ATI Cavalry Shotgun: Double Barrel Elegance Under $500

American Tactical Import’s Cavalry Shotgun will go on sale later this year with a MSRP of $489.99. Unusually for a budget double barrel shotgun, which are generally polymer stocked and blued all over, these actually look good. They feature a nice oiled Turkish Walnut stock, a stainless steel receiver with engraving and a blue ribbed barrel.

ATI Cavalry Shotgun 2


The ATI Cavalry Shotgun will be available chambered in 20 gauge with a 3″ chamber and 26″ barrel and in 12 gauge with a 3″ chamber and 28″ barrel. The barrels are 4140 chrome moly and chrome plated inside and out. They will ship with five chokes (C, IC, M, IM, F). The front sight is a brass bead.

ATI Cavalry Shotgun 1




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  • Esh325

    Where are they made?

    • I would think Turkey—- most shotguns of this type seem to be imported from Turkey.

      • Barry

        ATI is making guns in The Philippines these days. Not sure if this oneis made there, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Criticalthinkingiscritical

    This could be a great boon for the Sporting Clays world. The cost of entry into Sporting Clays is too high for many people who would otherwise be interested.

    The CZ Canvasback is where I’ve been pointing most people, but with an MSRP of $786 it’s still out of reach for many people who aren’t certain they will really enjoy the sport.

    • Roy

      Just an FYI — when my wife (previously avid anti-gunner) surprised the heck out of me by falling in love with sporting clays, I wondered what shotgun to get, given that some of her fancies are short in duration. I didn’t want to spend $1500 on a Citori if she fell out of love with sporting clays a year later.

      So we got a Maverick O/U for about $329 (I actually got it for her for Valentine’s Day last year), and we’ve shot the heck out of this shotgun so far. She really loves it, and I like it quite a bit too.

      So there are definitely cheaper options than $786, if you can live with the black-on-black color scheme of the Maverick.

      • Criticalthinkingiscritical

        You’re both right of course. It’s entirely possible to even use a $300 Walmart special Remington 870; I have a friend who does just this the weekend before any bird hunting trip.

        I should have specified “new classic looking o/u”.

        My situation might be a little unique. I only own one non-defense shotgun, a Browning Cynergy Classic Porting w/Adjustable Comb. Hence when I introduce people to clays this is the first gun they usually shoot. After that they seem to get fixated on buying an o/u with a similar classic look. They also seem to not believe me when I tell them its entirely possible to become quite good at clays using a gun that isn’t ~$4k MSRP.

        The Canvasback is usually the one they seem most open to buying and, frankly, I think much of that is based on appearance.

    • sianmink

      Too high? I prefer using a Super-X that’s almost older than I am. The Perazzi mx8 is for doubles trap. n.n Couple of choke tubes and you’re good to go.

  • I would guess these are made in Turkey in that they use Turkish walnut for the stocks

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  • Frosty_The_White_Man

    Why call it the “Cavalry” model? There isn’t even a saddle ring…

  • El Duderino

    That’s one of the best looking sub-$500 guns I’ve ever seen. And I’m in the market for a bird gun too…hmm…

  • Beautiful workmanship.

  • Turkey has really been targeting the shotgun market.

    • Maverick

      Weatherby has been making an appearance around where I’m from. I have PA-459 that I absolutely love.

    • goophuz

      Turks are generally only allowed to own shotguns by their government – well except the Muslim Brotherhood types who can have whatever they want….

  • Trip

    These look on par, and in the same price with the Yildiz that I own. Made in Turkey, sold in the US through Academy Sports.

    • maverickps

      I have the 12 and the 20. They look just like this. Great guns. I wonder if its the same maker

  • HSR47

    I’m curious how this compares to Mossberg’s Silver reserve shotguns.

  • maverickps

    These look suspiciously, exactly like the Yildiz SPZ ME shotguns. Might be the same engraving. I wonder if it is the same manufacturer with a different name?

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  • Glenn

    I saw this over and under and when I shouldered it I fell in love with it. I am a pre-1960 Browning A-5 guy and have bird hunted with nothing but my 1955 A-5 until this Kofs Calvary came along.
    I bought the gun in September and used it all of 2013 bird season. I have 2 complaints, sometimes the 2nd barrel will not go off, it has happened about 5 or 6 times, and the bottom chamber immediately got pitted with heavy rust towards the forcing cone. I keep my guns very clean (clean after each hunt due to snow and rain) and I cannot stop the pitting. The pitting rust has grow to well over the size of a dime. The rust seems to be on a machine line or a mating line of a bore sleeve or something like that. Not really sure how they are assembled. I am calling ATI today now that I am done with upland birds for the season. Besides these two complaints which I hope to get resolved it is a beautiful, light, easy swinging shotgun with a lot of class for the price tag. Bye the way, I went 20 GA and with the amount of Pheasants we shoot over my Springer recoil is now a pleasure.

  • ShotgunShooter

    @esh325:disqus Their made in turkey They are very nice im thinking abut getting one it has a very nice weight to it and very good stock I have one im looking at buying for 519.00

  • Jeff

    picked one up new at local gun show for $400