Though part of shooting might be about tactical applications and self-defense situations, there is definitely room in the shooting community for those who approach guns as a hobby. Sometimes, these hobbyists work by collecting classic firearms and restoring them to regular use. Other times, these individuals want high-powered and sometimes impractical weapon system to try out at the range. Finally, many of these shooters look for muzzle loaders or other more unique rifles to practice their accuracy and improve their performance at the range. If you fall into this last category, you could benefit from a Thompson Center Arms rifle.
Understanding the popularity of these rifles, Omaha Outdoors does its best to keep a broad selection of these weapons in stock and ready to ship. This helps give you, the customer, the ability to benefit from some of the fastest shipping times in the industry. More importantly, we understand that you sometimes have questions about the products, which is why our friendly customer service staff is always ready and willing to help. If you have questions or can’t find what you need, simply pick up the phone and give us a call. We look forward to helping you with your shooting hobby.
A Look at Thompson Center Arms
Founded in 1965, the American based Thompson Center Arms is best known for their interchangeable model rifle and pistol series as well as producing muzzle loaded weapons. In fact, one of the company’s distinguishing qualities is that it is known for causing resurgence in popularity of the muzzle loaders. Regardless of what type of weapon it makes, it uses American parts and labor to produce high quality rifles that you can trust. In 2007, the company was purchased by Smith and Wesson and continues to work as a subsidiary producing its own line of products. Most recently, the company moved from its original Rochester, New Hampshire facility and is now based out of Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Encore and Contender Interchangeable Platforms
Looking to give shooters something a bit more unique, Thompson Center Arms is well-known for its interchangeable rifle platforms. The Encore is one of their most popular series, sold in either pistol or rifle configuration and offering all variety of options for the modern shooter. One of the basic options includes their Pro Hunter 15” pistol, which is chambered in .223 Rem and offers a single shot capacity. With a stainless/rubber finish, it provides a modern look with extraordinary performance. The basic parts of this system are interchangeable with the .243 Winchester Pro Hunter rifle, which offers a 28” barrel. The basic components can also be used in the .308 Win pro hunter pistol or the 30-06 SPRG rifle.
Of course, it is important to remember that the real selling point of this system is its ability to use interchangeable parts to form an entirely new weapon. To accomplish this, Encore is available with a Camo FlexTech finish on the stock, providing a great hunting tool. It also offers a variety of different part options outside the basic configurations, giving you freedom to change out the options to get the right fit based on your needs.
If you want the original interchangeable system, then you should instead look at The Contender. Developed in 1967, this often is offered in a more classic look, such as the Walnut stock and blued barrel. It is also available with a composite stock if you prefer. Either way, the pistol assembly comes with the frame, grip, pistol forend, and the necessary pins and screws. Similarly, the rifle assembly is sold with frame, stock, forend, and the necessary pins and screws. From there, you can select the barrel and other components that fit your needs.
The Dimension and Venture Bolt Action Rifles
Though not featuring quite the same modularity as the interchangeable series of rifles, The Dimension is another popular option for those who want a more custom fit rifle. In this rifle family, shooters can select between a wide range of calibers, including: .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, .243 Win, .270 Win, .308 Win, 300 Win Mag, and a variety of other options. After selecting the barrel, which includes the necessary magazine, you can select a left or right-handed bolt, allowing for the proper configuration. From there, you select a receiver and stock that fits your needs.
To give the best performance, this series offers an adjustable trigger to let you get the right feel based on your needs. It uses a special composite stock that lets you adjust the length of pull by removing spacers. Its high cheek piece makes it easier to stay on target in the field. And of course, all components are made to exacting specifications, ensuring unrelenting performance in the field.
If you prefer something a bit more simple, The Venture may be the way to go. A best-selling rifle platform, this model comes with an MOA guarantee to ensure you get the accuracy you are paying for. Though it comes available in a variety of models, it gives you a little bit less to think about when it comes to full planning of the weapon, allowing you to select a pre-made rifle that suits your needs when you place your order.
The Triumph and Impact Muzzle Loaders
Since some people believe that Thompson Center brought muzzle loaders back into the limelight, it makes sense that many look to them to get the best performance. The Triumph is a top-performing option, providing a .50 caliber muzzle loaders that is available in a variety of great configurations. It takes away some of the bulk of traditional options and is sure to perform. On the other hand, The Impact was built specifically to help shooters achieve a higher level of accuracy, ensuring you get the performance you desire from a muzzle loader in a package you can trust.
Thompson Center Accessories for Sale at Omaha Outdoors
Of course, not everyone is looking to invest in a completely new rifle. If you already own a Thompson Center Arms rifle or you are just looking to pick up some general accessories, you can find those online available as well. Naturally, they work to provide shooters with their individual rifle barrels, giving you the option to change out your current barrel on any compatible gun. In addition to this, they also have Weaver style mounting systems available, which will let you affix those accessories you need to your favorite Thompson rifle. Or, maybe you just need some general accessories, which they also produce.
Regardless of what you are in the market for, Omaha Outdoors wants to help. Our number one mission is to become your top provider for all online-related firearm and outdoors purchases. This is why we offer our absolute best in customer service, working to ensure you always find exactly what you need. If you have questions, please pick up the phone and give us a call directly. Otherwise, take advantage of our handy sorting features to find exactly what you need. We look forward to sending your new Thompson Center rifle and accessories.