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 […]

Gun Review: Manurhin MR73 Sport .357 Revolver

The men racing toward the hijacked Air France flight 8969 belonged to the French counterterrorist unit, Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale (a.k.a. GIGN), and they carried a variety of weapons and specialized equipment. Captain Thierry Prungnaud took point in the assault that ended with the rescue of all the passengers and crew still onboard […]