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.
Shooting Gallery, which Bane created and hosts, 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 Foundation.
Bane 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.
He 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.