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    • For 50 years Perazzi have built prestigious game and competition guns that are a fusion between traditional gunsmithing, high technology and the selection of excellent raw materials.

      The perfect balance and handling and the innovations that have been made during this time have resulted in a gun suitable for every discipline and made the company a world leader in clay shooting.
      Perazzi
    • Since 1897, the year when the first Browning gun was made, millions, even tens of millions, of shotguns and rifles for hunting or target shooting have been created and manufactured by Browning.

      The inventor of the semi-automatic shotgun, Over-and-Under shotgun and, semi-automatic rifle, and most recently, an Over-and-Under gun with the lowest action frame and fastest firing system on the market.

      This has left its mark on the history of gun-making with a wide array of models, all different, but with one thing in common – their reliability and their unparalleled levels of performance.

      Every day, throughout the world, Browning guns, old or new, smooth-bore or rifled, perform on the range or for hunting, providing great pleasure for their owners.

      Target shooters, hunters, and collectors can find in these fascinating items a pleasure that is renewed endlessly. Among makes of weapons, just as with makes of watches or cars, there are some whose history is part of the reputation of the entire industry. Browning, for example.
      Since 1897, the year when the first Browning gun was made, millions, even tens of millions, of shotguns and rifles for hunting or target shooting have been created and manufactured by Browning.

      The inventor of the semi-automatic shotgun, Over-and-Under shotgun and, semi-automatic rifle, and most recently, an Over-and-Under gun with the lowest action frame and fastest firing system on the market.

      This has left its mark on the history of gun-making with a wide array of models, ... See more
      Browning
    • In 1526 Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta (1490 – 1565/68) of Gardone received 296 ducats as payment for 185 arquebus barrels sold to the Arsenal of Venice.

      Already in production in the early 1500s, Beretta products were chosen by the highly discriminating Republic of Venice because of their excellence. As the Beretta name became synonymous with uncompromising quality, design, materials, construction and performance, word spread beyond the Italian borders, establishing a tradition that has carried over, uninterrupted, through fifteen generations of Berettas.

      The old Beretta logo, or rather the Beretta escutcheon with the “PB”, dates back to the early 1800’s.

      In 1526 Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta (1490 – 1565/68) of Gardone received 296 ducats as payment for 185 arquebus barrels sold to the Arsenal of Venice.

      The trade secrets and attention to detail Jacopo (1520/25 – …) inherited from his father Bartolomeo were passed on to his own son Giovannino (1550 – post 1577), then to his grandson Giovan Antonio (1577 – post 1649) – on and on from one century to the next.

      In the early 1800s Pietro Antonio Beretta (1791 – 1853), in spite of difficulties arising from constant wars and foreign domination, traveled throughout Italy to demonstrate the superior quality of his products and collect orders. Pietro Antonio’s son Giuseppe (1840 – 1903) continued the arduous effort begun by his father, creating new opportunities for the company through international distribution.

      Early 1900's

      In the early 1900s Pietro (1870 – 1957) took the Company reins, introducing modernized manufacturing methods, many patents for mechanisms and simplified construction, consequently establishing Beretta, the first Italian firearms maker, as one of the most modern firearms production facilities in the world. The modernization process was continued by the sons Giuseppe (1906 – 1993) and Carlo (1908 – 1984), securing the Company’s multinational character with commercial and production activity in numerous European countries and the United States. These efforts created successful ventures in the military, law enforcement and private sectors.

      Beretta Leadership Today

      Today, under the leadership of Ugo Gussalli Beretta and his sons Pietro and Franco, Beretta embarks on the 3rd Millennium with the benefit of centuries of experience. That experience, combined with investments in technology, organization and growing product lines, has prepared Beretta for the demands of the global market of the 21st century. Quality Without Compromise. This core value of total commitment to quality was established by Bartolomeo Beretta almost five centuries ago, and continues to be the bedrock of our Company today. As a crucial part of our Mission, it remains the unchanging key to Beretta’s worldwide success.

      In  the last  decades, with Ugo Gussalli Beretta at the guidance of the company, the firm has opened a headquarter  in the United States, the main gun market, awarded  the largest military contract in modern history by letting  the 92FS pistol to become the official sidearm  of  the US Armed Forces and starting  a product diversification that brought the company to act on the market as the  main player together with  a  clothing line, accessories and leisure.
      In 1526 Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta (1490 – 1565/68) of Gardone received 296 ducats as payment for 185 arquebus barrels sold to the Arsenal of Venice.

