Jim House

Jim House began shooting with a single shot BB gun at a very early age. Now, seventy years later, he is an airgun enthusiast. After a 32-year career as a chemistry professor at Illinois State University, he has written extensively about shooting sports, which has resulted in the books American Air Rifles and CO2 Pistols and Rifles. His books also include The Gun Digest Book of 22 Rimfire and, with his wife Kathleen, Customize the Ruger 10/22. Jim is the Reloading Editor for Gun World magazine and a Contributing Editor for The Varmint Hunter Magazine, The Backwoodsman, Airgun Hobbyist, and The Illinois Shooter. Although a lot of his work is with firearms, he maintains a keen interest in airgunning while also serving as Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Why Hunt with an Airgun?

As urban sprawl continues, some types of hunting are conducted in somewhat congested areas. Even a...

Practice

Having addressed the subject of airgun power, we should now consider the issue of preparing for the...

Use Enough Gun

A .177 caliber air rifle in the hands of a skilled, patient hunter is an effective tool for...

Legal Issues Related to Airgun Use

The development of regulations related to use of arms of any type is a volatile area that undergoes...

Hunting Safety

If done correctly, shooting sports and hunting can be safe, enjoyable activities. However, done in...

Ancillary Equipment

Although it is possible to hunt with nothing more than an air rifle equipped with effective sights...

Airgun Calibers

There is no reason that an air rifle could not be produced with a bore of any reasonable size,...

Airgun Ballistics

A hunter who goes after small game and pests with an air rifle chooses to accept a handicap...

Airgun Sighting and Accuracy

A powerful air rifle shooting excellent pellets is totally ineffective on game unless the pellet...

What is an Airgun?

Although modern airguns differ markedly from early versions, the basic principles utilized in the...