Possibly the only thing Americans love more than their firearms is a good bargain. That’s where our subject today enters the conversation. Tristar is a manufacturer and importer of firearms, and its motto is; The Value Experts. Today we will be reviewing the Tristar Viper G2 PRO 12 gauge shotgun.
While I love a good deal as much as the next guy, I get as uncertain as a $25 pistol when someone’s business approach focuses solely on affordability. I am lucky to have been somewhat spoiled over my career with some very nice firearms, so I find myself more motivated by overall quality than price alone.
We all know, however, that there are some excellent products out there that are quite affordable. So when I first approached this Tristar project, I was concerned about which end of the spectrum this gun would fall. The best case I anticipated would be that its performance was more than adequate for the modest price. The worst would have been for it to be cheap and unreliable, and with its price reflected in poor performance.
Like many other Turkish-made shotguns, the Viper features a handsome walnut stock. Something that even the finest shotguns also feature. While the Tristar brand claims to be affordable, they also stand behind their product with a five-year warranty. This inspires confidence that their value comes with more than just a good price tag.
Let’s see if this Viper is more slither than strike., shall we?