Mike George

Browning Maxus stock

Beretta ES100 Forty years ago, a semi-auto was a cheap gun, selling for a few hundred pounds. Then, as the guns became more mechanically complex, prices crept up until a…

Gamba Daytona shotgun

This gun is a multichoke, but fixed-choke and trap versions are also available and Gambas can be customised with extra features to order. On the American market there is a…

Winchester 101 Super Grade Game

The Winchester 101 shotgun was created and designed by American Winchester engineers. But in my opinion the Winchester 101 shotgun owes much to Browning, in terms of appearance and influence. …

first gun a Baikal

The reason, like the guns themselves, is simple. Baikal shotguns were – and still are – cheap and reliable. In the UK they have brought thousands of people with very…

Browning Grand Prix Sporter

A second-hand Browning Grand Prix Sporter is basically a B525. It's an ideal Sporter and not too heavy for the occasional day’s field shooting

A pinless lockplate is one which has no visible screw heads, Mike explains

Mike explains how we test cartridges and why we stopped explaining the hardness of a shot as a percentage