Tri-Star TT-15/12g, 30", Trap Gun...

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  1. Michael A Ferber

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    Just picked it up today. Pre-owned in excellent condition. Anxious to try it out! :) IMG_3741.jpg IMG_3742.jpg unnamed (64).jpg
     
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  2. Armored farmer

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    That looks pretty nice.
    I like it.
    Congrats
     
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  3. Michael A Ferber

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Cvans

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    Nice looking gun. You'll have to let us know how it works out for you.
     
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  5. Michael A Ferber

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    Thanks, I will...
     
  6. bannockburn

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    Very nice! Looks like it has all the bells and whistles on it too!
     
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  7. PapaG

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    Glad you are posting here where folks will let you enjoy your find and encourage you. Another site seems to have a high level of antipathy for anything Turkish and these in particular. Please let us know how it shoots. I love the almost infinite adjustability and the unreal reasonable price.
     
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  8. Michael A Ferber

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    Thank you! I bought this gun from a friend for $850. I think retail is around $1300.
     
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  9. PapaG

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    Combo goes for around $1500
     
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  10. eastbank

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    i,ll wait for a full report on it after it goes 40,000 rounds or more. i have seen a lot of different so called trap shotguns not make the grade. i hope yours is one that lasts and lasts.
     
  11. PapaG

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    I, too, have seen reports all over the map. My workhorse 870TB from 1975 was used weekly for forty years for a minimum of 100 birds and broke a lot of little parts. New receiver a couple years ago and broke a spring within 2500 rounds. Using a 1974 BT for now and it has a long history. I've got my doubts on a 1500 combo or derivative but want to see a fair shake.
     
  12. eastbank

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    a lot of trap shooters where i shoot use BT,s, including my self(BT-100) and i only saw one fail on the line and that was a fireing pin in over 20 years. i also use remingtons(870-1100-1187,s), i shot my first 25-25 with a rem TB 870 in the mid 60,s. what nice about the remington,s is that all the parts are available on line(except the reciever) for any repair needed by your self with out much trouble. the important thing is that you are going to get in the clay games with a good group of people.
     
  13. Michael A Ferber

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    I will likely use it 15-20 times a year. 75% of my shooting is Sporting Clays with my 20G, 32", Browning Citori CXS.

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  14. eastbank

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    i have a XS skeet in 20 ga and i shoot it with in two birds of my 12 ga sporting clays limited edition.
     

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  15. Michael A Ferber

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    Here she is!
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    Big question is, can you hit with it????? Curious minds you know. :)
     
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  17. eastbank

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    nice looking rig, waiting for a report. get adjusted to your likes and go kill those little orange rascals
     
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  18. Michael A Ferber

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    Just got back from shooting four rounds of Trap earlier today with the Tri-Star TT-15. 89 breaks out of 100, not too shabby. Firstly, the Gun is pretty heavy, close to 9 pounds, not used to that. As for the triggers, they break like glass, I'm guessing around three pounds. Targeting a bird was easy, just float it on top of the bead. Only shooting standard 16 yards with M/IM chokes. Overall I'm very happy with the gun. That's all for now.
     
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    Michael ........you sure got some nice guns ......and you sure know how to shoot them too...that Tri star is cool let alone that citori .....Take care my Friend...
     
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    Congratulations! That looks like a lot of gun for the money. Which of the Turks is making these? Who is the importer?
     
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    Funny... I just posted about my own Turkish made 870 clone a couple hours ago. Best shotguns for the money, I think. That's a really nice looking one for a target gun, you got. My ex-boss swears by Turkish shotguns too and he hunts with shotguns exclusively, pretty much. Even the Turkish made CZ handgun clones are considered better than the real thing by some. Yeh, thats a real beauty you got there. I'm more a SxS kind of guy, but I still have the hots for yours. Congrats! It's not a cheapo Chinese knockoff by ANY MEANS! Mine was made by Berika, imported by FedArms and is an 870 clone. I am totally impressed with the quality for the money, but I don't like the furniture.
     
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    It's rather clear that Tri-Star do not want the name of the manufacturer of the TT-15 released. From webworld, I got KHAN. That was from one source claiming that was communicated to him by Tri-Star in an email. So, not confirmed. I would prefer that it not be made by KHAN...
     
  23. entropy

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    DocRock, one guess as to why that is. CZ shotguns are the only Turkish-made ones I'd consider, and that's only because CZ oversees the manufacture studiously, because they care about their name.
     
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    The CZ guns are made by Huglu and they were making good guns for Mark DeHaan before CZ got in the game importing them. But there are other good Turkish makers: AKUS made the S&W Elite Gold (their SBE, trigger plate box lock) and the Kimber Valier (an H&H seven pin sidekick pattern) and continue to make those models to a standard compatible with AyA. They also make O/U marketed by Webley & Scott in the UK, not sure by whom in the US. HATSAN is more famous for their air guns but make a good field O/U. And some of the Turkish semis I have seen are quite good, built on tried and true Brescia designs (Weather by SA08, for example) and seem to be made well.

    I have seen some of the TriStar imported semis and they look pretty good, but I haven't handled one. My concern with KHAN is that I have handled several O/U made by them in the UK and was not impressed. Aluminum receivers, poorly regulated barrels, sloppy lock up after not a lot of rounds. But the Turks do build to a price point and that was some time ago, so my impression may not apply to the TT-15 which certainly looks good. Some of the worst Turkish guns I've seen have come from KOFS, including the vile Stevens 555. Now those really are appalling.
     
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    If Tri-Star bothered to put a parallel adjustable stock on the TT-15, it'd go a long way to improving it's reputation. The semis are decent, I'm actually considering one in 28 or .410, for small gauge events. I 100% agree with you on the Stevens 555. :barf:
     
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