History of Thompson/Center
In the 1960s, while working in his basement, Warren Center developed an unusual break-action, single-shot pistol. During this same time, the K.W. Thompson Tool Company was on the search for a product they could manufacture year round. In 1965, Warren Center and the K.W. Thompson Tool Company teamed up to launch the Warren Center’s Contender pistol. Though it was more expensive than comparable hunting revolvers, the Contender lived up to its name. This revolver featured the flexibility of shooting multiple calibers through the simple act of changing out the barrel and sights. It quickly became a favorite amongst handgun hunters. While marketing the Contender, K.W. Thompson Tool changed their name to the Thompson/Center Arms Company. In 1970, they were credited with a resurgence of muzzle-loading firearms when they introduced the Warren Center’s Hawken-styled black powder muzzleloader rifle.
Thompson/Center was purchased by Smith & Wesson in 2007 and their manufacturing facilities were moved from the original Rochester, New Hampshire location to Springfield, Massachusetts. Today, Thompson/Center manufactures some of the most reliable and trusted rifles in the industry. They strive to continue innovating the best, most unique firearms that you will not only want but need in your collection.
Thompson/Center Guns For Sale
For unmatched reliability, dependability, and performance, there is no other choice than a Thompson/Center firearm. GrabAGun has everything from their bolt action rifle to the interchangeable barrels that made them famous.
Thompson/Center Bolt Action Rifles
Whether you need something for the field or for a competition, Thompson/Center has you covered with the Venture II. This flagship bolt-action rifle was designed to withstand even the harshest of conditions. Incorporating a corrosion-resistant Weather shield with a synthetic stock and 22-inch steel 5-R barrel, this rifle is manufactured to last a lifetime and more. It also comes equipped with Thompson/Center’s Generation II trigger system for a flawless shot every single time. Featuring a 3-4-pound trigger pull, the Thompson Center Venture II .308 Win 22” Barrel 3-Rounds makes for a perfect hunting or competition rifle. If this sounds like something you need in your collection, GrabAGun has all your hunting rifles online for affordable prices and flat-rate shipping!
Long-range shooting isn’t easy, but with the Thompson/Center Performance Center long-range rifle, it can feel like a breeze. Built with deadly precision in mind, this rifle comes loaded with features that will make your job that much easier. Equipped with a 20 MOA Picatinny-style rail and 5R rifled, fluted barrel, shooters will experience enhanced accuracy. Other features include an adjustable cheekpiece and butt plate for a custom fit, Magpul M-LOK slots, a threaded barrel with muzzle brake, and the adjustable Performance Center trigger for precise tuning. Whatever your target may be, it doesn’t stand a chance with the Performance Center, chambered in caliber .243 Win, .308 Win, and 6.5 Creedmoor.
Looking for a great starter rifle? The Thompson/Center Compass II Compact is one of the best options for anyone starting out. Great for kids or for competitions, the Compass II Compact makes great work for such a small design. Featuring a lightweight, compact frame, this ultra-reliable rifle provides an unmatched performance. The addition of the Crimson Trace scope allows for rapid target acquisition. Chambered in .243 Winchester and equipped with a synthetic stock, Generation II trigger system, 3-position safety, and a 3-lug bolt design, there is nothing it can’t do. For a performance-driven rifle like the Thompson Center Compass II Compact .243 Win 16.5” Barrel 5-Rounds 3-9x40mm Crimson Trace Scope, GrabAGun has all the bolt action rifles you could want online.
Any serious rifle collector knows that a muzzleloader is a must-have item. In the 70s, Thompson/Center was credited with reviving this line of firearms when they reintroduced their Hawken-styled black powder rifle. Today, options like Impact!SB provides the same quality with modern advances. Combining peak performance and power, this rifle will outshine anything at the range or in the field. It features a 1-inch removable buttstock spacer, allowing for adjustment of the length of pull to best suit clothing choice, weather conditions, and more. Plus the Weather Shield corrosion-resistant finish ensures a long-lasting firearm that can handle just about anything. A great example that you can get is the Impact SB Black Powder Rifle Blued .50 Black Powder 26-Inch Single Shot, available through GrabAGun today!
Another great muzzleloader option from Thompson/Center is the Pro Hunter FX. This model is a fan favorite and for good reason. A break-action firearm like no other, the Pro Hunter FX is equipped with tons of features, including Weather Shield, a 26-inch fluted barrel, adjustable Williams Fiber Optics, and the QLA Muzzle System for easy loading. The composite stock utilizes a FlexTech recoil system for an effortless feel with every shot. An additional feature that draws most shooters to this firearm is the Speed Breech 3-hand removable breech plug. This allows for easy cleaning at any point.
Thompson/Center Rifle Barrels
What made Thompson/Center famous, and most well-known, was the interchangeable nature of their firearms. Being able to switch out one barrel for another opened up near endless possibilities of calibers to commercial firearm owners. With the right barrel, hunters and competitive shooters can easily hone their skills for better performances all around. Options like the Pro Hunter Rifle Barrel offer versatility that can’t be found anywhere else. Built in a variety of sizes, this can accommodate many different cartridge sizes, muzzleloader barrels, and 20 or 12 gauge shotgun barrels. If you have an Encore platform, then the Encore Replacement Barrel is exactly what you need. This barrel will fit any Encore or Encore Pro Hunter platform with ease, and all are drilled and tapped for scope mounts so you can easily customize them to your needs. Get all your rifle needs for affordable prices online from GrabAGun today!
Thompson/Center Magazines & Accessories
Extra magazines are a necessity in the field or at a competition. Aftermarket magazines are an option, but you do run the risk of incompatibility as well as damaging either your firearm or the magazine. Rather than gamble with the odds, choosing an OEM is often the best way to go. Options like the Compass 308/243/7mm-08 Magazine are great because it holds 5-rounds of a variety of calibers and it’s a guarantee to fit your Compass platform. Plus, the polymer design is durable and sure to last a lifetime. If you have a competition coming up, then don’t forget to get an additional magazine for your T/CR22. The TCR22 .22 LR magazine is a great option since it holds 10-rounds and is manufactured with a reliable polymer frame. It will easily fit your semi-automatic rifle to ensure reliable shots every single time. Stock up on magazines for sale with GrabAGun’s low prices and fast shipping today!