View Full Version : T-C Contender .410 choke tubes question

Mike Armstrong
February 3, 2011, 11:34 PM
Does anybody know who made the choke tubes for the T-C Contender "carbine" .410 barrels? The one I mean is the internal choke tube made for the 21" and 23" ribbed barrels on the stocked carbine. But they may be the same on the more recent .45/.410 handguns (the first of those had a screw-on external tube that looked sort of like the tube on the old Cutts Compensator).

I'd like to see if I can get a somewhat more open choke than the full choke on my present barrel. T-C will sell me another full choke tube but doesn't stock the more open chokes and their customer service won't or can't tell me who makes them. I checked the full tube against the Briley tubes I had installed in my 870 Skeet and it doesn't resemble Briley much. Anybody know what make it is?

Just want to experiment with a skeet or IC tube: the full is OK for some things but I suspect that slugs and buckshot would do better with less constriction and would like to find out. I'd rather not have to hone out a full choke tube to get a more open choke--slow and expensive.

February 3, 2011, 11:46 PM
lol... you're right there's like no info about it... http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/topic,61977.msg373840.html#msg373840

February 4, 2011, 10:15 AM
I'd start with TC and then try Briley - maybe they can make you one

February 4, 2011, 11:27 AM
If you go to the Briley site and use their Find the choke for your shotgun (http://www.briley.com/chokeselection.aspx) you'll see that they list the Thompson Center Force as using the "Invector" choke system. Have you compared your choke to the ones Browning sells?