      Already in production in the early 1500s, Beretta products were chosen by the highly discriminating Republic of Venice because of their excellence. As the Beretta name became synonymous with uncompromising quality, design, materials, construction and performance, word spread beyond the Italian borders, establishing a tradition that has ... See more
      Beretta
    • The history of the Zoli family is intimately linked to that of Val Trompia and its golden tradition. 

      The archives show that the ancestors of the family made platinums as early as 1490 and complete weapons shortly afterwards. Giovanni Zoli signed a flintlock pistol around 1850, piously preserved in the private collection of the family. Antonio ZOLI s.r.l., as it is today, was founded by Antonio Zoli immediately after the Second World War. The founder, animated by the insatiable desire to undertake which characterizes the Brescia region, creates an ambitious enterprise to make himself known throughout the world.

      They began their activity by making rifles juxtaposed to external dogs (the models AVI and Santa Barbara), superimposed Anson mechanism (Models Arriete, Empire and Silver Fox) and of juxtaposed rifles of type Holland & Holland. (The prestigious Volcano in its three versions, Standard, Record and Record ELM) In the 1950s, Zoli launched two superposes, one with the Anson mechanism (the Delfino) and the other with a Holland & Holland base, both with a Merkel lock. 

      In the early 1960s, the Zoli brand was known and appreciated not only because of the quality of its products but also because of the originality of its rifles, which could be classified apart from the traditional Italian productions available at the same time . Simultaneously, Zoli was the first company in the world to produce replicas of black powder guns, creating a new market. 

      Activity ceased in the late 1970s after having manufactured more than two hundred thousand copies, mainly for the American market. The Zouave, Mississippi, J.P.Murray, Harper's Ferry and Sharp, reminiscent of their equivalents of the American Civil War were a great success. 

      The best international recognition was provided by the Delfino. However, it was through the manufacture of mixed rifles and express rifles that Zoli gained its reputation for quality and precision, which is still very well known today. Zoli was the first Italian company to produce mixed weapons and express rifles able to compete with the weapons manufactured by the renowned Austrian and German manufacturers and to be appreciated in Europe. Times were changing rapidly and by the end of the 1970s, Giuseppe Zoli decided to modernize the Delfino range of bunkers. It radically altered the mechanism by removing the upper locking system and replacing it with a more traditional lower lock. The Ritmo replaced the Delfino. 

      The Ritmo range consisted of smooth, mixed rifles and double express rifles. Thousands of copies will be produced between the late 1970s and the beginning of the new millennium. In the early 1980s, few manufacturers produced as many different products as Zoli, superimposed and smooth juxtaposed rifles for hunting, superimposed rifles and mixed weapons. However, Giuseppe Zoli decides to launch a lock rifle and calls it AZ 1900. 

      Zoli became the first Italian manufacturer to produce this type of rifle by taking advantage of the experience gained through the manufacture of thousands of striped guns. Since then, thousands of AZ1900 have been produced, both in hunting and varmint versions. In the early 1990s, the success was so great and the sales network grew so fast that the company decided to embark on the design and industrialization of a drilling called MG-92. 

      The drilling project was a real challenge for the company, which had to compete with well-established manufacturers in central and eastern Europe. The Drilling was a real success as soon as it was put on the market. Nowadays it is always manufactured. The Zoli is the only drilling (two smooth and one striped) that has never been made in Italy. Towards the end of the last century, under the impulse of Paolo Zoli, the company embarked on a formidable challenge called 'Revolution 4', which led to the creation of Corona models (superimposed smooth, express, mixed), Focus , Columbus (smooth overlay oriented hunting) and the last named but not the least, the Kronos, superimposed smooth oriented hunting route. Zoli has taken the strategic decision to improve its offer by introducing the technical choices usually reserved for high-quality weapons produced in small quantities. 

      It is with this new range that Zoli enters the new millennium and the welcome all of our old and new customers. Most of the traditional machines have been replaced by the most advanced CNC machining centers, giving more time and freedom to our master gunsmiths for finishing. After 60 years of existence, Zoli is known as one of the few companies able to offer a wide range of high quality products designed, industrialized and produced mainly in-house
      The history of the Zoli family is intimately linked to that of Val Trompia and its golden tradition. 

      The archives show that the ancestors of the family made platinums as early as 1490 and complete weapons shortly afterwards. Giovanni Zoli signed a flintlock pistol around 1850, piously preserved in the private collection of the family. Antonio ZOLI s.r.l., as it is today, was founded by Antonio Zoli immediately after the Second World War. The founder, animated by the ... See more
      Zoli
    • Laporte is the world specialist in the design and production of traps since 1927.

