TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

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TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby Jeps90 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:33 am

Im looking to get a new shot gun and was wondering if this gun is any good. TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby z51 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:11 pm

No, but if you don't mind a Turkish gun I just picked up a Yildiz A 71 for $399 at Academy. I have been pleasantly surprised. It shoots to POA, has a walnut stock, gas operated, five chokes, and 3 year warranty by Briley in Houston. I have not heard much good about Tristar.
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby Jeps90 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Thanks for the advise, ive heard both good and bad about TriStar. Ill have to check the Yildiz.
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby papagoosehtr » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:20 am

I have been checking on these guns also and really haven't found anything negative on them I have narrowed down my first auto to Tristar ,Stoeger and Weatherby with Tristar leading the pack. The guy responding saying the gun wasn't any good never gave a reason for his opion?
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby Jeps90 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:12 am

Agreed, I have seen nothing but almost all good, and good deals. Like semi auto, 2+1 capacity, 3 chokes for 340. I didn't think that was too bad.
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby Drivetacks » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:42 am

Hunted with a guy last season who had a new Tri-star semi 12 on its 3rd hunt, firing pin broke on his second shot if the day... Not sure how the warrantee worked out.
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby Jeps90 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:42 am

when I looked on their web site, I read they offer a 5 year warranty
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby mudpack » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:20 am

Jeps90 wrote:Agreed, I have seen nothing but almost all good, and good deals. Like semi auto, 2+1 capacity, 3 chokes for 340. I didn't think that was too bad.


It has features. All shotguns have features, good guns and not-so-good guns.
There is a difference between having some desirable features and being durable/functional.

A Turkish/Russian shotgun may be an autoloader, with choke tubes and a walnut stock...just as a Beretta A400 is an autoloader with choke tubes and a walnut stock. That doesn't mean the two guns are equals.

You get what you pay for.
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby almostpro16 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:21 pm

Do not go with a Weatherby autoloader. I used one last season and It wouldn't eject shells. Missed a lot of opportunities at extra birds because of it. I switched to a Mossy 935 and it cycles what ever I feed it.
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Re: TriStar 20128 Raptor Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

Postby jamez1999 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:43 am

I own one and took it hunting half the time I went out last season. Its a pretty nice gun. If you get one, be sure to break it in prior to taking it out. Only thing I don't like is there is a safety switch that disengages the cocking mechanism next to the trigger. If you hit it, you cant shoot till you cock it again. Missed a great opportunity because of that... Also it kicks like a mule because its so light, just FYI.
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