Shotguns

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 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…

Two CZ-USA over/under shotguns in a truck bed
A Closer Look at the Project Upland Crowd – Sourced Shotgun

Analyzing the results of the shotgun design survey with CZ-USA We asked and you delivered:…

Three single shot shotgun models on a table
Single Shot Shotgun – The Original Starter Gun

In the hands of a youth or adult, the single-shot is the original starter shotgun…

A Winchester Model 12 on a bird hunt
Winchester Model 12 from the First World War to Hunting

From the iconic American pump shotgun the Winchester Model 12 comes a legacy of hunting…

A browning A5 lays on the tailgate of a truck.
Browning A5 Shotgun – The Legacy of Browning’s Auto 5

The Browning Auto 5 holds a legacy inside the upland hunting community for American shotgun…

A disassembled shotgun with factory and wooden plugs
How To Plug a Shotgun in the Field and at Home

Limiting yourself to three shells and MacGyvering a plug out of thin air Truck is…

A hunter buying a used shotgun
A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Used Shotgun

Here’s a how-to guide from a former gun shop employee on buying a used shotgun…

A CZ Shotgun being used on a bird hunt.
Project Upland/CZ USA Crowd-Sourced Shotgun

The upland hunting community designs the dream upland shotgun What if you were given the…