Three years ago I bought a F A I R 28 sxs Iside Prestige from Will at the Assiniboia gun show for a quail hunt in texas. I was very pleased with the speed with which I could get on the little rockets, the 5lbs and English stock enabled me to knock them down way better than my heaver 20 gauge over and under.
So last year I bought a 20 g sxs Iside Prestige Tartaruga Gold, both these guns come to my face instantly with out any effort the safety is always off even in the cold and the beautiful wood sloped rear pad never catch my clothing in the late season rooster hunts like the rubber ones used to.
I pattern all my guns and these F A I R guns have the best patterns of probably 25 different guns I have tested in the last 25 years. I am 4 time Saskatchewan Sporting Clays Provincial champ so I do a lot of shooting and have tried a lot of guns but even at 62 I just had my best year of hunting upland birds in 50 years of hunting.
I can honestly attribute this to the natural fit and point of these beautiful little Italian marvels.
January 2-18 2018
Well, words cannot express...the craftsmanship, the wood, the engraving, the checkering, dare I say artistry. Even the barrels give off this amazing musical ping when you lock up the gun! I wasn't even expecting a presentation case. Again, thank you and RFM for putting up with me and going above and beyond. I will be sending a letter of thanks, in Italian, to Sissi, Mauri and all the craftsmen at RFM and some production photos of me in a few operatic roles. I could also send them to you but I didn't want to be presumptuous.
With warm regards, Greg.
I received the shotgun on Friday morning. The parcel was in perfect condition. I am very satisfied with my order, the shotgun is well mounted, the wood is pretty and it is very light. Thank you for your excellent service.
Happy New Year 2018
Just wanted you to know how pleased I am with the hammer 20. First two birds with it at Wessex on Easter, we had 20 birds and had a friend out with his Brit on his first upland. It was really good, started off with -5 and snow but the sun was up and melted it all by 1030. Surprisingly I shot the first 8 birds with one shot I can't believe how fast that gun is! Really a fun shoot and we ended up 19 out of 20, it was easy that cock there ran about 250 yards then busted hard left to right I made a 60yd or so shot and he folded! I'm using my hand loads- 3/4 oz of #6 on 23g of 4756 SG long. Awesome hammer gun! Thanks!
Re: 2016 Goose season
Here are some pics of last fall. I'll show you guys my album at the Castor gun show. Thanks to you guys for your professional service and supplying me in components for all them years.
“As you are well aware, both Steve and
I are very much hammer gun aficionados, and hunt pour
guns as well as shoot them on the range.
We are simply astounded at the performance and the
detail of these two guns!
They are light, come up to the shoulder smoothly ( both
Steve and I start from the low gun position always) and
work well for both of us, Steve being a southpaw and me
a right handed shooter.
We are quite impressed with the blind firing pin
retainers as well and the socket for the lock screw. The
guns were superb with everything we shot from 2 1/2"
Gamebore to factory Kent Fast steel waterfowl loads . I
also brought some of my powerful upland loads with 7/8oz
of shot running close to 1,400 FPS.
Even for the lightweight of the guns the recoil was not
overly noticeable . The guns shoot where they are aimed
, which is paramount of course.
We also went through all the chokes and saw no
noticeable difference in point of impact on our targets,
but will do more pattern testing and shoot some
pheasants a bit later to really wring these guns out.
We also plan to take these guns into the goose fields
this fall and I have no doubt that they will live up to
the expectations and performance that I have garnered
from owning and shooting my other FAIR shotguns.
Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to get in
on the ground floor with these incredible hammer guns!
In closing , I must say that both my hunting buddy Steve
and I commend FAIR for taking on this idea, because we
have looked far and wide and cannot find a new
manufactured 20 gauge hammer double on the market , let
alone one as well built as the Iside Vintage with all of
I received the gun last week and had a chance to shoot
it this weekend. It is quite a svelte gun and just what
I was after. It is amazing to have a gun that fits and
is so easy to shoot.
