Forum discussion regarding pistols chambered in 22 TCM
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By APRock
#14894 Anybody got a pic of the work they did on the Mecgar lips? I can envision trying to match the factory mags, but if you didn't, how much did you take off? My Mecgar mags functin flawlessly with 9mm. Get at least 1 FTF with 22TCM though, every time.
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By 1911SHOOTER
#14956
1911SHOOTER wrote:
1911SHOOTER wrote:
TcmMinnesota wrote:I just got 2 P18s from Midway for 20 each.I will have to contoure the lips just a bit for them to feed but it should be an easy task for anybody that likes to tinker around in the shed.


TcmMinnesota,
Yeah, I had to contour the lips on my Para P18. But it feeds both .22TCm and 9MM now, just got to go to the
range and pop a few caps to see what happens.
Blackie


I took my original TCM magazine, and copied the contour on the new mag using my Dremel tool and the
small conical grinder. Take it easy, though if you try it, go slow, and easy. I got my new mag pretty close.
It feeds 9 MM and .22TCM both, all seventeen cartridges. I HAVE NOT shot it yet though. More to follow
after I go to the range again. Do not do this until I find out if the mag will feed while firing. I would hate
to have any of you waste a mag on my say so without proof.
Blackie



Just got back from the range both MecGar mags worked as designed with my mod to the lips. I just picked
up another one from GunBroker for 19.00 bucks. I am going to try this one with out altering it, and see
what happens. Will advise.
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#14962
2011WideBody wrote:Midway had a sale, I picked up 4 of the nickel P18s @ 20 IIRC, tube of Flitz, tear em down this week for the mods.


Wide body,
When you do the grind, use a dremel on medium speed, using the 1/2" grind wheel.
The Metal on the mags is hard, and slow is better.
Make as close as possible to the RIA mag, and you will be good to go.
Blackie
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By 1911SHOOTER
#15023
Old Gun Nut wrote:I bought a couple of the P18 mags from Midway, hoping they would work(with no extra work on my part) with the 38 Super barrel on my TCM frame. Well, the didn't, so I got the Dremel out and did the modification to the lips. As both mags would only accept 16 rounds, I took one coil off the springs and now both will load 17 rounds. Took them out yesterday and this morning and they now function well with the 22 TCM and 38 Super..



Old Gun Nut,
What slide are you using for the .38 Super? My 9MM slide will not accept Super .38.
Blackie
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By Old Gun Nut
#15027
1911SHOOTER wrote:
Old Gun Nut wrote:I bought a couple of the P18 mags from Midway, hoping they would work(with no extra work on my part) with the 38 Super barrel on my TCM frame. Well, the didn't, so I got the Dremel out and did the modification to the lips. As both mags would only accept 16 rounds, I took one coil off the springs and now both will load 17 rounds. Took them out yesterday and this morning and they now function well with the 22 TCM and 38 Super..



Old Gun Nut,
What slide are you using for the .38 Super? My 9MM slide will not accept Super .38.
Blackie

Blackie, I'm using the original slide that also works with the 22 tcm and 9mm. I use 38 Super Comp Brass from Star line. It is the rimless version of the Super....so it has the same rim diameter as the 9mm. I load my own 38 Super with the comp brass; have never tried factory ammo in it.