Matthew Clark

Editor Sporting Gun

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark is the Editor of Sporting Gun

Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus

I’ll be honest with you, the first thing I noticed about the Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus was the price. At £2,195 it is not cheap for a semi-auto. Regular readers…

Simulated game day

I wanted to know whether a simulated game day can ever be as good as a full-on game shoot, or is it just a glorified form of clayshooting? So I…

Weihrauch HW35E air rifle

The Weihrauch HW35E  air rifle, at 69, is a senior citizen. It has stood the test of time and won the hearts of many an airgunner. There have been a…

Benelli M2 semi-auto

If you had to sum up the Benelli M2 semi-auto in one word it would be, ‘practical’. It has been designed like every semi-auto should be, where function dictates design.…

PCP air rifles best for shooting rabbits

We’ve looked around for some cheap PCP air rifles that still do the job, for budgets of up to £500 and under £1000. Once you’ve bought the airgun you’ll be…

AYA Legend De Luxe

Every now and then a new gun comes on the market that sends ripples of excitement through the shooting community. Spanish gun maker AYA is part of shooting folklore and…

Browning 525 Shadow

A game gun that stands out from the crowd but doesn't cost a fortune

Perazzi MX16

The Perazzi MX16 – the Ferrari of shotguns? Often called the Ferrari of shotguns, Perazzis have a reputation for fast handling. They are regularly seen in the hands of masters…

Perazzi MX2000 S

Perazzi has earned its place in shooting folklore. Since the 1950s the Italian company has built shotguns that combine traditional gunsmithing with high technology. Used by shooters such as George…

Fausti Aphrodite shotgun

Shooting instructor Lucy Cantwell has a lot of experience with guns, which is why I am surprised to hear her scepticism about guns designed specifically for women. “I’ve always just…