SHOT Show 2013 Special Edition: New Handguns (Jan 15, 2013)

By Woody published on in Ammunition, Firearms, News

Reports are rolling in from Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers at SHOT Show 2013 in Las Vegas covering new handguns introduced at the event. You can read their extended reviews by clicking the links in this list:

Rock Island Armory Premiers New 10mm Tactical Series Pistols at Shot Show

New concealed carry designed pistols are chambered exclusively for Armscor 22TCM ammo

Rock Island Armory takes advantage of the SHOT Show stage to introduce the company’s two new 10mm Tactical pistols built on the 1911 and 2011 platforms. The two new handguns are built with the range shooter and competitor in mind. Especially the loyalists to the 10mm load.

“As the sport of shooting grows we will continue to offer new products that hit the classic Rock Island Armory-Armscor price/performance sweet spot,” said Martin Tuason, President of Rock Island Armory and Armscor Precision International. “Our tactical series of pistols appeal to a broad range of shooting enthusiast and being chambered for the growing popularity of the 10mm caliber ammo only adds to that appeal.”

The new 10mm Tactical II and Tactical VZ 2011 are both backed by a lifetime warranty. Both the 10mm Tactical II and the 10mm Tactical VZ 2011 are scheduled to ship during the 2nd quarter of 2013.

Rock Island Armory 10mm Tactical II Features

The well-balanced 10mm Tactical II is built on the industry’s popular 1911 tactical frame and is ideal for self-defense, sport and recreational shooting.

Rock Island Armory 10mm Tactical II

Rock Island Armory 10mm Tactical II

  • Single action
  • 10mm
  • 8+1 round capacity
  • Full extended magazine well
  • Fully ramped barrel
  • Full guide rod
  • 5-inch barrel length
  • 8.75-inch overall length
  • Front fiber optic and adjustable low profile rear sights
  • VZ Grip
  • Extended beavertail for added control
  • Ambidextrous safety
  • Parkerized finish
  •  2.49 pounds empty

Rock Island Armory 10mm Tactical VZ 2011 Features

  • Single action
  • 10mm
  • 8+1 round capacity
  • Full extended magazine well
  • Fully ramped barrel
  • Full guide rod
  • 5-inch barrel length
  • 8.75-inch overall length
  • Full dust cover picatinny rail
  • Front fiber optic and adjustable low profile rear sites
  • VZ Grip
  • Extended beavertail for added control
  • Ambidextrous safety
  • Parkerized finish
  • 2.49 pounds empty

For more information about the new Rock Island Armory pistols visit the new Armscor and Rock Island Armory website at www.rockislandarmory.com.

 

Rock Island Armory Debuts New TCM Series Pistols at SHOT Show

New concealed carry designed pistols are chambered exclusively for Armscor 22TCM ammo

Rock Island Armory has added three new pistols to its TCM series of firearms with the introduction of the TCM 22 MS 2011, TCM 22 MS Standard and TCM 22 FS 2011 pistols.

The new TCM caliber pistols are built on the 1911 and 2011 tactical platforms and deliver high velocity and maximum stopping power in handguns designed for concealed carry and self-defense.

The new pistols are engineered, designed and chambered to harness the power of the Armscor TCM .22 cartridge that is exclusive to Armscor and delivers high stopping power with low recoil.

“These are two great reasons that we are the largest manufacturer of the 1911 handguns as we continue to define the price performance benchmark for the industry,” said Martin Tuason, President of Rock Island Armory and Armscor Precision International. “Our goal is to make sure that we continually deliver high quality firearms that eliminate the barriers of entry into self-defense and shooting for recreation and sport.”

Rock Island TCM 22 MS Standard Micro-Mag Specifications

The TCM 22 Mid-Sized Standard is built on the industries popular 1911 and 2011 tactical frames and are ideal for self-defense and legal concealed carry.

  • Single action
  • Exclusive TCM .22 caliber
  • 8 round capacity – MS Standard 1911 Micro-Mag
  • 17 + 1 round capacity – MS 2011 VZ Grip Micro-Mag
  • 4.25 inch barrel length
  • 8 inch overall length
  • MS Standard – Front low profile snag free with rear elevation and windage white dot sites
  • MS 2011 VZ Grip – Front fiber optic and adjustable low profile rear sites
  • Polymer grip MS Standard 1911
  • VZ Grip 2011
  • Extended beavertail for added control
  • Ambidextrous safety
  • Parkerized finish
  • 2.47 pounds empty MS Standard,
  • 2.5 pounds empty MS 2011 VZ Grip

Rock Island TCM 22 FS 2011 VZ Grip

The TCM Full-Sized 2011 is built on the RIA 2011 tactical frame and is also designed for self-defense and legal concealed carry.

  • Single action
  • Exclusive TCM .22 caliber
  • 17+1 magazine capacity
  • 5 inch barrel length
  • 8.75 inch overall length
  • Front fiber optic and adjustable low profile rear sites
  • VZ grip
  • Extended beavertail for added control
  • Ambidextrous safety
  • Picatinny rail
  • Parkerized finish

The TCM 22 MS and FS pistols are designed and engineered to complement the tremendous demand for the Armscor USA .22TCM cartridge that delivers over 2800 feet per second and features a 40 grain jacketed hollow point for maximum stopping power. All three pistols are scheduled to ship in mid-year 2013.

About the TCM series

The TCM series was inspired by the need for more firepower in lower caliber firearms and ammo. The series was designed and developed by Armscor/Rock Island Armory executives—President Martin Tuason and Master Firearm Engineer Fred Craig. The TCM stands for Tuason Craig Magnum.

The .22TCM bullet has been called the “Flame Thrower” by one prominent reviewer and has been embraced by hunters, self-defense and shooting enthusiasts.

The overwhelming demand for the bullet’s industry leading high velocity and stopping power has prompted the company to expand its US production facilities.

For more information about the new Micro-Mag TCM pistols and the industry leading .22TCM ammunition, visit the new Armscor and Rock Island Armory website at www.rockislandarmory.com.

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Comments (14)

  • nade

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    I think I can get one earlier(I know sources), but can’t place an order without model #

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  • Dave

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    What’s the point. You can’t buy anything at the moment and likely wont see returns to a *normal* stocking level at the distributors before the summer at best.

    Reply

  • nade

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    What are the model numbers of different model 22TCM handguns?

    Reply

  • Bernard Martin capt retired

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    I am looking for a small handgun like the m&p 9 or something like it for concealed carry. What do you think of the JA 9 by Jimenez Arms? martin

    bnmartymartin@yahoo.com

    Reply

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