Alex Flint

Browning Maxus

It seems unlikely we’ll ever see the day they become an acceptable sight on the peg, if Browning continues to create products like this one they may become a far more…

Beretta Silver Pigeon I Sport 20 bore

Even those with only a passing interest in the world of shooting are likely to have heard of the Silver Pigeon. Indeed, my first proper shooting lesson after a childhood spent…

AYA No. 2 de Luxe

Any sportsman or woman looking to buy a new side-by-side will almost inevitably find a gun from Aguirre & Aranzabal entering their thoughts whilst perusing the shelves of the local gun shop. Yet there is plenty of…

Boxall & Edmiston Round Action

When one thinks of a British gunmaker certain factors will push to the forefront of one’s mind thanks to the history any great marque builds upon. The name is a reminder of what you are buying…

E J Churchill Coronet

Since 2010 E.J. Churchill,  perhaps most famous in the past for its 25″ barrel guns and today for its superb shooting ground on the outskirts of High Wycombe, has been producing guns in collaboration with…

Beretta 687 EELL Classic

First produced in 1979, Beretta‘s series of 680 guns have continuously been among the most popular guns available to sportsmen and women across the globe. With the introduction of the higher grade EL and EELL models in the…

William Powell Monarch 20 bore

The name William Powell has been involved in gunmaking in Britain since 1802. The firm passed through the hands of many generations of Powells before the rise of European makers finally caught up with them and the…

Chapuis Armes C135 Artisan Super Orion

You might be forgiven for having never heard of Chapuis Armes. While this French firm has a fearsome reputation for producing double rifles of enviable quality from its factory to the west of Saint Etienne, its shotguns…

One of the smaller Italian manufacturers, Bettinsoli is nevertheless a name many British sportsmen and women will be familiar with, thanks to its importer RUAG, which is also responsible for bringing Perazzi’s guns into the UK. The Crypto…

Benelli 828U

This new over-under shotgun represents something rather rare in the world of sporting shotguns: the new and unusual. Of course, all gunmakers continually innovate in shotgun design and manufacture, but most changes tend to be incremental. The 828U offers…

Browning B725 20 bore

The Browning B725 had a lot to live up to in replacing Browning‘s ageing but extremely successful B525. Thankfully, the Belgium-based company produced a gun which has proved popular  with the public and critics alike since its…

Browning Heritage

With the arrival of the B725 in 2011 it seemed that the long, celebrated life of Browning’s 525 line of guns would come to an end. With a new, slimmer action and consistently good sales since…

Beretta SV10 Perennia 20 bore

Gunmakers are often criticised for attempting to reinvent the wheel with each of their new releases, each increase in model number hiding a tiny change in designs which have been around for over 100 years. Beretta’s SV10…

Perazzi HPX RSR Ultimate

As I stated in my review of the MX8 (June 2013), there really is no better way of entering into the world of bespoke guns than with a Perazzi. These guns are astonishingly successful on…

Holland & Holland Sporting Over and Under

If you’ve never seen a modern shotgun from one of the great English makers in the flesh, you might be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about. Whether side-by-side or over-and-under, it is…

Blaser F3 Vantage

By now your eyes will no doubt have fallen on the picture of the subject of this month’s review. With a tall rib and flared muzzles disgorging exposed chokes, the F3 Vantage…

Beretta 690 Field III

For the past 30 years or more the only real question many sportsmen and women have asked themselves when buying a new gun has been a simple one: Beretta or…

Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux

This Yildiz SPZ ME Special Lux was first reviewed in September 2014 Probably the best known Turkish gunmaker, Yildiz has been quietly finding success on British shores in recent years…

Caesar Guerini Forum

The Caesar Guerini Forum is a roaring success in the US, but how will the shotgun fare in British hands?