When a new caliber comes along, it can be tough to adopt if you're set in your ways. And while your go-to might have done right by you for decades, it sometimes pays to be open-minded to a little enhancement.
Case in point, the 22TCM line of pistols - it takes the best of both worlds and positions itself as a viable defense option for any experienced shooter.
One of the beauties of the 22TCM caliber is that its low recoil means it can be picked up by virtually any type or level of shooter without striking fear in them. It's essentially like having a handheld AR15 - the same power and punch without the blowback.
Low recoil doesn't sacrifice speed. The caliber's terminal velocity with respect to the 9mm is a lot like comparing traditional rifle calibers - .30-06, .270, 7mm, etc. - with Weatherby's enhanced, similar-in-diameter rifle caliber. With a little more powder, the velocity is substantially amped up. And light, fast ammunition is virtually the future of law-enforcement and military-grade calibers.
Manufacturers will continue to look more and more for ways to use less material without sacrificing terminal ballistics. The 22TCM is a great example of that - it's a flat-shooting cartridge that approaches 400 feet of energy in a small, 40-grain-bullet package. It makes the most of its stature and goes above and beyond without a domineering physical presence.
Trying to compare the 22TCM to the 22LR or 22 Magnum is virtually impossible - its feet-per-second, bullet design and propellant style are vastly different, making it the short, fast option. And thanks to the 9mm barrel and recoil spring that come standard with a 22TCM caliber pistol, it's truly two guns in one.
The Right Choice
Everyone needs a little bit of two-in-one action in their holsters. With the capability and versatility of a 22TCM and the power of a reliable self-defense pistol, you can't go wrong. Consider the 22TCM, and your collection will have a true original in its corner.