Firearms and Shooting

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…

A bird hunter carries an over and under shotgun.
Why are Some American Companies Dumping Double Guns?

More American shotgun manufacturers are discontinuing double guns; here’s why Many of us fancy double…