Dan Zimmerman – Managing Editor
Born and raised in St. Louis, Dan is now a happy Texan, living in the Live Music Capital of the World. He’s been shooting guns for the last 25 years and writing about them for the last eight or so. While he finds pistols and rifles lots o’ fun, it’s shotguns that have always really floated his boat. He’s happiest breaking clays, but has become a fan of duck and pheasant hunting, too.
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Jeremy S. – Associate Editor
Jeremy brings an engineer’s mind and a background in product design and R&D to the gun reviews process. While he’s always looking for objective data, Jeremy has been an avid shooter since childhood and loves getting behind all types of handguns, rifles, and shotguns. His safes are full, his ammo shelves are sagging, and he’s coordinating much of TTAG’s gun and gear reviews while attempting to hold down a “real job” as well.
Though Jeremy’s cowboy boots were made by hand in Washington State, he’s now a proud Texas resident after moving to the Austin area in early 2017.
Help fund Jeremy’s objective gear testing (muzzle brake, trigger, flashlight, and other “buyer’s guide” shootouts) via his Patreon page.
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John Boch – Writer
A few years after graduating from the University of Illinois, John found a tiny group of gun owners relegated to the dreary basement of a restaurant in Urbana. When word of their presence spread in the less than gun-friendly community, the restaurant was torn down. The meeting was moved to another venue in Urbana. That location was later razed as well.
The gaggle of gun enthusiasts got the hint and moved their meetings outside of Urbana, attracting more great people to become Guns Save Life, a regional gun rights group with thousands of members across 40 states, monthly meetings in six cities across Illinois, a monthly journal (GunNews) with a circulation of 20,000, and a highway sign program seen by 600,000 people a day. Education and activism are what GSL is all about and John is passionate about all three, today working as the Executive Director of Guns Save Life.
As a firearms instructor with GSL Defense Training for nearly 20 years, he’s helped instruct thousands of adults. The GSL Defense Training cadre of over twenty instructors brings cutting edge training to civilians, as one of only a handful of companies nationwide offering force-on-force classes to civilians and a unique personal protection for teens course. John’s also a Live Free USA Survival instructor, but much prefers sleeping in a bed over roughing it in a bivouac.
He’s a student of the gun, having taken dozens of classes from many top national instructors and schools in firearms, knife, Krav Maga hand-to-hand, and survival studies. Yes, he’s married to guns. More recently, he also married Wendy (Lund) Boch, a delightful woman who could do better. John’s ferret Nippers is also world-famous thanks to The Truth About Guns and some anti-gunners attacking him personally.
John’s the published author of hundreds of articles on self-defense strategies, firearms use, defensive mindset and product reviews. John also serves as editor emeritus of GunNews Magazine. He’s also (legally) carried a gun every day since the late 1990s – no small feat as a civilian in Illinois.
He has a reputation for being a terrible boat driver, tragically losing most of his guns and ammo in a series of unfortunate accidents, including some in the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Michigan, and, most recently, Lake Bloomington.
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Travis Pike – Writer
Travis is from the Deep South part of Florida, which means North Florida. He spent five years in the USMC School for Troubled Boys as a machine gunner and took a couple of trips around the world. He grew up in a family of hunters and shooters and has never known a time in his life without firearms. He combined that love with a keyboard while he was a Marine and has been writing about guns, knives, and other fun stuff for almost a decade. He’s an NRA certified instructor and enjoys teaching when time allows.
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Beth Baumann is a publicist turned journalist and has written for a number of publications. She was the political reporter and editor at The Daily Wire, associate editor at Townhall, weekend editor at TheBlaze, and a contributor for Bearing Arms and PolitiChicks. She has also been published in The Daily Caller and California Political Review. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily, Human Events, Real Clear Politics, and many others.
Before writing full-time, Beth was the outreach specialist for Tedder Industries (Alien Gear Holsters), a concealed carry holster manufacturer. She also worked at a small public relations firm in Southern California where she garnered media attention for her clients, conducted political fundraising and helped with event management. Her clients have been featured in The Associated Press, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, Breitbart, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, The Los Angeles Times, as well as in local papers and trade magazines.
Beth now lives in North Idaho with her husband and their animals.
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