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ENDS 8/31/19

Most frames are back in stock, and FIVEOFF includes frames!

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July Updates From HausOfArms


In comparison to a true humanitarian crisis, the “Great Frame Shortage of 2019” may not be that big of a deal, but in our world it feels like a HUGE DEAL.  We are working with T/C to get Encore frames back into production ASAP.  We are still taking Encore frame orders, but please know that we do not have a confirmed ship date from T/C yet.  We do have G2 frames in stock and ready to ship!  

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We have been able to continue to offer 2018 pricing on factory barrels for the last several months because we were able to lock in our 2018 prices for the first several orders of 2019.  

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March Newsletter

March Newsletter From HausOfArms

50th Anniversary G2 Contenders

We are steadily receiving shipments of the 50th Anniversary G2 Contenders, and we have already shipped two dozen to happy customers.  We expect to receive our next shipment in April.

350 Legend Barrels From Match Grade Machine

We are expecting our first shipment of 350 Legend Barrels for all platforms by the end of March.  We still have a few pre-sale barrels left, but we don’t expect them to last.  If you are considering a 350 Legend barrel, we would suggest ordering asap.

350 Legend Scopes And Ammo

Leupold plans to release 350 Legend Scopes by early summer.  These will be CDS scopes specifically designed for the 350 Legend.  We plan to stock a few of these scopes. (We also plan to stock them for the 450 Bushmaster).  

We hope to stock Winchester’s 350 Legend Ammo as soon as it’s available.  

HausOfArms Soft Pistol Cases

We have a few of our HausOfArms pistol cases left, and we plan to order more.  These cases come in 24 and 27 inch options, and they will fit a scoped pistol in all platforms.

16.5” Threaded 6.5 Creedmoor Dimension Barrels By Bellm

As always, we strive to offer new custom items on a regular basis.  We sent a few of our 6.5 Creedmoor Dimension barrels to Mike Bellm to have them cut down and threaded.  Mike cut them down to 16.5” and added a 5/8-24 thread with a cap. These barrels are a perfect fit for a small blind!  

T/C Shooters Challenge

Our friend, John Tasker, runs the T/C Shooters Facebook group.  He has started a monthly shooting challenge, and there will be prizes for the winners!  Check it out!

A Note From Marty

Many of you are already aware of the blatant attack on our 1A and 2A rights by Facebook.  They have recently shut down multiple T/C enthusiast groups with zero recourse. While we plan to continue to use the HausOfArms Facebook page for as long as possible, we are also encouraging our followers to join us on MeWe.  MeWe is a 2A friendly site, and we are asking everyone to join in case our Facebook page is shut down.  

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February Newsletter From HausOfArms

February Newsletter From HausOfArms

Introducing The 350 Legend By Match Grade Machine

At SHOT Show, Winchester introduced their newest ammo: 350 Legend.  There has been a lot of buzz and excitement about the possibilities that the 350 Legend can offer.  Dylan from Match Grade Machine came home from SHOT Show and got to work designing a 350 Legend barrel for both the Encore and Contender.  We are offering them as a pre-sale item right now, and we should have them by the end of March. We are offering them for the Encore and Contender in both blued and stainless.  They will be 20” long, threaded with a cap, and 1:16 twist.

The 350 Legend WILL NEVER Replace the 357 Rem Max

As many of you know, the HausOfArms Crew LOVES the 357 Rem Max.  We all own one, and we all love them for different reasons: lack of recoil, versatility, accuracy...we could go on all day about the 357 Rem Max.  Here’s the deal, the 357 Rem Max isn’t an accessible barrel for everyone because not everyone reloads and not everyone can afford to buy reloads, but the 357 Rem Max has a loyal following and will ALWAYS have a loyal following.   This is where the 350 Legend comes in. It has many of the same qualities as the 357 Rem Max, AND the price point and accessibility of the ammunition makes it accessible to ALL.

