Thompson Center Arms Co. Contender, Encore, and the new G2 firearms are the most useful firearms available to shooters world wide, and it is no wonder their popularity is growing steadily. But as with any production firearm, it is the aftermarket "custom gunsmith" fine tuning that really makes the guns perform, and this is where we come in. We go above and beyond what the factory's policies and practices permit them to do.
As the years have gone by, we have developed more and more accessories and approaches essential to getting the most from these guns. This online store is devoted to supporting you, the "TC" shooter, and to helping you get the very most from your Contenders, Encores, and G2s both through the accessories you need and a better technical understanding of these guns.
We firmly believe that the more you understand your TC firearms, the more rewarding they will be to you in your hunting and shooting experieces, experiences that lifetime memories are made of.
Dennis M. "Mike" Bellm is the technical advisor and has been engaged in custom barrel work since February 2, 1979. From that date until his demise on August 23, 1989, the famous P.O. Ackley was his personal mentor, imparting an invaluable knowledge of barrels, barrel making, chambering, tooling, and an approach unrivalled in the various trades supporting T/C Contender, Encore, and G2 shooters today.
For any shooting system to be viable, it is almost mandatory to go above and beyond what the original manufacturer provides in order to get the full potential that only true custom additions can give. The most finely machined barrel is still no better than the finished firearm permits the shooter to use it.
It is with this view in mind that the products and information in this store have been developed over the past 37 years of experimentation and "hands on" work on Contenders, and more recently Encores and the new G2, all with your shooting success and satisfaction being the foremost objective.
The products and information on this site are not consistent with the rest of the firearms industry and therefore are not condoned or approved of by Thompson Center Arms Co. even though they are essential for best performance of these guns.