The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

Dynamic Green Products Inc.





Author Topic: Thompson Contender pistol?  (Read 2272 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Woodhauler

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 2013
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Jackson,Maine
  • Logging is in my blood!
    • Share Post
Thompson Contender pistol?
« on: October 22, 2015, 05:02:59 PM »
My buddy had one in 410 last week that he used for partridge. I need one now! Sweet bird gun! Anyone on here use one?;
2013 westernstar tri-axle with 2015 rotobec elite 80 loader!Sold 2000 westernstar tractor with stairs air ride trailer and a 1985 huskybrute 175 T/L loader!

Offline John Grange

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Age: 71
  • Location: El Dorado Kansas
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 05:17:13 PM »
I got out of the Single Shot Contender market quite a while back, But I do Keep a Taurus "The Judge. it is a heavy 5 shot revolver that will shoot 410 or 45 Long Colt. Good gun to keep with me in the woods and around the office for all sorts of "Varmints". Lots of Bark and Kick.

Offline limbwood

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Age: 60
  • Location: Eastern Iowa
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2015, 10:05:43 PM »
I have one, 45-410 barrel, 460 sw barrel, sweet shooting gun, have a muzzleloader barrel also, and a few rifle barrels also, they all enterchange on same action, different stocks. Stainless is the way to go.

Offline WH_Conley

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4087
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Camp Dix, Ky.
  • Gender: Male
  • I need to tide my profile!
    • Share Post
    • Stone Hill Hardwoods
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 07:42:29 AM »
I have the 45/.410 Armor Alloy, 10 inch, not the Gen II. Shoots just like you would expect from a 10 barrel.
Bill

Offline Ron Scott

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 8287
  • Age: 84
  • Location: Cadillac, MI
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 12:13:56 PM »
I use to hunt rabbits with a guy that hunted with one. He always did well on the rabbits with it.
~Ron

Offline tmarch

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 400
  • Age: 71
  • Location: Crawford, NE
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm older, maybe not wiser tho
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2015, 12:37:16 PM »
Used to be known as the most accurate pistol made.  Mine is generally carrying a 223 barrel for vermin, but I also have a selection of barrels all in rifle caliber and with 4X scopes.  I also use a S&W Governor with 2.5" 410 ammo along with some personal defense ammo as a carry along/nite stand weapon.  As said before a carjacker would have time to learn braile in jail.  :)
Retired to the ranch, saw, and sell solar pumps.

Online Bruno of NH

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4366
  • Age: 54
  • Location: Springfield NH
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2015, 12:44:20 PM »
I have one with 223 barrel and 730-waters with scope .
Real nice made in NH
Jim/Bruno
Lt 40 wide with 38hp gas and command controls Riehl Steel edger,F350 4x4 dump and lot of contracting tools

Offline ScottInCabot

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Location: Cabot, Arkansas USA
  • Hobby Sawyer
    • Share Post
    • Slabs Blanks and Boards
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2015, 05:17:27 PM »
Contender....17Extruder, 17 Hornet, 22LR Match, 223Rem, 30-30Win, 35Rem, 357/44BD, 7-30Waters, 7mmTCU, 45-70Govt, 44 Magnum, 45ACP
Encore......45 & 50 cal muzzleloader, 22-250Rem, 223Rem, 35Rem, 300WinMag, 7mmRem Mag, 338WinMag, 375JDJ, 404Jeffrey, 458WinMag

I might have missed one, but I don't think so.....



Scott in Cabot
Timber framing RULES!

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 40353
  • Age: 77
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2015, 09:37:40 PM »
I have shot many limits of grouse in Colorado with a TC 410.  I loved it.
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Offline rooster 58

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1022
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Florissant, Co.
  • Gender: Male
  • GRIZ, the sawmill mgr.
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 07:44:58 AM »
I had a Contender in 357 Herret. I killed many deer with it ;)

Offline kc9ljo

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Age: 46
  • Location: Northwoods of Wisconsin
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 08:17:01 AM »
Contenders and Encores are great guns, the only problem is they're very addictive. You can't have just one.