Thanks for your help with this,
‘I received my R.F.M (Rota Fausti Manufacturing_Italy)
20 gauge side by side Zeus the other day. The engraving
is very good and the upgraded stock is a really nice
piece. These guns are well made and great to handle.
They shoot well and have the right dimensions. I'm very
pleased with my purchase.’
picture of my Ugartechea, Model 257, 20 gauge shotgun
purchased from Bilozir Fine Guns. I didn't even know
that Armas Ugartechea shotguns existed until I seen them
at an Edmonton Gunshow in December 2010. Will Bilozir
had a display set up there, and I was very impressed
with what I saw. After researching Spanish shotguns for
a couple of months, I decided I just had to get one and
I must say that it is the nicest gun that I have ever
owned. Four years later I still remain very pleased with
my purchase. The Ugartechea shotgun is beautifully
designed, extremely well-made and functions flawlessly.
It’s hard to believe that you can still get such a
reasonably priced fine handcrafted old world shotgun in
modern times. Thank you Will and Donna for a great
Tim, British Columbia.
October 12, 2015
‘I wanted to let you know about the Iside 9.3 x 74R
double rifle that I acquired. I am very impressed with
the Iside I acquired. The regulation of the barrels is
good and it was easy to get a very good load to work
well. I am also impressed with the iron sights provide
by FAIR. The fibre on the front sight works well in that
fuzzy morning light we get up here and the yellow on the
rear sight works very good with the optic fibre. I am
looking forward to the first big game taken with this
rifle! Attached is a target with a grouping at 100yds
with 320g Woodleighs.
Stephen, Ft. McMurray
October 11, 2015
Good Reloading Information
‘The BPI CSD20 shot cups work excellent over Blackhorn
209 powder in my muzzleloader. Powder must be compressed
as much as possible, CSD20 holds 1 3/16 oz. of lead #5’s
and my .25” Styrofoam meat tray wads keep it all in
place. Wads are cut with a sharpened 20 ga. high-brass
The 20 ga. obturator gas seals don’t load over the step
properly with the turkey choke removed, end up damaged.
I’ve a cylinder bore choke coming that may allow proper
loading when installed.
I’ve disassembled several Federal Mag-Shok Heavyweight
20 ga. 3” 1.5 oz. #7 loads (15 gram/cc) and their
flight-control wad won’t load in a fouled barrel. The
1.5 oz. charge in a CSD20 cup leaves about 1/8” unused
space so have cut 1/8” Styrofoam meat tray wads (with a
28 ga. cartridge brass base) to fill the gap before
putting the .25” thick over-shot on top. At 29 yards
with 4 slits (half way down) in the CSD20, a Colonial
TK2 .575” choke, the 1.5 oz. load put 157 #7 pellets
inside a 9.75 in. circle, fibre-optic sights adjusted to
print dead-on. Should fill my fall turkey tag later this
week if I do my part.
Breech plug design (keeping BH 209 close to the Fed 209A
primer) seems to be essential, as is lots of pressure on
the powder charge. Western Powder says Blackhorn 209
doesn’t work in muzzleloading shotguns. I had one shot
in 17 fail that didn’t get enough effort to compress the
The gun weighs about 6.25 lbs. so the 100 gr. (by
volume) (75 gr. by weight) load of BH209 with 1.5 oz. of
shot is an ‘event’ when touched off.
Thanks for your help to date. If ITX Turkey Trauma ever
appears in #7 size I might give it a try. Let me know.’
Len, Clinton, ON
April 4, 2015
My new R.F.M. shotguns
The young fellows came down from Calgary today. I bought
a trap and we shot clays. All I can say is wow! The
young guys were saying how much better I was shooting
and I know they were right. Busted one after another
with the sxs. Let them shoot it too and one of them in
particular was doing extremely well to the point he said
it was upsetting him how much better of a gun than his
bennellis. The young guys all liked them I shot the SK
really for the first time and after a few shots I was
doing even better with it. Hard to believe how much
better they are than my old franchi. I broke clay after
clay after clay with it! Thanks again.
