About Shotguns

There are many different field, game, practical and clay disciplines for the shotgun enthusiast to enjoy, and The Gun Room specialises in reviewing the latest shotguns, accessories and shotgun cartridges for them all.

Of the many types of shotguns available in the UK, the most prolific are double barrel shotguns with the versatile over/under barrel configuration being the most popular type in the UK by far. In fact they are the most popular world-wide. The side by side shotgun, once paramount in the UK, has been all but eclipsed by these over/under style double barrel guns in all shooting disciplines.

Few people use side by side shotguns for competition clay shooting, but they will probably always have a traditional following for game shooting, rough shooting and pest control, so there is still a steady demand for them. Semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns are also becoming more popular, especially with wildfowlers, pigeon shooters and some gamekeepers, although it would be fair to say that these types of shotguns are more common in the USA and on the continent than they are in the UK.

All these various types of shotgun are featured regularly in The Gun Room, as well as Section One UK shotguns that have to be registered to a Firearms Certificate rather than on a Shotgun Certificate.

Double Barrel Shotguns

Game, Hunting shotguns...

Single Barrel Shotguns

Light weight...

Over and Under Shotguns

Ideal for clay shooting...

Pump Action Shotguns

...Mossberg 500/590...

Semi-Auto Shotguns

Used mainly in Hunting, Practial Shotgun events and some clay shooting...

Semi-Auto and Pump Action Shotguns

Example such as the Franchi Spas 12/15... You can select either Pump Action or the Semi-Auto mode shotgun shooting...

FAC Shotguns

These are mainly because the shotgun has a Short Barrel, Overall Short Length, Large Magazine or other reasons...

New and Used Shotguns for sale

In The Gun Room’s shotgun section you will find not only gun reviews to help you choose which shotgun to buy, but also hundreds of adverts for new and second-hand shotguns for sale. Although many people prefer to buy a new gun, it can prove to be expensive, yet there is an alternative, and that’s to buy a second hand shotgun. By following a few simple guidelines when buying, some seriously expensive shotguns can become much more affordable, as some used shotguns can be priced at half that required for a brand new example. Look in The Gun Room’s shop listings of shotguns for sale and the private classified adverts and find yourself a bargain.

Shotgun Cartridges

As well as shotgun sales, you will also find advice and tests on both clay and game shotgun cartridges, helping you make the right choice to suit your gun and shooting discipline. Although many expert shots may get a slight advantage with expensive premium quality cartridges, generally speaking novice to average clay shots should not waste money on expensive cartridges. All the major manufacturers offer excellent 24 and 28 gram economy loads that will do the job very adequately. Read the tests in The Gun Room and find the cartridges that will offer a good blend of performance, reliability and value for money.

Shotguns in the UK!

Whatever shotgun you are looking for, you will find it in the pages of The Gun Room, with expert help on choosing the right model for you and your sport, with lots of bargain shotguns for sale in the classifieds area and also in the online magazine.



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