Well, ill preface by saying i did the worst thing a new shooter can do and went a picked up a SIG 1911 .22 for my first pistol. After running ~5k rounds through it, it was time to start moving up through the ranks of pistols for HD, Carry, so-on and so forth. Little did i know was training everything i knew about pistols to one of the industries best triggers and argueable best shooters.
Fast forward to today. Was researching a high cap 9mm 1911 for HD(all of my handguns in their various forms are 9mm besides the .22), and came across the RIA .22 TCM. Seemed like a very nifty little round, performing comparably to the Five-Secen round, the overall gun package was inexpensive at $530, and whats this...also came with 9mm conversion kit that was a simple barrely, spring, and extractor change away and used the same mag. Very neat.
It ended up being to tempting of a package and pulled the trigger on it. It has ended up being a great overall gun. The conversion is very simple and very fast, i put 300 rounds of wolf steel case 9mm through it on its first outing and didnt have a single failure of any kind. It holds 18+1 of the 22 tcm round and shoots with alittle less recoil and a fair amount less snap then a 5-7. Shooting in general is a real pleasure in this all steel 1911, the heft of the all steel construction makes shooting as nice as it can be, and the trigger in the RIA TCM is to damn nice for a ~$500 gun. Ill be honest my main interest is the firearms ability to hold 17+1 of 9mm, just a more proven round with high R&D defense bullets to consider the tcm for a defense round. But the overall package has turned out to be a tremedous value and wonderful performer.
They need a tac rail version.