NRA Publications is pleased to announce Ed Friedman will lead Shooting Illustrated—NRA’s monthly newsstand magazine dedicated to personal-protection and tactical firearms, concealed carry and self-defense techniques—and its complementary website,, as Editor in Chief, effective immediately.

Friedman, a member of the Shooting Illustrated editorial staff since 2008, most recently served as Managing Editor.

“Ed Friedman has been instrumental in the success of the Shooting Illustrated brand, playing an integral role in the launch of and the brand’s social media properties while helping to produce the ultimate magazine for today’s firearm enthusiast,” said Doug Hamlin, Executive Director, NRA Publications. “His expertise with the most popular guns, gear and training programs, combined with his creative vision, ensure unrivaled coverage that meets the standard of excellence for which NRA media properties are well known.”

Friedman, a graduate of Georgetown University, holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University. He has more than a decade of experience in the firearm industry, and has undergone diverse training from some of the nation’s top shooting academies, providing him with valuable insight into the subject matter covered in the pages of Shooting Illustrated.

“My passion is firearms designed for self-defense and our cherished, natural right to protect ourselves and our loved ones with those guns,” Friedman said. “Shooting Illustrated combines reviews of those firearms with practical, expert advice on how best to use them for self-defense—advice that could one day save readers’ lives. I look forward to working with our talented team of writers and editors, all among the top communicators in the field of personal defense, to bring readers useful information on protecting themselves, their families and their homes in an increasingly unpredictable world.”

“Ed Friedman has proven himself a valuable member of NRA’s editorial team. His progression through the ranks at Shooting Illustrated speaks volumes about his work ethic, as well as his keen appreciation for the brand’s subject matter and its highly engaged readers,” said NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent. “We are counting on Ed to help grow this vitally important title.”

Helping Friedman continue to expand the magazine and website’s horizons are Associate Editor Jay Grazio, Assistant Editor Bob Boyd and Editorial Assistant Ann Rezelman. Look for Shooting Illustrated, The Definitive Source for the Modern Shooter, at a newsstand near you, or subscribe by calling (877) 223-3840.

Image courtesy Shooting Illustrated

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