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Also, I have some Mec-Gar P18 mags (The kind that Dawson says won't work with their basepads) - and just for fun I slapped a Dawson basepad on it.

As promised, it was not able to fit into my Rock TCM/9mm

Out of sheer curiosity I dropped it into my .45 RIA (pictured above) and it fit perfectly. The mag locked into place, and the slide release went up when I brought the slide back.

The magwell on my 2011 M1911A2 45 is higher cut into the frame of the pistol, where as my TCM/9mm is not.

We'll see if this combo actually works in the 51679 when I get it.

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Send Mike Seeklander an email. The guy is great and always willing to help.

Same with Taran for base pads.

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Where can I find a Rock Island HI Cap pistol in 9mm? I have been having problems finding one.

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They are hard to find. I was told RI was making only 12 a year. Personally, I find this hard to believe but again, that was what I was told.

Does anyone know if that information is correct?

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Just got one from Joe Bob Outfitters two days ago. Just signed up to be notified when it was in stock, took about two weeks before I got the notification.

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Yea I signed up several places but already have a 22tcm/9 dont feel like buying another gun now tho

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My local gun shop was able to find one and ordered it for me. I have been reading the posts here about the mags. Once I get my pistol I will start looking for mags. You guys have posted some very good information on this subject. Keep it up. B)

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I tried all week calling armscor to ask about a 40cal with no answer left a message but never got a return call

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I tried all week calling armscor to ask about a 40cal with no answer left a message but never got a return call

Are you looking for the #51738 or 51782?

I found the 51738 pro model Tombstone tactical

https://www.tombstonetactical.com/catalog/rock-island/51738-m1911a2-irsc-pistol-40sw-5in-16rd-parkerized/

Edited by chanman

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I tried all week calling armscor to ask about a 40cal with no answer left a message but never got a return call

Are you looking for the #51738 or 51782?

I found the 51738 pro model Tombstone tactical

https://www.tombstonetactical.com/catalog/rock-island/51738-m1911a2-irsc-pistol-40sw-5in-16rd-parkerized/

I wonder what the difference is (besides the significant price difference) between 51738 and 51782? I can't find 51738 on the RIA website but is shown at the Tombstone website you sited and it is also shown on the Gallery of Guns website. Anyone know the answer?

Edited by JMike

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The #51738 has bomar style sight vs a Lpa on the 51782. Also the 51738 does not have the light rail.

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I did get my hands on a 9mm RIA 2011 Hi-Cap (the TCM/9MM) and it works great. Dawson's great mag extensions do fit with Mec-Gar P18 magazines - in fact they fed fine with the standard magazine spring. I think I need to get a liner for the mag extension, as the follower did bind once I got past 19 rounds in the magazine.

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Just an update on my RIA that i sent back.

The sent me a brand new pistol- the tcm/9mm target model which is great with me.

I prefer those sights anyway.

Ran it in two matches this weekend and no complaints. I do prefer a 10lb recoil spring though.

no idea what the stock one is.

Of course, one of the STI mags I fitted to the old pistol does not work now. No blame to armscor there.

I have several tcm/9mm mags fitted with dawsons length not capacity extensions that no longer fit either.

*update- I took the dawson .0200 basepads off the mecgar mags to see how much lack of clearance was. there was definitely enough room with the mag inserted for basepads.

A bit of filing and they fit. As this is the Target model, I have a dawson magwell and that still fits so I wanted to use it.

I ordered a few Para mags and I have another STI to modify later.

Big thanks to Amrscor.

Edited by theKenny

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Just got in some Mec Gar P14 mags, wolf extended springs and Dawson Para base pads - works like a charm.

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I just want to confirm the dawson extended base pads do fit the mec gar para P18 magazines and they will fit in the 51679 model?

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Great information here. Does anyone have a picture of the 51738 model? Cant seem to find much information on it, much less a picture. Thanks.

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I have the 22TCM/9mm combo in this platform, and I'm a bit frustrated. I have the rear sight buried and I'm still hitting two inches high at 15 yards.

I think this needs to go back to RIA.

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