Mark Heath

Mark Heath

Mark Heath has over 40 years shooting experience and helps others develop and enjoy their sport. He teaches regularly at the West London Shooting School,  is an APSI Associate Member  and CPSA Sporting Referee/SafetyOfficer.

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Beretta A400 Upland 12-bore

It seems to be the season 
to review semi-automatics, 
with the latest offering — 
a new A400 Upland 12-bore 
— coming from Beretta. This one is a little sexed up…

Breda 3.5in Super Magnum

This month’s gun on test is a 12-bore with a pretty impressive name: Breda 3.5in Super Magnum in Kryptek Mandrake camouflage. Researching the camouflage pattern revealed it’s designed for hunting…

Browning Heritage Hunter

There are clients at the shooting school who will only shoot a 20-bore on all their game days, and other clients that switch between 12-bore and 20-bore. Then there are…

Perugini & Visini HVR

The Perugini & Visini shotgun we’re examining this month is a custom version, the brainchild of John Jeffries. John has been involved with shotgun customising for more than 50 years…

Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Hunter 20-bore

“Can you test the new Winchester SX4 Waterfowl Hunter,” came the request and, of course, 
my response was “no problem”. Having looked on semi-autos with a little disdain, I had…

Butt used in grouse shoots

Key advice for grouse shooters this season   Check the paperwork. Double check your shotgun licence does not need to be renewed and you have the insurance necessary for a…

Fausti DEA

Fausti offers a wide range of side-by-side and over-and-under guns, from the plain black XF4, aimed at clay shooters, to the RDX round-action over-and-under for game shooters, as well as…

Browning 725 20-bore

The shooting season is over for another year and guns that have seen action are being sent to the gunsmith for a strip, clean and service to ensure they are…

AYA 16-bore No.2

I am looking at the pros 
and cons of the 16-bore in the form of an AYA Model No.2. If you are thinking of buying one, what are the alternative…

The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3

This month, we assess 
the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 semi-automatic 
as a wildfowling gun. Fowling and pigeon shooting are probably the two most common uses in the UK, other…

The Beretta 695 on test is a relatively new offering from the Beretta stable and top of the range for shotguns based upon the 690 action. It is available in…

Miroku MK 60 12-bore

I am reviewing the Miroku MK60 High Pheasant, which is intended to be sold in pairs. The brand has been popular on the competition circuit for a long time and…

William Powell Perdix

The William Powell Perdix is not just a partridge gun, more a gun for all seasons that performed very well on test