Author Archives: Nick Hahn

Nick Hahn

About Nick Hahn

A retired Foreign Service Officer who lived and worked on five continents and a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Nick Hahn is a regular contributor to the Double Gun Journal and American Waterfowler. He also contributes articles to Shooting Sportsman, Sporting Classics, Wildfowl, Upland Almanac, and Gun Digest.

For waterfowlers, the Breda was available in 10-gauge and in 12-gauge 3-inch magnum models. These guns weighed from 7½ pounds in 12-gauge, up to 8½ pounds in 10-gauge.

Gun Collecting: The Unique Breda Shotgun

The Breda autoloader, which appeared in the U.S. in the early 1950s, was an exceptionally well made, long-recoil operated, Browning-type shotgun. Its distinguishing features were that it could be completely disassembled without tools, and all parts were machined and polished.

This is the MCS—Modular Combat System—for the Model 870. Three stocks, three barrels, two magazine tubes, accessory mounts, and Remington’s REM LOC quick-change stock system allow officers and military personnel to customize their shotgun to meet ever-changing circumstances in the field.

Hot: The Remington 870 MCS Tactical Shotgun

There is no other shotgun system quite like Remington’s Model 870 MCS, and its design allows the company to sell the system to countries that have adopted other makes for their daily use tactical shotgun.

Browning Double Auto “Twelvette.” One of the finest upland autoloaders ever made. Initially designed for the European market, the Double Auto could be had in the “Twentyweight” model, which weighed one-quarter to one-half pound less than the “Twelvette.”

Perfect Autoloaders for Upland Game

While artists may like to depict upland hunters with double barrel shotguns, doubtless more upland game are actually taken with autoloaders. Here is a look at some of the best repeaters.