Thompson Center Pro Hunter Pistol in Detroit, Michigan
Hunting is not only a sport, but it’s also a tradition, a set of skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. Occasionally someone or some company comes along with new concepts and ideas to help adapt the tradition to changing times.
The Thompson Center Pro Hunter pistol takes old methods and reassembles them into something new to help ensure your family’s hunting tradition stays relevant.
Features of the Pro Hunter Pistol
The Pro Hunter is a more recent incarnation than the Encore and has a few additions. Both are break actions that allow you to put different sized barrels on your pistol. They must be bought separately, and the work itself is fairly straightforward.
A primary feature is the Swing Hammer, which allows you to change the hammer to an offset if you’re using a scope and back to center if you’re using the iron sights. The standard barrel is 28 inches, long enough to give you the best velocities possible for the cartridge.
The stock has been improved as well, with more shock absorbing capabilities built in. The absorbers are chevrons of synthetic material which overall provide more comfort and a softer shot.
Fair warning, the Pro Hunter doesn’t have cartridge ejectors. Instead, they must be removed by hand.
Why Choose the Thompson Center Pistol
Thompson Center has an excellent reputation, both together, and on their own before they collaborated on this pistol. They are known for quality work at affordable prices and have gone the extra mile with this pistol as well as others.
If you’ve ever wanted to try out different barrels, now is your chance. With the Pro Hunter Pistol, you can buy barrels of different lengths and calibers. As with the pistol itself, the price is reasonable, especially when you consider you’re essentially getting a whole new firearm.
On a side note, if you do get additional barrels, keep them with the parts associated with the barrels. The bits and pieces are not interchangeable. If you’re having trouble pulling back the hammer, this may be why.