shotguns

FAMARS Shotguns: Style of the Old Country

FAMARS Shotguns: Style of the Old Country

Somehow, “Holland & Holland” (est. 1835) and “Westley Richards” (est. 1812) double-barreled rifles became a standard for high class hunting weapons. However, there are companies that follow the suit although they can’t boast a centuries’ old tradition. The company FAMARS from the town of Gardone in Val Trompia valley in northern Italy was established in 1967 by two young entrepreneur-inventors... »

Italian Elegance – Fausti Shotguns

Italian Elegance – Fausti Shotguns

The Fausti company was founded by Cavalier Stefano Fausti in 1948. The first series of rifles made by the company, the Taranto series, was very well received. Exquisite Craftsmanship Stefano Fausti proceeded with crafting hammerless double-barrelled shotguns and side-by-side shotguns. The success of these weapons led to expansion of his business. In fact, he was so successful and respected that he... »

Valtro USA: First-Class Service Firearms

Valtro USA: First-Class Service Firearms

At the beginning of the 20th century, a legendary gunsmith called John Moses Browning came up with the most successful semi-automatic pistol design ever. With the million units produced worldwide, as well as countless copies, Colt M-1911 is the unchallenged champion amongpistols that has remained in active service for more than a century. Its design is a match between a simple and reliable constru... »

Kel-Tec KSG-12

Kel-Tec KSG-12: Bullpup Door Breacher

When Kel-Tec launched their RFB bullpup autoloader in 2008, it was deemed a risky move. Against all odds, the risk paid off and a few manufacturers adopted the concept, although mostly in .22 LR array. Then, in 2011 Kel-Tec came out with a bullpup shotgun prototype named KSG-12. The weapon has two tubular magazines with the possibility of selecting which one will be used and insane capacity of 14+... »

Arrizabalaga Shotguns

Ultimate Prestige – Arrizabalaga Shotguns

You can’t browse for Perdo Arrizabalaga rifles in standard rifle catalogs. Nor can you just pick one from the shelf of your local gun store. You have to order them directly from the manufacturer or one of their representatives in Spain, UK or USA. Also, you have to be willing to spend a significant amount of money to get your hands on one of these beauties. Pedro Arrizabalaga company makes o... »

Beretta 486 Parallelo

Beretta 692 and 486 Parallelo: High Class at Moderate Price

Last year’s IWA Outdoor Classics Exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany was marked by the huge Beretta Group stalls which occupied most of the Hall 4. The biggest and the most splendid one belonged to the leading firm of the Group, of course – the Beretta itself. This firearms giant, founded in the 15th century by the master gunsmith Bartolomeo Beretta, prepared two premieres – two double barrel s... »

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Benelli Vinci Shotguns

Those of you who are into sport cars as well are probably familiar with the meaning of “concept model”. To cut it short, a concept model is car that looks as if it came from the distant future. They usually make only one or few units, never in large series. Brimming with new solutions and futuristic looks, the sole purpose of concept cars is to show company’s power and intellectu... »

Hawk Shotguns

Hawk Shotguns

Remington’s new clothes Hawk Industries (a division of China North – Norinco) is located in the city of Qiqihar in northern China and was founded in 1954. The Company deals in manufacture of shotguns meant for both export, and domestic use. They manufacture a wide variety of shotguns, from standard pump actions to drum fed semiautomatics, with fixed or folding stock, and for civilian, huntin... »