I started handgunning as a T/C Contender nut! Owned nearly a dozen frames and fifty barrels through the years (and I'm only thirty!) but now have the herd trimmed to a half dzen frames and twenty-ish barrels. They are superb handguns and I have harvested a ton-o-game with them. Cut down rifle barrels also work very well for customizing length or changing forearm configurations. Then if you set it up with a bipod and leave it zeroed as is...great.
If you are set up to shoot varmints from a bench, then the T/C's will shoot right along side an XP-100 or Striker for Minute-o-game accuracy to 300-400 yards. I've used mine on deer and groundhogs to this range. Beyond that range the bolt guns are definately more accurate and much easier to get a stable field rest over a pack or bipod simply due to the one piece stock design. The actions are also better and can be made to shoot more precise...it's just a fact. When's the last time you saw a break action benchrest gun winning in the IBS or NBRSA Light or Heavy division? I've taken money from several BR shooter (light and heavy) with my XP-100 .222 Remington (HS stock, Hart barrel, custom trigger, etc, etc).
Since I got hooked on Strikers and XP's...not another T/C has entered the stable! I have three custom Strikers and three custom XP's.
This is a pic pf the FIRST group fired from my APS XP-100 7mm-270WSM.