The original Thompson Center Contender® is light, thin, and the most versatile firearm ever made. Warren Center designed a masterpiece and Ken Thompson provided the manufacturing expertise to bring that masterpiece to market.
Over fifty years and 580,000 guns later, we have updated this work with modern manufacturing materials and processes making the gun stronger and more precise. The SSK-50 is a continuation of the original design with complete cross compatibility with the Contender® in barrels and components.
YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY, COMPLETE CROSS COMPATIBILITY! ALL OF YOUR EXISTING ORIGINAL (G1) CONTENDER BARRELS, STOCKSETS AND ACCESSORIES WILL FIT PERFECTLY ONTO THIS PLATFORM. THIS INCLUDES CURRENT PRODUCTION T/C G2 BARRELS.