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  1. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    This all happened about a year ago, perhaps they now do a Trap version although I've yet to see one in the flesh or in magazine article tests. Interestingly there is no picture of either the std or V spec Invictus Trap models on their website !
  2. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Initial contact was made through Greenfields but after several weeks when nothing seemed to arrive (despite promises) I called them myself, throughout the painful process they repeatedly failed to call back either myself or Scott and I was told in no uncertain terms that they do not do a Trap stock for the Invictus, I was also told by at least one person that something about the action on this model meant that existing Monte Carlo type of trap stocks fitted to their "ascent" models couldn't be fitted (I believe that would have been too high and therefore unsuitable in any case), I know this because I have fitted the 682EX stock onto a std 682E for a giggle and the sight picture is beyond comical. I was also told (in a kind of sales spiel) that with the Invictus they had taken into account the fact serious comp shooters tend to like a slightly higher comb and that the model would be perfectly to my liking as is 😐 unfortunately I knew that wasn't the case because I can tell a low stock from 10 paces never mind one whose picture you could clearly see on their web site !
  3. Hamster

    Should She be Allowed Back in to the UK

    I normally adore your humanity and unfailing decency as well as support your invariably intelligent stance on subjects but here we are faced with several victims. All of us have suffered the trauma of isis attacks in Europe as well as trauma suffered when we've learned of their (1000 times worse) atrocities committed onto brown people. I am a victim because they have tarnished brown people by their inhumanity. The practical side of these complicated issues cannot be glossed over, where are we going to put these kinds of people, how on earth do you de-radicalise them, who even seriously believes you can, who says they won't lie ?!? I agree 15 is an impressionable age but I bet you anything if you line up a hundred brown, white and yellow 15 year old kids they will all know enough difference between right and wrong to prevent them from willingly going over and marrying an isis scumbag. Now Trump is saying he wants Europe to take back hundreds of captured isis fighters, can you see how difficult it is to show humanity to these people ? My humanity and responsibility towards ordinary people means I can't entertain the idea of known killers with caliphate kind of brains being in any way brought close to ANY society and that includes brown countries. Keep them in safe communal compounds , treat and process them humanely and with compassion over several years, decades if that's what it takes until we can be beyond doubt certain they can be integrated back into their original societies but the notion of just taking them back, putting an ankle tag on them and risking the consequences is too horrific to contemplate - what message does that send to the next wave of such sicko's ?
  4. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Thank you obviously I make mistakes or at the very least fail to correctly convey what I'm trying to say but in the main I tend to only engage in subjects I know a bit about (usually from direct experimentation). Beretta for example do more than one factory comb measurement yet have traditionally chosen to market the lower one into this country, this despite the fact that so many people have mentioned the lower comb is not helping things 😐 why they don't read the social media reports or respond to them is anyones guess. I do know that CG for instance failed to even call back (as promised) several times so perhaps they are all so busy they fail to see the importance of the small details. I firmly believe that if and when a manufacturer starts seriously offering a slightly higher comb version of their competition models, that the take up would surprise everyone. Thank you
  5. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Yes maybe so but CG are now (deservedly?) in the "milking" stages of their company's development. Bear in mind makers such as Perazzi or Krieghoff have steered themselves into positions whereby they can command fairly stupid money for entry level, spartan models yet one can buy rather fancy higher grade models from perfectly reputable firms such as Beretta or Salvinelli etc, which are every bit as well made and durable, for similar money ! It takes marketing skill to reach that state of affairs; CG (correctly and cleverly) started out by concentrating on value for money good looking guns aimed at the lower to medium segment in order to first establish themselves; they made several good moves including signing RF and have slowly brought out more and more expensive models and are now aiming for the £10k market, it's calculating and very clever. An example of not so brilliant strategy can be seen with Zoli where the somewhat flawed Kronos which DID at least occupy the right price bracket was followed by the Z sport which starts at around £4500 😐 ! Do you see many out and about ? That's because Zoli, unlike CG, tried to skip through the "brand building" stage. Getting to the stage where you can get people to part with £10-15K is not easy but those who do manage it deserve the rewards.
  6. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    I don't even dislike them, I have always praised the company for managing to reach incredible sales figures from a standing start and surpass some household names, their marketing has been first class. I do think ALL mid rib ESP models are more style than substance and I do think almost ALL gun manufacturers' sporters are too low in the comb for no other reason beyond convention. The fact that I ended up staying with Beretta instead of switching to CG wasn't for lack of trying.
  7. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    👍 This is true even with a low rib gun, many people including myself like to see a little bit of rib as it helps all round vision and can help prevent head lifting but too much of it means you are no longer fluently/fluidly in touch with the line of the target which is as important if not more so than lead. Those guns are all stunningly beautiful, I'd shoot any of them with the right barrel and stock spec.
  8. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Oh maybe just maybe you are a top flight shot who uses mid height ribs, if so well done, I always take my hat off to all top shooters because I know how hard it is to consistently get high scores. Anyway, if so how does that change what I said ?
  9. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Man up and don't run away, stay and explain your point without the passive aggressive sarcasm. I have re-read everything but don't get your........................................point.
  10. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Not getting upset, just interested in polite intelligent debate. I always give credit where it's due but struggling to make sense of your participation so far.
  11. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Dunno why you got that impression ! Depends what we mean by underachievement of course 🤣 but I've done OK 😏 you don't get to have a gob like mine unless you can walk the walk occasionally. Anywho what made you fink I'm after a magic gun ? I'm the guy who keeps telling people there is no such thing, I'm the guy who keeps saying gun fit won't buy you targets any more than (knowledge and skill) will - never said it wasn't important mind. I DO believe that a regular low rib gun suits most people better most of the time, looking at the top 50-100 shooters in the country proves my point. What are your qualifications ?
  12. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Depends what we call "top end" shooters and what constitutes "more than I think" ! Mid and high rib guns aimed at the Sporting market enjoyed a brief fad, the racks in gun shops are full of 2nd hand models waiting to find new inexperienced owners. I have nothing against them personally but having owned a 682EX (purchased for the specific purpose of finding out what's what for myself) and having shot many others I quickly discovered their flaws and why none of the top 20 use them. I can currently think of only one AAA shooter who uses a Blaser mid rib so exceptions do and will always exist.
  13. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    It took several weeks of them ignoring my local rfd before I called them directly several times and each time I'd get through to a different bloke and have to go through the whole thing from scratch 😣, none spoke (or subsequently acted) the same as the chap before ! It was absolutely painful to try and get them to understand I WANT A INVICTUS WITH A TRAP STOCK - they maintained the Invictus couldn't be fitted to a Trap stock (one said it had physical reasons) another said the sight picture would be all wrong. Well the sight picture WAS all wrong when after months of chasing they sent down a new Invictus and a V version both with way too low stocks, both of which went back. The reality is that many firms just aren't interested.
  14. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Hence why I said very few 😂 😊 .
  15. Hamster

    New Ceasar Guerini guns

    Just to qualify what I've said so far I will add that whenever I've picked up an "ascent" type of CG, (the ones with a mid height rib), they all come with a rather nice high comb which is of course to compensate for the higher rib, these feel very nice and have particularly nice grips but alas very few top end shooters use anything other than the proper std low rib set ups for good reason.
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