A New Gauge
Ithaca is no longer based in New York. Mike Farrell, Ithaca's energetic president, has been overseeing the company's revival since he and his cousin, David Dlubak, rescued it from financial crisis. They set up shop in 2007 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, with little more than a batch of drawings, some dedicated employees and a pile of brand-new, expensive machining equipment. Starting from scratch in this manner has proved to be a good thing. Despite a couple of hiccups in getting the revamped company off the ground (this is Ithaca, after all), the guns coming out of the factory are lovely to behold -- more so than the new Featherlight 28-gauge.