Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Holland And Holland

There are guns, and then there are Holland and Holland guns. The difference between the two of these is as great as the English Channel. I could spend a few paragraphs waxing poetic about their history, what they make, and all that jazz, but really this is one of those rare times where I don't feel compelled to make pretty words. The guns do a fine enough job of telling their own story.

In a collaboration that seems impossible, H&H is actually majority owned by the French fashion brand Chanel.

Responsible for .357 H&H, .300 H&H, .600 Nitro Express, and the monstrous .700 Nitro Express, they are as innovative as they are timeless.

They are one of the few gun companies to truly thrive and succeed in Britain's gun climate, and the only gun maker to hold a Royal Warrant (A supply to the British Crown).

Suffice it to say the H&H is still a very active gun maker, and still the best of the best.


  1. Just read this, and it reminded me. There's an episode of How It's Made that shows how guns are made, and I am 99% certain that they show how H&H guns are made, specifically. There is a TON of hand fitting and shaping to everything that goes into these guns. They are greatly customized to the shooter and everything is supremely well made.

    If I won the lottery, I would definitely have a set of H&H shotguns made. Their cost is high(upwards of $10k, right?), but I think they are one of the few multi-thousand dollar guns that deserve that price.

  2. They must be quite expensive, as the Holland & Holland managing director said that they produce about 80 guns each year.