My Thompson rep came by Tuesday to pre write my 2003 order before the shows. He has been told his samples will be available for the trade shows. I ask him if the omega had pushed the G2 back and he said no. The interesting things I noticed in the new lit. was that the G2 in the rifle now has a 23inch barrel. The calibers I can remember were 22, 223, 30-30, and 45-70. The frames were only offered in blue as well as the barrels. Another interesting model was a 209/45 muzzleloading G2. I ask my rep if I could put the 209/45 barrel on my contender but he told me he didnt think it would work because of the forearm configuration difference. I will bring the program home tonight so I can post more or answere a question. You guys might have known all this allready but I got excited about it.