Firearms and Shooting

Beretta 486 Parallelo round-action shotgun in a case
Beretta 486 Parallelo Round-Action Side-by-Side Shotgun

An overview of this unusual shotgun from the iconic Italian gunmaker The grouse season was…

A Fabarm Autumn side by side shotgun separated into pieces
The Fabarm Autumn: A Shotgun Overview

Tracing a hunter’s journey from an unwieldy single-shot 12-gauge through a variety of classic shotguns…

A Browning Superposed over and under shotgun with the action broken open
Browning Superposed: A Shotgun Overview

A hunter finds a connection to hunting tradition through the history of a classic over-under…

A young hunter holds a youth shotgun wearing blaze orange in the woods
What is the Best Youth 20-Gauge Shotgun?

A growing market for youth shotguns means there are many options to choose from when…

A Beretta A300 Outlander 12-gauge shotgun lies in a spread of waterfowl gear.
Overview of the Beretta A300 Outlander

A waterfowl hunter’s best friend, the Beretta A300 Outlander shotgun offers versatility, quality, and affordability…

A custom built RFM shotgun from Italy sold online by Upland Gun Company
A Complete Guide to Buying a Shotgun Online

The process of purchasing a used or custom shotgun online can be nerve-wracking, but it…

A set of over and under shotguns rest side by side on a store rack.
Rise of the Over-Under Shotgun: A History Lesson

The rise of the over-under and a history lesson in fashionable shotguns Do you think…

A bird hunter carries a Ruger Red Label shotgun in the field
History and Overview of the Ruger Red Label Shotgun

The rise, fall, and rebirth of this classic American over-under shotgun It was the same…

Fred Bohm of Sage & Braker cleans an over/under shotgun
How to Clean an Over and Under Shotgun

Fred Bohm, owner of the gun cleaning company Sage and Braker, brings us an extensive…

Stack of various shotgun shell boxes in a gun store.
First-Timer’s Guide to Buying Shotgun Shells

To the uninitiated, the gun counter can be an intimidating place; learn how to navigate…

A Browning BSS shotgun laid out on a hunting jacket.
Overview of the Browning BSS Side-by-Side Shotgun

The story of the sturdy, well-built side-by-side that suffered from poor timing in the shotgun…

A Ruger 10/22 with woodstock and blued barrels
The Ruger 10/22 Overview – #002 of the Gun Room Podcast

Innovation in design coupled with efficiency in manufacturing gave rise to the affordable, reliable, and…

A medieval engraving of an early experiment with gunpowder
From the Invention of Gunpowder to the First Shotgun Cartridges

The invention of gunpowder served as the catalyst to develop the firearms we use to…

A woman points an over/under shotgun while bird hunting
Why Shotguns for Women Matter

Proper shotgun fit is key to your shooting success; for women, most shotguns simply weren’t…

double-guns
#134 | Bird Dogs and Double Guns with Gregg Elliot

A conversation on bird dogs, double guns and more with Gregg Elliot, writer and shotgun…

A pheasant hunter holding an over-under shotgun
Reasons to Consider Carrying a Backup Shotgun

Consider the benefits of a spare shotgun in the event of damage, ammunition availability, or…

Beretta A400 carried by a chukar hunter
Gear Review: Beretta A400 Xplor Action Shotgun

Reviewing the versatile semiautomatic shotgun offering from Beretta I am not sure exactly when it…

An Ithaca shotgun held by a bird hunter
Gear Review: Ithaca Model 37 Shotgun

A reliable, antique shotgun holds generations of memories in the duck blind In preparation for…

Gregg Elliot breaks down a Fox boxlock shotgun.
How the Boxlock Shotgun Became a Standard

A look at the history behind the boxlock shotgun and the insult that conquered the…

A bird hunter uses a bore snake to clean his shotgun
Using a Bore Snake to Clean Your Shotgun Barrel

Simplify your cleaning process and improve your gun’s reliability in the field with a bore…

a youth hunter holds a shotgun while hunting grouse and woodcock.
A Guide to Youth Shotguns

If you are in the market to buy a youth shotgun this guide will help…