Michael Yardley

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,…

William & Son pigeon gun

First impressions of the William & Son Pigeon Gun are outstanding but can it really be worth the money? Michael Yardley is delighted to find the latest from one of…

Guerini Revenant

Following intense first impressions, Michael Yardley commends the Guerini Revenant as a bold, innovative piece of gun-making. For more from Guerini, Michael Yardley is impressed by the Guerini Invictus High…

Browning 525 SL

Now with a new, blue, laminate stock, the new Browning 525 SL feels very different to other 525s. With very low recoil, good balance and the ability to shot hard,…