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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.

Barrett 98B LW

When most shooters think of Barrett, the first thing that comes to mind is their .50-caliber rifle and that makes sense considering all the...

Can Cannon Update

Earlier this year John1911 previewed a new product seen at SHOT Show called the Can Cannon-- a launching device set up for launching full...

Ruger’s Incredible Single Six Convertible Revolver

Ruger's Single Six Convertible revolver comes with two interchangeable cylinders so you can shoot either .22 Long Rifle or .22 WMR cartridges in it....

Howa Mini Grendel

I've spent the past few days in beautiful Casper, Wyoming shooting prairie dogs. I have nothing against prairie dogs--I actually find them kind of...

Cleaning and Whitening Skulls

Not everyone has a colony of dermestid beetles to clean a skull, and many who do quickly realize that they still have to feed...

Cannons!

When you walk into my living room, you’re greeted by either a muzzleloading mountain Howitzer or a field cannon, depending on what mood I’m...

“Civilized” Hunting

As much as I love hunting, the idea of sitting in a treestand and freezing my tail off for hours doesn’t appeal to me....

How Shotshells Are Made

Even if you don’t handload, you probably have a good idea how shotshells are loaded. Powder, wad, shot, crimp. It’s pretty basic. But what...

My Wildcat Cartridge

A “wildcat” cartridge is one where a hobbyist shooter comes up with on his or her own unique cartridge usually by necking an existing...

Antler Tools

Here’s a simple DIY project for your inner buckskinner—cool looking and functional blackpowder tools made from the antlers of that little dinker you shot...

Marlin’s Golden 39A Mountie

When I went through my lever-action phase decades ago, I picked up a Marlin Golden 39A Mountie so I could shoot a lot with...

The .505 Gibbs—Big, But Not So Bad!

When it comes to what I consider the “big-ass” cartridges, one I really like is the .505 Gibbs. It’s beltless, and factory loads send...

POTD – July 4th, 2016 Mexican – American Border

Scott Mayer just sent this to me and it got me to thinking. Today is July 4th, 2016. Exactly 100 years to the day,...

Sling Slip Fix

Recently I’ve become a fan of a sling type called the “Peabody.” It was designed by Gunsite instructor Il Ling New and named after...

9mm Federal

This is one of those cartridge screw-ups you just have to laugh at because it’s so obvious in hindsight. Back in the late 1980s,...
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