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Old 01-17-2003, 12:33 PM
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Anyone know exactly what the "new" G2 Contender is? is it a pistol or a carbine & is the old contender carbine "dead"? Even tho I have 2 10/22s, a ruger single six convertable, I've always
been interested in a single shot. The encore is out because it's not a rimfire, although it is an interesting weapon.
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Old 01-17-2003, 01:21 PM
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The new G2 is suppose to be an improvement over the previous Contender. It is not limited to carbine or pistol use only. By merely switching stocks/fore ends and barrels you can make it either one. One of ther great appeals of the Contender. The new G2 can use any barrel that was made for the old Contenders as well.

For my own Contender I have used only handgun length barrels. Some of the calibers I have used are 22lr , 22 Hornet , .223 Rem , 357 Mag and 44 Mag.
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Old 01-20-2003, 01:50 PM
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Angry The G2 just may hold the record

for the longest delay between the announcement of a new gun, and it's actual appearance on the marketplace. STILL not yet available in almost two years.
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Old 01-21-2003, 08:38 PM
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I would buy the encore, a rimfire conversion is availabe, this will make it a better all around gun
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Old 01-23-2003, 09:03 PM
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This spring - maybe

I've been waiting for a G2 for well over a year. While visiting New Hampshire for the holidays, I stopped by the TC custom shop, inside Fox ridge outfitters. It's about 100 yards from TC's factory and wholly owned by them. A worker there told me that production was scheduled for February - to start cutting frames. I figure a couple, maybe four weeks to get a decent number through finishing, then a few weeks for them to trickle though the supply chain to distributors. That's if they actually start manufacturing them within the timeframe that was described to me. I've heard that they TC's barrel offerings will be reduced to fewer calibers and lengths. Almost anything else will be available through the custom shop. The custom shop catalog lists lots of calibers, but they cost minimum $220, without sights. Just FYI.
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Old 02-13-2003, 06:26 PM
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The new G2 was built to overcome the previous Contender's..um..unhandiness. With the G2 there is no need to "Break Open" the gun to cock it again. On the old model you must open the frame everytime you cock the hammer, so if you spot game and miss the opportunity to shoot, you HAVE to break it open to cock it again. Also, they changed the look of the gun, instead of the BEAUTIFUL Couger on the side of the frame, its now just a strip of metal (like a mini-Encore). However, these changes did not change the function of either gun, both guns will accept all Contender barrels.

Hope it helps.

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Old 02-14-2003, 01:19 AM
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I'm not positive on the legal issues, but I understand from others that it's best to buy it as a pistol and add the carbine stock to it later on. If you buy it as a carbine you may not be allowed to use the shorter barrels or pistol grips, but as a pistol you should not be limited. At least worth checking out with your government requirements, or maybe someone here can chime in on the subject.
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