BOB

    nick
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    nick

    according to the article above the 22tcm9r can be used in all existing 22tcm pistol platforms currently out. however the armscor map ms 51973 pistol can only use the 22tcm9r cartridge. so with that in mind my standard 22 9 tcm should be able to use this new cartridge as well as the original. as far as why another wildcat 22 I would say shoot one and you would have your answer. higher velocity, center fire reliability, longer range, and just plain fun to shoot. I like the original a lot but haven’t yet had a need for the new… Read more »

    Jugchoke
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    Jugchoke

    It’s not a “new” cartridge at all! Just a slight modification of bullet and powder recipe, to shorten the over all length of the loaded round. It simply contains a shorter and possibly deeper set bullet to be able to feed through standard 9mm magazines! The original will only fit/feed through magazines that accept and function with longer cartridges than standard 9×19 mm. The Rock Island 1911 model magazines will accept the original perfectly. But my original 9 mm Boberg won’t. And apparently, neither will Glock. If I were to acquire a drop in conversion barrel, 22TCM, it would have… Read more »

    Jugchoke
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    Jugchoke

    It’s not an entirely “new cartridge”. It’s only a modified loading of the very same hull, modified to obtain a shorter OAL, (Over All Length), so as to fit and function in guns that have the “normal” cartridge length magazine. The performance specs may well be different, but that certainly was not the main objective of the modification. Guns such as the Rock Island Arsenal, 1911 magazines are capable of loading and handling longer, (OAL), length cartridges. They will accept and function with either loading, actually. Now, take my 9X19 Luger chambered original Boberg, if I were to drop in… Read more »

    Melvin Johnson
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    Melvin Johnson

    can the tcm r9 and 22 tcm be fired in the original tcm22./9mm?

    Lumada
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    Lumada

    22TCM is used in 1911 and 22TCM9R is used in Glock, you need to cut the top to adjust the length, or use a Sierra Hornet Varmiter 40 gr I cant find another option

    Jug
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    Jug

    On second thought, I think I will work on a way to modify the standard .22TCM ammo!

    Thinking along the lines of either seating the bullet feeper, (might raise the pressure).
    Or removing the exposed lead tip, (will definately lower pressure to some extent).

    Jug
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    Jug

    And I pre bought the wrong stuff!

    Now to get rid of 500 rds of .22TCM rifle ammo!

    dn
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    dn

    22 tcm ammo 500 round , still for sale , how much????????

    Mark
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    Mark

    I have the 22 TCM combo, 22TCM/9mm pistol. The basic 22TCM is a phenomenal piece of equipment. Can the new ammo be used in my 22TCM or 9MM I already have?

    Janek
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    Janek

    How soon will ATF scrutinize this ammunition to see if meets their “sporting use” guideline?

    Capn Jack
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    Capn Jack

    22 TCM 9R…OK, but WHY???
    Do we really need another Wild Cat .22 cartridge? At least, it’s a center fire.
    The only reason this may succeed is, they make both the firearms and the cartridges.
    Go down to your local hardware and ask for a box of “22 TCM 9R”.

    Secundius
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    Secundius

    Also a good substitute for the .22WMR…