A friend of mine just found this interesting article about why not to use repros that are not manufactured with high quality standards. You may know that ALL Italian manufactured reproduction must pass the CIP proofing process. This technically means that all of the bores manufactured in Italy must go through high pressure shooting tests.
And what is the opposit? Read this article, and think why we are prod to see the CIP proofes on our pistols and rifles.
So remember! Be safe! This question is not about the money...
And another warning from a shooter: