I was contacted today by Armscor about a new round called the TCM 9R which is set to be released in June. The round is designed to be compatible with non-1911(will work with Armscor 1911) pistols and so it is slightly shorter than the 22 TCM and matches the 9mm Luger/Parabellum in length. Armscor will be launching the new round with conversion kits for Glock G17 and G22 Gen1, 2 and 3 pistols. From a Glock the round will hit 1900-2000 fps!
The round is also compatible with all 22TCM chambered Rock Island 1911 pistols. The MSRP of the Glock conversion kit will be $429.
The Press Release …
ARMSCOR’S NEW TCM 9R AMMUNITION
DESIGNED FOR 9MM CONVERSION KIT COMPATIBILITY
.22 TCM 9R Ammo Caters to Shooting Enthusiasts of Other Popular Firearm Platforms
February 17, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV) – Armscor and Rock Island Armory, the 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 and G22, scheduled for release in June 2015 at a $429 MSRP. Minor gunsmithing is required for proper installation.