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 Post subject: My Retay and my Girsan
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:13 pm 
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Not new to shotguns, but new to Turkish shotguns. Within the last year, I have acquired three new Turkish shotguns, a Girsan MC312, a Tristar Upland Hunter 20 gauge, and a Retay Masai Mara satin finish with walnut furniture. I won the Tristar at a banquet but bought the other two. My purchases were somewhat influenced by the reviews of Randy Wakeman. I have to say that the guns are impressive and I am well pleased. The Girsan has been 100% reliable for about 500 rounds so far and the Retay is not only VERY well made and finished, it has been reliable as well. In both guns, the triggers are very nice and the bolts operate as smoothly as any inertia gun of any make that I have owned or shot. The Tristar has not been shot enough for me to form a firm opinion.

In my opinion, Turkish manufacturers will continue to make big gains in the US market.




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 Post subject: Re: My Retay and my Girsan
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:00 pm 
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osok1 wrote:
Not new to shotguns, but new to Turkish shotguns. Within the last year, I have acquired three new Turkish shotguns, a Girsan MC312, a Tristar Upland Hunter 20 gauge, and a Retay Masai Mara satin finish with walnut furniture. I won the Tristar at a banquet but bought the other two. My purchases were somewhat influenced by the reviews of Randy Wakeman. I have to say that the guns are impressive and I am well pleased. The Girsan has been 100% reliable for about 500 rounds so far and the Retay is not only VERY well made and finished, it has been reliable as well. In both guns, the triggers are very nice and the bolts operate as smoothly as any inertia gun of any make that I have owned or shot. The Tristar has not been shot enough for me to form a firm opinion.

In my opinion, Turkish manufacturers will continue to make big gains in the US market.


Good deal!
Thanks to your signature though, I’m going to be checking out Boykins!

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 Post subject: Re: My Retay and my Girsan
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 Post subject: Re: My Retay and my Girsan
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osok1 wrote:
Not new to shotguns, but new to Turkish shotguns. Within the last year, I have acquired three new Turkish shotguns, a Girsan MC312, a Tristar Upland Hunter 20 gauge, and a Retay Masai Mara satin finish with walnut furniture. I won the Tristar at a banquet but bought the other two. My purchases were somewhat influenced by the reviews of Randy Wakeman. I have to say that the guns are impressive and I am well pleased. The Girsan has been 100% reliable for about 500 rounds so far and the Retay is not only VERY well made and finished, it has been reliable as well. In both guns, the triggers are very nice and the bolts operate as smoothly as any inertia gun of any make that I have owned or shot.


You're not alone. Retay has had better than than a 400% increase in sales vs. all of last year. By year's end, it looks to be a 500% - 600% + increase. I'm hoping that the Masai Mara 20 gauge lives up to my hopes . . . they are landing next week, so we will see how it does.

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 Post subject: Re: My Retay and my Girsan
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You're not alone. Retay has had better than than a 400% increase in sales vs. all of last year. By year's end, it looks to be a 500% - 600% + increase. I'm hoping that the Masai Mara 20 gauge lives up to my hopes . . . they are landing next week, so we will see how it does.

Looking forward to your review on the 20 gauge.

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 Post subject: Re: My Retay and my Girsan
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Looking forward to your review on the 20 gauge.


So am I! :shock:



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