well guys, i broke down and bought my first semi-auto shotgun! first ever. i have shot a few over the years, but have never owned one of my own. so i was in the pawn shop where i look for used guns to fix up and shoot. well they had these Tristars Kral Magnums on sale for $299, NIB. so i decided to take a chance and give one a try. brought it home and put it together and shot about 25 rounds through it so far. not bad, could use a better recoil pad, but that's an easy change. came with three different choke tubes and a wrench. so far so good. only time will tell the true story.