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I've been expecting some Thompson Contender fans to pop up and haven't. Are there no followers of the single shot pistol out there?

Where are the fans of the .357 Herrett? The .338 Woodswalker?

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I have a .44 Mag. with a Scope. Really shoots good. Have a Holster for it, but it is too big and heavy to carry hunting much. Reload for it.
 

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I have a T/C and a Competitor in 44 mag also and a SSK Industries T/C Contender in 375JDJ to go along with the T/C G2 rifle in 375JDJ I just bought..also have a Savage Striker in 308, but that is a 3 shot bolt action pistol...
 

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Thompson Center Single Shot

I Have been thinking of buying a Contender for almost 40 years. Iknow if I got one I would keep myself broke buying barrels in different interesting calibers. there a lot of them that I would love to play with. One that I almost bought was a 7mm bullet in a 223 case called the 7mm TCU. the 357
Herrett is another that I would love to play with. Years ago a buddy and I gave his XP100 Remington in 221 Fireball a workout. It was serious medicine at 200 yards.
 

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My experience with the Single Shot is limited. J.D. Jones, custom barrel maker for the Contender, lives not too far from my daughter. A friend of my son-in-law's blued some barrels for J.D., and when he and some more of his friends learned I was a handgunner, they gathered up about three frames and a box full of barrels. They started me of with a .30-30 barrel and we went up to the .45-70. The .45-70 was loaded with 500gr. cast bullets that had been wrapped with Teflon tape in place of bullet lube, then sized. Don't remember what the powder charge was, but that was a handful of pistol. A 500gr bullet at any reasonable velocity KICKS.
 

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Contenter? No...not since I fired my friends over loaded .45 colt. I do, however, have a Wichita bolt-action silhouette gun, in .308 winchester. Never had a ringer with it!

Have to load it down for daily use. If you fire a factory round, even in day time, the fireball will blind you for a few seconds. And the concussion makes people around you wish you were somewhere else! :mrgreen: :smt067

I bet I haven't fired that thing in over 10 years. Its taking up room in the back of my safe and probably getting rusty. Guess I should take it out and look at it from time to time.
 

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My Contender was the first gun I ever bought (15 years old). I carried it when I was deer hunting and shot a ton of grouse over the years with the 410. Best $175 I ever spent, cleaned out my bank account at the time.
 
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