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Old 12-02-2012, 8:48 AM
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Default TriStar Raptor A-Tac Shotgun

Anyone has experience with this shotgun?

Looks like it's a cheaper version of Escort MPA, which is made by Hatsan Arms in Turkey.

A Google search of TriStar's office address shows warehouses with loading docks and very little marked parking spaces...
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Old 12-02-2012, 9:24 AM
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I was looking at it too because my friend fell in love with the M4 I got as a gift but he doesn't have the funds for something like that yet. I was thinking I'd get it myself and let him use it and sell it to him later.





And as with any gun that is not "mainstream" there seems to be a lot of caution and mixed reviews.
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/139..._12_gauge.html

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Tri-Star TriRaptor 12GA 28" Semi-Automatic Shot Gun
sold several of these and have gotten great feed back from a couple of the buyers,fit/finish looked nice,action felt smooth.
for the $$ the Raptor ATAC 12GA might be worth checking out
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So I stopped by Academy @ ~10:00 and they still had a couple of these. So I said what the hell for $259 if nothing else it will make a good hammer. It is made by Kral (http://www.kralav.com/) and it feels good, looks well finished on the outside, gas system looks well machined, and takes Benelli/Beretta chokes. Inside of the chamber is not perfect, but it was $259 so.....
Anyway, that is about I can add now, but for $259 if it doesn't blow up in your face I think you could do worse
Maybe that's why you can't find too much info?


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Shot it today. Jams WAY WAY too much to be use as a reliable Home Defense gun. I Honestly suggest that if you bought this gun just do your self a favor and don't actually use it for home defense or a line of work where your life depends on it. Its great for trap and skeet and super accurate.

One failure to feed/short stroked required a complete dis-assembly to fix because the bolt would not cycle back when actuating the bolt handle. Main issue is it won't reliably extract my rounds which may or may not be due to lack of break in since it is new. I've so far put about 80rds through it hopefully after the 500 mark the problem will resolve it self or else i'm sending it in for warranty.

Again I really really want to urge that if you just bought this new DO NOT use it if it'll be use when your life depends on it.

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Old 12-02-2012, 9:31 AM
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Here is a separate review.

http://gulfcoastgunforum.com/printth...hp?t=124&pp=40

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I finally took the TriStar Raptor up to oneshot's this afternoon for a little break-in. It ran like a champ, right out of the box. 00 Buck, rifled slugs -- both hunting and tactical -- functioned flawlessly. I did remove the "tactical choke" and installed the improved cylinder choke when I returned home. No sense in directing muzzle blast anywhere but towards the bad guys. Recoil was very manageable and the length of reach was comfortable for me.

Overall, I'd say this home defense autoloading shotty is just as good for the purpose as other much higher priced firearms.
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Old 12-03-2012, 7:56 AM
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cool, thanks for info. the one i saw at the store didn't have muzzle brake or ported barrel like in video.

i may pick one up later this week.
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All sold out. Turners told me yesterday when I went to look at it, that the total on hand was -14. There are 14 customers waiting for orders already with no definite arrival date. I normally wouldn't mind that too much but I wanted to see and hold it first.
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All sold out. Turners told me yesterday when I went to look at it, that the total on hand was -14. There are 14 customers waiting for orders already with no definite arrival date. I normally wouldn't mind that too much but I wanted to see and hold it first.
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WC said they are getting a hundred this week....
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Ok, I was not told that. Thanks.
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