Marocchi Evo Black

Marocchi Evo Black reviewed by Sporting Gun

With the extra hour of daylight and the sun starting to show itself more regularly, my thoughts slowly turn to clayshooting. Since leaving the Navy I don’t do as much competing as I used to. But now the family is of the age where we can all get involved it is…

check gun is fitted properly

Tips for buying a first clay gun on a budget

Mike George’s tips on buying a first clay gun I can understand you wanting something better than the old AYA. It’s not that there was anything wrong with it in its day, but it’s a non-ejector and it is many years since AYA stopped making non-ejector guns. So, not only is it getting a bit long…

Browning B525

Wanted – a bargain claybuster to replace old Browning B325

This reader’s Browning B325 could date back to 1995 when the model was introduced, and I am guessing it is around 25 years old. These guns keep their value, and a reasonable example is worth at least £500 on the secondhand market. However, this gun’s owner tells me it has definitely seen better days. The woodwork is scratched,…

Miroku Universal MK60 engraving

Three secondhand Sporters

Miroku MK60 Universal Grade 5 In the 1980s a type of gun for the Sporting disciplines was just evolving. All too many Continental manufacturers were trying to palm us off with slightly modified trap guns, while their game guns were too light and often too tightly choked, and skeet guns were too open-choked and not nearly steady…

Zoli Game Standard 20 bore

Zoli Game Standard 20-Bore

Zoli is a make of shotgun that crops up from time to time, but is not as well known in the UK as perhaps it ought to be. Having said that, it has sold reasonably well but now, with the might of the importer Edgar Brothers behind it, I predict…

Browning Maxus

Browning Maxus

It seems unlikely we’ll ever see the day they become an acceptable sight on the peg, if Browning continues to create products like this one they may become a far more familiar sight for our other sporting activities. For a gamekeeper, especially those with a firearms licence, they are an extremely flexible…

Marocchi XTR

Marocchi XTR

It is odd how ideas and values influence fashion, or are influenced by fashion. Take the semi-automatic shotgun: not so long ago it was welcome in shooting company as a dog with mange. Even otherwise enthusiastic firearms historians were wont to look askance at the semi-auto or self-loading shotgun. Technically,…

Beretta Silver Pigeon I Sport 20 bore

Beretta Silver Pigeon I Sport 20 bore

Even those with only a passing interest in the world of shooting are likely to have heard of the Silver Pigeon. Indeed, my first proper shooting lesson after a childhood spent learning at my father’s elbow with my grandfather’s side-by-side was taken with Beretta’s most famous product – as I am…

Bettinsoli X Trail Sporter shotgun

Bettinsoli X Trail Sporter shotgun

Bettinsoli X Trail Sporter shotgun : The quality of even so-called ‘cheap’ guns has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years.

Armed Guns SPE .410

Armed Guns SPE .410

You would be forgiven if, like me, you had never heard of Armed Guns, the Turkish manufacturer whose wares are the latest to reach the UK thanks to importer Edgar Brothers. Based in the city of Izmir on the western edge of Anatolia, Armed Guns produces a range of shotguns and air rifles for sporting uses, as well as…

Browning B725 20 bore

Browning B725 20 bore

The Browning B725 had a lot to live up to in replacing Browning‘s ageing but extremely successful B525. Thankfully, the Belgium-based company produced a gun which has proved popular  with the public and critics alike since its launch in the first half of 2013. I was suitably impressed when I tested the 12 bore Hunter (game) model, finding a gun with…

Huglu 201HRZ hammergun

Huglu 201HRZ hammergun

I make no secret of the fact that I have always had a fondness for hammerguns. Fifty years ago or more, they were the cheap, old-fashioned alternative and an economic buy for us young nimrods who believed the next step up the ladder would be a hammerless gun. When it happened I felt at a bit of…

beretta 692 Sporter

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

Beretta SV10 Prevail 1 Pro

Beretta SV10 Prevail 1 Pro

Beretta have managed to improve on an already remarkable gun, with the Pro version of their SV10 Prevail 1 clay-shooter, writes Jason Harris

Webley 912K shotgun

Webley 912K shotgun review

The Webley 912K shotgun is an affordable entry level gun that’s made abroad but carries one of the most famous names in English gunmaking.