LOOKING BACK AT SINGLE SHOT SHOTGUNS

SINGLE SHOTS 

You don’t see them much anymore, but there was a time when single shot guns were part of just about every young boy’s life. When I was growing up in the 1960s, it seemed every hunter started with a single shot shotgun. I know I did and most of my buddies in those years did too.  Single shot shotguns were an economical way to introduce young boys to shooting and hunting. Also, there was the belief if you only had one shot you would learn to make it count, so starting with a single shot would eventually make you a better shooter.  When I was growing up, single shot shotguns were popular and you could find them all over. When I was 14, I started cutting grass for some of the neighbors. A large lawn, taking the better part of an afternoon, would get me $5. I saved that money for my first shotgun. Obviously, the cash flow for a young teenage grass cutter wasn’t great, so I knew the best I was going to afford was a single shot.  Continue Reading

Roberts Defense Guns

Roberts Defense

Roberts Defense 1911 Badger Sportsman Magazine recently became aware of a local handgun manufacturer literally right down the street from our office, and with our magazine being all about promoting Wisconsin, its products, and the outdoors, an article on this local business fit right in.  In May, 2016, Marvel Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of the 110-year-old machine tool manufacturer, Marvel Manufacturing, acquired Roberts Defense, a leading producer of premium 1911 pistols. Continue Reading