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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.

    Only the Police Should Have Guns? | SOTG 1164

    Only the Police Should Have Guns? | SOTG 1164

    “Only the police should have guns.” That is one of the most vapid, pointless, and stupid saying that the liberal left like to spout after every incident of violence were a gun was involved. Are police officers the only people who are “highly trained” enough to carry guns? We’ll consider a few incidents and let you decide.
    Would you like to own a famous vehicle? You have an opportunity to do just that. We’ll discuss that during our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment. During our Brownells Bullet Points, we will discuss some festive clothing and continue with our winter gun build topic.
    Have you ever thought, “I don’t need to be armed when I go to the gas station. They are perfectly safe?”  Well, during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we take a look at a story out of Philadelphia. The anti-gun nitwits have found another epidemic; gas station violence. Listen louder for this one. 
    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
    [0:03:20] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: You can own the Duracoat T-REX www.duracoatfirearmfinishes.com 150 Rules for Life: Volume 1 of ∞ https://amzn.to/3ERaUmz Zach “The Shipping Ogre” wrote a new book! A coffee table book, similar to Dad Rules, full of good advice and easy-to-understand rules of our world! Note: This is not an Official SOTG branded or endorsed book Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:21:14] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: Magpul Ugly Xmas Sweaters and hats too www.brownells.com SUB-TOPIC: Brownells BRN-4 Piston Upper Receiver Kits www.brownells.com BLACK FRIDAY IS ALMOST HERE! - ShopSOTG.com Bundles, Books, Patches & More! [0:32:05] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Bloomberg’s Propagandists Now Blame Gas Stations for Philadelphia Murders www.ammoland.com Horrifying Security Camera Footage Shows Robber ‘Executed’ A ‘Very Gracious’ Store Clerk (SOTG Homeroom from SOTG 1155) studentofthegun.com [0:48:30] Cops are the only ones smart and trained enough to handle guns… Deputy Accidentally Shoots High Schooler During Classroom Drill www.thedailybeast.com Sansom Park officer remains in hospital after being shot in face during police training www.star-telegram.com FEATURING: The Daily Beast, Star-Telegram, Ammoland, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
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    SOURCES
    From www.thedailybeast.com:
    An Indiana student was wounded after a sheriff’s deputy leading a high school class through a law enforcement scenario accidentally discharged his service weapon, according to Vermillion County officials.
    The deputy was identified by Indiana State Police as Tim DisPennett, a 19-year veteran of the county sheriff’s department. DisPennett was instructing a popular vocational class on officer training, and was conducting a so-called “bad guy” drill when he fired his weapon, according to WTHI-TV. The high school senior was grazed by the bullet, and he was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
    The superintendent of the South Vermillion Community School Corp., Dave Chapman, said the student described the pain as a “sting,” WDRB reported. DisPennett has been placed on administrative leave for the length of an investigation into the matter, a state police spokesperson said.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.ammoland.com:

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Gun Beats Rock & Should the PepperBall Launcher Exist? | SOTG 1163

    Gun Beats Rock & Should the PepperBall Launcher Exist? | SOTG 1163

    Apparently thugs haven’t gotten the word yet, however, in addition to paper, gun beats rock. A Virginia homeowner was attacked in a “quiet neighborhood” and forced to use a gun to save his life.
    Are you ready for your winter gun build project? During our Brownells Bullet Points we’ll discuss some of the pieces and parts needed. Also, are you ready for some Metal? DuraMetl to be specific. Duracoat has you covered.
    What does Professor Paul think about pepperball guns? For our SOTG Homeroom segment from CrossBreed Holsters we will consider any potential value from these tools.
    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
    [0:00:00] Fox Knives from BattlBox 92 juxxi.com [0:06:55] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Remember, the Duracoat Heavy Metal DuraMetll products www.duracoatfirearmfinishes.com Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:23:30] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: Christensen Arms barrels and parts for your Winter Gun Project https://bit.ly/3hEhWlf [0:37:40] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: PepperBall Launcher: Should it Exist? Get a can of Fox https://foxlabs.com/ [0:53:20] Oakton homeowner shoots & kills intruder who struck him with stick, rock: police wjla.com/news This week on Student of the Gun University Podcast TOPIC: The Road to Mastery  Go to www.sotgu.com for all links and to support the show FEATURING: FOX Labs, WJLA, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
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    SOURCES
    From wjla.com/news:
    Detectives with the Fairfax County Police Department spent hours at the Oakton house Thursday where they say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder Wednesday evening.
    "It's still a very, very active investigation, but preliminarily, we are investigating this as a self-defense fatal shooting," Second Lieutenant James Curry with the Fairfax County Police Department said on the scene Wednesday night.
    Police identified the man who was killed Friday as 24-year-old Eduardo Santos of Herndon. They said it's unclear why he walked up to that particular home at about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Police do not believe the homeowner knew the man.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Coming Famine & Wife Saves Husband | SOTG 1162

