Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mountain_man, Aug 14, 2022.
I'm happy someone will be producing them, but I'm not exactly an SSK and JD Jones fanboy.
I keep hoping a S&W/TC insider will share some good news on this, but I haven't found it so far. I believe the SSK product is intended as a licensed Contender alternative rather than a replacement, or will be once it's available.
FWIW, the 'buy now' buttons for the single shots at T/C's own website all appear to be non-functioning place holders right now, and their blog hasn't been updated in over a year.
I've been looking for another Encore frame for a couple years and have been regularly checking the usual suspects like Haus of Arms, E A Brown, etc.
SSK indeed owns the Contender rights now. Recently bought one of their barrels for my contender. Quality looks great, but havent shot it yet.
Then perhaps you’ll be happy to know that JD is not associated with SSK.
A Firehammer .460 is on my short list of arms I'd like to get. I think it'd probably be a good investment, considering I've got enough .454 and .45 Colt hunting ammunition to last a couple of lifetimes. (Of course, that true of .308, .224 Valkyrie, 5.56x45, and 12 gauge, as well.)
Not anymore he isnt, David Fricke (Lehigh Defense) owns it now. JDJ was the founder though.
Yeah, that does improve the likelihood of me picking up an SSK product actually.
I just discovered pest control rounds for my 1911 and find it to be a hoot. My house backs up to big greenbelt so I get frequent furry dinner guests when I feed the outdoor cats. I'm happy to feed them as well, but keep the pest control rounds handy because I occasionally get bobcats that aren't great about sharing with the poor kitties that live in my garage or the raccoons that live in the tool shed. I don't want to hurt them, just give them pause about being bullies. I do like to watch them sunning themselves from time to time on the apron of my pool.
If you are gonna shoot it, shoot to kill. Someone shot one of my kitties with a bb before she wandered into our hearts. It was lodged in her permanently and likely didnt help her health any. She died at about 3 years old.
Get a paintball gun if you wanna scare em without actually hurting them.
That is terrible about your kitty. I'm so sorry.
Just a sad fact of life
@mountain_man you should keep an eye out for a savage striker too. They are a bolt action pistol based on the 10/110 series action, or the model 25 action for rimfire. Excellent pistols.
....... I too, have been wondering about that and can't seem to find an answer. Perhaps all the collective knowledge on this forum could assist us.
Try calling and asking if these are available.
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