Firearms and Shooting

A bird hunter holds a classic merican pump shotgun while hunting.
Exploring Vintage American Pump Shotguns

Exploring the vintage shotgun market of the American classic pump shotgun The Damascus twist-barrels glistened…

Two 16 gauge shotgun side bi side on a bird hunt.
The History and Revival of the 16-Gauge Shotgun

Take a look at the history, culture, and availability of the 16-gauge shotgun My shoulder…

A CZ Upland Ultralight along with a hunting dog.
CZ Upland Ultralight – Shotgun Review

The CZ Upland Ultralight is lightweight reliability at a reasonable price I’m an old grouse…

AYA Shotguns Aguirre y Aranzabal
AYA Shotguns Aguirre y Aranzabal – A Spanish Gunmaker Profile

A look into the history, models, and availability of the Spanish handmade AYA shotguns After…

A CZ Supreme Field being used on Southwest quail hunt.
CZ Supreme Field Shotgun Review

A high-grade production over-under without breaking the bank As you read this shotgun review, you’ll…

A man holding a 20 gauge AH Parker shotgun
Parker Shotguns – A Vintage Shotgun History

A look into the famous American classic, the “Old Reliable” Parker shotguns Roughly halfway between…

A worker engraving the stock of Beretta SL3 in the factory in Italy.
Beretta SL3 Review from the Beretta Factory

A look into the new Premium Grade Beretta SL3 in words and film The screen…

A hunter brakes clays with a Stevens 555E
Stevens 555E – A Shotgun Review

A look at the Stevens 555E and previous shotgun models My first look at the…

shotgun chokes on a table with an over and under shotgun.
Understanding Shotgun Chokes – How to Choose a Choke Size for Hunting

Exploring the practical application of shotgun chokes in wingshooting Let me be upfront. Grasping the…

A bird hunter practices gun mount with his shotgun.
How to Practice Gun Mount for Better Wingshooting

A correct gun mount is the bedrock of all good techniques in the Churchill Method…

A skeet shooter stands at the ready for a clay pigeon.
The History and Invention of Skeet Shooting

Exploring the world of skeet shooting from past to present We have all heard the…

A wingshooter practices the Churchill method on a sporting clays range.
What is the Churchill Method of Wingshooting?

Shooting instructor Keith Coyle explores the history of Robert Churchill and the methodology of the…

A bird hunter carrying a vintage L.C. Smith shotgun.
L.C. Smith Shotguns – A Look into the History of Double Guns

Exploring the shotgun manufacturer famous for their American sidelock L.C. Smith is easily one of…

a set of raw demi-bloc barrels at the AYA shotgun factory.
What is the Difference Between Demi-bloc and Monoblock Barrels?

Exploring the barrel making process for double-barreled shotguns The first time I heard the word…

A bird hunter carries a Franchi Instinct L along with a ruffed grouse.
Franchi Instinct L – A Shotgun Review

A look at the Franchi over-under shotgun’s performance in the uplands If ever there were…

A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Vintage Side-by-Side Shotguns

Your introduction to vintage side-by-side shotguns This article originally appeared as “Avoiding Double Trouble” in…

A CZ Sharp-tail being used by a bird hunter.
CZ Sharp-Tail – A Shotgun Review

The CZ Sharp-Tail is a reliable side-by-side shotgun without breaking the bank Opening day of…

A bird hunter with an upland shotgun and his bird dog.
Upland Shotguns – Which is right for bird hunting?

Picking your first upland shotgun? Here’s what you need to know So you want to…

a female bird hunter holding shotgun shells
What You Should Know About Shotgun Shells

A complete look at the facts and myths of shotgun shells Imagine it’s 1880 and…

A hunter cleaning a shotgun on a table.
Preserving Legacy: How to Clean a Shotgun

Knowing how to clean a shotgun is a basic part of being an upland hunter…

A parker shotgun with a bird hunter in the woods.
The Old Reliables, The Finest Guns in the World, and Guns of Lasting Fame

Parker Shotguns and other classic American shotguns evoke images of the ‘glory days’ Hunters have…