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Opinion Tristar trap gun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by XP100, May 16, 2010.

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  1. XP100

    XP100 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone own or shot a Tristar single barrel trap gun?
     
  2. XP100

    XP100 Well-Known Member

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    I just need to know if they are worth the asking price for a new shooter or if there are reliability problems with them. Thanks
     
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    I have not owned one But the reason is I would not want one. I would buy a good used gun I think you will be better off in the long run resale later That my 2 cents worth.
    Tom
     
  4. dverna

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    You will find all sorts of contributors on this forum.

    Any gun may be "acceptable" to someone who fires 2 boxes a week; and the opinion from someone who shoots 40 boxes a week will differ.

    The Tristar will likely be "unsellable" when you decide to move up. For about the same cost, you can purchase a used Beretta 391, or Browning BT-99 and get your money back. You will also have a known "good" gun with either.

    Don Verna
     
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    I know the owner of the company and his son. The guns are made in Turkey, but the company is based in Kansas City.

    I saw the prototype a couple years ago. It "looks" nice but I don't think there are enough of them around to make a decision on whether they'll be a good choice or not.

    I think the safe answer is, you'd probably be better off with a used BT-99.
     
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    I own one and had trouble with the ejector right off the bat. Aside from the ejector trouble I like the gun but It's not what I load into my car every week when I head to the club. Do yourself a favor buy a used BT or Beretta 302,303 or 391. I think you'll be much happier.
    Tom
     
  7. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

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    When a guy that ACTUALLY owns one says that..I would listen.
     
  8. Lobo

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    Never have seen anything with any quality to it from Tri-Star. 870 or 1100or BT much better if you are going to use it. Dealers cringe when the come in for trade.
     
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    I considered the Tristar Trap gun as it seemed to have a number of nice standard options, such as the crome and ported barrels, Monticarlo stock. I even went to a number of the dealers the Tristar website claims are resellers. Not one in stock anywhere. Hmm? Well, bad marketing can be an indication of other problems, so I passed on the Tristar. I found a 1971 Browning BT-99 in excellent shape. I was allowed to try the gun and broke 25 straight second day out with it. I paid $800 for it and could not be happier. I will shoot doubles with my old "rabbit gun" 870 .
    Clarence Mason
     
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