Offline Chuck White

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 12486
  • Age: 71
  • Location: Russell, NY (Way Upstate)
  • Gender: Male
  • Sawing Mobile since 2005
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 11:06:45 AM »
I had one with a 223 Rem and a 44 Mag barrel, years ago when I was stationed in South Dakota.

Sold it for some dumb reason and bought another with a 223 Rem barrel after I got back to NY, my son owns it now.

That 223 has taken quite a few Whitetails!  ;)
~Chuck~
Retired USAF 1989, Retired School Bus Driver 2012, now semi-retired Mobile Sawyer
1995 Wood-Mizer LT40HDG25 Kohler - Cooks Cat Claw Sharpener and single-tooth setter, 4-foot Logrite cant hook.
Basic mechanical skills are all that's required to maintain a Wood-Mizer

Offline Woodhauler

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 2013
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Jackson,Maine
  • Logging is in my blood!
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 08:52:18 PM »
Well I have one the way! Its a new one with the 14 inch 45/410barrell . Also has a 30caliber herrett barrel too!
2013 westernstar tri-axle with 2015 rotobec elite 80 loader!Sold 2000 westernstar tractor with stairs air ride trailer and a 1985 huskybrute 175 T/L loader!

Offline Woodhauler

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 2013
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Jackson,Maine
  • Logging is in my blood!
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2015, 07:38:51 PM »
I will pick up my new toy Monday!!
2013 westernstar tri-axle with 2015 rotobec elite 80 loader!Sold 2000 westernstar tractor with stairs air ride trailer and a 1985 huskybrute 175 T/L loader!

Offline ScottInCabot

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 174
  • Location: Cabot, Arkansas USA
  • Hobby Sawyer
    • Share Post
    • Slabs Blanks and Boards
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2015, 08:09:41 PM »
You won't regret it!

Most of my barrels are from the time when my brother worked in the Custom Shop there.....since he went to SigSuaer, I'll feeling barrel-poor.


Scott in Cabot
Timber framing RULES!

Offline Woodhauler

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 2013
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Jackson,Maine
  • Logging is in my blood!
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2015, 06:23:44 PM »
Got my toy!!! Nice as new! Guy said it was new, just no box.!
2013 westernstar tri-axle with 2015 rotobec elite 80 loader!Sold 2000 westernstar tractor with stairs air ride trailer and a 1985 huskybrute 175 T/L loader!

Offline ely

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2700
  • Age: 53
  • Location: atoka okla.
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2015, 08:38:00 AM »
great guns

Offline Ed

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 737
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Mid Michigan
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2015, 01:58:29 PM »
Got my first Contender in 1984.....3 frames and 6 barrels later.... ;D

Ed

Offline Woodhauler

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 2013
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Jackson,Maine
  • Logging is in my blood!
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2015, 02:45:06 PM »
Just got the 45/410 barrel from ups!!!  Guy that sold me the gun didn't ship the extra barrel with the gun. It is brand new!!  I may be buying somemore guns from him!! He has some high end guns at nice prices!
2013 westernstar tri-axle with 2015 rotobec elite 80 loader!Sold 2000 westernstar tractor with stairs air ride trailer and a 1985 huskybrute 175 T/L loader!

Offline dgdrls

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3122
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Central NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Learning the Art of Milling Logs
    • Share Post
Re: Thompson Contender pistol?
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2015, 06:24:20 PM »
Contenders are nice, perhaps one day
right now my Bond Arms Texas Defender can carry a .410 Barrel

Dan


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

moved
MOVED: Thompson Contender pistol?

Started by Roxie on General Board

0 Replies
487 Views
Last post October 22, 2015, 05:50:34 PM
by Roxie
xx
Thompson's home built portable saw

Started by slab on Sawmills and Milling

3 Replies
861 Views
Last post August 21, 2014, 07:18:18 AM
by slab
xx
Thompson's Home Built Portable Sawmill

Started by Alligator on Sawmills and Milling

2 Replies
527 Views
Last post March 19, 2018, 07:52:13 PM
by 47sawdust
thumbup
He's a Pistol!

Started by DanG on General Board

27 Replies
4264 Views
Last post July 29, 2009, 04:34:48 PM
by DanG
 


Powered by EzPortal