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Saw another poster on here talking about their odd-caliber ria so i figured I'd take my .22 tcm 2011 for a walk. I had 5 new magazines and a set of hogue wraparounds to test out along with my now clean ejector that was previously too dirty to function. Filled each mag to 16 rounds twice and they all seem to run fine. Had one issue towards the last of the 250 I shot when the recoil spring plug bent pretty bad. Like someone grabbed the rim with pliers and bent it in. Was catching the spring and causing failure to go into battery but 2 seconds with a rod and hammer and it's back in spec. I think it might have been bouncing out of the bushing being such a slick part on a light recoil spring but I stretched it out a bit so it's in there much tighter now. Never seen anything like that before. Probably going to try to find another plug to keep on hand but it's not a big deal. I don't think it will give me any more issues. Shot two mags at 7 yards and the rest at the bench back at 25 to keep the brass mostly in one spot. Accuracy is great but I was more concerned with keeping a firm grip over keeping the gun steady to be sure I wasn't limp wristing and that all potential issues would be mag related. Thankfully there were none aside from the recoil spring plug. Super happy with these mags. The ejector is back to working great. Seems to be spitting everything a foot back and five feet left into neat little piles now so I'm recovering a lot more brass. Was shooting a shoot-n-c mini man target and everything was on paper shooting pretty fast. I thought the hogue grips would be too thick but they are much thinner than they look. I think those are gonna stay on. Still undecided on the hogues on my single stack. That one seems oddly thick with them on. Took plugs AND earmuffs this time and I'm glad I did. It's still really loud with both. Overall had lots of fun. Now I just have to put off cleaning it for two or three days 馃槄
 

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I am undecided as to which gun I would want to buy, either a 5.7X28 or the 22 tcm. Still pondering after a year.
 
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I am undecided as to which gun I would want to buy, either a 5.7X28 or the 22 tcm. Still pondering after a year.
.22 tcm has stronger, heavier cases for reloading, is more powerful, and is cheaper than 5.7. 5.7 is like 1.68/round right now. .22 tcm is $0.55/round. No brainer for me. If I didn't enjoy shooting so much i would give 5.7 a second glance but I'm not paying 3x as much for a weaker round. I'd never be able to afford it.
 

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Sounds like fun!. I just happen to have a spare 1911, and RIA happens to have a conversion kit to make it into a 22TCM. I'm thinking it might be worth it to try one out!
 

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.22 tcm has stronger, heavier cases for reloading, is more powerful, and is cheaper than 5.7. 5.7 is like 1.68/round right now. .22 tcm is $0.55/round. No brainer for me. If I didn't enjoy shooting so much i would give 5.7 a second glance but I'm not paying 3x as much for a weaker round. I'd never be able to afford it.
You convinced me, it shall be both.
 
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Sounds like fun!. I just happen to have a spare 1911, and RIA happens to have a conversion kit to make it into a 22TCM. I'm thinking it might be worth it to try one out!
Will the conversion kit work on any caliber or just their 9mm version?
 

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Will the conversion kit work on any caliber or just their 9mm version?
It appears to be a 22TCM complete slide that will fit any GI 1911, including their own .45ACP guns.
 
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It appears to be a 22TCM complete slide that will fit any GI 1911, including their own .45ACP guns.
That makes sense. I was thinking that it was just a barrel and magazine swap.
 

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I also have an RIA .22TCM/9MM 1911.
I have never installed the 9MM barrel in mine.
The .22TCM is a great round for target, plinking and hunting Squirrel and Groundhog.
It will also take out a Coyote or three.
 
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