MANual_puller wrote:I might actually just buy a FS single stack 38 super. That will have all the parts needed....I know where there is one at a decent price. Then I can make a single stack TCM as well as a double stack 38 super by switching slides and barrels I'm thinking that might be the way to go. Then I could basically have any of 6 different guns with only 2 frames and all calibers using the same mags... I could have fun with this
I wish I had thought of that. That would be the best setup for the money.
Just wondering if the 9x23 Winchester might be a better choice (and resolve some of those issues) for a third caliber for our pistols? It is based on the .223/5.56 case as is the TCM, so it seems breech face and extractor issues would go away. It has similar power and ballistics (some argue better) to the .38 Super. OK, I'll admit it is a little obscure as a round, but we are all shooting .22 TCM. Any thoughts?
Also, fortunately for me, Texas is less restrictive on hunting calibers.
skwatch wrote:Also, fortunately for me, Texas is less restrictive on hunting calibers.
Lucky you. Only long guns we can use here are black powder or shotguns.
Here's the handgun restrictions for Iowa:
Center-fire handguns .357 caliber
or larger, shooting straight wall ammunition
with an expanding-type bullet. Minimum barrel
length for all handguns is 4 inches. No shoulder
stock or long barrel modifications are allowed.
Only the following center-fire cartridges may
be used: .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .375
Winchester, .38 Super, .40 S&W, .401 Powermag,
10 mm Auto, .41 Remington Magnum, .41
Action Express, .44 S&W Special, .44 Remington
Magnum, .44 Automag, .444 Marlin, .445
Super Mag, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 Super Mag,
.45 Winchester Magnum, .45 Silhouette, .451
Detonics, .454 Casull, .45-70 Govt., .460
Rowland, .460 S&W Mag, .475 Widley Magnum,
.475 Linebaugh, .480 Ruger, .50 Action
Express, .50 Linebaugh, .50 Beowulf and .500
Hunters age 16 and under may not use
any handguns. Hunters ages 17 through 20
must be accompanied by a parent, guardian
or spouse who is at least 21 years old to use