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Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a life’s journey of education, enlightenment and the enjoyment of firearms. Each week Student of the Gun will introduce our listeners to all manner of firearms related topics be they sport, recreation or personal defense.

Unlike the television format, through the magic of digital radio, we will have the opportunity to explore topics more deeply rather than just give them a quick glance. Discussions will address both that which is current news in the firearms world as well as traditions and foundational principles. Student of the Gun, a beginner once, a student for life.

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Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a life’s journey of education, enlightenment and the enjoyment of firearms. Each week Student of the Gun will introduce our listeners to all manner of firearms related topics be they sport, recreation or personal defense.

Unlike the television format, through the magic of digital radio, we will have the opportunity to explore topics more deeply rather than just give them a quick glance. Discussions will address both that which is current news in the firearms world as well as traditions and foundational principles. Student of the Gun, a beginner once, a student for life.

    UFC Fighter Stands Up to Communists | SOTG 1047

    UFC Fighter Stands Up to Communists | SOTG 1047

    Rose Namajunas, a female UFC Fighter has had the courage in our cowardly world to stand up and say what needs to be said. Communism is bad and “better dead than red”. We used to understand this in the United States. We applaud her bravery for speaking the truth. 
    During the week’s Finished Firearm segment from Duracoat University, Professor Paul shows off the refinished Mossberg 930, semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun. This shotgun is one of several in the “Punisher Collection” that Mr. Markel recently completed.  
    Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:
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    Enjoy the show! And remember…
    You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • [0:02:45] Prof. Paul talks about Audio Books
    • [0:08:41] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University
        • TOPIC: Mossberg 930 12 Gauge
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:31:00] ‘Better Dead Than Red’: UFC Fighter Doubles Down On Anti-Communism Remarks www.dailywire.com
    FEATURING: Daily Wire, DuraCoat University, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells, Inc., CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, SWAT Fuel
    FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.dailywire.com:
    UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas isn’t backing down from her criticisms of communism, reiterating her family’s struggles against communist oppression.
    Ahead of her April 24 fight against Chinese champion Zhang Weili, Namajunas, who is Lithuanian-American, said her motivation for winning the fight is partly fueled by her opposition to communism.
    ESPN reported Tuesday:
    Namajunas’ family is from Lithuania, and she said she has drawn inspiration from the documentary, “The Other Dream Team.” The film focuses on the 1992 Lithuanian men’s national basketball team, which entered the Barcelona Olympics as an independent country after the fall of the Soviet Union.
    Namajunas recently told a Lithuanian outlet that the movie is a reminder that “it’s better dead than red,” an anti-communist expression coined during the Cold War. She also said Zhang is “red” and that freedom is a “huge motivating factor” for why she fights.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 53 min
    Ammo: Now is the Time | SOTG 1046

    Ammo: Now is the Time | SOTG 1046

    Have you been holding out, waiting for ammunition prices to drop back to where they were in 2019? During our Brownells Bullet Points segment, Paul and Jarrad will discuss the state of the industry and explain why right now is the time to purchase ammunition if you need it.
    We have an SOTG Homeroom for you folks from CrossBreed Holsters. “Hey, let’s be careful out there.” The summer has not even begun and a day hiker lost her life in the mountains of California. Professor Paul discusses items that should be in your day pack and critical, life-saving gear that every person who enjoys the outdoors should have on their person. 
    Also, we recently discovered a company that we want to share with you. Tune in to hear our experiences with this new company and what they have to offer.
    Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:
    • Send an Email
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    Enjoy the show! And remember…
    You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • [0:02:33] Brownells Bullet Points - brownells.com
        • TOPIC: Ammo is Coming Back, prices are not going to get better
    • [0:20:05] Star Treatments April fundraiser www.facebook.com/StarTreatmentsOrg
        • The Operator 3: Operation Diomedes www.ShopSOTG.com
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:25:33] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com
        • TOPIC: Let’s be careful out there
        • Woman found dead in mountains after going missing on hike in Southern California abcnews.go.com
    • Professor Paul wrote an article about Smoke Grenades www.studentofthegun.com
        • Shudder Bombs: Affiliate Link
    FEATURING: Shudder Bombs, ABC News, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells, Inc., CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, SWAT Fuel
    FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com. iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.studentofthegun.com:
    Smoke grenades have been used for centuries by various militaries around the world for both providing temporary concealment and for signalling. Before the modern, wire-pull or pin release canisters, armies used devices wrapped in paper and ignited with a torch or sparks. They used clay pots and other containers to create smoke screens to blind the enemy and hide their movement.
    The original smoke bombs or smoke screens were white or gray. Today, there are a variety of colors available to the prepared and well-equipped unit. White might be the most common color but, yellow, red, blue, green and even violet are often used in the field.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
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    • 54 min
    Don’t Mess with Texas | SOTG 1045

