Anyone with any experience with a T/C G2 CONTENDER ?

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Anyone with any experience with a T/C G2 CONTENDER ?

Post by MeccaOz » 23 Oct 2014, 12:46 pm

I'm love single shot rifles at the moment, yeah I know not the ultimate in practicality but... Anyway has anyone tried these guns. I'm thinking they could be great putting a rimfire or small centerfife caliber on and sniping bunnys from a still position. Then you could throw on a 12G barrel ( Im thinking it would have some kick ) and go after some winged creatures. Any thoughts ?
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Post by yoshie » 25 Oct 2014, 9:00 pm

I've got a contender pistol. What do you want to know. The original contender had a better trigger, it could be lightened quite a bit, for a hunting rifle the G2 would be quite all right too. The grip angle is quite steep on the rifles. They come in heaps of clamberings from 17HMR all the way up to 45/70. The have a switchable firing pin on the hammer for rim fire and centre fire.
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Post by nords » 30 Oct 2014, 4:27 pm

These are available on a rifle license Mecca?

That's surprising as you can switch the buttstock for a pistol grip yes?
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Post by MeccaOz » 30 Oct 2014, 4:42 pm

Thanks Yoshi and Nords ... Ya know Nords hadnt even thought about that to be honest. Guess I'll have to sus that out.
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Post by yoshie » 30 Oct 2014, 5:24 pm

Yeah you could buy one as a rifle and switch the stock to pistol, but they aren't a very compact design. All the states vary but usually the barrel and frame are registered together as rifle or pistol, in Queensland you can get extra barrels without ptas.
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Post by MeccaOz » 30 Oct 2014, 5:36 pm

yoshie wrote:Yeah you could buy one as a rifle and switch the stock to pistol, but they aren't a very compact design. All the states vary but usually the barrel and frame are registered together as rifle or pistol, in Queensland you can get extra barrels without ptas.


Whistles innocently & Grins ..... Guess I'll find out, sent an email off to firearms branch, I'll post it up so everyone in WA knows what the go is :D
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Post by Supporter » 31 Oct 2014, 2:47 pm

Yeah, please do.

I'd like to know where the red tape falls on this.
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Post by yoshie » 31 Oct 2014, 7:02 pm

I think you'd end up in the poo if you were caught with a pistol barrel while out hunting.
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Post by MeccaOz » 01 Nov 2014, 2:47 am

yoshie wrote:I think you'd end up in the poo if you were caught with a pistol barrel while out hunting.


Laffin mate, Ive shot a fair bit of pistol. Where Im concerned as a hunter I'll stick to using rifles mate ... Im just not good enough in my opinion as a pistol shooter.
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Post by nords » 01 Nov 2014, 7:45 pm

yoshie wrote:I think you'd end up in the poo if you were caught with a pistol barrel while out hunting.


We'll see if we can even get them out west first :(
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Post by GLS_1956 » 17 Feb 2015, 2:55 am

I've fired the first generation Contenders. Nice guns, just don't shoot 44 Magnums with that original shallow angle grip, it will direct all the recoil into the web of your hand. I like Pachmyr's grip. Also the carbine kit makes for a handy little gun.

I do not know how Australia gun laws work, but in the USA you can turn a handgun into a rifle, but not vise-versa, so we can put a longer barrel on the Contender and add a buttstock and not have a problem. But if we just add the buttstock we have a "Sawed-off" rifle and are in no-no land.
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Post by huccl » 19 Feb 2015, 11:01 am

GLS_1956 wrote:I do not know how Australia gun laws work, but in the USA you can turn a handgun into a rifle, but not vise-versa, so we can put a longer barrel on the Contender and add a buttstock and not have a problem. But if we just add the buttstock we have a "Sawed-off" rifle and are in no-no land.


Longarms and pistols are treated as completely different things here.

Difference licenses, different use requirements, different storage requirements, can use rifles mostly anywhere, can only use pistols at a target range and so on. A little work has to be done to keep up a handgun license, they really don't want people having them.

I did some quick searching and couldn't find anything, I expect though if you lengthened the barrel and stock of what was clearly a handgun they would prohibited on the basis you could convert it back to a pistol.

They've used this excuse before on semi-auto rifles converted to straight pull (which are legal here) prohibiting them because they can be 'easily' converted back to SA.
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