As an engineer, I love that quote!I'm not an engineer thought I had to clean up several of their messes.
100% agree............... imo wayyyyyyyyy better a bullet than the 5.7x28. Heck the 22 tcm is from a 223 shell cut down? I wonder what happens to a 9mm Necked down? Even to 5.mm shooting 30-35 gr bullets. One of the biggest advantage is Volume of 22tcm bullet and weight. Lighter than a 9mm with a Lot More ftlb of energy. Yes less than a 5.56 but LIGHTER... 5mm in 9mm shell..SPEED KILLS. MASS X VELOCITY squared. I'd even like a 22tcm 5mm9 in AR form.. Again in a shtf situation More Range ,More Energy , Less weight. a 40 gr is 75 gr less than a 115gr 9mm. Thats 5 GRAMS less per round. 5,000 grams is 5 kilos or 11 lbs. a thousand 9mm is about 25 lbs. Take away 11 lbs that makes 14 lbs. BIG DIFFERENCE. 9MM SHELLS would run in glock mags!!!( I have lots of glock mags.!!!)Actually this looks like a viable option. The pressures are at 36000, 9mm NATO is 36500. Pressures aside, contained in the chamber barrel, the recoil impulse, as I understand it, is what tears the blowback sub up. The 22tcm has a light recoil impulse. Perceived demand is the stumbling block here I believe. If KT thinks there is a market they will build it. A 22TCM variant would prove to be popular option IMO. It would be a poor man's PS 90 with 60 percent more energy. Pushing a 40 grain slug at 2800 fps while The 5.7x28 pushed a 28 grain slug at the same velocity from carbine length barrel.
Put me on the list to buy one