T/C Compass Bolt Action Rifle Wins 2016 Gun of the Year Award

Guns & Ammo 2016 Rifle of the Year
Guns & Ammo 2016 Rifle of the Year
Thompson Center Arms
Thompson Center Arms

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that the T/C Compass, the newest bolt-action rifle offering from Thompson/Center Arms, has received the 2016 Gun of the Year Award from Guns & Ammo Magazine.

A committee of Guns & Ammo editors, contributors, and staff evaluated and identified 2016’s best products in seven key categories:

handgun, rifle, shotgun, optic, ammunition, suppressor, and innovation.

Speaking to the selection criteria for this award, Chris Agnes, Publisher of Guns & Ammo Magazine, explained, “A candidate for this award must demonstrate quality and reliability to a degree that meets or exceeds its design objective. The winner will have the greatest appeal to the masses. The T/C Compass rifle met all of the criteria.”

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager for Thompson/Center Arms, said, ”We are honored to receive this award for the new T/C Compass. At Thompson/Center Arms, we have long been known for producing innovative, high quality, interchangeable platform firearms and muzzleloaders. Our entry into the bolt action market is more recent, making this award especially meaningful to us. When we designed the T/C Compass, our goal was to design a bolt action rifle that had the features and accuracy of the higher-priced legacy brands, but without the hefty price tag. The T/C Compass rifle features a one inch MOA guarantee, 5R rifling, 3 position safety with bolt lock, treaded barrel and comes from a trusted American brand all with an MSRP of $399. We expect its combination of high quality features and affordability will make this a very popular new product in today’s bolt action market.”

Thompson/Center Arms would like to thank its employees, resellers, and industry partners for their dedication and their contributions toward the development and successful launch of the T/C Compass rifle.


Guns & Ammo:

Established in 1958, Guns & Ammo, presenting content covering the complete spectrum of firearms, accessories and related products, is the most respected media brand in the firearms field. Guns & Ammo is the most respected and #1 media brand in the shooting category. With popular television programming and the most-visited shooting-oriented site on the web, G&A content is delivered whenever and wherever shooting enthusiasts choose to access it.


About Smith & Wesson:

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personnel protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson, M&P, and Thompson/Center Arms brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies.

For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to their website.

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Matthew Winship

The TC compass has a recall. How can you win gun of the year being u serious a recall?
It is shameful.

Jim B.

A gun that was recalled en mass on September 23, 2016 for accidental discharge issues has been awarded Gun of the Year? One has to wonder how much Guns & Ammo was paid for that one. What a joke of a magazine!