Which Smallbore Hunter Pistol?

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Which Smallbore Hunter Pistol?

Post by Sporty » Tue May 21, 2019 5:51 am

T/C Arms Contender G2 Pistol Break Open .22LR 12" BL 1 Round
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S&W M41 .22LR 7" BL Semi-auto

Cost not withstanding, if you had to choose one or the other for Hunter Pistol competitions?

I envy the shooter who has shot both pistols.
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Re: Which Smallbore Hunter Pistol?

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Re: Which Smallbore Hunter Pistol?

Post by frankmako » Tue May 28, 2019 4:42 pm

i use and like the t/c with a 10 inch barrel. back when i started you could only have 10 inch barrel. i have one setup with a aimpoint mark 2 and the other with a williams rear and adcock front sight. i use the same setup in 357 mag for hunter pistol. now for big bore i use a xp100 in 7-08 or a t/c in 7 tcu. all are 10 inch barrels. back in the day the ruger mark 1 and 2 were also used.

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Re: Which Smallbore Hunter Pistol?

Post by TexasSilhouette » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:37 am

If I had to choose between the two I would go with the G2 Contender but personally would search for a G1 contender with the easy-open trigger guard. The triggers are that much better and easier to lighten.

I see used contenders pretty regularly although I avoid actively looking anymore as I already have many.

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Re: Which Smallbore Hunter Pistol?

Post by Sporty » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:15 pm

Thanks for your recommendations. I decided to spend less on a competition pistol and buy more ammo with the savings. After seeing a couple reviews on the Kel Tec CP33, I got one locally. I've been breaking it in and am pleased with its performance in practice off of a bag. I replaced the bright Williams Fire Sight with a TK "Eagle Eye" rear peep but haven't shot with it, yet. The Eagle Eye is designed for round steel target acquisition. This Saturday's match will be telling.

If it doesn't work out then I'll put it up for sale. They're selling way over MSRP at this time.
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