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But essential to the sport is the shotshell and its components. So Winchester® looked at one of the things it excels at, the manufacture of shotshells, and thought about how to make the best better.
ANOKA, MN – For decades, Top Gun loads have been pulverizing even the most challenging clay targets. New for 2020, two higher velocity (1,300 feet-per-second) loads have been added to the Top Gun product line. These are 1-ounce, 12-gauge, 2 ¾-inch loads in shot size 7.5 or 8. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.
Bentonville, AR - Escort's proven PS line of semi-automatic shotguns are now available in turkey-specific models. The PS Turkey Hunter is available in 12-GA, 20-GA, and .410-Cal and is tailored with the turkey shooter in mind. Common to many Escort semi-automatic shotguns, the PS Turkey Hunter features Hatsan's FAST Loading System and Smart Valve Piston technologies. The FAST Loading System enables faster and easier loading with one hand and without the need to change shooting position. The loading button acts as both a carrier latch release for loading and the bolt release when the bolt is locked back. This gun's Smart Valve Piston will cycle 7/8 oz, 2 ¾" all the way up to 3" full magnum loads, credited to its self-regulating design. This patented design is so reliable that one can mix heavy and light loads in the same magazine without a hiccup.
Chris Mathan has joined the ranks of local heroes working to introduce kids to the shotgun sports. Ms. Mathan, through her online field-trial publication Strideway, recently formed the non-profit Youth Field Trial Alliance to acquaint youngsters in the U.S. and Canada with the benefits and beauty of bird-dog field trial competitions.
WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage Arms’ new shotgun is redefining the way shooters think about versatility. With its Dual Regulating Inline Valve gas system and adjustable stock, Renegauge Field is one of the most ergonomic and adaptable semi-automatic shotguns ever made.
“Renegauge can do it all,” Jessica Treglia, Senior Brand Manager at Savage Arms said. “With the D.R.I.V. gas system, shooters can go from the range to the hunt without making any adjustments to the gas system. From target practice to dove hunts—or even high-flying geese—Renegauge Field can do it all.”
If you’re of the mind to start a quality shotgun collection, here’s one essential tip you need to know: understand the difference between a shotgun salesman and a consultant.
A salesman will sell you a shotgun that may not be in your best interest to own. A consultant should advise you on the best way to build your collection by identifying high-quality guns that are fairly priced, have investment potential, and satisfy the objectives and vision of your collection.
It’s official: Longthorne shotguns are now available in the U.S. – bringing to American fine-gun afficionados the most advanced break-opens to appear from England in the past century.
John Herkowitz, owner of Pacific Sporting Arms in Azusa, California with a secondary location in Walled Lake, Michigan, took the first-move advantage in becoming Longthorne’s exclusive American agent after watching the gunmaker evolve over the past few years.
Turn back the clock to 2016 at a cocktail reception in a posh London suburb. Scotsman Grant Buchan was talking about his desire to build “a true Scottish gun” with the sales manager of a best British gunmaker. “He tried to take the wind out of me and said, you’re dreaming, you will never do it,” recalled Mr. Buchan. “Here I was, a Scottish guy with a small gunsmithing business and a dream of making my own best gun.”
That’s when Mr. Buchan experienced his David-and-Goliath moment: “I told him straight to his face, we’ll see”
Easton Maryland, Jan 9, 2020 - RETAY ARMS LTD. STI. of Konya Turkey announced the release of the ALL NEW Gordion series of semi-automatic shotguns in the United States.
The Gordion (named for the famed town located 80 miles Southwest of the Turkish capital where Alexander The Great found his destiny to become the ruler of Asia ) was released in Europe in early 2019.
The Gordion has met with overwhelming acclaim with hunters across Europe and now it has arrived in the United States ready to make its mark.
Award-winning TriStar Arms is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Trinity line of over/under shotguns. These beautiful shotguns offer CNC-machined aluminum or steel receivers hand detailed with old-world craftsmanship.
Both the lightweight-aluminum frame and 24-carat gold inlayed steel-frame models feature deeply checkered, oil-finished Turkish walnut furniture, fiber-optic front sights, and five Beretta Mobil chokes (SK, IC, M, IM, and F).