The factory closing is sad news for shotgunners. Imported by Ithaca, Weatherby and under its own name, SKB have always been solid, well-crafted mid-priced guns. I've owned three, and still have a Model 100 side by side, an excellent featherlight grouse gun. Unfortunately I don't own the gun I'm shooting in the picture: the new GC7 target gun. It has a host of competition-ready features, an adjustable comb, and sells for under $2000. Like all SKB O/Us, it locks very solidly by means of a Greener style top cross bolt.