tri-star Cobra 12ga

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by UrbanNinja, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    Anyone familiar with this brand? Came across one today for $250. Im New to rifles and i know nothing about shotguns. Id like to pick up a cheap one to get a bit of training and really dont want to spend a lot of money if I lose interest.

    Any thought, recommendations or other things to say about this?
     
  2. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    Bumping this because I still need some info on this shotgun.
     

  3. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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  4. UrbanNinja

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    I actually went to look at a Remington 870 and found the tristar. 870 used was $500 and the tristar New was $250. I may grab it for that price. But I think I'll research a bit more first.
     
  5. Drriley

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    IF you just want a cheap 1st shotgun, go to Walmart and look at the Maverick (really a Mossberg 500) for under $200 and the NEF Partner ( I believe it's a copy of the Ithica 37) for $157 (at my local wally world). Either will get you started with a reasonably solid shotgun.
     
  6. UrbanNinja

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    Unfortunately the Wal-Marts in my area do not sell rifles anymore... just ammo and accessories. Bit I will look into those models. Thanks
     
  7. JNG

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    Why wal-mart... Go to a local dealer
     
  8. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    H&R Pardner Pump

    I bought one them chinese made H&R pumps for my kid in 20ga, looks kinda like a Rem 870 when you break it down.
     
  9. UrbanNinja

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    Any issues with it so far? I know you should never "skimp" when it comes to a firearm. But, I did get lucky buying a hi-point. I just dont want to get stuck with something that I will take a huge loss on if I dont like it.
     
  10. splice893

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    The oardner pump is actually made in the same factory as the remmington 870 and is also built much more solidly than the 870. Also all the 870 accessories fit the pardner pump excluding the barrels. All in all the pardner pump is the best deal ur gunna get on a 12 guage pump.
     
  11. dragunovsks

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    An 870 barrel will not fit a pardner pump, i tried it with my fil's wingmaster. The distance between end cap and chamber is different.

    I just tried it with my express magnum and the same thing, barrel wont fit. However other 870 accesories will fit, my pardner currently has a the ati top folder stock on it, it uses the 870 adapter that comes with it.
     
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  12. PowerViolence

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    That is the question isn't it. I would rather spend an extra 5-10% at any local shop then be seen there. Especially in the sporting goods section.
     
  13. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Don't knock the maverick too hard guys. My mother and father bought me one 20 years ago and it still works as well as it did when new. Almost every part from a mossberg 500 will swap right onto it (triger group is the only one that won't), I found it to be a natural pointer, and a joy to shoot. I wasn't a fan of the safety being in the front part of the triger guard, but it can be lived with. I enjoyed that old model 88 so much that I gave it the best compliment I could. It is now my 16 year old nephew's deer gun, and if he gets his first deer with it I'll be as proud as my dad was when I got mine with that same shotgun. I only hope he gets another 20 years of enjoyment out of it.:)