What Match Grade Machine Says About The 350 Legend

The 350 Legend is perfect for the states that are restricted to 1.8" straight wall case for hunting.  Winchester had youth, women, and those of us that are recoil sensitive in mind during development. This case is designed to compete with cartridges like the 450 Bushmaster and the 460 S&W, but without the recoil. New case features include an overall length of 1.71", a slightly rebated rim that is the same diameter as the 223 Remington, multiple SKU’s of factory loaded ammunition, plus the benefit of reloadability with a plentiful supply of 35 caliber bullets. This blazing round will have great muzzle velocity combined with proper hunting bullets that will allow you to reach out to 300 yards and beyond with confidence. There’s no doubt that the 350 Legend will be a great addition to your Encore or Contender barrel collection.  See it in action: https://winchester.com/350-Legend#video

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MeWe: A Gun Friendly Social Media Platform

While we intend to continue to utilize the HausOfArms Facebook Page, we are well aware that many similar pages and groups are being deleted without reason or recourse.  You may have noticed that the All T/C Contenders All The Time and the T/C Addiction groups have been deleted. Facebook permanently deleted these groups because they made someone feel “unsafe”.  We are choosing to be proactive, and we are asking our followers to join us on MeWe. You can find our page here: https://mewe.com/p/hausofarms. While you are at it, please be sure to join Justin VanDee’s new group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/395097161056641/.

50th Anniversary G2 Contenders

As of right now, we haven’t received anymore of the 50th Anniversary Contenders, but we expect to start receiving regular weekly shipments of them!  The first one that we received went to a legend in the T/C community. Bob Bryarly has been a champion and advocate for Thompson Center for decades, and we were honored to be able to fulfill his order.

A Note From Marty

Our first shipment of 2019 T/C Catalogs arrived this week! We will be adding one to every HausOfArms order that goes out the door while supplies last.  We can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks about them.

Shoot Straight and Be Safe,

Marty and The HausOfArms Crew

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Haus of Arms September 2014 Newsletter

Got Snow Camo?

Several months ago we started on an endeavor to attempt adding camo patterns to T/C Encore Pro Hunter stock sets that have not and from what we understand will not be added to the factory T/C synthetic stock lineup. 
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Thompson Center Frame hammer won't cock?

   This week I sold an Encore Stainless frame to a gentleman in Indiana, shipped it all happy and end of story.
  I got a voice mail message from that buyer a few days later and he was frantic. he had picked up his new gem from his local FFL transfer agent and took it home to begin assembly.
   "The frame hammer won't cock" was his message. He was convinced it was either broken or had been tampered with by a novice. You could tell from his tone that he had already played out the scenarios in his mind and maybe with the help of his significant other. He recapped his investment for me in his message and probably was concerned with this guy from Missouri he had made this sizable purchase from.
   I was at work, had limited time to respond but attempted to ease his fears anyway. First of all I let him know I would make it right and then suggested we talk at my lunch break and gave him my phone number.
   Second I gave him 2 things to try before we talked:

1) Make sure that the frame bolt attaching the buttstock to the frame had not only the lock washer but also the thick flat washer. Without both of these the bolt goes in to far and inhibits the hammer from cocking. Actually happened to me, not discovered till at the range!
2) Next and I prefaced this one with a disclaimer that I was not trying to insult his intelligence BUT.... There is a safety mechanism inside the frame that only allows the hammer to be cocked if a barrel is attached. I then described how  and where that trip cam was and how to defeat it to perform the hammer test.