      In the 19th century, the Laporte family were renowned for the quality of the building materials they used (stone, paving, etc.) It was supplied from quarrying. During the second empire, it specialised in the manufacture of ‘ballast’ for the railways and the metro, thus becoming a major public works company. After 1918, the Emile Laporte and Compagnie Enterprises became manufacturers and distributors of building materials, bringing together a dozen factories that were spread over French territory.

      The story began in 1927. In order to provide a space for his hunting friends to train during periods of closure, Emile Laporte, a great hunting enthusiast, developed the first launcher: ‘Project No.1.’  It was a spring loaded wooden launcher and was manually operated by a metal arm.  His invention revolutionised the trap industry.  The machine, weighing only 5 kilos was sold throughout France and Belgium. The pigeons, which were made in clay, were launched at the same time.  In 1931, annual production was close to million pigeons per year.  Today it is a million pigeons per year.

      Laporte did not stop there and he created a second model of the launcher in 1930 which was even more efficient. During his presentation, his son Emile is by his side and poses by the machine. He demonstrated great enthusiasm for the business and he took over after the death of his father in 1936. Pierre Laporte continues his work with the same drive and desire for progress that his father possessed. In 1947, he used the first automatic machine to make pigeons which started a wave of innovative designs such as the launch of the rabbit; a rolling target simulates the trajectory of a hare in the hunting trails. The company also launched the ‘junior trap 75’ in 1956.

      In 1960, the name Laporte became associated with Olympic excellence.  Pierre introduced the traps at the Olympic Games in Rome and became the official supplier for the games.  This collaboration is the result of decades of hard work and perseverance.  Laporte were once again selected for the Tokyo Games four years later.  The company continues to grow, developing new products which included the Skeet 1000 and trap 2000 in 1966.  The year, 1969 marked a rise of the company with the establishment of a new target plant in Sermaize, in the Marne.

      Three generations of expertise, history, performance and quality.

      In 1972, Jean Michel Laporte, the current CEO, in turn takes over the company’s orders with the same desire to create innovative products.  As early as 1973, he launched a new model, the trap 125 and added a military and police division the following year.  He made his company a must in the International trap market with two more selections for the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976 and Moscow in 1980. The growth continues and Jean-Michel Laporte instructs his teams to create a series of more innovative products with even simpler operation and whose quality clearly expresses the design of the product.

      Over the years, legendary launchers such as the trap 185 (1985), auto rabbit (1987) and teal-trap (1988) have emerged. A new trap factory was set up in Biot in 1990. The expertise and brand name allowed Laporte to gain a contract with the famous Winchester rifle brand.  In the same period, the ‘telegenic flash pigeon’ is launched throughout the world and it is exclusively used for the Olympic Games.

      An ecological commitment for future generation.

      Jean-Michel Laporte was the original developer of biodegradable materials in 1990. The first targets of biodegradable materials and the use of non-harmful paints.  Since then, new materials have been added to the range of Laporte products, which are part of a responsible ecological approach to shooting.

      A new Millennium

      The year 2000 marks a turning point with the acquisition of two European competitors: one in Bottesford in England and the other in Formerie in L’Oise.  With a  production capacity of 200 million targets and 3000 machines per year, Laporte became the world’s leading manufacturer of ‘targets and launchers’  Jean-Michel Laporte is working in parallel to diversify the exports to more than 80 countries and developed new markets such as the Middle East, China and Australia.  The reputation of Laporte for reliability and quality led to Laporte being selected for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. It has also supplied Olympic Games in London 2012 and Rio 2016.

      A well targeted future

      With experience over 80 years, 8 Olympic selections and more than 2500 customers on five continents, the name Laporte is an integral part of the history of the sport.  It is a history that is still being written today as his sons Frederic and Thomas Laporte have inherited their father’s passion and drive for developing the sport.

      The launch of the WeShoot app in 2015 marks a new turning point in the history of company. It is an app designed for shooters by shooters with the aim of growing and developing the community.
      Laporte is the world specialist in the design and production of traps since 1927.

      In the 19th century, the Laporte family were renowned for the quality of the building materials they used (stone, paving, etc.) It was supplied from quarrying. During the second empire, it specialised in the manufacture of ‘ballast’ for the railways and the metro, thus becoming a major public works company. After 1918, the Emile Laporte and Compagnie Enterprises became manufacturers and distributors ... See more
      Laporte
      Cyrille Lenain Une magnifique réussite tricolore et une bande de pros très sympas qui sont tjs prêts à aider.