I used the gun on the Sporting and Trap layouts at the Fennes Shooting Ground in Essex. Although designated a Trap gun by name, it is intended for all-round use as noted. Suitably choked, it could happily manage Sporting, DTL and domestic Skeet. It was comfortable to shoot with neutral handling characteristics. It’s no Perazzi, but nor can you expect it to be at the price. It broke the birds consistently and decisively with ¾ and ½ chokes fitted. There were no issues with mechanical function at all. Recoil with Express High Velocity 24 and 28g 7.5 loads (our routine test cartridges) was not excessive. The bottom line? The Sabatti CTS would be an ideal first or second gun for someone starting serious clay shooting. I was generally impressed with it. The gun has integrity. The price is right. The style of decoration was not quite my thing, but that is easily changed. Get the detailing right and refine the handling qualities – things that don’t need to push the price up – and you would have an even more impressive budget gun.