Archive for shotgun

How to Smoke a Cigar and Shoot a Shotgun

Some people take sporting clays a little too seriously. Me? I'm just out there to admire other people's guns, relax and generally have a good time. Because let's face it friends, there are champion shooters—and then there's us.

July 16, 2012

The Browning A5 Shotgun

The features include a kinematic action that is inertia operated, unlike your papa's recoil-operated A5.

June 15, 2012

Annie Oakley's Parker Shotgun Sells for $143,400

What do you get when you've got a 19th century Parker sidelock with ties to arguably the most famous trickshooter of all time? Rich, that's what. The side-by-side shotgun Annie Oakley used during a trip to England with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show in 1887 has sold at auction for $143,400.

June 15, 2012

Farmer's Shotgun Blast Halts Rabid Bear

Some marvel at the terminal energy of the .338 Lapua. Others do the same for the .50 BMG. Personally it's the versatility and power of the 12-gauge shotgun that most intrigues me. Its close-range energy is just devastating—the equivalent of about four simultaneous rounds of .45 ACP.

April 20, 2012

The Best Turkey Guns for 2012

Check out the latest shotgun offerings for turkey hunting in 2012.

March 26, 2012

Shotguns For ... Vultures?

If anyone thinks the 12-gauge shotgun is not the most versatile firearm on the face of the planet, well, I'll take that argument. Take these two news stories, for instance.

February 28, 2012

NPS Ranger Tases Man Walking Dogs Off-Leash

I've been known to flout a leash law or two (just ask my dog), but after reading this story I might just fall into line.

February 01, 2012

Legacy Escort Waterfowl Extreme Shotgun

Legacy Sports has introduced the Escort Waterfowl Extreme Shotgun, the perfect waterfowl and all-around hunting shotgun.

October 26, 2011

Meet a Dog with World-Record Ears

As a Denver Post writer quipped, here's a dog that's "all ears." In fact, owner Jennifer Wert of Boulder, Colo., says Harbor, an 8-year-old black and tan coonhound, had to grow into them.

September 12, 2011

Has Wet Spring Harmed South Dakota Pheasants?

The record-breaking moisture that soaked the Midwest through the spring and summer may have been a boon to nesting waterfowl, but heavy precipitation can be a serious detriment to pheasant populations. Therefore, many hunters aren't just asking whether South Dakota's annual pheasant brood survey count will reveal a drop in numbers, but by how much.

August 08, 2011

Is the Maximum Range of Shotgun Slugs 100 yards?

The Myth: Shotgun slugs for big game should be limited to 100 yards.

July 25, 2011

For Those "Other Vices"

Beretta now offers a shotshell shot glass and a shotshell humidor. Well ok then.

June 13, 2011

Why We Love Dogs

It is said that you should never insult a man’s gun or his dog. I think further emphasis ought to be on the dog. Insult a gun in the presence of its owner and he will be mildly offended. Insult his dog and you better be prepared for a roll in the dirt.

May 25, 2011

Survey: 25-percent Intend to Buy Shotguns in 2011

Over at the Pheasants Forever blogosphere, Anthony "Big Cat" Hauck notes a recent survey of sportsmen in which 25-percent said they intend to buy a shotgun in 2011.

May 18, 2011

Win a Versa MAX Shotgun at Annual Meetings

Visitors of the Remington booth at the NRA Annual meetings will be given a chance to win a Versa MAX shotgun.

April 28, 2011