I’m curious if any consideration has been given to the idea of an improved Ruger 57 trigger. The factory trigger is less than ideal.
Due to the availability and price of ammo I don’t shoot mine enough to justify a new trigger. But a fun gun to shoot. My range says no to shooting the metal targets with it too.
Fear of penetration, or ricochet?
Ricochet. The day I bought mine I pulled into the range and the safety officer was there and I asked him about shooting it. It is maybe the only pistol on the list to not shoot at the gongs. We have a nice range and plenty of other targets to punch hole in anyhow. Several of the ranges (we have 13 plus skeet) we get to play with full auto. 45’s are cool on the gongs but they do take a beating and constantly need repair. Pretty much full time range safety officers there and they will escort your ass out quickly if they find you screwing up!
I was just curious. I don’t know much about 5.7 other than it’s a fast moving projectile. I need to befriend someone who has a 5.7 since I’ve never shot it lol. If the ammo wasn’t so damn expensive (compared to 9mm and 10mm) I’d just buck up and buy the new M&P 5.7
Xactly. I actually sent a review vid on the Smith offering to the stepson earlier this morning.
We both play 22TCM. When the ammo price demonstrates the impending ‘economies of scale’ reduction … I am a player.
I watched a review on YouTube by Honest Outlaw. He does a good job of no BS reviews. For a long time, every gun he reviewed was either purchased by him, or borrowed to him. As he’s gained viewers, gun manufacturers have sent him guns for review. But he flat out tells the manufacturers that he will not change the way he reviews guns. If the gun sucks or has negative features, he says so in his reviews. He’s the first person on YouTube that I go to if he’s done a review of a gun I’m interested in.
The 5.7x28 is easiest to find in 40 grain but I always look for the 27 grain. Both run fine in the Ruger 57 but the 27 grain is faster yet. It’s hard to find though.
I had to look up 22TCM. Interesting. Will it run in any 9mm?
22TCM has a bastard step child known as 22TCM9R. Rock Island Armory offers kits to run 9R in many 9mm platforms.
22TCM approximates the cartridge length of 45ACP and the cartridge diameter of 9mm. 9R scrunches the cartridge length to approximate 9mm.
At any rate, 22TCM remains a wildcat round. It was designed by Fred Craig as 22 micromagnum. Martin Tuason of Rock Island Armory brought it to market. Then Tuason tried to open it up to the ginormous market of 9mm shooters. IMO, he should have kitted large frame pistols for 22TCM rather than bastardizing the round so far that compinents are not available.
So 22TCM currently exists as novelty. If Tuason ever submits to SAAMI, it may have a chance to gain popularity. Years ago I played at a forum called 22TCM.com. It died ahortly after the 9R stunt.
I know the ammo is expensive, but I have been considering reloading my own cartridges. That aside, I was more curious if anyone had any experience with different triggers. I recently installed new springs and a mcarbo flat trigger in my p365xl-macro (xl guts, macro grip). So, I have a hard-on for gun modifying atm. I might even gut my Ruger 57 and see if I can figure something out with the linkage. I know a short throw trigger is available. I will probably pick that up and go from there. I’ll keep you posted.
We are currently working on the Ruger 57 trigger and spring kit. It is still early in the process with the first prototype just made this week.
Let us know when ready!