BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST!!
For over 40 years Perazzi have established themselves as world leaders in the shotgun world. Taking these special designs to the limit, further customisation, tuning and modification can lead to only one thing – the best of the best!!
Read the story behind HPX from the founder John Jeffries
An off the shelf factory gun is usually pretty good from many of the worlds top manufacturers today but due to their time and cost restraints, do they really get the best out of their own particular product. I don’t think so. I have loved and worked with Perazzi’s , for over 40 years and for me they do most things just about right. However, I have over the years had some pretty special ideas regarding shotgun performance and design and I have worked with Perazzi to incorporate these special designs into my HPX versions and I truly believe that they outperform many other shotguns on the market. One of the most important factors regarding shotgun shooting is to have good target vision and to that point, no other shotgun has a target vision as good as the HPX/RSR or DSR (European Trade Mark Applied) so if you are looking for the best of the best and want to realize your full capabilities too then come and try an HPX, you may just be a little surprised.
The success of the HPX Guns has been overwhelming over the last 8 years with various models receiving incredible reviews with comments such as:
‘What John does to his HPX guns is what AMG do to Mercedes.’
(DON BRUNT, PULL MAGAZINE APRIL 2011)
‘Did i like it? I loved it’
(VIC HARKER, FIELDSPORTS SPRING 2011)
‘This is a very good gun’
(MIKE YARDLEY, SHOOTING SPORTS JUNE 2011)
The best new sighting aid since the Manton Rib? Possibly!
The HPX, is it really Special?
Perazzi shotguns have been available for over 40 years and have held an enviable position as possibly the number 1 in competition guns ever produced with a great many top competitors using them to great effect either at county or country level and indeed, Olympic level too. Even our top sporting shooter, George Digweed, uses Perazzi to an effect that we all know is something out of the ordinary. A great act to follow or at least, try to. The better any particular shooter becomes, the fussier they also become requiring refinements to their particular guns and this is where the HPX philosophy takes over. Early in the 80’s I purchased my first Perazzi which led to the DG2 32” sporter ( the DG2 was the first 32” sporter from any manufacturer to hit the market at that time) which has been the subject of many superb reviews since, some of which are on this web site. Over the last 30-40 years I have worked with many guns but Perazzi has remained my personal and favourite choice and when tuned and adjusted to perfection they have offered me the best performance I thought possible. I have a passion to get the very best out of any particular gun that I am using and perfect gun fit, balancing, tuning and dedicated customer customization is the backbone of what I offer here with HPX. We all know that good gun fit is paramount but not all shooters realize that balance, trigger adjustment and pulls as well as a perfect fit and a few other customizing adjustments can make all the difference to a shooters performance. You can pop down to your local gun shop and purchase a good gun that you think will do the job for you and walk away reasonably happy. However it will often be the case that a few adjustments to any particular gun will improve your shooting which is not always realized to perfection with a gun off the peg, sometimes the whole system of gun/shooter compatibility is totally overlooked and the results can be pretty poor.
What do i do to make an HPX so special?
My philosophy first off is to get this right from the start.
Good Gun Fit
As mentioned above it is seldom possible to purchase a gun off the shelf that fits perfectly (in fact some shooters have purchased guns that don’t fit at all well and unless they have that corrected, they will never achieve their best performance) but buying an HPX guarantees this as possibly the most important point. I will not sell an HPX unfitted. I will even guarantee to continue to work with my customers if a first fit is not quite good enough to perfect this important feature and if necessary, I will change a stock to achieve the results desired. I believe my fitting methods are superior in many ways to conventional gun fitting as my final results are created whilst my customers are shooting targets in front of me and not standing behind a workshop bench or shop counter. That is how I can guarantee a perfect fit and it can not be done properly in a shop.
Stock Shape and Hand Grip
It is useless having a perfect fit if the hand does not feel comfortable and does not allow easy trigger pulling without being cramped or without having to stretch the trigger finger. This is achieved by several different stock shapes and or fully re-shaping the grip to suit any particular customer. Trigger positions too are vital for top performance and ease of use and here again, this is accommodated with an HPX.
Unbelievably, this is one point that is overlooked by so many manufacturers and I can almost guarantee that ALL guns off the shelf can be improved dramatically by having this attended to. I adjust my HPX guns to what I call ‘Shootability Balance.’ Just pick up an HPX and you will experience something completely different and special.
Good Trigger Performance
This is something I am fanatical about. When people pick up one of my guns at a show or a shoot somewhere, I challenge them to pull the triggers. The reaction is very often of considerable surprise as an HPX trigger pull is second to none and the refinement of an HPX trigger is instantly recognized. Triggers that perform perfectly will always get you the extra target. I am not saying it will make you world champion but it will give you an extra target or 2 which is so important nowadays.
All this perfecting to a stock gun can be quite expensive not withstanding the time spent at a suitable shooting range to establish just which adjustments are necessary and then attended to in the workshop to have the work completed. If you purchase an HPX all the above comes free in the package. Not only is this free, but a purchase includes several visits to my shooting range including cartridges and clays (200 of each included with each gun) to establish exactly what is required to produce the best results possible and its not just for 10 minutes either. Very often I spend an hour or two at each session or whatever is necessary and you can try your hand at my high pheasant challenge too.
NO EXTRAS. So, an HPX is a gun for life, a gun that you will always be confident of its correct fit and function and a gun that you will not have to return for more work after its final completion.
And it’s all included in the price!
My prices include all the special extras itemized here which are invaluable and could cost up to an extra £1000 or more if purchased separately. And would they be as good ? Only you can answer that but according to a great many comments from very satisfied customers who have many times endorsed the results I achieve render my HPX guns the pinnacle of perfection. And, lastly to cement the HPX benefits, you get all my special features which are exclusive to my range of HPX guns. The top rib being of special note, (whether its on an SR1, RSR or DSR) the barrels, stock shape with upgraded wood and superlative handling make for what I believe is the finest range of shotguns currently available.
Please see my testimonials page to see what other shooters think of my HPX world class shotguns. There’s nothing better.