Michael Yardley

Michael Yardley
Guerini Forum 32in 20-bore

There is much for Michael Yardley to consider as he reviews the Guerini Forum 32in 20-bore. Does he prefer the 30in or the 32in? For more from Guerini, read about…

Side-by-side shotgun

The side-by-side shotgun should not be consigned to the history books, argues Michael Yardley. Though the ‘traditional’ sporting weapon, it has much to offer the modern gun. The question of…

Piotti 32in over-and-under

Inspired by the Perazzi MX8, the Piotti 32in over-and-under is a bespoke gun, and Michael Yardley finds himself impressed. For more gun reviews, the Silver Pigeon is Beretta’s most popular…

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III

It’s Beretta’s most popular model and over a million made to date – but is the Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III the best yet? Michael Yardley certainly thinks so. For…

William Powell Viscount

The new William Powell Viscount has been subject to considerable development and Michael Yardley is impressed, finding it could offer the most practical bang for the least possible buck. For…

AyA Legend De Luxe 20-bore

Over-and-unders are nothing new to AyA, but the AyA Legend De Luxe 20-bore is something different and they are to be congratulated, says Michael Yardley. It would be hard to…

Chapuis C35 20-bore

Michael Yardley prefers to use 20-bores with 30in barrels for game shooting, so was intrigued to try the new Chapuis C35 20-bore. For more gun reviews, the Breda 12-bore Zenith…

Breda 12-bore Zenith L

The new Breda 12-bore Zenith L is well-made and offers value for money, finds Michael Yardley. It could make a useful high-bird gun – and is future-proof with steel-shot proofing.…

Vintage Purdey side-by-sides

This pair of vintage Purdey side-by-sides show that the second-hand market offers fantastic, classic guns at a fraction of the price of their modern counterparts. But there are certain things…