I have more Contenders than 1911's or S&W's. I miss the contenders and encores. I still love my S&W pre-safety revolvers. Hard to knock a brand that has given me so much enjoyment.the thing that pisses me off about s&w is that they bought Thompson Center and buried the contender and encore line .
they might still be on their www but they are long gone as far as anything coming out of the factory .