About Us

Mission Statement

Gun Digest is the foremost firearms publisher in the world. Since 1944 we have made keeping shooters, firearms collectors, and plain old gun aficionados informed the target of our books, magazines, and websites. We build shooters’ firearms knowledge base, inspiring them to pursue and expand their shooting interests—from the range to the field and in competition. Gun Digest is part of Caribou Media Group.

Editorial Standards

At Gun Digest, our commitment to our audience precedes all other considerations, including revenue. Editorial independence is at the core of our operations, forming the bedrock of trust with our readers. Consequently, editorial decisions are made autonomously by our team of editors, writers, video producers, freelance writers, and social media managers, without any external interference. Our content has and will continue to remain free from influence from individuals outside of editorial and content management.


Publisher: Jim Schlender
Editor-In-Chief: Luke Hartle
Managing Editor: Laura Peltakain
Digital Editor: Elwood Shelton
Online Editor: Adam Borisenko
Senior Art Director: Gene Coo
Art Director: Katia Sverdlova