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Rock Island 22 TCM/9mm 1911 -- 38 Super conversion?
For those who own a Rock Island 22 TCM/9mm 1911, have you tried (or researched about) a 38 Super conversion?
That RIA 1911 already uses 38 Super magazines for both 22 TCM and 9mm; and comes with 22 TCM and 9mm barrels (and appropriate recoil springs).
Would I just need a 38 Super barrel and spring?
And, no, I haven't contacted Rock Island.
I started with Yahoo Answers... considering the 2-week deadline.
I finally received a response from Armscor.
Apparently, the breech face of the RIA 22TCM/9mm is too narrow to fit the rim of the 38 Super (rim diameter = 0.406"). So I asked them about the 38 Super Comp or the 38 Super RL (rim diameters = 0.386").
For reference, the rim diameters of the 9mm case = 0.392" while the 22 TCM (along with its parent case, 5.56x45) = 0.378"
Thanks. Take care, everyone!
Update # 2:
Another reply from Armscor:
"As per our Gunsmith, you cannot use any 38 Super on 22TCM combo pistol.
If you will purchase a 38 Super pistol, you can possibly convert this to 9mm by changing barrel and magazine. Also, you can convert to 22TCM by changing the whole slide assembly.
However, these conversions require a Gunsmith fitting for every change of caliber."
- 2 weeks ago
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