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Silver Pigeon Universal
Beretta Silver Pigeon Universal 12 bore, over and under with fixed chokes, ideal for Game and Clay Shooting alike. It comes with either 28/30” barrels, it is a very good looking gun and has beautiful engraving. The stock is oil finished and walnut, it comes ready fitted with a recoil pad, so no need to incur more expense and have one fitted. The gun features a single selective trigger. This is a fantastic all round gun which will shoot both disciplines equally as well.
We found them priced on the internet as RRP £1550 brand new, but there are many offers out there around £1300 or a snip at £900/£1000 second hand.
Lanber Sporting Delux O/U
The Sporting Deluxe is a very affordable and impressive gun, it comes in 28” or 30” barrels, with snug fitting multi chokes, there is a wider rib and very attractive scroll engraving. The gun is extremely stylish looking and has very high quality woodwork, which is highly polished. It features deep laser cut chequering on the stock, for improved grip and it also adds to the aesthetics of the gun. An all round impressive gun, weighing in at 3.6kg in 12 gauge. We found some on the net RRP £995 with second hand around the £850 mark. An excellent buy for those not wishing to blow a small fortune.
Launched in 2004 after years of research and development, the Blaser F3 is manufactured in Germany.
The gun has a very notable finish, a walnut stock which has been expertly finished in oil with good chequering. The gun comes with an adjustable comb and the choice of 28”, 30” or 32” barrels. The ribs are interchangeable and the multi chokes are Briley extended choke tubes, which come separate in their own case. As you can see, this gun has a very distinct dark look about it, no engraving on this gun as with the others, just a small unobtrusive F3 in yellow. It has a more ‘serious’ feel to it. A Blaser F3 will set you back £4700 brand new or around £3000 second hand.
Browning are up there with the biggest and best, and we can see why with this stylish over and under game gun. This particular model is the epitome of elegance with its incredible engraving, the work of Cesare Giovanelli, the master Italian Engraver. It comes in 28”, 30” and 32” barrels with multi invector chokes. This gun is the cousin of the legendary B25, with similar performance. There is a lifelong guarantee on the firing pins and 10 years on the action frame. It has a sleek glossy oil finish and looks every bit a smart game gun. There is rather a long stock to this gun, so it would be worth considering having the recoil pad removed, or the toe reshaped to fit the female physique. Brand new expect to pay £4600, second hand in the region of £2000 for one with moderate use.
Miroku MK 38
The smart looking Miroku MK38 is widely thought about as one of the best clay guns on the market. Its back-bored barrel significantly reduces kick, making it perfect for a lady. It continues to give exceptional patterning and it a really nice steady shot. It comes with 30” or 32” barrels and multi chokes, which have been developed with Nigel Teague, which of course offer exceptional shooting. It is slightly heavier than some of the other guns, tipping the scales at 8lb 2oz, however for the lack of recoil and the steady shoots, it’s worth every ounce! Again as this gun has a stock designed for men, it would be worth getting the toe taken off for a better fit. The MK38 represents excellent value at £1330 brand new and roughly £800 on the second hand market.
Ladies-shooting.com says ‘This is an excellent selection of female friendly guns, really offering something for everyone. We particularly love the Silver Pigeon, a real crowd pleaser with its sleek look and great reputation’