Shotguns

L.C. Smith Shotguns – A Look into the History of Double Guns

Exploring the Shotgun Vintage Manufacturer Famous for their American Side Lock L.C. Smith is easily one of the most recognizable names in the world of American double guns. They...

What is the Difference Between a Demi-bloc Barrel and Mono-bloc Barrel?

Exploring the barrel making process for double barreled shotguns The first time I heard the word demi-bloc, I was standing on the production floor of AYA in Spain shooting a film....

In Our Veins – The Story of AYA Shotguns

A film looking into the history and story of AYA Shotguns and the city of Eibar Spain. Full film of the AYA shotgun story coming to YouTube on 03.31.19 Eibar is known as the gun...

Franchi Instinct L – A Shotgun Review

A look at the Franchi Over-and-Under Shotgun in the Uplands If ever there were a biased gun review, this is it. Maybe that’s a bit harsh. It’s just that this was the...

Avoiding Double Trouble – A Beginners Guide to Vintage Shotguns

Your introduction to vintage side-by-side shotguns. This article originally appeared in Issue Zero of Project Upland Magazine. What do you love about bird hunting? For me, it’s...