Retay Arms New Gordion Compact 20 Ga Shotgun

Austin R
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RETAY Arms New Gordion Compact 20 ga. Shotgun

Retay Arms has unveiled its newest shotgun, the Gordion Compact. The Gordion Compact is a 20ga semi-auto shotgun that’ll ship in 24″ and 26″ barrel lengths. Here’s a closer look at the new Gordion compact semi-auto.

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Retay Arms New Gordion Compact 20 Ga Shotgun

RETAY Arms New Gordion Compact 20 ga. Shotgun

Here’s the full press release regarding the new Gordion Compact 20ga.

Although the Gordion Compact is perfect for a growing shooter, it was designed for ANY shooter, regardless of size or age. The full-sized 20 ga. frame and shortened stock allow the user to customize the fit with any or all of the four ¼” shims to adjust the length of pull from 12.5” to 13.5” with the removal of two Pillips head screws in the butt plate. An optional full-sized Gordion stock can also be purchased and fitted to the shotgun.

“We designed the Gordion Compact 20 ga. to fit a broad range of shooters, from new shooters to youth, and all sizes and ages in between. The Gordion Compact offers real LOP fit for that custom gun feel that it was made just for you,” Christian Handy, CEO of RETAY USA, commented.

RETAY Arms New Gordion Compact 20 ga. Shotgun

The Gordion Compact is built from the inside out with all the RETAY exclusive features from the premium plastic-free receiver, trigger, and trigger guard, to the “dead straight deep bore barrel” in 20 ga., a new, modern process of deep bore drilling that does not stress the barrel or affect its integrity, unlike hammer forging. The result is a strong, extremely accurate, “dead straight” barrel with dense and accurate shot placement. The Gordion Compact also incorporates RETAY’s “Inertia Plus” bolt system using a patented rollover internal torsion spring to forcefully rotate the bolt head into battery, which keeps it from being jarred out of battery. The result is a quieter closing, low bolt rattle, and no missed shots.

The RETAY Gordion Compact 20 ga. semi-auto shotgun comes complete with five choke tubes, a choke wrench, shim kit (4 – ¼” shims), and RETAY’s 5-Year Limited Warranty. Available in 24” or 26” in a variety of finishes from Extra Black, Mossy Oak Bottomland, Realtree Max-7, ONYX, Walnut GreyCon, and Walnut Jet Black, the new Gordion Compact 20 ga. has an MSRP of $899 to $999 at a dealer near you.

With a variety of colors, lengths, and price points, this shotgun is hitting the market at just the right time. These guns aim to be great for sport shooters and hunters alike during this upcoming waterfowl season. More information on these shotguns and all Retay products can be found via the link to their website here. Thanks for reading.

Product Specs

  • Gauge: 20 GA
  • Chamber: 2 ¾” or 3”
  • Action: Inertia Piston with Inertia Plus Rotating Bolt®
  • Magazine: 4 + 1 2 ¾” shell with limiter and sling swivel adapter included
  • Choke: Interchangeable MaraPro Chokes C-IC-M-IM-F
  • Rib: Flat Hunting Style Rib
  • Recoil Pad: Sculpted Microcell Polyurethane
  • LOP: 12.5” adjustable to 13.5” by ¼” spacers
  • DOH: 2.16” +/- .04” adjustable to 1.77” – 1.96” – 2.36”
  • DOC: 1.45” +/- .04”
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs. to 6.07 lbs. (with addition of spacers)
  • Safety: Cross Bolt Push Button Intercepter
  • Trigger: Automatic Anti-Repeat System
  • Sight: Single Bead TruGlo Fiber Optic (red)
  • Stock: Adjustable Shim Set with Integrated Sling Swivel Mount
  • Stock Finish: Multiple Options
  • Receiver Lower: Single Piece Aluminum
  • Trigger Housing: Milled Aluminum Housing and Trigger Guard – Single Pin Removable
  • Forcing Cone: MaraBarrel 12g Optimized Lengthened Forcing Cone
  • Barrel: Drilled Bohler Steel / Chrome Lined
  • Minimum Load: (20 GA) 2 ¾ DRAM
  • MSRP: $899 – $999
Austin R
Austin R

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  • Keiichi Keiichi on Aug 22, 2023

    I get that they’re marketing it for youth shooting sports, but “compact”?