'I would like to thank Will and Donna for showing me
there selection of fine shotguns. After a few pleasant
conversations with Will on the phone I set a date to go
look at some guns. Will had three brands and six
shotguns out that I got to look at that were in my price
range. After he explained the finer points of each gun I
decided on a pair of RFM shotguns. I bought both an over
under and a side by side. Always wanted to try a side by
side now I have and am really enjoying it. The picture
below is a couple of pigeons that flew out of an old
abandoned farm house. They came out together the Zeus 20
gauge was the fastest gun up and pointing that I have
ever fired in the field. I was up and on target and got
them both with in 15 yards. Both birds folded and
dropped, they were in the centre of the shot cloud. I
have reloaded rifle shells for years and years and
started loading shot gun shells this past summer. This
is how I met Will and Donna. They are really the only
place that seems to carry any amount shot shell
reloading inventory that I have found within a thousand
miles. With inventories of bismuth, ITX, and plated both
copper and nickel plated shot it is a one stop shop for
high performance components for hunting. Large
selections of wads and hulls both new and once fired it
is the shot shell reloading Mecca in western Canada.
Thanks again for the good products and great service.
With warmest regards, T.'
December 9, 2014
R.F.M. (Rota Fausti Manufacturing, Italy)
'For those wondering about the R.F.M. Armi firearms;
Here is what I have to say about them:
I recently purchased 2 SXS box lock RFM shotguns from
Bilozir Fine Guns. One a 16 ga; the other a 12 ga “slug
gun”. The short version of the description of these
pieces is “ absolutely beautiful” ! There is a lot of
attention to detail in both design, and workmanship.
The graining in the wood is remarkable to
say the least, like you can look down into the grain.
The checkering and finishing is hand done and
masterfully so. Likewise the metal work tolerances are
very close. The bluing is deep and rich and beautifully
engraved. The 16 is easily the most eye-catching piece
in my gun cabinet. Something unique about this gun, that
I’ve never seen before; when you close the action the
barrels have a ring akin to a tuning fork. ( I was
taught as a youngster that, no you con’t slam a fine
shotgun closed, you raise the butt to the barrels until
it snaps closed) This is the only one I’ve ever heard
Performance: Ok. So, no, I don’t buy guns
just to look at or in this case listen to. I buy them to
use them and I expect them to perform. If they don’t fit
or shoot as I like, I get rid of them. I have to mention
too, that both showed up here in the middle of a
blizzard, so my usual test firing of at least a round of
clays had to be forgone.
The slug gun is unique to say the least. Left barrel
rifled; Right smoothbore with screw in chokes. A unique
concave rib sighting system that is remarkable in
itself, in that it works equally well as a rifle sight
for the slug or as you would any other SXS shotgun for
bird or buckshot. Slugs hit point of aim at the ranges I
tested at, and buckshot patterns excellently and better
than I expected at the ranges I would be using it at.
This gun is designed for Wild Boar hunting in Europe,
but is the cat’s meow in the thorn and apple thickets
and swamps in the river bottoms of Southern Ontario
where I hunt. Shots are typically fast and close. A long
shot is 50 yards, and I’ve shot them as close as 3
yards. This gun is short, handles fast,mounts and snaps
quickly, and comes on target fast. Double trigger so
that barrel selection is instantaneous. I was thrilled
with it this shotgun season. The very first shot fired
at game took a very nice white tail with the slug barrel
at 50 yards, delivering the slug exactly where I
expected it to go with a perfect heart shot.
This slug gun is well designed. Being
short I expected the recoil to be ponderous, and to burn
the cheek, especially with slugs, but this was not the
case. It shoots very comfortably.
