No one enjoys staring down the barrels of a gun, so adopt best practice when it comes to carrying yours, whether or not it is loaded, says Jonathan Irby

Mike Yardley finds that he doesn't miss much with the Rizzini Grand Regal 28-bore — and it puts a smile on his face.

Fast handling yet controllable, this lightweight, deep-scroll engraved addition to the Beretta stable shot well and offers value. Mike Yardley recommends it, especially for those of smaller stature

This 32in-barrelled behemoth is designated a ‘sporter’, although while putting it through its paces Mike Yardley thinks it could also suit high bird work, with slight modification

Michael Yardley is pleasantly surprised by the Franchi Affinity 3, which he finds well put together and solid — despite the garish finish