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A Revelation In Name And Practice


Tony Galazan has been a fixture at the Safari Club convention as far back as I can remember.  Over the past 25 years, he and his company, Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing (CSMC), have grown steadily in importance to the shooting industry. Continue reading A Revelation In Name And Practice

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Shotgunning – Chasing the Perfectly Fitted Gun, the Final Leg


We shoot the ShotKam so much, we decided to smooth the line of the front of the forearm so we could move our hand forward for any shooting situation.
We shoot the ShotKam so much, we decided to smooth the line of the front of the forearm so we could move our hand forward for any shooting situation.

To say that we are overwhelmed with how much we like the way our guns fit is a real understatement. We have been shooting shotguns a long time, and as professional coaches have seen a lot of “fitted” guns, and have fitted our share Continue reading Shotgunning – Chasing the Perfectly Fitted Gun, the Final Leg

Chasing The Perfectly Fitted Gun


Pin gauge showing different comb shapes.
Pin gauge showing different comb shapes.

Many shooters think that a try-gun fitting is the ultimate first step in getting a gun to fit perfectly, and for some it is–especially if a custom stock is the desired outcome. We have a try-gun and use it some when extreme length dimension are required to alter a gun to a very tall Continue reading Chasing The Perfectly Fitted Gun

Shotgunning Tips & Tricks


Vicki is mounting her pattern stock that we have taped up so she could shoot it.  Note the arrow and the word FACE on the side of the stock marking where the comb touched her cheek-bone.  This is were the real dimension of drop and cast are located and this is the critical part of this trial and error part of creating a true custom stock.
Vicki is mounting her pattern stock that we have taped up so she could shoot it. Note the arrow and the word FACE on the side of the stock marking where the comb touched her cheek-bone. This is were the real dimension of drop and cast are located and this is the critical part of this trial and error part of creating a true custom stock.

Having a shotgun custom fitted is something that most understand the importance of, but at the same time haven’t a clue what it is and don’t posses the shooting mechanics to actually follow through with it. We must share that when we decided to take on this topic we certainly did not know how many different aspects the process Continue reading Shotgunning Tips & Tricks