Citori shotguns have a well-earned reputation of being beautiful and effective over/unders. They are renowned on the trap range and also outstanding for upland bird hunting – but ne’er the two types shall meet (well, I’m sure plenty of people do use them for both, but there are specific design elements, such as weight and pattern distribution, that make one type more suitable as a field gun and the other as a trap gun). Enter the new Citori CXS, which is meant to be a “crossover” gun that has features for skeet and sporting clays shooting, but is still light enough to carry in the field all day, though at 8.6 pounds, that might be a stretch for me. (Last year’s intro, the CXT, has features for trap as well as skeet and sporting clays.) The CXS comes with a flat floating rib and is offered as either a 20 or a 12 gauge. The gun offers Browning’s Vector Pro lengthened forcing cones for more uniform shot patterns, but those come on 32-inch barrels, which are long for me but might suit larger shooters much better. With a high-polish blued receiver and walnut stock, this is a beautiful gun.