Gun Review: Blaser F16 Shotgun

I’ve had some success hunting upland birds with a Blaser F16 Game model shotgun and Federal ammunition. In this review, I extend the application of the F16 Game, paired with Federal Target loads, for the killing of some clay pigeons. All kidding aside, just as in upland hunting, the combination of the Blaser F16 and […]

A Visit With French Arms Maker L’Atelier Verney-Carron

The name St. Etienne is synonymous with weapon production. From the middle ages to the present, St. Etienne artisans, gunsmiths and factories have produced countless knives, swords and firearms. These weapons were designed for hunting, self-defense and/or military applications. Verney-Carron is a lens through which one can view St. Etienne’s firearm production. The marriage of […]

Things That Don’t Suck: Labradar Chronograph

In the 1950’s, scientists developed what we now refer to as ‘Doppler radar’. A more recent application of the Doppler-radar technology resulted in the chronograph, called Labradar (produced by Infinition Inc. of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada). My own research into what chronograph to purchase began because of a series of reviews I was asked to do […]

Gun Review: Janz Type EM .357 Revolver

It might be understandable for the run-of-the-mill North American shooter (a.k.a., yours truly) to be only slightly aware of the name, Janz. On the other hand, it would be more surprising if anyone (including this author) was unaware of the name, Korth and their high end revolvers. But, in a very real sense, Korth begat […]

Gun Review: Verney-Carron Azur SD Eloge Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun

The origin of the firm name, Verney-Carron, goes back to 1830. The hyphenated name that arose following the marriage of Claude Verney and Antoinette Carron is an appropriate metaphor for the exquisite double-barreled firearms for which the company is known. The firm actually opened for business in Saint-Etienne, France a decade earlier, following Claude’s securing […]