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Thompson/Center Introduces Dream Season Omega Muzzleloader

Rochester, N.H. – Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a Smith & Wesson company, announced that it has partnered with Drury Outdoors to produce an exclusive firearm for black powder hunters – the T/C® Dream Season® Omega™ Muzzleloader. Drury Outdoors co-owner and television personality Terry Drury will be in attendance during the 2010 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Charlotte, North Carolina, to help Thompson/Center unveil the new muzzleloader to members of the outdoor and shooting sports community.Thompson Dream Season Omega Muzzleloader

The Drury brothers, Mark and Terry, began producing and hosting outdoor television shows in the late 1980s, and their names have become synonymous with harvesting massive bucks across the United States from the cornfields of Illinois to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. The Drury brothers’ hunting exploits don’t end at whitetails; the duo also hosts shows that range from turkeys to all big game animals. Popular titles of their DVD series include: Longbeard Madness, Predator Madness and The Big Game. Built on a 100 percent fair chase belief, Mark and Terry bring the viewing public four television shows, along with numerous DVD titles that they produce year in and year out.

“We are careful about who we represent and even more careful about who we partner with as it pertains to the Dream Season® mark,” said Mark and Terry Drury. “We don’t just endorse these products; we help design them, we believe in them, and we use them everyday in the field. The Dream Season® Omega represents something that we have sought with Thompson/Center Arms for many years and we are ecstatic to finally have this Dream come to fruition!”

The Drury bothers’ love of chasing big whitetails has inspired hunters everywhere to pick up their muzzleloader and take to the woods. With this in mind, Thompson/Center Arms is introducing the T/C Dream Season Omega Muzzleloader built in collaboration with Mark and Terry. Built on the company’s venerable and trusted black powder platform, the Omega, the Dream Season muzzleloader incorporates several key features. From the rifle’s sleek profile to its drop breech action, the Dream Season Omega Muzzleloader is both simple to operate and extremely accurate. The .50 caliber muzzleloader is standard with a uniquely crafted 26-inch stainless steel, precision rifled barrel with a 1 in 28 inch twist. At the heart of the muzzleloader is the rifle’s sealed pivoting breech, which is accessed via the trigger guard lever. The closed breech design not only seals the 209-primer ignition from inclement weather, but it also provides quick access to the removable breech plug and helps to simplify cleaning.

To help soften recoil, the muzzleloader features a FlexTech® stock that is equipped with four Energy Burners™, allowing the stock to slightly compress during recoil. This design is easy on the shooter’s shoulder and reduces felt recoil by 43 percent. Other standard features include adjustable sights with fiber optics inserts, aluminum PowerRod® and the company’s patented Quick Load Accurizor® (QLA) muzzle system that incorporates a false muzzle design into the very end of the barrel. This unique system is designed to align the bullet squarely with the barrel, while enhancing accuracy and saving precious time when reloading. The Dream Season Omega Muzzleloader also features QD sling swivel studs and the Mossy Oak® Treestand pattern. The new muzzleloader is built entirely in the United States and backed by T/C’s lifetime warranty. The Dream Season Omega will have an MSRP of $499.

On May 15, 2010, during the second day of the NRA convention, Terry Drury will be in the Thompson/Center booth to unveil the new Dream Season Omega Muzzleloader. Those in attendance are encouraged to stop by the Thompson/Center booth to speak with Terry about the new rifle and about his passion for black powder hunting. The Thompson/Center booth (#1519) will be located in the main hall of the Charlotte Convention Center.

For more information regarding the new Dream Season Omega Muzzleloader or to view the complete line of Thompson/Center Arms firearms and accessories, visit www.tcarms.com.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com; www.usrgrab.com; or www.tcarms.com.

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