The recoil on that gun may be because it’s lighter (though the Beretta Silver series is already pretty svelte), or it may be a function of it not fitting you quite as well.
Either way, I certainly wouldn’t call the Tristan junk. They’re generally perfectly serviceable shotguns. I’d venture the guess that, if you were a 5-10k/yr shooter, you’d end up having to have a gunsmith weld up that locking block more frequently than if it was the CZ or Beretta.
I’m of the school that unless I’m buying a truly “fine” double gun (which, for the record, is not my forte and I’ve rarely done), I like the heartier, less embellished models. To this day, my favorite O/Us are the Browning Superposed (Field Grade), the Citori (same), the Winchester 101, and, for SxS, the Savage 311. Frills on a sub (today?) $5k? double gun just seem like gloss paint on a rat rod.
Funny thing on the auto-safety: they are such a common feature, and disabling them was such a common request, that we ended up adding that as a standard line in our services catalog- two options depending on if it was one that could be removed altogether or if it had to be cut off and reinstalled. In the case where it could be removed, we’d put it in a baggie and tape it to a void in the stock for future use