For many of us, the very first firearm that was “ours” was a break-action single-shot shotgun in either .410 or 20 gauge. It was the perfect combination of simplicity, light weight and effectiveness for a young new hunter and I’m sure many of you still have that first single-shot tucked away somewhere. Sadly, when the Freedom Group bought up Marlin Firearms back in the late 2000’s they decided to discontinue the H&R break-action single-shot firearms [continue…]
The fine folks at Savage Arms have been trying to regain a foothold in the American shotgun market for a little over a decade now. In 2004 Savage brought forth its first non-bolt action shotgun in over 15 years – the Russian made (Baikal) Stevens Model 411 Upland Sporter side-by-side 12-gauge shotgun.
For over 60 years the Remington Model 870 has been a hallmark in the shotgun world. With over 10 million units having been sold to hunters, law enforcement and the military since its introduction in 1951 it is by far the best selling pump-action shotgun of all time and there is good reason for that. The Remington Model 870 has always been extremely reliable, remarkably durable, and no matter what the
I have to start off this review with a confession of sorts. When I first learned of the new Model 42 from Savage Arms that was announced at the 2013 SHOT Show I was elated, but then when I saw the first pictures of it I’m pretty sure I used every foul word in the English language to communicate my disdain for it.
Aside from introducing a number of new models to their catalog each year, the engineers at Savage Arms have also kept busy making small changes and improvements to many of their existing models. Some are for the better and others have proven to be for the worse or utterly unnecessary from a functional standpoint, but at least they’re not resting on their laurels and are always working to improve upon their products.