Gun Digest Editors


About Gun Digest Editors

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 the Caribou Media Group.

Editorial Standards

At Gun Digest, we uphold our commitment is to our audience and 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