    Don’t Mess with Texas | SOTG 1045

    A bill is working its way through the Texas State House that would preempt and nullify Federal gun control and confiscation within the borders of the state. We will discuss the bill and suggest that every free state in the nation passes similar measures to protect their people from the criminals in DC. 
    What is our Duracoat Finished Firearm of the week? Professor Paul has a handgun to discuss with you. This one is a bit unique. Listen louder, you might learn something new. 
    Also, what do the founding documents of the United States say is the role and purpose of government? You might be surprised to learn that the government is not supposed to be your daddy or your savior.
    Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:
    • Send an Email
    • Send a Text
    • Call Us
    Enjoy the show! And remember…
    You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • [0:01:14] Government is a necessary evil, meant to be limited in their powers.
    • [0:07:09] Finished Firearms - DuraCoat Firearm Finishes
        • TOPIC: M1911A1 Llama .45acp
        • Check out DuraCoat University: www.duracoatfirearmfinishes.com
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:21:25] What about SOCOM Marines being issued 1911s?
    • [0:24:48] Texas House Committee Passes Bill to Ban State Enforcement of Future Federal Gun Control blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com
    FEATURING: DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells, Inc., CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, SWAT Fuel
    FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com. iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com:
    Today, a Texas House committee passed a bill that would ban state and local enforcement of any new federal gun control, a major step toward bringing such federal acts to an end within the state.
    Rep. Justin Holland (R-Rockwall) introduced House Bill 2622 (HB2622) on March 17. Since then, it has garnered 49 additional cosponsors and the support of Gov. Greg Abbott.
    The proposed law would prohibit any Texas governmental agency, including state and local police departments, from contracting with or in any other manner providing assistance to a federal agency or official with respect to the enforcement of a federal statute, order, rule, or regulation purporting to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition if the statute, order, rule, or regulation imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity or size limitation or a registration requirement, that does not exist under the laws of the state of Texas.
    “We can’t rely on the Federal Government to lead on this issue and in reality — they will do vastly more harm than good for gun rights,” Holland said in a news release announcing the introduction of the bill.
    (Click Here for Full Text)

    • 47 min
    Punisher Collection and Precision Rifle | SOTG 1044

    Punisher Collection and Precision Rifle | SOTG 1044

    What is the Punisher collection and what does it entail? Professor Paul is back with news about his latest Duracoat project and how that led to a new Op Ed piece from our friend, Nicholas Orr. 
    During our Brownells Bullet Points we will discuss the XM177E2, better known as the CAR-15.  What did Paul do to the gun this last weekend? 
    Also, we have an SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters. What should your priorities be when it comes to concealed carry and your daily defense? We discuss, not just firearms, but other items that every citizen should have on their person every time they leave their house.
    Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:
    • Send an Email
    • Send a Text
    • Call Us
    Enjoy the show! And remember…
    You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • [0:02:30] Precision Rifle Course - Aug 06-08 www.ShopSOTG.com
    • [0:04:35] Brownells Bullet Points - brownells.com
        • TOPIC: Professor Paul completed the Duracoat Punisher collection over the weekend
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:13:30] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com
        • TOPIC: Concealed Carry Priorities: What is most important? 
        • The Fundamental Four - www.studentofthegun.com/articles
    • [0:20:45] Jarrad & Paul Hallucinate 
    • [0:32:37] How Hollywood disgraced the Punisher
        • Our friend Nick wrote a new article www.officialnicholasorr.com/hollywood
    • [0:44:44] Q&A Session
        • Agreed, but what does that have to do with using your rear sight post though? There is a great benefit to having a light. When you use light those dots become nonexistent but I still train to use my sights in conjunction with my light. - Gerardo S. Facebook
        • Answer - The Science of Sight www.studentofthegun.com/articles/accur8-sights
    FEATURING: Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells, Inc., CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, SWAT Fuel
    FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com. iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.officialnicholasorr.com/hollywood:
    It has been long enough now since Seasons 1 and 2 of The Punisher aired on Netflix. If you still have not watched the show and are worried about spoilers, read on at your own risk. You have been warned. Is it possible for fiction to be realistic? Do Hollywood writers get an automatic pass when for getting it wrong? For this piece we will examine how Hollywood scriptwriters disgraced The Punisher.
    As true fans of the character will be aware of, The Punisher first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man as an antagonist, a side character, in issue #129 in 1974. Side note: if you have a mint copy, it will fetch you north of $5000 online. Frank Castle was introduced as a USMC combat-veteran. Naturally, the most recent conflict at that time was the Vietnam War.
    The stand alone Punisher comics did not hit the shelves until mid-1980’s. Fast forward to today, Marvel and Netflix introduced The Punisher to the newest generation as a USMC veteran of the current Global War on Terror. Just as he did in the comic books, Frank Castle spent time alongside Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, before branching out with his own story.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 50 min
    Pepper Spray: Understanding Less-than-Lethal | SOTG 1043

