Caesar Guerini is now a familiar name in the sport shooting world, with an interesting backstory involving three standout individuals — two Italian gunmaker brothers and one seasoned American gun industry professional.
Master Engraver Dario Cortini, who worked with Guerini on projects such as the Revenant and the Syren Julia, came out of retirement to design the engraving on the Invictus IX.
Upon hearing I would be reviewing the Caesar Guerini Invictus I Sporting M-SPEC, I was quite pleased. The M-SPEC is one of the most ultra-competition-ready shotguns produced by Caesar Guerini, and I have been anxious to shoot one ever since its release in 2014.
Overall, I was duly impressed with the performance of the Invictus II Sporting shotgun. I found the POI out of the box to be an excellent setup for both skeet and sporting clays. This model has the option of an adjustable comb which I always recommend to exponentially increase the versatility of the shotgun. Currently, Caesar Guerini offers the Invictus line of shotguns in five grades. As I really admire the look of color case hardening on a shotgun, the Invictus II would be my choice.
This is an exclusive gun, but not one that was meant to be trapped in the dark inner recesses of a gun safe. It’s not as ornate as some field guns in this class, but that’s precisely the Woodlander Dove Special’s charm: it’s understated but elegant, and it is mechanically solid. What’s more, it’s backed by the best customer service in the industry.
Caesar Guerini has pulled off something remarkable with the Revenant. It has created a production shotgun that, except for the final engraving, is never touched by hand, yet exhibits the fit, finish, and handling qualities of an English Best smoothbore–for a fraction of the price.
It will come as no surprise that a long time ago I developed a profound affection for rare and fine shotguns. The rarer and finer, the better. There was little that I could do to salve my affliction at the time, but the obsession persisted and when I became an adult, I set out on a course that led me to procure as many of them as I possibly could.
Guerini’s rebirth coupled the spirit of the original with modern techniques and their time-tested, nearly unbreakable lockwork to breathe life into a gun that is sure to become a modern classic. It may be the most notable new shotgun to come down the pike in a long, long time.
Caesar Guerini introduces the Invictus III Trap Combo Set Unsingle 32”/34”, includes all the standard features and benefits of the Invictus mode. The Invictus action ensures extreme durability for the high-volume shooter. The set features a visually striking fantasy style dragons and gargoyle gold inlays on the receiver.
Caesar Guerini shotguns have gained the reputation of producing high-performance shotguns, such as the long life expectancy of the Invictus line of shotguns. They have also earned a reputation for building shotguns that go to the next level of aesthetics. The new Invictus III Trap is just such an example of the art that Caesar Guerini firearms display.
The driving force is to make a beautiful, functional shotgun at a fraction of the price of a bespoke gun of the same style and quality.
The Invictus series of high-grade shotguns from Caesar Guerini are the only shotguns in the world, that I am aware of, making a claim of a total usable lifespan of up to and even beyond one million rounds! Imagine what it takes to build a shotgun with that kind of service life.
I would guess most of us would think a gun that has withstood the total pressure of 200,000 shots has pretty much come to the end of its usable service life. But not the folks at Caesar Guerini, the Italian gunmaker who produces some of the most elegant and durable shotguns in the world.
Caesar Guerini has significantly made its mark in the shotgunner’s world and has garnered one heck of a lot of market share… and deservedly so. The Tempio line has been part of the company’s over/under mix since its inception, and the Light has been offered to shotgunner’s for almost as long.
I think that the folks at Caesar Guerini have another winner in the 28-gauge Tempio Light. It shoots well, carries like a dream, and the 28-gauge shell is adequate for nearly all upland shooting.
The Invictus V incorporates a new trigger system, named the DPS2. I found it extremely light, and so did others I had shoot the gun. There’s also a crispness and speed that competition shooters will love.
Not surprisingly, the Tempio has been chosen by the editors of Field & Stream Magazine as “The Best of the Best” in the past. So why would they make changes to this already fine gun? Because settling for award-winning is not enough for the craftsmen at Caesar Guerini.
The Invictus V Sporting is not only extremely durable, fully re-buildable and eye-catching, it is also very comfortable to shoot. The perfect balance of weight between your hands makes this new competition over/under from Caesar Guerini a pleasure to mount and shoot. Your shoulders will thank you!
The Caesar Guerini ad trumpets: “Invictus. One million rounds.” That’s a big number
to associate with the company’s new Invictus sporting clays gun. A million rounds is almost two flats of shells per week for 40 years…
Caesar Guerini built the Invictus from the ground up with an eye toward shooting one million rounds. The company’s current line is based on sound, proven designs that work quite well for their intended purposes, but clays guns take a terrible beating compared to field models, and Guerini decided to fundamentally redesign the traditional over-and-under. They set out with the lofty goal of producing a gun that would survive one million rounds…
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