Michael Bane

Michael 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.

Dave Spaulding: Killing Sacred Cows!

Over a storied career in law enforcement, Dave Spaulding emerged as one of the top firearms trainers in America. His Handgun Combatives' classes, driven both by his skill as a presenter and his dry humor, were filled almost as soon as they were announced. Dave has zero respect for sacred cows, and today he slays a herd!

The NRA in Dallas…a Mixed Bag!

With all eyes on the NRA election, there was also a host of new firearms introductions…including some surprises!

RIA’s Just About Perfect 9mm Revolver

Michael has been revisiting Rock Island Armory's Czech-built AL9.0 9mm revolver, and he can’t speak highly enough of the 6-shooter. Also, new products from Streamlight and the first look at C&H Precision’s affordable optics.

Getting Ready for the NRA Show!

MB’s appearances at the NRA Show this weekend — ask questions, get signed pictures, complain bitterly about the podcast music…the sky’s the limit!

Serious Reading for Serious People

In addition to celebrating his birthday, Michael did some serious reading over the weekend. Here are some thoughtful articles that everyone should read.

Break Out the Wrist-Busters!

The hint of a revolver hunting trip to Africa next year has Michael breaking out his “wrist-buster” big guns from Taurus, S&W and Magnum Research. Which would be the choice for the Dark Continent? Also, Kahr Arms double-stack 9mm will be formally launched very, very soon...

Opinions are Explosive!

This week Michael tackles the whole morass of “my opinion can beat up your opinion,” and other utterly stupid effects of the Internet on the Gun Culture.

Little Guns; Big Scopes

This week, Michael introduces his latest Bond Arms derringer, the Stinger “Fireball,” then goes on to suggest how such a gun might be used. Also, Steiner, a legend in military optics, has landed a brilliant entry into the hunting/general purpose side of the market.

A Great Day on the Range with WYOTAC!

This week Michael recounts working as an adjunct instructor for WYOTAC, Wyoming Tactical, in their Intuitive Defensive Shooting class, and how some of the lessons learned help us navigate the changing landscapes for self-defense.

Secrets to Red Dot Mastery!

This week we have a little change in direction with an interview with Mike Ox, coauthor along with Erick Gelhaus and Marcus Custer, of RED DOT MASTERY, a comprehensive look at learning and mastering dot optics on handguns.