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For those of you that have experience with both the original contender and the newer G2 frames:
Do G2 receivers actually open easier than an older model?
How is the trigger in comparison?
Which do you now prefer?
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With the old what some refer to as generation one non easy open I have had some that opened as easy as the easy open and I have had some that took both hands and still would not open. On the generation 2 easy open most were just that, easy open but I did have one that worked very hard when trying to open. Then came the G2 some refer to as a mini Encore because the frame looks like the Encore, just smaller and on that one I have never had a problem on any that I have owned, They all opened very easy and smooth, triggers were all good and smooth the thing that I like most about the G2 is not having to partially open if you set the hammer to fire and then let the hammer back down. I really do not care for a light trigger or for that matter a heavy one just a smooth one with very little creep. My opinion others may and will be different. I have owned at one time about 30 in pistol and rifle format.

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Thanks for your perspective.
I have held but never cocked nor fired a G2.
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One other observance if I were in the market for a Contender it would be the G2 either in pistol or rifle format some think that the G2 is stronger because of the bump out trim on the frame but that is not so as they are still for low pressure rounds. I do still have a G2 but in rifle format with a 7x30 waters barrel and a 23 inch 410 vent rib barrel. The 410 barrel at one time was 210.00 now if you can find one they are 400.00 plus. also at one time you could get a 209x45 or 50 23 inch barrel muzzleloader barrel

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I too have a G1 contender.. that TC redone..
To eazy open.. it's not so eazy to open.
Pretty tuff ...
My other G1 frame is eazy peezy..
Go figure ??
I too want a G2 .
Never held one or anything.
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I too have a G1 contender.. that TC redone..
To eazy open.. it's not so eazy to open.
Pretty tuff ...
My other G1 frame is eazy peezy..
Go figure ??
I too want a G2 .
Never held one or anything.


Updated:::
My older frame.. the one TC rebuilt into Eazy open..
It's always been much harder to open than my newer frame.
Today.
I dug up my old original wooden grip with the rubber grip strap.
And the single hole Walnut forend for the factory 10 inch 7mmTCU Barrel.
Am I crazy? Silly thing opens much easier.
Better leverage? What ?
I don't know ? But it's working much better.
I don't see how this can be possible..
But it's definitely going to stay like this.
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Peabody: I have heard of other people finding the same thing. When switching from the rubber grips, I think that it has something to do with the rubber not holding the grip screw at the right depth and blocking the action spring in the grip. I am not sure of that, but then the only experience I have had is an original early model that I bought in 1968 or 69. I have a few newer Easy open models and one G2 plus the original early model.

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