rookery

When reader Ian Taylor emailed to say he was being charged with shooting corvids, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Corvids such as rooks are on the general licence and may…

ATA Venza O/U

ATA was founded about 60 years ago and has flourished into a thriving gunmaking business. Its guns are made in Turkey and a range of O/U guns are already available here in the UK. The…

Beretta semi-auto

Beretta semi-autos hold their secondhand value well and have been leading contenders in the field for almost half a century now.

beretta 692 Sporter

There are few other guns on the market that tick all the boxes for the serious clay shooter but the Beretta 692 Sporter has them all

Browning B725

Given the reputation of the Browning 525 that’s no mean feat. The B525 is well tried and tested. Proven by the fact that it and the other models that preceded it have needed…

Turkish shotguns: ATA Lightweight Field O/U

We appear to be going through a kind of renaissance in the British shooting trade, with a variety of new guns emerging on to the market – many of these coming from Turkey. Turkish ATA Arms…

Beretta Silver Pigeon Grade 1 Sporter

If there is a problem with this gun, it’s that you get too much gun for the money. So not a problem at all really. This Beretta Silver Pigeon Grade…

Secondhand Browning B725

When Browning introduced the B725 shotgun a little over two years ago, the reaction among a number of shooters was to ask why they bothered? This was not so much a criticism as an acknowledgment…

Duck stalking

In this video I’m talking about the joys of creek crawling as I go duck stalking for the pot while they lie up in back channels and gutters. Stalking ducks…

Yildiz O/U Sporter

Yildiz is one of the best-known Turkish gunmakers in the UK. Its guns have been imported and distributed by Entwistle Guns in Preston, Lancashire for a number of years. Initially, the company’s guns have…

Browning Citori

Secondhand Browning Citori: If you were trying to think of a name for a new gun you hoped would conquer world markets, what would you call it? Browning had that…

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…

Webley & Scott 912 Extreme Sporter

Webley & Scott has brought an addition to its range in the form of a slightly more specialised Sporter. Mechanically, the Webley & Scott 912 Extreme Sporter is the same as the other…

CZ rifle

With rifles there always seems to be a better idea just around the corner, but in this case it’s more a marriage of an old rifle to a new calibre.…

Franchi Affinity

Although not one of the names you might first think of when considering mass-market gunmakers, Franchi has had a presence in the UK market for many years. The company was…