    Pepper Spray: Understanding Less-than-Lethal | SOTG 1043

    Do you understand how to use OC/Pepper Spray and the genuine difference between lethal or deadly force and less than lethal force? Sadly, there are many people who try to substitute one for the other. The results can be disastrous.
    Professor Paul has been a Use of Force instructor for three decades. He will break down the use of pepper spray, when it works, and when it does not. Please listen to this before you spend money on a self-defense product.
    During our Finished Firearm of the Week segment from Duracoat University, Paul and Jarrad will consider some refinishing projects. Paul will discuss the upcoming Punisher Series of guns. Also, our friends as Star Treatments have a Giveaway promotion for those of you who help support their worthy charity.
    Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:
    • Send an Email
    • Send a Text
    • Call Us
    Enjoy the show! And remember…
    You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • SOTG Radio, heard in 170 countries and growing and hated by curmudgeons all over the world.
    • Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University
       • TOPIC: Working on the Punisher projects with Duracoat
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • Pepper Spray and Less than Lethal - www.armedlivingdvd.com
       • First 50 people can use Promo Code “ 1043 ” for 29% OFF
    • Assaulted with a Bike twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer
    • Star Treatments Fundraiser www.facebook.com/StarTreatmentsOrg
       • Step 1: Buy a coffee mug ShopSOTG.com
       • Step 2: Be entered to win
    FEATURING: Star Treatments, @ElijahSchaffer, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells, Inc., CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, SWAT Fuel
    FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com. iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    Watch the Source Video: twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer

    • 53 min
    TN Goes Constitutional Carry and Century Arms AP5 | SOTG 1042

    TN Goes Constitutional Carry and Century Arms AP5 | SOTG 1042

    The Tennessee Assembly has passed a constitutional carry bill and sent it to Governor Lee who has publicly endorsed it and will sign it into law. We congratulate and applaud Tennessee and welcome them to the club.
    During our Brownells Bullet Points segment we will consider the new AP5 9mm pistols from Century Arms. We will also discuss the numerous parts and upgrades that are available for this MP5 clone.
    For our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we are extremely disappointed and angry to find that the 9th Circuit Court has once more failed the people and sided with the totalitarian state.  Do you believe that 14th Century British Law applies to the United States in 2021?
    Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:
    • Send an Email
    • Send a Text
    • Call Us
    Enjoy the show! And remember…
    You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!

    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • [0:02:45] Peacock censoring Old Wrestling, Zach doesn’t care about wrestling anymore
    • [0:08:14] Our friend Nicholas Orr has released a new book in The Operator series: Operation Diomedes www.officialnicholasorr.com 
    • [0:09:54] Brownells Bullet Points - brownells.com
       • TOPIC: Century Arms AP5, we take a closer look
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:38:06] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com
       • TOPIC: The Courts Fail the People, again, but there is good news
       • Carrying Guns in Public Is Not a Constitutional Right, Ninth Circuit Rules www.courthousenews.com
    • [0:53:10] TN legislature passes permitless handgun carry bill www.fox13memphis.com
     
    FEATURING: Courthouse News, Fox13 Memphis, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells Inc, Crossbreed Holsters, SWAT Fuel, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes
    FIND US ON: Full30, Parler, MeWe.com. iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.courthousenews.com:
    Americans have no right to carry guns in public, a divided en banc Ninth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday, reversing a prior Ninth Circuit decision that struck down a Hawaii firearm restriction as unconstitutional.
    “There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,” U.S. Circuit Judge Jay Bybee, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote for the majority of an 11-judge panel in a 127-page opinion.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.fox13memphis.com/news:
    Late Monday evening, the Tennessee General Assembly approved Gov. Lee’s legislation to allow most adults to carry handguns without obtaining a permit.
    Governor Bill Lee backed the bill but said there is little concern for gun safety throughout the state. The bill restricts some people from getting their hands on a weapon without a permit, including people who have had a DUI in the past five years or two DUIs in 10 years.
    The permitless carry bill passed the House of Representatives 64-29 on Monday night. Only five House Republicans voted against it.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
726 Ratings

726 Ratings

Cokehead4200000 ,

Good stuff

Just found the podcast and am really enjoying it. Keep up the good work!

robsmith77 ,

SOTG Review

If you want to know the history, truth, and present status of our Glorious Country than this is the go to Podcast for you! Professor Paul and the crew will tell you the truth even if you don’t want to hear it. One of the best podcast on the air today!

Snowsog ,

5 min. Of info, the rest is commercials.

Unsubscribed about 1 yr. ago. Tried it again, because I really like Markle. He’s great on AAR. I just can’t handle his sales podcast.
Sorry Mr. Markle.

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