Shotguns

A waterfowl hunter walks out of a marsh.
Discovering BioAmmo: Investing in Biodegradable Shotshells for a Cleaner Environment

Two hunters’ quest to leave as small of a footprint as possible leads them to…

An AYA shotgun is loaded.
Check the Proof Marks – #029 of the Gun Room Podcast

A little bit of knowledge of Europe’s history of proofing can help you identify a…

An H&R Topper 58 rests on the floor.
Harrington and Richardson Topper 58: A Shotgun Overview

Though not a top-tier shotgun, the Harrington and Richardson Topper 58 is still a fine…

An AYA shotgun is measured in the factory.
Understanding Gunstock Dimensions – #028 of the Gun Room Podcast

Understanding the basics of properly fitting a gun should help the next time you are…

An A.H. Fox Sterlingworth rests on top of a book.
Josh Loewensteiner, Fine Guns, and the Nuance of it All – #027 of the Gun Room Podcast

A lifelong firearms enthusiast, Josh Loewensteiner sits down to talk the history of fine guns,…

A chukar hunter and his wirehaired pointing griffon bird dog
Chukar Hunting Gear List: Clothing, Shot Sizes, Chokes, and Vests

If you want to be a chukar hunter, start with gear and clothing suited for…

barrels sit next to each other at the AYA Factory in Spain.
Double Gun Barrel Construction – #026 of the Gun Room Podcast

Learn the methods behind the construction of double guns and the styles of joining barrels…

Beretta 486 Parallelo round-action shotgun in a case
Beretta 486 Parallelo Round-Action Side-by-Side – Shotgun Review

An overview of this unusual shotgun from the iconic Italian gunmaker The grouse season was…

A Fabarm Autumn side by side shotgun separated into pieces
The Fabarm Autumn: A Shotgun Overview

Tracing a hunter’s journey from an unwieldy single-shot 12-gauge through a variety of classic shotguns…

A set of wood gun stocks rest on a shelf.
Understanding Wood Gunstock Grading – #024 of the Gun Room Podcast

Take a dive into the history and methods of grading wood gunstocks and why it…

A pair of upland hunters with a brace of woodcock at pineridge grouse camp
#149 | The Traditional Side by Side Part 2 with Doug Stewart

Doug Stewart returns to the podcast to talk about shotguns and shooting and preview his…

A Browning Superposed over and under shotgun with the action broken open
Browning Superposed: A Shotgun Overview

A hunter finds a connection to hunting tradition through the history of a classic over-under…

An AYA gunsmith works on a shotgun.
The Processes of Color Case Hardening and Heat Treating – #022 of the Gun Room Podcast

Though a simple process in today’s manufacturing world, the history of heat treating metal and…

A young hunter holds a youth shotgun wearing blaze orange in the woods
What is the Best Youth 20-Gauge Shotgun?

A growing market for youth shotguns means there are many options to choose from when…

A man at the AYA factory finishes a stock.
Bill Graham and Nice Old Double Gunworks – #021 of the Gun Room Podcast

From desk job to gunsmithing, Bill Graham sits down to talk about his journey in…

A Beretta A300 Outlander rests on a duck blind.
Beretta A300 Outlander – Shotgun Review

A waterfowl hunter’s best friend, the Beretta A300 Outlander offers versatility, quality, and affordability in…

A gunsmith at AYA works on a part.
The Philosophy of Gun Restoration – #020 of the Gun Room Podcast

The world of firearm restoration and collection is heavily nuanced; learn more about it through…

A browning auto 5 on a tailgate after grouse hunting
The History of the Browning Auto 5 – #018 of the Gun Room Podcast

The Browning A5 is an iconic American firearm that saw action on the battlefields, in…

A custom built RFM shotgun from Italy sold online by Upland Gun Company
A Complete Guide to Buying a Shotgun Online

The process of purchasing a used or custom shotgun online can be nerve-wracking, but it…

A man hunts prairie dogs in Colorado.
The Weatherby Story with Zach Hein and Jared Smethurst – #017 of the Gun Room Podcast

Zach Hein and Jared Smethurst sit down to discuss Roy Weatherby’s life and vision, as…

Grace Callahan poses with a trophy.
Grace Callahan and Sporting Clays – #015 of the Gun Room Podcast

The decorated competition shooter sits down to talk what it takes to go pro, target…