• With simple barrel interchangeability, time-proven long range accuracy and adaptability between rimfire and centerfire, the versatility of the G2 Contender is unmatched by any other interchangeable platform in the world.

  • The original Contender set the standard for hunting handgun excellence. The G2 combines the all of the original Contender’s outstanding features with unmatched versatility, improved range and accuracy.

The second-generation G2 is even more user-friendly in the field than Thompson/Center's original Contender. In addition to the 40 barrel choices to match the accuracy and caliber range of any hunt, the G2’s grip, frame and forend have been profiled and sculpted for a modern, streamlined appearance.

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From a world-class rimfire or centerfire rifle to a long range, serious hunting handgun, T/C makes building your dream combination easy:

  1. Pick a frame and stock assembly that suits your needs.
  2. Choose the caliber you need from more than 40 available barrels.
  3. Give the model numbers to your local T/C dealer.


Rifle Frame Assemblies

Rifle frame assemblies include frame, stock, and forend with hinge pin and forend screws. Frame assemblies must be shipped to and sold through an FFL dealer.

Pistol Frame Assemblies

Pistol frame assemblies include frame, grip, and pistol forend with hinge pin and forend screws. Frame assemblies must be shipped to and sold through an FFL dealer.


Rifle Barrels

Caliber 23" Blued 23" Stainless
17 HMR 06234210 -
22 LR Match 06234220 06234261
204 Ruger 06234246 -
223 Rem 06234224 06234263
6.8 Rem 06234202 -
7-30 Waters 06234275 -
30-30 Win 06234228 -

Pistol Barrels

Caliber 12" Blued 14" Blued 14" Stainless
17 HMR - - 06144251
22 LR Match 06124048 06144531 -
204 Ruger - 06144418 -
223 Rem - 06144405 06144203
6.8 Rem - 06144513 -
7-30 Waters - 06144527 -
30-30 Win - 06144502 06144205
357 Rem Mag 06124040 - -
44 Rem Mag 06124042 06144508 06144222
45/70 Govt. - 06144107 w/ Muzzle Tamer -
45 Colt/410 Bore 06124044 06144547 06144219


45 Colt/410 Bore Barrels Are Not Offered For Sale in California


Rifle Forends

Pistol Forends


Rifle Buttstocks

Pistol Grips


Readily Interchangeable Barrels

Barrels for the G2 Contender can be changed in only seconds by removing the forend and tapping out the barrel/frame hinge pin.

Trigger Guard Spur

By simply pulling up and back on the trigger guard spur you can open the G2 Contender action to load and unload the chamber.

Lightweight, Compact Design

A leader in versatility, the G2 Contender can be designed for small caliber shooting with a shortened Bantam stock perfect for growing shooters.

IN THE FIELD: How the G2 Compares

The T/C Contender has come along way since being introduced five decades ago. Today’s hunters love the G2 for its increased customizability, hunting accuracy and range in caliber. The modern Contender is also easier to open, allows for more clearance between the new ergonomic grip and the trigger guard, and allows shooters to cock the hammer, lower it, and re-cock without the need to break the action open again.

By simply pulling up and back on the trigger guard spur, you can open the G2 action to load and unload the chamber.

Choose from blued or stainless steel. Blued and stainless steel barrels are readily interchangeable on any G2 frame.

Wide grooves in Hammer Spur produce a  positive grip.

G2 is equipped with a Manual Firing Pin Selector, allowing for use of rimfire or centerfire barrels on the same frame.

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