It was also the topic of much discussion around the deer
camp, especially among the synthetic and camo stock
crowd; especially when it put the first deer on the
The 16 ga: I can’t say enough about this gun. My regret
is that I met and married her so late in life. She’s an
eyestopper even for someone who isn’t a gun nut ( or in
my case a gun slut). Like I said she showed up in a
blizzard and I didn’t get a chance to run her through a
round of clays to “get the feel for her”. First outing
was a trip afield and a surprise flush that got centered
in the pattern. First shot ever through that gun. The
dog was making the retrieve before I really realized how
fast and smooth it had all been… like we’d been doing it
all our lives. Not only beautiful to look at but
beautiful to handle. Epitomizes the moniker “Sweet
Sixteen”. I ejected the spent hull and replaced it with
a live round, closed her up and listened to her ring,
and I’m still smiling! I expect it will be the gun of
choice for most of the upland seasons, and a lot of the
water fowling too.
Don’t be afraid to purchase/ order an RFM product.
They’re good. Just for the record? .. neither of these
are for sale. Get your own.
David H. D. Ford,
St. Marys, ON
Had a great shoot last evening. Shot the
Pedersoli but also the Westley Richards 95
grains FFG and 1 1/4 oz of Bismuth mag tech
I bought my first o/u shotgun at a local gun show in
2012. This firearm was made by the F.A.I.R. company and
was the Jubilee Prestige 12 gauge.When I saw this gun I
was immediately taken by the beautiful craftmanship and
the fit and finish of the action to the stock. I
shouldered the firearm and it was like an extension of
my arm. The gun fit my shoulder better than my shirt. I
was sold right then and there. I am still learning to
shoot it but it is a dream to shoot. The F.A.I.R.
company makes a quality firearm and after talking to
Will & Donna Bilozir at the same gun show this last
weekend I have decided to purchase the new semi auto
that F.A.I.R. is producing in 12 gauge or hopefully a
20gauge. Whatever gauge they come out with I expect the
quality will be there .
The Iside arrived today. It is marvelous, very nice fit and finish with tight machining tolerances. It makes my Franchi (Fausti made) Highlander SxS's seem a little rough and clunky.
Thank you, Richard Paxton
I shot the FAIR Iside 28ga yesterday at our largest local sporting clays club, and it attracted a lot of very favorable comments. I expect you to get at least one order out of the group.
The Iside handles very nicely with perfect balance at the hinge pin and at 5.7 lbs it will be a marvelous upland field gun. The smoke of skeet station 8 clays was impressive!
The precisely machined fit of the barrels and receiver made assembly a little frustrating but I am getting better at finding the sweet spot.
Regards, Richard P.
Sharp tail hunting with my Pedersoli 12 ga La Bohemienne!
Thanks again for your help and visits at the Chilliwack show. Soon I will be loading my 16gauge ammo for the fall of 2013.
I just wanted to thank you again for getting me going on loading my own Bismuth 16gauge shotshells. A one stop shopping experience with everything I needed to get started, and you even provided me with your own
personal 16ga recipe.
After last October, I couldn't be happier..... thanks to you...... Now I am able to shoot my trusty old LC Smith SxS and
with the Bismuth , it shoots even better than ever!
Please find enclosed a photo taken after a successful morning of duck hunting, back in Sask. That number 5 Bismuth even claimed a pair of snow geese that came close to the decoys.
Thanks again, Will , for your great products and kind assistance
Terry V - British Columbia
"The F.A.I.R shotguns are some of the best off the rack guns a shooter can buy as far as I am concerned. They point naturally, the chokes are top shelf, and they are superbly made. Will was very accommodating and helpful right from the get go, as was the factory themselves. He gets me my component orders as fast as he can, and goes out of his way to make sure we up here in the far north are never without service.
I recommend the company and F.A.I.R shotguns to everyone I meet!"
David Henry Todd - Northern Alberta
"I got the 16 gauge in the mail yesterday. Looks fantastic. Hope to get out and pound a few hundred rounds this weekend. I really marveled at the metal fit and finish on your gun when I first looked at it and again on mine. It really is top quality. They must have some top of the line machining tools with a great attention to detail from the staff."
James Allan Whyte - Vancouver Island
September 27, 2012
I just wanted to thank you for the AYA. It fits perfectly and is a joy to shoot.
Dave Todd and his Pedersoli 12 gauge La Bohemienne side-by-side shotgun.
