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Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind. In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.

Which Barrel on Over-Under Shotguns?

Most over/under shotguns let you select which barrel fires first. It’s an important feature because you should select the bottom barrel to fire first...

Ruger’s New Delta Ring/Nut Rocks

Last year, Ruger came out with its new AR-556 rifle. The gun is a very basic direct impingement (DI)-type AR-15 with a suggested retail...

POTD – Knives on Planes in Europe

Thought you'd get a giggle out of the attached photo.  It's a 6-inch stainless steel serrated knife.  The stewardess on Lufthansa kindly provided me...

How Cartridge Cases Are Made

Ever wonder how a centerfire brass cartridge case is made? I didn’t think so, but since you’re a gun nut and I’ve asked the...

Germany’s “Cabela’s”

On a recent hunting trip to Germany, I came across what can only be called the Deutschland equivalent of Cabela’s. Frankonia was stocked with...

Shooting In The Desert

The basic safety rules for shooting are: Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. Be sure of your...

Colt 1903

When I saw Marky’s post about the PD seizing a Colt hammerless 32, it reminded me that I have one. I suspect Marky lusts...

The Egyptian Hakim Rifle

Egypt’s Hakim is a variant of Sweden’s Ljungman Model 42 rifle, but chambered in a more powerful cartridge and with an adjustable gas system.
Egypt’s Hakim is one of those badass battle rifles you’ll occasionally see for sale online and at gun shows. It’s basically a 7.92(8mm Mauser)...

Youth Guns—Build Or Buy?

Youth Guns. Build or Buy
There are several “phases” one goes through as a hunter. They include a phase in which you just want to get an animal to...

Olympic Medalist Shooting Tip — Cross-Eye-Dominance

Olympic Shooter Corey Cogdell
I recently ran into US Olympic medalist Corey Cogdell at the local trap and skeet range. She was there shooting trap in the World...

Making a Fackler Box

The "Fackler" box is named for Dr. Martin Fackler, a wound ballistics professional whose work in his field has lead to the almost universal...

Boresighting without a collimator

Bore Sighting a Rifle So you just bought a new scope, mounted it on your rifle and are ready for the range, right?  Not quite. ...

Fitting A Gun — By Scott Mayer

You’ll shoot better and experience less perceived recoil if you’re shooting a gun that fits, and finding a gun that fits two of my...

Tombstone – The Real Wild West By Sierra Jackson

Almost everyone at some point during their lifetime goes through a cowboy phase, whether it’s playing Cowboys and Indians with their siblings or watching...

Casting Bullets — By Scott Mayer

It’s Past Time To Start Casting Your Bullets Growing up I was captivated by the accounts of the late Col. Harrison and his experiments with...
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