I went back to work and started to play out all the scenarios for my end, return, refund, replacement etc.... To my pleasant surprise he emailed me before lunch apologizing and feeling embarrassed. He didn't know about the barrel safety feature, went through my process and all tested well. Sometimes experience is the best teacher! Marty
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Is the Thompson Center Encore system worth the money

My opinion, a resounding yes! My first experience into the TC Encore world was through my son. I told him that it was foolish to spend $900 for a Stainlesss Steel/Camo Pro Hunter Muzzleloader with a Nikon Omega scope. There was NO WAY a muzzleloader could be accurate out to 250 yards! After having hunted with a traditional open sighted sidelock muzzleloader for 15 years and taken several whitetail deer, logical and reasonable thinking dictated that 90 grains pyrodex and a 50 caliber round ball and a deer kill at 95 yards elevated the shooter to Daniel Boone status! BUT, and there is always a but, we are sometimes forced to change our thinking. Yes, Ebbs got the Pro Hunter muzzleloader, proved me wrong (much the same as I proved my dad wrong about 4 cylinder economy cars 25 years earlier) and the Encore adventure began. In a few months I got my Thompson Center Pro Hunter rifle in a 25-06 Remington. I got the dies and brass because my hunting mentor buddy, Dennis could reload anything and got things started. Of course without connection and experience in this area I PAID FULL RETAIL for my first TC. Ebbs and I gradually started collecting barrels in different calibers, dabbled in buying and reselling on Gunbroker and it became very evident that there was a niche market for this type of rifle system.What started as an interest quickly developed into a passionate TC hobby and eventually became my official business, TC4ME. I quickly applied for and received my FFL to become a legal firearms dealer and moved forward. With all of that information serving as a backdrop, I want to go back to the original topic and question at hand Are they worth the price? There are several reasons why the answer is a resounding YES for me. Supreme Quality Thompson Center Arms, now owned by Smith & Wesson, in terms of quality is well known as one of the worlds finest gun makers for people on a budget. Supreme Accuracy- from a muzzleloader. TC revolutionized the muzzleloader world with the Encore platform. The encore system is a forerunner of the Contender series which has a 40+ year following all its own. This new platform turned a 100 yard muzzleloader into a viable 250 yard threat. Interchangeability/Innovation The ability to take this setup and go from muzzleloader to shotgun to centerfire in minutes unparalleled. Advanced Technology FLEX-TECH stock sets reduce felt recoil by 43%. This goes further to open the shooting world to women, younger adults and guys like me with multiple shoulder surgeries in their past. For me, with this past, to enjoy a 375 H&H caliber (coupled with a muzzle brake) is truly revolutionary. Even what it does to tame a 50 caliber Muzzleloader with 150 grains of Triple 7 and a 250 grain bullet is incredible. Sorry macho guys, go ahead and let the hammer drop on your shoulders! As for me and mine, Ill use the tech to my advantage. Unlimited Caliber Selection - With this system you can become a caliber junky especially with resources like GUNBROKER.com where you can literally buy any of your favorite barrels for wholesale (as compared to big box stores selling at retail prices) prices. Use a barrel for a while, resell it, and dont worry about buyers remorse or taking that new car hit from your wallet. Lightweight Tired of packing your heavy semi or bolt gun deep into the mountains or woods on long walks? Refinement Want to customize your TC rifle or pistol to fit your preferred specs? Heavy barrel? Carbine? Camo Stock? Wood Stock? The possible combinations are endless. Not to mention the various proprietary sites that do modification, accurizing and rechambering for your particular TC. Last but not least, only having just 1 shot.The one major lesson I learned from primitive muzzleloading is the value of one shot kills. If you only get one shot, then make it a good one. Ethical hunting demands this attitude and approach. Now, I am in NO WAY knocking bolts, levers or AR style rifles. I own and enjoy them just as much, Im just suggesting using the One Shot Kill approach as an attitude to hunting all around. Learn your weapons, practice often, know where your bullet is downrange, then apply those lessons to the art of hunting. This is my first foray into the electronic media blog world. Thanks to Ebbs here at HausofGuns.com (my son) and Chris Miller at PredatorTalk.com for their help and expertise. Look ahead to launching of a new sitewww.TC4.ME dedicated to the various Thompson Center systems, video demos, and blog style discussions. So what is the answer to the question at hand? IS THE THOMPSON CENTER ENCORE SINGLE SHOT SYSTEM WORTH THE MONEY? ABSOLUTELY! Thanks for your time. Marty
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