Ben Baker is a lifelong hunter and fisherman. His first experience with a gun was, literally, carrying a cork popgun with his grandfather on a dove hunt. The young Mr. Baker was still in diapers at that time. He has hunted across the United States and Canada with everything from .22 shorts to a .50 BMG. His favorite long gun is the Mosin Nagant in 7.62x54r. His preferred handgun is a Colt Government 1911 in .45 ACP. He may be the only person on the planet to have hunted, and killed, a bobwhite quail with the .45 ACP. His favorite shotgun is the Mossberg 500.

For nearly 30 years, Ben has professionally reviewed guns and gun accessories. His writing on many topics has appeared in publications and websites across the planet.