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It’s a shame when good ideas are poorly implemented. It makes it hard to separate the quality of the idea from the poor results that one or two companies achieved with it. 

The accuracy (or lack there of) would put me off that particular Gamo gun whether it was a repeater or not. Every idea could be seen as a gimmick if there is an absence of accuracy. Accuracy is a basic requirement for all air guns. IMO, it shouldn’t be compromised even to save money. 

With  that said, I don’t see a repeater function as a gimmick. If done right it is something that could offer real benefit. Maybe not to everyone but it is definitely a good and desirable thing to have on a hunting rifle. I’d never give up my PCP guns for a springer while they are single shot

Making mags that prevent you from accidentally dry firing is totally possible. The other issues have already been solved elsewhere (I.e. there are accurate, quiet and well made springers). I think we need someone to bring all those things together on one gun to be able to really judge the concept. 

So far I haven’t heard anything that makes me think that it isn’t possible to make a good repeating springer. It just seems like it’s always the wrong companies who try. I can understand why people are skeptical. It’s clearly not something that can work on a bargain basement shelf-filler air rifle….