Anybody have one of these they want to review?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Fatbob Frank, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    I've been thinking about getting one of these RIA XT-22 Mag.
    Would like to know if they are worth the money.
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  2. BigSkyGuy

    BigSkyGuy Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2018
    I saw one in a local gun shop this week, and thought it was pretty nice.

    I'd also like to hear from someone who has actually shot it.

    Neat concept, as I love 22mag!
     

  3. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
  4. Zaugau

    Zaugau Well-Known Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    I'd like to know too, and wonder how it compares to the Keltec PMR30. Seems like it's sold out at a lot of places. Maybe supply is just low.
    It looks like fun, and something my gf might like.
     
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  5. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    Well, it looks like I'm gonna have to buy one and review it myself!
    If it sucks, I don't want see a bunch of "I shot one and wasn't impressed" posts...
     
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  6. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I heard talk about these awhile back but dang only thing I can remember was they said it was loud.
     
  7. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    What the heck are you doing up at this ungodly hour?
     
  8. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I work second shift.
     
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  9. Fatbob Frank

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    Feb 5, 2014
  10. GIJoke

    GIJoke A meat popsicle I am

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    Aug 28, 2018
    Have you shot it yet Frank? I’m starting to think about one too...
     
  11. The Mulberrian

    The Mulberrian Well-Known Member

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    Feb 7, 2019
    Ive only handled one in a LGS, & man were they proud of it ($500?).



    The slide would not return fully when working the action (even sling shoting it) & I had to push it from the rear to get it to close fully (on the example I handled).



    May have been because it was brand new & needed oil, ect...



    It was well made IMHO.



    I really like their mini-380, but have only handled one & havent fired either.
     
  12. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    Haven't found one yet...
     
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  13. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 14, 2018
    You may be thinking aboit the RIA 9/.22TCM. It’s notorious for the boom and fireball because it’s basically shooting a shortened .223 round.
     
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  14. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    My best buddy's friend bought one. They went to the range and all he could talk about was how well it shot. They were putting clay targets on the burm at 60 yards and he said he could break 10 out of 10. He said it shocked him and the next day he ordered one on line. I haven't talked to him since he got it, we had other things going on.
    I've never shot one but that's what he told me and was impressed enough to buy one for his own.

    Jim D
     
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  15. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I don't have any experience with this gun, but I came across this review in American Rifleman:

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2018/10/26/tested-rock-island-armory-xt-22-magnum/

    It sounds like the barrel is too short to fully exploit the potential of 22 WMR. They mention seeing evidence of unburned powder. That doesn't mean you can't still have fun with this. Just do so knowing that your not going to get the full magnum power that the cartridge is capable of.

    RIA also makes a gun chambered in .22 TCM. 22 TCM is effectively a shortened version of .223 Rem. It's a cool concept.
     
  16. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    I had a .22TCM/ 9mm combo in the double stack 1911 and it was great, but a little big for my hands.
    But I'm a big fan of the .22TCM!
    It's a potent little fireball of a round.
    I just hate having a caliber that only Armscor makes ammo for.
     
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  17. GIJoke

    GIJoke A meat popsicle I am

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    Aug 28, 2018
    Agreed Pew Pew - I found some Speer Gold Short Barrel ammo that’s made for...well...short barrels..
     
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  18. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    I am also interested in the 22mag version and do still have my double stack 22tcm and it really is a ton o fun to shoot!
     
  19. Zaugau

    Zaugau Well-Known Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Double stack 22tcms in the house! Mine's a commander size, and I really like it.
     
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  20. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    They make a single stack 22 TCM ac well I believe, which I'd be happy with if I got another.
     

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