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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Fausti 28-bore Class Round

Our verdict So, after negotiations 
between the trade 
associations and the government to enable shooting to restart, I was able to wander slowly back into the school suffering significant withdrawal…

Chapuis Armes C35 
Super Orion

OUR Verdict on the Chapuis Armes C35 Super Orion Classic If you’re looking for an all-round game gun with great handling and looks, then Chapuis Armes has designed a gun…

Fausti .410

This review of an Italian shotgun is something slightly different — the Fausti XF4 .410 with 32in barrels. We do use .410s at the shooting school in both over-and-under and…

Beretta DT11 EELL

High birds Over the latter part of the past season the birds were fit and strong and flying with the assistance of some stiff gales. Invariably these birds, in addition…

28-bore AYA No.2

I write this edging into the first week after the end of the season with reports from around the country that the final week proved as busy as the rest…

EGE 12-bore

When the deputy editor told me he had arranged for an EGE 12-bore shotgun to be sent to me for review, I had to admit I had never heard of…

AYA Legend De Luxe 20 bore

I can remember in the 1970s as 
a youngster reading Shooting Times and scanning all the 
adverts for guns that I admired, from the significantly expensive handmade English guns to…

Beretta 694

Normally when a new product is going to hit the market you get the pre-launch ‘coming soon’ marketing. There’s no such approach with the new Beretta 694 — it’s as…

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…