Fine Guns

Franchi Instinct SLX

Franchi Instinct SLX

This year the lightweight SL was given “deluxe aesthetics” and introduced as the SLX. We took one of the new guns out for a spin to see if its performance lived up to its looks.

Kemen’s Oxford Premium

Kemen’s Oxford Premium

The Oxford Premium features a detachable trigger group, comes in 12 or 20 bore, and is intended for game shooting or sporting clays.

The 28 Gauge for Hunting

The 28 Gauge for Hunting

Thanks to load and pellet upgrades, the 28 gauge now offers improved patterns and lethality at distance.

Repairing a Hoffman

Repairing a Hoffman Over/Under

I get to see some unusual guns in the course of my work, but a shotgun I worked on recently definitely qualifies as a rarity.

The Piotti Sporting Over/Under

The Piotti Sporting Over/Under

The Piotti Sporting over/under, which was three years in the making, clearly shares DNA with many of its Mediterranean mates.

Rizzini BR460 EL

Rizzini BR460 EL

The Rizzini BR460 clays over/under represents an all-new upscale gun for the company.

Fanzoj’s New Round Action

Fanzoj’s New Round Action

Born of the Ferlach guild in southern Austria, Johann Fanzoj continues producing some of the most innovative and beautiful guns of the 21st Century.

Fausti DEA Sport

Fausti DEA Sport

Fausti’s DEA line of boxlock side-by-side shotguns just got a new addition, and it is not merely the usual cosmetic extension.

Re-jointing a Gun

Re-jointing a Gun

All break-action guns eventually become loose and need to be repaired. If not remedied, the condition will have dire consequences for the gun.