August 22, 2012
I received my Ugartechea 75 recently from Bilozir Fine Guns. The gun exceeded my expectation from a true side lock! With a few outings at the skeet club, I constantly get positive remarks on the quality of the gun. You certainly do get a lot of gun for the money! The one positive experience dealing with Will is there is absolutely no pressure. Looking forward to the grouse season.
August 22, 2012
The Combi arrived yesterday and I was able to take it clay shooting. The gun is everything I thought it would be. Thanks for the advice on not going with the Strecher trigger. I can see where it would be an issue with double triggers. The feel and fit of the gun is great. The quality of all the pieces is top notch. I am really pleased with the entire package. If you have any potential customers in the area I would be more than happy to show them the gun if someone was interested. All you need to do is ask. Thanks for everything.
Fausti 'Style' 12 ga.
I received the shotgun on Wednesday. I didn't get home until late Wednesday so I didn't open up the package until Thursday.
I couldn't be more pleased! The gun feels great and the workmansip is flawless! I just wanted to pop you a note of appreciation. It was good and easy doing business with you and I'm certain that I'll get a lifetime of great shooting out of the gun.
"I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for putting the 20 ga Ugartechea Model 110 and the 12 ga Davide Pedersoli in my hands. The past hunting season was a true joy and without question I was asked more questions about my firearms than I ever have before. I hope your hunting season was as enjoyable as mine.
Dealing with both of you was a joy and at no time did I feel pressured into making a rash decision or purchase. You were more concerned about fit and use and you addressed my concerns perfectly. Thanks again and I look forward to our next encounter...."
"Just thought I'd tell you how much I'm enjoying shooting the FAIR 20/28 ga combo. Two weeks ago we released some chukars and I used both barrel sets, looks like I'm going to need to practice more with the 28ga, but both were a pleasure to shoot. Two days ago shot in the Ringneck Classic and used only the 20 ga, the gun is light and fast enabling me to get on the birds very quickly. Can't wait until the fall when I can go out and look for wild birds, being so light I'll be able to pack it around all day without being fatiqued. Thanks again"
"Bilozir Fine Guns is the exclusive Canadian importer of F.A.I.R. shotguns.
Dollar for dollar, F.A.I.R. shotguns are unrivalled in mechanical workmanship and material quality.
I purchased mine a year and a half ago and have since fired 9000 rounds through it on the skeet field, with the only evidence being the normal rubbing on the breach plate from shotgun shells being soundly locked up for firing! Bilozir Fine Guns is happy to provide one on one service for selection and fit of your new shotgun. They will ensure that both you and your new shotgun will always be in good hands."
September 20, 2011
"My Ugartechea is perfect for me. It is lightweight, beautiful and comfortable with the custom stock. Today I shot my first Canada Goose shooting my 28 gauge Ugartechea with a #6 Bismuth load!"
Donna Bilozir - De Winton, AB
"Finally had a chance to test fire the 9.3x74/20G Combi F.A.I.R Prestige. Both barrels shoot to same point at 50 yards with amazing accuracy.
The 20 gauge slugs, both the Remington and Winchester are punching one big hole. The 9.3x74 with 286 grain slugs has a lot more recoil but not too bad.
(like a .458) as the gun only weighs 6.5lbs is not a surprise! I would like to try the Combi on wild boar!!"
Peter - Strathmore, AB
Feb 17, 2010
"Just got the Sabatti before the week end and thanks you !
It is a very nice firearm and definitely worth the money ! Loved everything about it, wood, fitting, really nice balance, a terrific small action. If I had to change one thing, I would ask Sabatti to do like Heym on their PH rifle and not bother with the engraving. But this is a small critic.
I did not have a chance to shoot, however, it as a good friend of mine fell in love with it and swore he would not leave my place without it - I sold it to him only a couple hours after I received it. I simply cannot stand to see a grown up man drooling, whimpering and crying (-:
This is the fastest turn around I ever had on one of my guns! "
Paul - Yukon