Adding to RETAY’s reputation for manufacturing high performance firearms that are light weight and a delight to carry, the Gordion tips the scales at a mere 6 lbs./11 oz. and chambers 12 gauge, 2 ¾” to 3” shells.
Like other RETAY shotguns, the Gordion features a stock based inertia powered action based on the original design by Bruno Civolani. One difference between Gordions made for the US market and those made for the European market is that Gordions bound for sale in the United States will all feature RETAY’s patented Inertia Plus™ floating bolt system, while those in Europe and other markets will retain the traditional inertia bolt design.
Inertia Plus™ is the world's most advanced and refined kinetic energy driven rotating shotgun bolt design.
The Retay Inertia Plus System effectively eliminates misfires that have plagued inertia shotguns until now. The system uses an ingenious active torsion mechanism inside the bolt carrier body to apply added rotational force to the bolt head. The system essentially forces the bolt head to rotate into lock up with the breach even when conditions are less than ideal. At the same time, the Inertia Plus System prevents unintended disengagement of the bolt head from the breach. If disengagement is caused by sudden jarring of the firearm or accidently snagging the bolt on a branch while in the field, the Inertia Plus System corrects itself, automatically returning the bolt to full lock up with the battery. The firearm remains ready for action and ready to fire without any intervention on the part of the operator.
The Gordion features a time tested single piece receiver design. The remarkably beautiful receiver is milled from a billet of aircraft Aluminum and features decorative angular accent surfaces cut and shaved away to give the Gordion exterior surface lines that are reminiscent of a fine sports car.
These flowing lines sweep forward seamlessly mating with the barrel and forearm. The Gordion features RETAY’s proprietary MaraBarrel™ design for superb patterning and reduced muzzle climb. The barrel is fitted with a traditional low hunting rib that is 8mm wide and tipped with a TruGlo fiber optic sight for easy target acquisition.
Hunters and sport shooters alike will be delighted by the Gordion’s super thin forend and a pistol grip stock that makes this shotgun dance in the shooters’ hands. The 4+1 magazine capacity adds just enough length to the forend that hand placement is natural and comfortable. The Gordion features a single pin fixed trigger group housed in a specially designed fully integrated trigger housing and guard that is milled from billet aluminum.
The trigger group features a specially designed shape that gives smooth access to the loading port that RETAY calls Easy Load ™. Additionally, Gordion features a proprietary design that allows for the magazine tube to be emptied without the need to rack the action of the shotgun to eject shells.
Camouflage and synthetic stocked Gordions will feature oversized charging handles and paddle style bolt releases while walnut models will offer traditional sized controls.
Initially Gordion will be available with 26” and 28” barrels, and in a Turkey Hunting configuration with a 24” barrel.
As with the other shotguns in RETAY’s line up, the Gordion will come complete with an ABS plastic hard case that is TSA Airline approved, 5 choke tubes, stock adjustment shim kit, choke wrench, magazine limiter for hunting and oil.
RETAY USA will offer the Gordion at an unbeatable price point for a shotgun with this level of features, fit and finish. The MSRPs will range from $799 in all black synthetic called “Extra Black” to $899 in the consumers choice of RealTree MAX-5 or Mossy Oak New Bottomland. A Gordion Turkey model will also be available in RealTree Timber or Mossy Oak New Bottomland with an MSRP of $925
Gordion shotguns began shipping to dealers across the country in December. Learn more at www.retayusa.com.