In 1965, K. W. Thompson Tool was looking for a product to build and a gun designer, Warren Center, was looking for someone to build his Contender pistol. It was a perfect match. The facilities at K. W. Thompson Tool were expanded and Thompson/Center Arms was formed. Two years later, the first Contender pistol was shipped, starting a trend in high performance handguns, which continues to grow every year. To date, over 400,000 Contender pistols have been shipped and the pistol’s reputation for versatility, accuracy and dependability goes unchallenged among serious shooters.
Currently, Thompson/Center produces an extensive line of bolt action rifles, single shot pistols and rifles, and a full line of muzzleloading rifles. The entire product line is built with one thing in mind – quality. Thompson/Center guns are 100% made in the USA, and they take pride in building a sturdy product and selling it at a fair price. In addition, Thompson/Center stands behind each gun with the famous Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Thompson/Center continues to lead the industry through the development of innovative, quality products for sport shooters and hunters worldwide.
In 2013, the T/C Dimension rifle was awarded the National Rifle Association (NRA) Golden Bullseye Award for “Rifle of the Year” from American Hunter magazine. In 2011, the T/C Venture rifle received the same award.