I wanted to try a good thumb release so I purchased this earlier this year. I practiced and got good with it so decided to take it hunting this year. Did not like it for hunting so I decided to stick with my wrist release. This may be a long shot but I am in to Encores and Contenders right now so I would trade this toward a carbine length barrel for either one. If you have one sitting around gathering dust, pm me with your info and I can send you pictures thru text. I may be interested in other things such as reloading tools or scopes just ask. It has one very small nick on it where I bumped it against my bow holder while it was in my hand. Other than that it is in great condition.