New 16 Gauge TriStar Arms Bristol Side by Side Shotguns

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New 16 Gauge TriStar Arms Bristol Side by Side Shotguns

TriStar Arms and their popular Bristol side-by-side shotguns have just received two new variants to the lineup – both in 16 gauge. Billed as a balance of “Beauty, Elegance, and Performance” the Bristol lineup of shotguns has been a popular go-to skeet, trap, and upland bird hunting and competition set of shotguns. The 16-gauge variants will follow the previous iterations of the Bristol shotgun and will be offered in both an English case hardened variant as well as a silver variant. Most recently the Bristol SxS shotgun received the highly coveted NASGW Caliber award for the Best New Shotgun Category.

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New 16 Gauge TriStar Arms Bristol Side by Side Shotguns

New 16 Gauge TriStar Arms Bristol Side by Side Shotguns

TriStar Bristol Side by Side shotguns include these key features:

  • Auto Ejectors
  • Brass Front Sight
  • Single Selective Trigger
  • Chrome-Lined Chamber and Barrel
  • Select Turkish Walnut Stock
  • Oil Finish
  • 5 Beretta-style Choke Tubes (SK, IC, M, IM, F)
  • TriStar’s 5-Year Warranty and famous customer service.
Laser Engraved Silver Variant

The Bristol 16-gauge shotguns share all of the same features and quality as the other offerings of the lineup. 16-gauge, while somewhat of a unique and less common offering offers shooters a more pleasant experience than 12-gauge while offering more down-range capability than the more common 20-gauge. The 16-gauge Bristol will ship with Skeet, Improved Cylinder, Modified, Improved Modified, and Full choke tubes providing the shooter with a lot of variety right out of the box without needing to shop for additional accessories.

Case Color English Variant

The main selling point of the Bristol lineup has been “competition grade shotguns with field shotgun pricing” according to the company’s press release on the Bristol from November 2020. While the Bristol is less expensive than your average competition-grade SxS, they will still cost you over $1,000 MSRP with the case color English model retailing for an MSRP of $1,190 and the Silver Walnut variant fetching an MSRP of $1,130. Both shotguns weigh in at 6.55-lbs and have 28″ barrels. For more information visit

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  • KsKLR KsKLR on Dec 03, 2021

    TriStar makes a great shotgun for the money. Turkey has a long gun making tradition, and let's face it, fit and finish is something that's best done by hand. American manufacturers will try to eliminate as much hands on work as possible. Guns and gun manufacturing aren't exactly high tech, Tri-Star is making a far better product than the POS Walmart grade Remington's.

  • Marcus D. Marcus D. on Dec 03, 2021

    I read some reviews on Sportsman's Warehouse site for other TriStar products, and they were decidedly mixed, including shot guns that failed almost immediately. SO I have to wonder about their reliability. They are are nice looking though,