Category: Shotguns

Weatherby SA-08

Weatherby have introduced a new line of semi-automatic shotguns for 2008. It comes in two versions, the SA-08 Upland and the SA-08 Youth SA-08 Upland Our wood stock semi-automatic is built for long days and fast shooting. The SA-08’s unique gas system is easy to [Read More…]

What is a Saiga?

Answer… 1) AK pattern rifles and shotguns made at Izhevsk 2) The ugliest antelope alive The Russians are not know for producing beautiful firearms, but you would have thought they would have chosen a nicer looking animal than the Saiga for which to brand sporting [Read More…]

Shotgun use in war

Hell in a Handbasket has an interesting post about the use of shotguns in war. Every war the United States has taken part in has seen the troops using shotguns. During WWI, the firearms firm of Winchester even modified a design dating back to 1897 so a bayonet could be [Read More…]

Six worst shotguns

According to Phil Bourjaily these are the six worst shotguns of all time. A very odd collection: Browning Citori 425 Women’s Shooting Sports Foundation Edition: The Blue Ox Kmart Boito Double: The Blue Light Special Marlin Goose Gun: The Pipeline Remington 870 [Read More…]

Shotgun thoughts

It hasn’t always been thus but since 1978 there hasn’t been a time when I haven’t owned at least one firearm. The actual number has gone up & down over the years, depending upon where I have been living, how much dosh I have been making, [Read More…]

Bed mounted shotgun rack

Home Back-Up Protection are selling a bed / mattress mounted shotgun rack. This is quite a clever idea! This is what they have to say about their product: The Back-Up is a rack that allows you to keep your shotgun or other defensive weapon within easy reach. A number of [Read More…]

Real shooting Blunderbuss

A blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a flared, trumpet-like barrel which discharges lead shot upon firing. It is the predecessor to the shotgun. The term blunderbuss is of Dutch origin namely donderbus, a combination of the Dutch terms donder (thunder) and bus [Read More…]

Shotgun slug hunting

Slaton @ Gun Shots discusses long distance (100-200 yard) slug hunting: I started deer hunting with a slug gun. Well, let me qualify that. It was actually an old side-by-side Stevens, and back in college, just before the deer opener my buddy and I would drive to an [Read More…]

Izhevsk promotional videos

Izhevsk Mechanical Works is a Russian arms and vehicle manufacturer founded in 1807 by Tsar Alexander I. Below are some of their firearm promotional videos. I enjoy watching and reading military promotional material which are usually designed to entice the buyer to [Read More…]

Pump action shotgun animation

A reader recently asked where he can find an animation showing how a pump action shotgun works. This is not the best animation ever, but it is all I could find. Click here to view it (scroll down the page). Below is a screenshot (just an image. Click here to view it.):

Punt guns

Have you ever heard of a punt gun? A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations. Punt guns were usually custom-designed and so varied widely, but could [Read More…]