Rock Island Armory TCM TAC Ultra FS for Home Defense

Rock Island Armory TCM TAC Ultra FS
Rock Island Armory TCM TAC Ultra FS at 10 yards (Caliber: 22 TCM)

My wife and I were finally able to get in some range time together. Before wrapping things up, she decided to take a few shots with the Rock Island Armory TCM TAC Ultra FS.

As a little background, this is a handgun that she really hasn’t shown much interest in. The majority of her experience is with compact to medium size pistols, so a full-size 1911 seemed overwhelming to her. Well, I think we may have made a breakthrough in that department!

In the above target, her 5 round groups include the center and the two on the left (mine are the two on the right). The center group is her very first five rounds from the RIA 1911. Needless to say, she was super-excited about the results. Especially taking into account that this was her first experience with the pistol.

That leads me to the point of this post. A full-size 1911 is definitely not something my wife is going to work into her everyday carry routine. But, now she is talking about how this type of 1911 would be a great home defense option for us. Obviously, she has the potential to be accurate with this pistol. And in her words, this is the “freakin-easiest” slide to pull back she has ever encountered. And in an emergency situation, difficulty manipulating a slide is definitely not something I would want her to contend with.

Thanks to the folks at Rock Island Armory, it seems that my wife has entered the world of  the 1911 enthusiast. And by my calculations, that is a good thing for Yours Truly!

Rock Island Armory TCM TAC Ultra FS Combo Specs:

  • Model: 51961
  • Caliber: 22 TCM / 9mm
  • Rounds: 10
  • Sights:
    • Front: Orange Fiber-Optic
    • Rear: Elevation & Windage White Dot
  • Length: 8.75 inch / 222.25 mm
  • Height: 5.5 inch / 139.70 mm
  • Grips: G10
  • Frame: Parkerized
  • Slide: Parkerized
  • Barrel Length: 5 inch / 127 mm
  • Grooves: 6
  • Trigger Pull: 4 – 6 lbs / 1.81 – 2.72 kg
  • Length of Twist: 1 in 16″
  • More Info: Rock Island Armory