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TriStar Arms Viper G2 .410 Wins Shotgun of the Year from Guns & Ammo Magazine

Guns & Ammo Magazine has honored the TriStar Arms Viper G2 .410 with the title of Shotgun of the Year 2019.  Among the factors Guns & Ammo editors, contributors, and staff evaluated were: what was new and innovative in 2019, were what provided best value, reliability, and the greatest impact to the most readers.

The December, 2019 issue of Guns & Ammo begins the description of the shotgun with, “…the new Tristar Viper G2 Bronze offers handsome reliability and the option to chamber a 3-inch shell in a sub-6-pound, value-rich semiautomatic.” 2019 Guns & Ammo of the Year. (19AD, December). Guns & Ammo, 63(12), 59-59.

The Viper G2 Bronze .410 certainly earned points for reliability as the article continues, “We had no failures to report after shooting thousands of 2 1/2- and 3-inch shells through several samples in the field and on various skeet and sporting clay ranges.”

“Adult and youth shooters alike enjoy the soft-recoiling .410 shot shell.  With the Viper G2 Bronze .410, Tristar Arms has brought a reliable, lightweight, and quick-handling semi-auto to market.  The success of this shotgun has inspired new models and variants which we look forward to introducing soon, ” said Ryan Bader, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tristar Arms.

About TriStar Arms:

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, TriStar Arms is a primary importer of quality shotguns and handguns. The company is driven by the same mission that it set out on since its inception – to provide high-performance firearms for hunters, recreational shooters and home defense at a fraction of the price and to deliver fast and friendly service at all times. Every firearm that TriStar Arms imports is rigorously tested throughout each stage of production to ensure that its customers receive value that can be passed down for generations.

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