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Walmart has them. Kinda shocked me lol. They have a variety too. Even over under ones. I had to look at one lol. Made by Canik. Pretty cool.
 

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I have 4 Tri Star shotguns. A 410 OU, a 28 OU and two 12 ga semi auto left handed. Love them all. Great guns for the money. Great looking too!
 

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I agree. They are nice looking. Im really tempted to buy an over under. Not sure what chokes come with it. The zerby gun club has clay shoots. For 5 bucks to participate in. Next shoot im going to go and watch and ask questions. Guess i could use one of my pumps for now too.
 

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Tri-Star is taking off here. I've seen an explosion of people buying them this year. They are holding up, no one has complained so far. My one buddy has about 15-20 thousand rounds thru his already.

Yeah Coal, use your pump for now, there's a bunch of guys still use pump guns for trap. Besides, You won't hit any more with a fancy new gun anyway.
 

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I think my wrist is ready.
 

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Good to hear.
 
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Tuesday and Sundays are the shoots. Now for a dry day.
 

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Tri-Star is taking off here. I've seen an explosion of people buying them this year. They are holding up, no one has complained so far. My one buddy has about 15-20 thousand rounds thru his already.

Yeah Coal, use your pump for now, there's a bunch of guys still use pump guns for trap. Besides, You won't hit any more with a fancy new gun anyway.
I wouldn't exactly call a Tristar as a "fancy" new gun; functional, sure.

Fancy is more like a Perazzi SCO
https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/shotguns/perazzi-shotguns/perazzi-sco-0-20-ga-29-barrel-great-condition-.cfm?gun_id=101232747
 
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I got a TriStar auto for clays and birds. I was able to order a lefty version. The breakin was a little strange but it seems to be doing okay.
 

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They may not be the fanciest. But would be fancy to me. All mine are plain janes except the Ithaca feather weight i redid.
 
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Exactly why I worded it the way I did, "fancy new gun". It would be to you.
 
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I just ordered a Tristar 12 ga., 28" Setter S/T, none available locally and couldn't really see $100 more for a Trinity. Liked the everything I had seen on You Tube about them.
 

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I like them very much. Be aware that they don’t have an automatic safety so you’ll have to train yourself to put it on after the shot or reload. They are some very nice shotguns for the money. I have a .410 Setter in the high gloss that I hunt pheasant over dogs with. My son has the 28 ga for hunting Wodcock and pheasants, he’s deadly with it. His is a light weight with a Matt finish stock and it’s gorgeous. It’s also a bit lighter than my .410.
 

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Lighter gauges are so much fun to hunt with. I had 20 ga. 870 and 1100 with their brothers in 12ga. back in my younger years, but only had 12 ga o/u's. This will just be for occasional casual trap or skeet outing. Thanks for the heads up on the safety, but some videos I saw seem like they may have added auto safety recently. Either way not a deal breaker.
 

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I bought a Tri Star Setter 20ga for my sons. An unbelievably nice shotgun for the money.
 

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"Make sure it fits you and points well. "
Thanks, but I've been through this process a lot, as you see from my abbreviated list of long guns I've owned.
"I bought a Tri Star Setter 20ga for my sons. An unbelievably nice shotgun for the money. "
So far I have heard nothing but good things about the Setter S/T.
 

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The Turks can build a nice shotgun. Their semi-autos are the safest bets. They use proven older designs - the Escort was a straight Beretta 300 clone, many of the others are older Brescia designs or use 1100 mechanics. This is a good thing - low cost copied of tried and true designs in a more modern looking package is a good recipe.

We need to be wary of their doubles however. I own two AKUS made SxS guns: the 20ga S&W Elite Gold, and a "Dickinson Arms" 12ga of exactly the same design. The S&W Elite Gold won numerous awards, was very well reviewed and was initially [over]priced by S&W at $4.5k. AKUS also made the Kimber Valier, an H&H 7 pin sidelock design that retailed in the $7k range. These are very good guns, comparable to similar grade AyA and Uggies. AKUS also makes a good field O/U (Webley & Scott are a brand label for these). These SxS run about $1800 for a configuration like the original "Elite Gold", a fairly straight-forward A&D box lock, and about $4.5k for the 7 pin side lock.

However, I have handled most of the other major Turkish double guns. Huglu makes guns for CZ, several other companies, and, not sure if he's still operating, DeHaan. Yldiz makes some very affordable doubles and singles and has a retail agreement with Academy. Khan and several others make doubles as well, some of which were made for "Stevens" and Mossberg. Some of these are appalling. Some of them, such as the DeHaan guns made by Huglu, re quite nice. But, you pay for nice.

A cheap Turkish double is, at best, an affordable field gun. The CZ doubles best exemplify this: decently finished field guns. They will not handle heavy use as target guns without breaking. The worst guns - Khan being the worst offender - are poorly regulated and poorly made. They will break. Do the math on a double gun retailing for $500. Subtract retailer margin, wholesaler/distributor and importer margins, Pittman-Robertson excise tax, import duties, port and demurrage fees, export costs, and manufacturer margin and see what the likely cost of production was. It's not pretty.

So, a semi-auto from a decent Turkish maker at a good price is a safe bet. If the price seems too good to be true. It is.
 

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I talked to the gentlemen at my gun club about his. He had sent it in 4 times for repair. He upgraded to a Browning. But he shoots a lot of clays at a few clubs. As a side note. My son wants to shoot skeet next time i go. I do well with my mossburg. It's an older one. From the 70's. He's going to use his 12ga semi-auto. It has a skeet choke setting on the select choke.
 
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