Irwin Greenstein

Irwin Greenstein

Irwin Greenstein is Publisher of Shotgun Life. Please send your comments to letters@shotgunlife.com.

Ask a buddy which inertia-action semi-auto to buy and chances are they’ll recommend a Benelli. The Italian manufacturer has come to dominate mind-share for the gasless shotguns, with models that start at $1,349 – more than double of what CZ’s first inertia semi-auto will cost you.

Although there are a few inertia semi-auto shotguns that cost around $600, CZ brings to the marketplace name recognition, reliability, a national dealer network and its renowned value proposition as evident with a starting price of $518.00 for the CZ 1012.

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Delta Waterfowl’s Working Wetlands — an innovative, incentive-based wetland conservation program with the potential to support the breeding efforts of 1.8 million ducks — opens enrollment this week as the Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Program in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Montana. The rollout, administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, results from Delta’s successful inclusion of Working Wetlands language in the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill.

We climbed the narrow staircase from the bustling reception area of the West London Shooting School to the Stanbury Restaurant, where Kevin Phillips is at a table waiting for us.

It’s apparent that the waitress knows Mr. Phillips quite well. As Owner and Director of Sportarm, named the Best UK Gun Room for an unprecedented six times at the Shooting Industry Awards, he’s been working late into the night on the finishing touches of his third Sportarm in the adjacent old brick store. Christmas is 27 days away.

Kansas City, KS -(AmmoLand.com)- There was a time when a 16-gauge shotgun was the top choice for knowledgeable upland hunters and recreational shooters.

The last decade has seen a resurgence in this do-it-all shotgun chambering, and for 2020 CZ-USA now offers their flagship Redhead Premier Over-and-Under in the venerable 16-gauge.

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The wait is over. The new Winchester1 AA1 Diamond Grade1 premier shotshell target load is now shipping to a store or sporting clay course near you. With four different varieties to choose from, this new shotshell is the ultimate in quality and performance.

After 20 years as U.S. Operations Manager with Holland & Holland, David Cruz has amassed more knowledge, wisdom and gut feel about fine shotguns than most of us. But he recently came across a shotgun that has mystified him – a uniquely engraved, one-of-a-kind, 16-gauge, round action over-under from the legendary Scottish gunmaker, John Dickson & Son.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April 21, 2020 – For the first time in its 83-year history, Ducks Unlimited (DU) is now offering event merchandise online. In response to Covid-19 social gathering restrictions, Ducks Unlimited is allowing supporters the opportunity to bid on exclusive merchandise, collectable firearms and excursions online from the comfort of their homes. 

In total, 43 state-specific online auction sites were launched on April 7 and plans are to hold weekly campaigns into early May. This unprecedented offering would not have been possible without the generous underwriting support of First National Bank of Omaha, providers of the Ducks Unlimited Rewards Visa Card.

I’m standing in a waist-high grouse butt at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School in rural Pangbourne, England. Jonathan Irby, the school’s Managing Director, really wants me to make this shot: an incoming formation of four clay targets strafing the scrub at about 50 miles per hour. In a way, this shot is a test to see if I have the stuff for hunting the 20-ounce, acrobatic, mind-bending red grouse that can burst to speeds of nearly 80 miles per hour – exasperating wingshooters throughout the U.K. for the past 150 years.

With critical support from Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund, a large group of partners led by Pheasants Forever and Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society are thrilled to announce the acquisition of 955 acres to be opened as public land. The Cupido Wildlife Management Area (WMA) addition features native prairie, one of the rarest ecosystems on the planet, and adds to a sprawling public lands complex now totaling more than 5,450 acres. The name “Cupido” references the greater prairie chicken’s Latin name – Tympanuchus cupido – as this property is located within some of the best remaining habitat for the bird in Minnesota’s northwest corner.

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Versatile, affordable and designed with clay shooters in mind, the CZ Redhead Premier Target line now features a 20-Gauge option, too!

With a stock design and weight intended for sport and competition rather than field use, the CZ Redhead Premier Target Over-and-Under 20GA features 30-inch barrels, auto ejectors, a mechanical selectable trigger and five extended choke tubes. Specifically designed to crush clay targets, the Redhead Premier Target 20GA comes fitted with a unique Monte Carlo stock that quickly and easily aligns the gun on your shoulder while keeping your head up to see the targets.

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