    The Coming Famine & Wife Saves Husband | SOTG 1162

    Why is the world threatened with famine and what can you do about it? We closely examine the threat to not only the United States food supply, but to that entire world. We have several sources for you to consider. 
    During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we have a Go Team moment where a woman saved her husband by using her concealed handgun. The seasons are changing. Is it time for a new Duracoat Finish? Remember the Mission Specific coating. Also, during our Brownells Bullet Point, we follow up on our previous discussion on red dot sights. Brownells is offering a brand new closed emitter optic.
    Lastly, we are excited to learn of a new Christmas Story movie. Are you looking for a wholesome family activity during the holiday season? We have a suggestion for you.
    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
    [0:00:00] A Christmas Story Sequel is coming soon tvline.com/lists Website: www.achristmasstoryhouse.com [0:12:15] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Change of the Seasons www.duracoatfirearmfinishes.com [0:18:45] Honoring our Ancestors The 3 Methods article has been updated, to reflect current events studentofthegun.com Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:49:00] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: New Closed Emitter Red Dot from Swamp Fox https://bit.ly/3WN68x0 [1:02:30] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Police release new body cam video of September shooting at Greenfield Meijer www.cbs58.com [1:13:00] The Coming Famine - Any activity that does not lead to preparedness and self-sufficiency is a waste of time BASF Chemical Plant Faces Prolonged Shutdown Following Explosion www.merlofarminggroup.com Cork’s Critical Thinking podcasts.apple.com Dr. Jordan Peterson podcasts.apple.com FEATURING: TV Line, A Christmas Story House, CBS58, Merlo Farming Group, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
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    SOURCES
    From www.cbs58.com:
    Shots fired sent shoppers scrambling outside a Meijer store in Greenfield. It happened in September. Surveillance and body cam video released today reveal the shocking scene as it unfolded.
    The morning of Sept. 28 found shoppers and workers walking and driving through this parking lot. But, the plans for three of them changed dramatically because of a dispute between strangers.
    A chaotic scene as Greenfield police responded the morning of Sept. 28. From store surveillance we see a blue Toyota 4-runner. A husband and wife in it were leaving Meijer in search of her favorite hash browns.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.merlofarminggroup.com:
    An explosion at the world’s largest chemical facility has killed two firefighters and shut down production. The explosion at BASF’s Germany plant near Frankfurt shut down the four square mile complex Monday that makes raw chemicals for BASF products. BASF is the world’s largest chemical company and says the facility is likely to face a prolonged shutdown. The complex is home to some 39,000 BASF employees.
    An extended shutdown may tighten earnings for BASF and benefit Dow Chemical, according to Bloomberg. There’s no word yet on how the shutdown might impact the production of BASF’s agriculture chemicals. BASF never joined the merger and acquisition trend within the agriculture chemical industry but did reportedly enter talks with Monsanto to sell-off BASF’s agric

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Gun Tattoo & Texas Mother Shoots Invader | SOTG 1161

