RETAY’s Gordion Extra Black Wins Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Best Value Semiauto Shotgun

RETAY’s Gordion Extra Black Wins Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Best Value Semiauto Shotgun

Easton, Md. (August 2023) – RETAY USA, the North American sales and distribution for RETAY ARMS, makers of innovative shotguns, is proud to announce that Outdoor Life has chosen the RETAY Gordion Extra Black shotgun as their Great Buy, Semiauto shotgun of 2023.

“We at RETAY are extremely honored to have been chosen by the Outdoor Life team for this distinguished award,” Christian Handy, CEO of RETAY USA, said. “We are pleased to note that the RETAY Gordion stood up to some pretty stiff competition, and thank the Outdoor Life team for this opportunity.”

“The top performers in our rigorous test protocols earn the right to wear the Editor’s Choice Great Buy badge, says Outdoor Life Gear editor Scott Einsmann. “To receive the coveted award a product must be innovative, provide value to the user, and be the best new product in its category. From accurate rifles to crisp binoculars, to sensitive rods, our Editor’s Choice winners represent the elite outdoor products we test each year.”

The RETAY Gordion Extra Black Inertia Plus shotgun reported very good performance and excellent value over its competition. Judges found for an “all-around shotgun for waterfowl, upland birds, and turkeys, it is a solid choice.”

Judges found the RETAY Gordion Extra Black “balanced well, and was a quick, snappy pointer, even with its 28-inch barrel.” Many liked the shotgun’s “swift-handling manners.” Judges found the shotgun functions from loading, unloading, safety manipulation, and locking the bolt back, were all intuitive. The 3.5lb trigger was also highly appreciated, and it received high marks for its reliability; “we had no issues with it cycling any of the loads we tested, and it ran like a champ when dirty.”

RETAY Gordion Extra Black Shotgun Specifications:

Gauge  12 GA, 20 GA

Chamber 2-3/4’’ or 3’’

Action  Inertia Piston with Inertia Plus Rotating Bolt®

Magazine 4+1 2¾” Shell with Limiter and Sling Swivel Adapter Included

Choke  Interchangeable MaraPro Chokes C-IC-M-IM-F

Rib Flat Hunting Style 8mm

Recoil Pad Sculpted Microcell Polyurethane

LOP 14.37”

Drop at Heel     2.16” ±.04” adjustable to 1.77”-1.96”-2.36”

Drop at Comb   1.45” ±.04”

Weight 6lbs 8oz

Safety  Cross Bolt Push Button Interceptor

Trigger Automatic Anti-Repeat System

Sight    Single Bead TruGlo Fiber optic (Red)

Stock    Adjustable Shim Set with Integrated Sling Swivel Mount

Stock Finish      Molded Black ABS

Receiver Lower Single Piece Aluminum

Receiver Lower Finish   Matte Black Anodized Finish

Receiver Upper n/a

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 (12GA) 3-DRAM, (20GA) 2-3/4 DRAM

MSRP:  $899

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Located in the Mid-Atlantic outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise of Easton, Maryland, RETAY USA is the North American strategic arm for Retay Arms of Konya, Turkey. RETAY USA manages the brand’s marketing and sales efforts, importation, logistics, and distribution in North America, as well as warranty service for the RETAY brand of shotguns. RETAY shotguns integrate more innovative design elements for better results in the field, right out of the box.

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