Archive for Jeff Johnston

Which Came First? The Side-by-Side or Over/Under Shotgun?

Yes, Napoleon's bejeweled side-by-side is older than your grandpappy's Browning Superposed, but that doesn't mean side-by-sides out-date over/unders. Or does it?

August 05, 2013

Does Joe Biden's Shotgun Tip Hold Any Truth?

A Washington state man recently arrested for the illegal discharge of a firearm tried to tell police that he'd been adhering to the Vice President's rather questionable self-defense advice.

July 22, 2013

Pigs in Paradise

Hawaii is a sportsman’s paradise with its free-ranging exotics, gamebirds, plentiful wild pigs and perfect weather. American Hunter's Managing Editor Jeff Johnston was given an opportunity to chase hogs on one of the state's beautiful islands with CVA and Hawaii Safaris. The following gallery offers a glimpse of hunting in The Aloha State.

June 21, 2013

Can a Rifle's Accuracy be More Consistent at Long Range than it is at Short Range?

The Summary I’ve heard more than one rifleman say that its possible for a rifle to be more accurate at long range than it is at short range. On first hearing this, I assumed they were talking about

June 13, 2013

Clip or Magazine?

The Correction Gun people are happy to jump all over the poor novice who calls his new handgun's magazine a “clip”, but should they? The Background In order to explore this question we must c

May 09, 2013

Folds of Honor Foundation

Sergeant First Class Ronny Sweger doesn’t fully remember the details of that chaotic day in Afghanistan in 2002—or he chooses to downplay it, as his wife, Claudia, suggests. One major exacerbating

March 25, 2013

Patterned for a Turkey Shoot

Unless your 12-gauge is a lemon, its standard full choke with a quality load of No. 4, 5 or 6 is perfectly adequate for turkeys to 40 yards. But hunters are seldom satisfied with adequate. You can usually squeeze a few more pellets into your shotgun’s pattern. Here’s how.

March 25, 2013

Is Joe Biden's Home-Defense Advice Dangerous?

VP Joe Biden advises people to "just fire the shotgun through the door." At least one expert disagrees. Here's why...

March 22, 2013

Semi-Autos Produce Lower Velocities Than Revolvers

Because semis use gases to cycle the action, some velocity is lost.

March 01, 2013

Do NRA Members Support an "Assault Weapon" Ban?

When data from a Bloomberg-funded poll suggests NRA members are against guns, it's time to investigate.

February 08, 2013

Are Sling Studs Deadly?

When another anti-gun newspaper gets the facts wrong, Bullshooters is here to sort 'em out.

January 24, 2013

Does Small Shot Out-Penetrate Larger Shot?

Its sounds valid, but is it? We investigate.

December 21, 2012

Franchi Instinct

The Instinct features an aluminum receiver is fortified via a titanium insert on the breech face and a checkered forearm and Prince of Wales stock.

December 14, 2012

Does Rice Kill Birds?

What does rice-tossing at weddings have to do with hunting? Perhaps nothing.

December 13, 2012

Correcting the Teacher: A Bullet's Time of Fall

Which hits the ground first; A dropped bullet or a fired bullet?

November 30, 2012