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First impression - Tristar's new Compact Tactical Bullpup 12ga

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Well, as I love all things new, crazy and unique, when one of my reps called and asked if I wanted the new Tristart Compact Bullpup shotgun, of course, my answer was unequivocally "YES." In fact, I ordered two.



I have to say this is an awesomely weird combo of parts with design elements from the tavor, AK47, M16 and and F2000. The action is basically a Saiga 12 type AK action with the front end of a F2000, rear end of a TAVOR and an extra sight carry handle that is similar to an M16 carry handle.

Ergos in the hand are very good. It's not overly heavy, and easy to move around. It also comes with an obviously knocked off AFG that looks just like a magpul but obviously isn't. Oh, and it has choke tubes.

The big knock is the typical bullpup trigger just being ok but the rest of the gun is unique enough that it can be overlooked. We'll be tearing into one of these tonight to see if we can improve the trigger any.
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Our first thought was "It looks like it's from Halo."
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From the picture, it doesn't appear to have any kind of pump action handle. So it's semi auto correct? What kind of price?

I have no legit use for this but I kinda want one.
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With the muzzle that close I bet it tests out your hearing protection!
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drummer0415 said:

From the picture, it doesn't appear to have any kind of pump action handle. So it's semi auto correct? What kind of price?

I have no legit use for this but I kinda want one.
They're like $600 so not bad.
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How many rounds does it hold?
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Comes with two 5 round mags but I think it takes saiga mags so... drum may be a possibility?
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TheEyeGuy said:

Comes with two 5 round mags but I think it takes saiga mags so... drum may be a possibility?

I tried D60s in a Tavor.

I'm going to assume that the saiga drums are even larger, and the D60 was obnoxiously in the way when I tried it. Drum magazines and bullpups make for really uncomfortable shooting positions.
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BenderRodriguez said:

TheEyeGuy said:

Comes with two 5 round mags but I think it takes saiga mags so... drum may be a possibility?

I tried D60s in a Tavor.

I'm going to assume that the saiga drums are even larger, and the D60 was obnoxiously in the way when I tried it. Drum magazines and bullpups make for really uncomfortable shooting positions.
Yeah, at least can run the 12 rounders but don't have a saiga drum here to try.
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I want both firearms in that photo. What is the top AR?
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76Ag said:

I want both firearms in that photo. What is the top AR?
That's a lightweight build that we did. Lancer Carbon Fiber stock, Proof Research Carbon Fiber barrel, Odin O2 Lite handguard.... yeah, it's very very nice. Also, not cheap. But hey, buy it and I'll give you the Tristar Compact.
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Do. Want.
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Update. Installing a new trigger and doing some modifications. I think we can make this thing run like a champ. Does not accept drum mags without modification, but we may be fixing that shortly as well.
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Tavor (TS12) makes one of these types of shotguns. 15 rounds. Have not seen one, but would like to have one.
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HDeathstar said:

Tavor (TS12) makes one of these types of shotguns. 15 rounds. Have not seen one, but would like to have one.
Played with it at shot show. Pretty slick but I don't think they've dropped yet.
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