3.5″ Cobra Pumps

Cobra Pumps

TriStar announced that the company would now sell its 12 gauge Cobra pump action shotguns with 3.5″ chambers. The new guns will be called Cobra Mag shotguns.

The new shotguns will come in two varieties: a plain black model and a second model decked out in the Realtree Max 5 camouflage pattern. In addition to having a 3.5″ chamber, both Cobra Mag scatterguns will have 28″ barrels that take the Beretta/Benelli mobile-style choke tubes. Improved cylinder, modified and full chokes will be included with the gun.

Both guns use synthetic stocks and furniture. The forend features a ribbed texture that allows for additional friction when pumping hard in wet conditions. TriStar includes a fiber optic front sight standard on both guns.

TriStar positions the Cobra line as an affordable pump action shotgun that offers excellent reliability and good features. The company aims to make the Cobra Mag affordable as well. The synthetic black version carries a suggested retail price of $395. The Realtree Max 5 version will retail for $455.

TriStar shotguns are made in Turkey and imported through Kansas City. These shoguns are backed by a five year warranty. In addition to pump action shotguns, the company offers other firearms including handguns and over under guns. Tom R recently reviewed the company’s T-120 pistol.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • ltulrich

    My wife has a pair of 3 1/2″ pumps.

    • TVOrZ6dw

      <> Don’t worry folks, he will be doing 3 shows a day all week.

  • Evan

    I wouldn’t buy a gun (or anything else for that matter) made in Turkey.

    • Frank

      Why? I’m assuming you buy guns purchased in Brazil and other countries.

      • Evan

        I don’t have any Brazilian guns, though I do have guns from assorted non-US countries. However, I do NOT buy products of any kind from countries run by Islamist thugs like Erdogan. If TriStar pays taxes to the Turkish government, which I presume they do, I will not give them, and by extension the Erdogan government, a dime of my money.

  • Blake

    …for the person in your life who thinks that a standard 12-gauge doesn’t have enough recoil 🙂

    • Nashvone

      Only if it comes with a pistol grip.

  • Porty1119

    I have no problem with foreign firearms- I own and love a Norinco shotgun and an Ontario-manufactured Savage rimfire- but the idea of supporting a known Islamist state rubs me the wrong way in the extreme. I suppose I could buy a Turkish shotgun used, but I’d rather support Mossberg. (Not Remington at the moment; the awful QC of late is what sent me over to Norinco/IAC)

    • Lone Stranger

      I bought a winchester model 12 pump. 1929. Takedown Holds 7. I had it customized legal. Shoots awesome slug and buck… had a gold bead front site done too. Some of the older shotguns are slick.

      • Porty1119

        Sounds like a great setup! Model 12s are a bit rich for my blood, but there’s something to be said for a classic.

        • Lone Stranger

          When I got her the slide on pump was off a tad…Price was suitable. My smith worked on it. I got about 550, into it. A keeper.

    • DaveK

      If supporting Turkish firearm manufacturers bothers you that much you shouldn’t buy Mossberg products either as they have numerous models in numerous gauges and configurations which are also built in Turkey and imported into America just like Tristar.