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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.

Sporterizing Mausers

They’re bygone days now because you can buy a quality and accurate rifle like a Mossberg or Savage for a few hundred bucks, but...

A Cheap Gun

In my 20+ years of gunwriting, a common and regular complaint I deal with is whiners wanting to know why every gun write up...

Packing For Safari

By the time you read this, I will have returned from a 10-day plains game safari in Namibia and I thought you might be...

Kel-Tec P3AT

I’m going to go out on a really thin limb here, but I think the Kel-Tec P3AT was a significant contributor to the surge...

Holland & Holland’s “Little” Big Bore

The .375 H&H cartridge was a total game changer when the British firm of Holland & Holland introduced it in 1912. It was one...

“Poor Man’s” Benelli?

Benelli semi-auto shotguns are some of the most trusted guns used by professionals who make their living with a shotgun whether it’s for tactical...

Bullet Library

Since Marky and Freeze have gone to the trouble and expense to make is possible for you to post photos in the comments section,...

The 17 Mach 2

When American Rifleman magazine featured the 17 HMR on its famous “white” cover, the magazine called it “The Little Cartridge That Could” as a...

Antelope Rigs

Pronghorn antelope aren’t so hard to kill as they are to get close to. They not only have super vision, but also like wide...

Rolling Papers—They’re Not Just For Pot

I have to give credit for this blackpower tip to my good friend and noted handgun guru, Charlie Petty. I was looking for a...

Bench Shooting Tips

If you want to shoot the smallest groups with your rifle, you need to do a bit more than throw a pillow over the...

The One That Got Away

Every so often in the business of gun writing you send back a gun that you wish you had bought instead. When I worked...

Mossberg Rifles Are Not Cheap

A few years back I wrote in another publication about a bear hunt where I used a Mossberg rifle topped with a Swarovski scope....

Stolen Valor For Guns

Marky’s post about the legitimate wear on his little VP9 got me thinking about gun wear and what it means. To me, it’s like...

Turkey Tune Up

If it’s not already turkey season in your neck of the woods, it should be soon. As much as it’s a thrill to have...
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