Michael Yardley

Michael Yardley
Rizzini Grand Regal 20-bore

The Regals, a new stable of over-and-under guns by Rizzini, are a significant step in the evolution of the range. Michael Yardley finds the Grand Rizzini Grand Regal 20-bore gets…

The most expensive gun in the world Purdey side by side. The Purdey side-by-side. The most iconic shotgun of all?

The most expensive guns in the world are, sadly, not a ticket to instantly becoming a better shot. But there is no denying they will make a day in the…

William & Son .410

With outstanding first impressions and proving itself as fun as it is stylish, Michael Yardley finds himself putting the William & Son .410 straight to the top of his Lottery…

Purdey Trigger Plate Sporter

Having recognised demand for a bespoke sporting clays gun, the Purdey Trigger Plate Sporter is designed as an upmarket clay crusher and built on the new, all-London-made Purdey triggerplate action.…

Beretta 694 12-bore

Michael Yardley is impressed by the new Beretta 694 12-bore, first and foremost a clay-breaking machine but could also be brought out for high birds. For more from the 69…

Manor & Co over-and-under

A new name to English gunmaking, Michael Yardley is delighted to find the Manor & Co over-and-under refined, aesthetically pleasing and excellent to handle. For something rather different, the Holland…

Holland & Holland Paradox

Intended for both shot and special bullets, the Holland & Holland Paradox can bring home peafowl for the pot and shoot a leopard attacking cattle. Michael Yardley finds himself impressed…

Perazzi SC3 20-bore

Michael Yardley finds the Perazzi SC3 20-bore well-balanced and pointable – it is not cheap but would be difficult to better in a modern game gun. For more gun reviews,…