Tristar Compact Shotgun, running on Saiga-type 12-guage box magazines, a 20-inch barrel and 30-inch overall length, delivers an interesting blend of tactical and practical features
The new Tristar Compact Shotgun, imported by Tristar Arms, debuts as an interesting blend of tactical and practical shotgun features for the American market. In terms of pure competition shooting, the Saiga-based design has come to dominate the Unlimited/Open divisions. However, the bullpup design has been more of a tactical design historically.
Combined, the Tristar Compact features a 20-inch barrel, with just a 30-inch overall length. Chambered for up to 3-inch shells, the 12-guage shotgun is gas operated and utilizes Beretta/Benelli Mobile Choke threads. The gun ships with two, five-round magazines, but larger aftermarket Saiga magazines are readily available.
Tristar is no stranger to newer-type shotgun designs, as this gun comes on the heels of the Tristar KRX, billed as an AR-type semi-auto shotgun design. “The KRX set the standard for what an AR-like shotgun can be,” said Ryan Bader, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tristar Arms. “Home defense, range fun, and law enforcement can now all take advantage of increased power in a more portable package with the Tristar Compact.”
The Tristar Compact Shotgun has a suggested retail of $790. Visit Tristar Arms for more info.