Shotguns

A Review of the Franchi Affinity Semiautomatic Shotgun

The Franchi Affinity is a reliable Italian-made shotgun for applications from big game to small at a very competitive price. Semi-automatics on a website with a reputation for...

The Stevens 315 Side-by-side Shotgun, History, Cost, and Use

A look back at the Stevens 315 side-by-side shotgun. “It’s just an old Stevens, nothing special,” I said, when asked about the gun. I have to admit, the metal two-gun...

CZ Bobwhite G2 – A Side-by-Side Shotgun for Practical Bird Hunters

Reflecting on a Season with the CZ Bobwhite G2 Shotgun and its Practical Application to Upland Hunting. I had never hunted doves with a dog, nor did I intend to this day. But an...

#91 | Modern Shotgun Manufacturing with Wes Lang and Giorgio Guerini of Caesar Guerini – Project Upland Podcast

Talking shotguns with Wes Lang and Giorgio Guerini. We’re always making our guns better. The last thing on the table that we discuss is cost. We start with the premise of what...

The AYA No. 2 Sidelock Shotgun

Built on the time-tested Holland and Holland design, the AYA No. 2 is the “Affordable” Sidelock Shotgun. For those of us out there who have not yet heard of AYA...

Remington 870 Pump Shotgun – The All Around American Classic

Like many have found growing up hunting, the Remington 870 pump shotgun is a hunting gin made for a wide range of applications. The smell of pine needles filled my father’s...

#86 | New Jersey Upland Hunting and Griffin & Howe with Joel Penkala – Project Upland Podcast

Exploring New Jersey upland hunting and Griffin & Howe on the Project Upland Podcast. Maybe what you truly need to make a bird hunter is a dog, a gun, a bird to chase and...

A Look at Vintage American Pump Shotguns for Bird Hunting

Exploring the vintage shotgun market of the American classic pump shotgun. The Damascus twist-barrels glistened grey and brown in the late morning autumn sun. I clutched the...

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 rocked back so much that the other folks at my local skeet range let out an audible...

CZ Upland Ultralight – Shotgun Review

The CZ Upland Ultralight is lightweight reliability at a reasonable price. I’m an old grouse hunter. By that I mean I don’t think of myself as really old, but I used to hunt...