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Old 08-27-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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I know discussions about cheap shotguns doesn't come up often here and as much as I would love one of Kimbers over unders I just cant afford it.
I will say this right out of the gate I have never been much of a shotgun guy but I have always liked the looks of an Over and Under, hence the reason of this post.
While looking for 22 ammo at my local Wally world I saw a Tri Star setter over and under in 12 ga, for the meager price of 357.00 dollars. I was wondering if any of ya'll has had any personal experience with these guns. If so what is your opinion, I am not planning anything other than informal use and the price is right.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:10 PM   #2
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No, sorry to say I've never handled one. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't they a Turkish manufactured gun. Don't mean that in a bad way, I currently own four Turkish guns and all have been nothing but reliable.
One is the Escort MP-A, better known as the poor mans Benelli M-4. As long as I'm feeding it high base full power buck or slugs, it will fire and cycle as fast as I can pull the trigger. I wanted a semi-auto combat type shotgun, but did not want to spend $1500. Got the Turk gun for $400 and have had zero problems.
My other three are Canik handguns, they are good to go also.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:03 PM   #3
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Yes they are a Turkish made gun and that doesn't bother me at all. I haven't handled the gun yet because if I do I will probably bring it home because from what I see in the display case it has a very nice finish and it looks great ( I have no will power when it comes to guns that have my interest)
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:04 PM   #4
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Don't think you can go wrong for that price and would be surprised if it didn't shoot and function as it should. Over under shotguns are great, I have an older Winchester 101 I bought years ago used. It's made in Japan but it's a great shooter.
I really think you need that gun, it's just not fair that it's sitting in that store and not in your safe.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:34 PM   #5
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I am not familiar with the Tri Star brand. I have looked at the "other" brands of over-under shotguns in the past and found them look to be well made. If you just want to have something to shoot it would be hard to pass up a $357.00 shotgun. I would look at it closely before purchase maybe try the trigger.
I don't know if you can buy a brand name over-under now for under $1,000.
I have been looking at side by side, like a coach gun (pretty short barrel) in non brand names and most are in the 400 and up range.
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I bought this Turkish shotgun about 7 mo. ago and have only shot one box of shells with it and I like it. The reviews recommend a puss pad because it kicks like a mule so I bought one and got all the way out to the range and realized I had left it at home. Didn't even need it. Not as bad as my Rem 1100. Yildiz SPZ ME/12 12 Gauge Over-and-Under Shotgun | Academy
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:43 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by glokrok View Post
I bought this Turkish shotgun about 7 mo. ago and have only shot one box of shells with it and I like it. The reviews recommend a puss pad because it kicks like a mule so I bought one and got all the way out to the range and realized I had left it at home. Didn't even need it. Not as bad as my Rem 1100. Yildiz SPZ ME/12 12 Gauge Over-and-Under Shotgun | Academy
That's a good looking shotgun!
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:00 AM   #8
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Here is a link with the info on the Tri Star
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It already has a recoil pad installed and it also has a fiber optic front sight and 5 screw in chokes. The devil on my shoulder is telling me to get my ass out there and get it while he is choking out the angel on the other side that says I don't really need it.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:22 AM   #9
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About 12 years ago I bought a Beretta over-under model S686 paid around $860.00 for it, now they are over a grand. After looking at there website you linked to they are really nice looking shotguns. I even like the auto loaders, there Viper Series.
I bet it will do everything my Beretta will do for a whole lot less money and it looks just as good if not better, at least from the pics.
You might want to compare prices on Gunbroker but I didn't see any on there cheaper than $357.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. If it feels as good as it looks and the triggers are tolerable I will probably make the move because at the price point I don't think that I can get hurt too much.
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