Bane defies stereotypes. He has
leveraged a career as a journalist, author, professional adventurer and
acknowledged expert on firearms into some of the most innovative — and
successful — shooting sports programming in the world.
Shooting Gallery, which Bane created and host, is now filming its 17th season, the most
successful shooting show ever. He has traveled around the world covering every
aspect the world of firearms. In addition, Bane’s production involvement such
shows as The Best Defense, Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna, and Shootout Lane has
helped raise the bar for outdoor programming of the world of firearms. He is
the recipient of numerous awards, including 7 “Tellys” and multiple Outdoor Channel “Golden Moose” awards for broadcasting excellence, an Outdoor Channel Lifetime Achievement Award and a Communicator of the Year award from the
Professional Outdoor Media Association and the National Shooting Sports
was actively involved in the creation of 4 shooting sports and regularly shoots
competitively. He is also a big game hunter and a vet bad gunsmith. His weekly
podcast, Down Range Radio, is the most successful firearms podcast on the
Internet and an award-winner in its own right.
is the author of 22 books, 21 non-fictions and one novel. Most recently, he
ghostwrote the biography of his longtime friend Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat.
Bane’s "Over The Edge: A Regular Guy's Odyssey in Extreme Sports" is considered a
classic in the field and led to the Wall Street Journal commenting, “How
did Michael Bane become the George Plimpton from hell?” His "White Boy Singing The Blues" on the relationship between music and culture has been called, “One
of the five best books ever written on rock and roll” and is used extensively
in college courses on American popular culture.