Gun Review: CZ Swamp Magnum Over/Under Shotgun

The first duck I ever shot was taken with a 12-gauge over-and-under shotgun; a gun that I’ll never forget. As time passed I made the switch to auto-loaders without regrets. But every time I open my safe and see that first-duck O/U staring back at me, the itch to return to a double-barreled bird gun […]

Gun Review: SIGM400 TREAD AR Rifle from SIG SAUER

The AR-15 is the everyman’s gun, America’s most popular rifle. It certainly didn’t start out that way, but, like it or not, it has captured both the interest and the ire of most of the world. The semi-automatic AR-15 is representative of the American Dream, a device that, while common, is fiercely individualistic and adaptable […]

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: The Hi-Point Yeet Cannon G1 C9 Pistol

Over 600 comments, mostly detrimental, were entered on the original review of the C9 in 2011. There was a follow-up review written by one of the more vocal critics and now 9 years later I have another C9, the special Yeet Cannon G1 edition. There was certainly an abundance of CAPS LOCK commandos hitting quite […]

Gun Review: Franchi Momentum Rifle in .308 Win

Franchi, a 150-year-old shotgun manufacturer, clearly felt it was high time an affordable Italian hunting rifle hit U.S. shores. Affordable? Italian? Yes and yes. Meet the Franchi Momentum Bolt-Action Rifle. Available in six calibers, TTAG gave the $609 MSRP .308 Winchester flavor a test drive. Unsurprisingly, the Momentum is equipped with a synthetic stock. Synthetic […]

Gun Review: SIG SAUER MCX Rattler SBR

By Arthur Parker SIG Sauer can trace its history back to Switzerland in 1853, where it began its life as Swiss wagon factory. However, the name we all know and love did not come about until the 1970s. SIG (Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft) acquired J.P. Sauer & Sohn, which gave birth to SIG Sauer, and a […]

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 […]