I bought a TriStar Raptor A-TAC Semi-auto 12 gauge the other day. I finally got to shoot it a little today. The book suggests using 00 Buck (about 20 rounds) for the break-in period. I didn't have 20 rounds 00 Buck (you know how some ammo is.) I started with 5 rounds 00 Buck. The weapon fired and ejected all 5 00 Buck flawlessly and accurately. I then switched to bird shot. (Ive got a lot more bird shot than 00 buck.) It would fire a round and fail to eject, then of course fail to load fresh round. I had to rack each round individually to get them to fire. I then inspected the weapon before further use. I had fired probably 15-20 rounds total. I noticed the buttstock has became loose, the muzzle-break had come partially unscrewed, and the picatinny rail was loose. Although, those first buckshot rounds had quite a kick to them, I don't think they tighten things up enough from the factory. I do wonder if the reason it didn't cycle birdshot properly was because, A- it's not broke in yet, B- too light of round. I don't know. I took it inside and tightened what needed tightened, and I haven't shot it since. As long as I don't continue to have further problems with it, I like the gun. It looks good, it's light, functionable, and considering Walmart's 20% off sale at time of purchase, a very affordable weapon. When I get a chance to shoot again and further my experience with this weapon, I will add to my comments.
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