Thompson Center



Thompson Center Parts: Thompson Center Muzzleloader Parts, Contender Parts, Custom Gun Parts


Thompson Center is one of the premier manufacturers of black powder guns in the US. The center is also famous for its extensive range of rifle and single line pistols. Thompson is synonymous with the exclusive line of muzzle-loading rifles and Thompson center muzzleloader parts as well. Their products are known for their sturdiness and affordability. Thompson also provides a lifetime warranty for each of their guns. 

The company was formed in 1965. It was the coming together of the gun designing company Warren Center and the K. W. Thompson Tool, which created the Thompson Center Arms. It was during the early seventies that Thompson Center began manufacturing hunting handguns called the Contender. The high quality of those handguns made them an instant favorite among amateur and professional hunters. Over the years, more than 400,000 units of Contender handguns and Thompson Center Contender parts have been sold. The Contender’s precision and versatility is still unmatched.

Apart from the Contender pistols, the company produces several other top selling guns and rifles. In 1970, Thompson began manufacturing the Hawken, which is essentially a muzzle-loading rifle. During that time, the interest for muzzle loading rifle was minimal. However, the launch of the T/C Hawken helped in renewing people’s interest in muzzle loading rifles. Some of the other products that Thompson currently offers include the black powder guns, Triumph .50 cal, 209 Primer Ignition, 28″ Weather Shield Barrel, and Speed Breech XT.

The Contender is now known as the G2 Contender and the upgraded model has center- fire and rim-fire capabilities. Thompson also produces the G2 Contender Rifle with interchangeable barrels. The G2 Contender rifle weighs a little more than five pounds but boasts of a 23” barrel. Many consider the Thompson G2 to be the most versatile rifle around at the moment.

In the last decade or so, there has been an increase in black powder hunting. As a response to the rising demands, Thompson has started to manufacture the Hawken with modern in line styles. Moreover, Thompson also offers other premium Thompson center muzzleloader parts such as the Encore 209×50 Magnum, the Encore Endeavor, Thompson Triumph, and the Omega. The Omega is a muzzleloader that uses one fifty grams of black power grains. It also boasts of a flatter trajectory and high down range energy. 

Thompson Center has been operational for the last forty years and has been instrumental in the rising popularity of hunting and shooting sports in the US. With their unique handguns and muzzleloaders, Thompson Center has single handedly changed the way people hunt. Custom Thompson Center gun parts can be purchased from Thompson distributors and dealers.

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Which of the following is NOT one of the "Three Ws" that should be included in every hunting plan?

What firearm you are hunting with.
Who you are with.
When you are returning.
Where you are going.


What technique can be described as "slow, patient movement of the hunter into shooting position after game has been located"?

Stand Hunting
Still Hunting


Which species is there federal hunting laws for?

Wood Duck
Ring-knecked pheasant
Snowshoe hare
White-tailed Deer


Which field carry provides the most firearm control?



Which choice is NOT recommended when approaching downed wildlife?

Approach quietly from behind.
Poke animal gently with a stick.
Touch the eye gently, if there's no reaction, animal is usually dead.
Shoot it again before approaching to make sure it is dead.


What is the technique known as "driving"?

One hunter sitting in a blind waiting for game to come along.
One hunter moving slowly and patiently into shooting position after game has been located.
One or more pushers walk through an area trying to move game ahead of them into areas wehre blockers are waiting.
One hunter driving a vehicle and a second hunter in the back set shooting through the open window.


Scouting an area you want to hunt should include:

Walk around the area on opening day with your firearm or bow.
Walk around the area looking for animal movements and signs.
Look at maps and aerial photos of the area.
Answers B and C.


Which of the following is NOT a reason why you should develop a hunting plan for every hunt?

So friends and family know how to contact you in case of emergency.
So you can use your hunting plan to start a fire if you get lost.
So fellow hunters know where you are located.
So friends and family know where you can be found in case of a hunting accident.


Which of these items should be on every checklist included in your hunting plan?

Hunting license


Which of these does NOT violate a hunting safety rule?

Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Keeping your finger on the trigger while stalking game.
Two hunters shooting at the same game.
Identifying what lies beyond an identified target.