The club is not part of the base, but merely a Tenant.duh said:This would imply to me that the club did not ban the Caesar Guerini Summit models but that it was an action by the base commander and the ban did not apply to all Caesar Guerini models.
Any thoughts - Duh
The undated, unsigned "revised introduction" states:
"The Quantico Shooting Club is a non-federal entity. It is not a part of the
Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental
status." The "bold" type was used by the anonymous person or persons that wrote the revised, months after the fact "introduction."
It also states: "The Quantico Shooting Club currently does not permit use of Caesar Guerini shotguns at the Club. To the knowledge of Quantico Shooting Club, the United
States Marine Corps has not restricted use of Caesar Guerini shotguns."
What is common knowlege is that in compliance with Italian law for firearm production and sale, all the guns must go through the firing tests at the Banco Nazionale di Prova (National Proof House) in Gardone Valtrompia according to the C.I.P rules. The high pressure firing test sequence is one of the most sophisticated of qualification tests extant, involving not only actual overload firing tests but also over 40 inspections for dimensional changes which would indicate the slightest flaw.
All CG guns are proven safe before they are allowed to leave Italy. Not voluntary, it carries the force of law. This extremely well-known, considered common knowledge in the industry.
However, you might note that reloads, no matter how shoddily made or assembled by hobbyist reloaders are in no way "proven safe," nor is it ever suggested that amateurishly assembled loads from any source are ever inspected prior to firing, much less "proven safe" by the club. So much for any real interest in safety. Real interest in safety would be far too inconvenient, it seems.
Common sense should tell anyone that CG hardly enjoys or seeks litigation. It sounds like they have done everything possible to avoid it all the while. Though it is both costly and time-consuming, CG apparently understands the responsibility it has to its customers, and despite the baseless assertions and malicious attacks-- when all else fails, they have been forced to take the legal course to vindicate their good name. What else would anyone expect?
Every since the smarmy pseudo report appeared, there have been those that have been wringing their hands and demanding a "response" from CG. Hard to respond specifically to something you had never been advised of, harder still to respond when there have been months of non-communication and a peculiar refusal to submit the firearm to an accredited lab or labs for analysis.
I hope they pound the clowns into the ground like a tent stake. If you want to be dumb, you better be tough-- or at least have good insurance. Gun "clubs" like this one give all gun clubs a bad name.
Of course CG is confident of the outcome. They use only certified steel, their guns all go through Banco Nazionale di Prova, and no CG has ever failed the C.I.P. protocol testing, of which records are permanently kept of each and every gun.
In torture tests conducted by Banco Nazionale di Prova, CG guns have ranked in the top 10% of all Italians shotguns made-- the best of the best. The chuckle-head clubsters were apparently far too busy concocting their brainless report to bother to contact Banco Nazionale di Prova, which would have quickly exposed their clumsy, fraudulent "report" to be the clumsy, brainless waste of bandwidth that it was all the while.