[5 of 5 Stars!]I purchased from Bud's a new model 20 ga. Tristar Youth Combo 24” bbl synthetic and a new model Tristar 20 ga. 26” bbl synthetic in September 2009. The guns are manufactured in Turkey by the same company that makes the Mossberg SA-20 and the Weatherby SA-8. I have compared the Tristars to three similar Turkish made 20 ga. semi-autos, and have found on balance that the Tristars were the best overall value. Mechanical function is simple and straightforward. Both guns have operated better than their Turkish competition.
The new model has excellent styling, fit and finish for a gun in this price range, and for a semi-auto they are relatively easy to clean and have a stainless magazine tube. The 26" bbl gun needed some adjustment and Tristar’s warranty service in Kansas City is the best I have ever encountered with 10-day turn around and even a new barrel when I mentioned a small stain on the rib! Try to get that type of service from Browning or Remington. Bud’s prices are the best I have found on these Tristars and Bud’s service is likewise great.
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[5 of 5 Stars!]Got the Viper Youth Model just in time for my daughters Pheasant hunt. We put several rounds through it Saturday then hunted Sunday; she cut down two quality ring necks making all the boys missing shots very jealous. Way to go Breanna! Great service from Buds and the shotgun is nice, no case but good accessory's for the price. Seems a bit heavier than 6.3lbs more like 7 even with the 24" barrel no extension.Show More Reviews...