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Michael Bane

Michael Bane

Michael Bane defies stereotypes. He has leveraged a successful career as a journalist, writer, and constant adventure seeker into hosting some of the best shooting sports programming in the world. While Michael spends most of his time pursuing extreme sports, fervently promoting the Second Amendment and hosting the successful Outdoor Channel programs Shooting Gallery, MidwayUSA’s The Best Defense and MidwayUSA’s The Best Defense: Survival!, his journalistic credentials are strong and diverse. In fact, he is such a rare figure that The Wall Street Journal, once asked, “How did Michael Bane become the George Plimpton from hell?”

Michael’s writing credits include features in Esquire, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure, along with articles in hundreds of other publications. He has also authored 22 books, most recently a novel about a lawyer-turned-shooting instructor.

In addition to his diverse accomplishments as a journalist and an author, Michael also developed the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Media Education Program. This program allows Michael and other industry leaders to share their knowledge of the media with firearms manufacturers and enthusiasts.

What sets Michael apart from most industry professionals is that he never stops learning or exploring. Finding new products, new stories to tell and taking-on new adventures are factors that make for great television.

With exciting new episodes of Michael’s programs slated to air throughout the year on Outdoor Channel, Michael Bane continues to be an unlikely hero of the shooting sports industry and an innovative thinker dedicated to moving the industry forward. Whether on-camera or behind the scenes, Michael is always ready to break the next big story or take the next big adventure.

In addition to the tv shows on Wednesday night, Michael also hosts a weekly radio show and a weekly video podcast.


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