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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.

Lightening The AR Trigger Pull

When I started on the NRA Technical Staff, AR-type rifles were just starting to show up at Camp Perry. It wasn’t easy for the...

Adjustable Gas Blocks Are Awesome

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I never gave an adjustable gas block on an AR-15 much thought until I was forced...

The Dardick Revolver

The cartridge on the left is one you will probably never see outside of a serious ammunition collection or gun show. It’s called a...

Adjustable Chokes

According to patents, in 1866 American Fred Kimble and a Brit named Pape of Newcastle, England, developed shotgun choke boring in their respective countries....

NRA Prunes?

A while back I helped clean out the shed of an elderly friend who had passed away and came across a wooden box readers...

POTD — VA Near Hoover Dam

Scott Mayer sent us this pic a few weeks ago and I think it’s very instructive for the times we live. While there is...

The Model 1917 Revolver

The Model 1917 Had The Back Of The M1911 When the US gunned up for World War I, it pressed a lot of manufacturers into...

Henry’s Damn Fine Guns

Henry Repeating Arms is a company you can’t help but admire because of the people involved, the quality and price of the guns they...

Slug Guns—Smooth Bore or Rifled?

There are several areas in the US that mandate slugs for deer hunting, and even where it’s not law, there’s just something about smacking...

Twist Rate

A friend of mine just jumped into the AR-15 game and wasn’t clear on how to select the optimum twist rate for the various...

Auto Pistol Maintenance

Auto pistols are maintained so that their condition and appearance are preserved and so that they work properly when put to use. Your pistol...

Winchester Brand Celebrated 150 Years At SHOT

The Winchester Brand is 150 years old this year and to commemorate this historic milestone Winchester introduced five special firearms at SHOT that will...

SMI STORM 47

At SHOT Show, SMI Arms featured its interpretation of the ideal modern AK-47. Utilizing popular aftermarket parts along with expert craftsmanship, this rifle was...

New Federal Premium Loads

One of the more interesting loads at SHOT was shown by Federal Premium. Their new American Eagle Syntech range ammunition “promises to redefine the...

ASA Side-Charging ARs

American Spirit Arms released its new non-reciprocating LR-308 Compatible Side Charger upper receivers and the new 308 Carbine at SHOT. The Side Charger is...
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