Iver Johnson 12 Gauge

The Iver Johnson is a cheaply made 12 gauge shotgun. It has a good overall look though.I have shot one myself and had a good time with it.But they are many down sides to it.

Performance

It does real good in performance,but has a tendency to open when you pull the trigger. It has decent power with small shots such as the Remington Squirrel Shot/Bird Shot. And has more than enough power with 2 3/4 and 3 inch slugs.

Features

It is a single shot 12 gauge (Possibly 20,16,10 and .410 as well) Shotgun. It has an external hammer which needs pulled back to ready the gun for firing. Not sure on the wood but it has a good texture feel to it.

Appeal

In the appeal department.It has a wonderful antique look and is wonderful to have for practice. Makes a good gun for possibly home defense if thats the only 12 gauge you have.

Summary

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The Iver Johnson is a cheaply made 12 gauge shotgun. It has a good overall look though.I have shot one myself and had a good time with it.But they are many down sides to it.

Performance Rating: 
7
Performance: 

It does real good in performance,but has a tendency to open when you pull the trigger. It has decent power with small shots such as the Remington Squirrel Shot/Bird Shot. And has more than enough power with 2 3/4 and 3 inch slugs.

Features Rating: 
5
Features: 

It is a single shot 12 gauge (Possibly 20,16,10 and .410 as well) Shotgun. It has an external hammer which needs pulled back to ready the gun for firing. Not sure on the wood but it has a good texture feel to it.

Appeal Rating: 
7
Appeal: 

In the appeal department.It has a wonderful antique look and is wonderful to have for practice. Makes a good gun for possibly home defense if thats the only 12 gauge you have.

It has the power and good feel but is unreliable when hunting. I do not recommend this gun for hunting unless you have a lot of confidence in your aim. The IJ is a good gun for practice or just for shooting for the heck of it.The one I shot is called the Champion. I liked it but on several occasions it opened when I pulled the trigger,causing the bullet to ejct while it was being fired.The IJ is good for a home trophy as well. In closing I say to all IJ champion owners. Make sure the gun is suitable for shootin. Let your local gunsmith check it before firing.

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5 years 8 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

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SamD

what do you think of my first gun review? I dont know if I done well or not. But I tried. Hope you like it. This is the first time I have ever wrote a gun review so I will try and get better at it. I will try and post more when I shoot different guns. I got one or two more ill write here in a few minutes.

5 years 8 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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snake ...good try pal

i like it man

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5 years 8 weeks ago, 7:46 PM

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Ivan

Thanks. Honestly Ive never wrote a review on a gun till today. Im open on how i can improve. Got any tips ?

5 years 8 weeks ago, 7:54 PM

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snake..first off

kool f--ing avatar pal!!! now as far as the review maybe some pictures to show what your talkin about...i dont know, maybe its me but i like pictures..still i think its a great job!!..

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5 years 8 weeks ago, 8:00 PM

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On the avatar subject my new avatar hasent shown up on my computer yet. I tried loging aou and log back in but it hasent changed. But it may change for me tommorow. Oh well back to the IJ ill find a pic if I can.

5 years 8 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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i am lookin at it and it rocks!!

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5 years 8 weeks ago, 8:08 PM

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Yeah

I will have to just wait till it changes for me.....Change DAMMIT!!! LOL

5 years 8 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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Ivan

I see my new avatar. Took it all night but now I see it.

5 years 8 weeks ago, 12:12 PM

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came out nice huh

yep

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5 years 8 weeks ago, 12:38 PM

Anonymous

Yup Ivan

I like my new avatar better. Has watch and wait feel to it ya know LOL

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