    Gun Tattoo & Texas Mother Shoots Invader | SOTG 1161

    A mother in Texas was forced to protect her children from a man who broke into her house. The home invader ignored warnings from the woman and fled after he was shot. We will discuss that and more during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters.
    Do you have a tattoo for your gun? During our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment we remind you of the gun tattoo options available. Additionally, we have Brownells Bullet Points and Professor Paul will consider buying your first AR and what you need.
    Finally, Jarrad and Paul will discuss some lessons learned from their mobile training team event last weekend. Numerous students participated in the Martial Pistol training program put on by SOTG University. 
    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
    [0:01:55] Healthy 18-Year-Old Cheerleader Dies Suddenly from 'Pulmonary Embolism,' Often Caused by Blood Clots: Report thefederalistpapers.org [0:10:40] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Don’t Forget the Gun Tattoo www.duracoatfirearmfinishes.com Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:18:50] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: Buying your First AR. What do you need? [0:36:40] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: TOPICS: Mother shoots Burglar in Texas, Do you have to wait until they break in? www.kwtx.com Carrying Knives (KA-BAR Original TDI Knife https://amzn.to/3SLN5A8) [0:53:00] Martial Pistol Class Weekend After-Action [1:14:55] Q&A Session How durable are the Eotech 512's for an AR? Do you have a recommended ankle holster? FEATURING: The Federalist Papers, KWTX.com, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
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    SOURCES
    From thefederalistpapers.org:
    An 18-year-old North Little Rock High School senior who a family member said was in “perfect health” died suddenly Sunday evening.
    “She apparently had a pulmonary embolism that was just too far advanced to stop it,” Victoria Moody’s older sister, Brooke McCarty, told KARK-TV.
    McCarty said her father, Brian Moody, took daughter Victoria to the hospital after the high school cheerleader complained of not feeling well.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.kwtx.com:
    A Texas woman shot a man through her door after he broke into her house through the garage and tried to get into her bedroom.
    Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded at around 9:15 p.m. Oct. 25 to reports of a burglary in the 5500 block of Nardo Street in rural Edinburg, Texas.
    The homeowner told police she warned the suspect the police had been called and that she had a gun. The man still tried to get into the bedroom after refusing to leave, she said.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Red Dots on Handguns & Instructor Development Course After-Action | SOTG 1160

    Red Dots on Handguns & Instructor Development Course After-Action | SOTG 1160

    Are Red Dots on handguns answer to all our problems? During our Brownells Bullet Points we will examine the subject and see what Ken Hackathorn has to say about the subject. Also, during our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment, we consider the value of patience.
    We at SOTG held our first Instructor Development Course last week. What were some of the lessons learned? Paul and Jarrad will offer an after-action report of the program. 
    How often do bears attack humans? If you ask “wildlife experts” they would tell you “almost never”. However, if you pay attention to the news, you will see that bear attacks are frequent and getting more and more dangerous. 
    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
    [0:00:00] Diesel Supply of Just 25 Days Poses Problem for Biden www.bloomberg.com [0:00:00] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Patience is a Virtue. Let it Cure. Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms SOTG Icon Patches have Arrived! www.ShopSOTG.com [0:00:00] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: More Red Dot Discussion https://youtu.be/jjlL0hYgdag [0:00:00] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Two Successful Defensive uses of .22 Mag Against Bears www.ammoland.com College wrestler saves teammate from grizzly bear mauling in Wyoming www.wthr.com TWRA: Man hurt after black bear enters Gatlinburg rental cabin, bear caught and euthanized www.wthr.com [1:09:00] Driver delivering for Amazon found dead after suspected animal attack in Excelsior Springs fox4kc.com/news [1:13:00] First Ever SOTG Instructor Development Course AFTER ACTION, lessons learned [1:33:20] Q&A Session How did your stiletto flashlight break? -Ben FEATURING: Bloomberg.com, AmmoLand, WTHR, Fox 4 KC, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
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    SOURCES
    From www.ammoland.com:
    On Tuesday, August 30, at about 6:50 p.m., James Little settled into campsite 674 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). His youngest child was a few feet away. His youngest cried out, and James grabbed the child and took a couple of steps, uncertain of what had happened.
    Then his oldest yelled, “Bear!” and James turned around. The bear was about six feet from him. It had been within 3-4 feet of his back when the child was startled. This was the start of the remarkable incident.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.bloomberg.com:
    Diesel demand is surging in the US while supplies remain at the lowest seasonal level ever, according to government data released Wednesday.
    The shortage of the fuel used for heating and trucking is a key worry for the Biden administration heading into winter -- and ahead of the November election. National Economic Council Director Brian Deese told Bloomberg TV Wednesday that that diesel inventories are “unacceptably low” and “all options are on the table” to build supplies and reduce retail prices.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Los Angeles Taco Bell Stabbing & Dems Set Stage for More Fraud | SOTG 1159

    Los Angeles Taco Bell Stabbing & Dems Set Stage for More Fraud | SOTG 1159

    The corrupt Democrat elite and their willing accomplices are setting the stage for more election fraud for November 2022. From registering illegal aliens to vote, to tampering with gas prices to warning about “foreign actors” we are being set up once more. 
    To coincide with National Hug Your AK Day, we ask, what Duracoat color would you choose for your AK? During our Brownells Bullet Points, we will consider the numerous options available for the BRN-180.
    Do you practice situational awareness? Our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters highlights a horrible attack on an innocent man in a restaurant in California. Being armed is only part of the equation. We need to see the attack coming in order to stop it. 
    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!
    FEATURING: Latest Local News Report, KSLTV, DailyMail.co.uk, Daily Wire, Bleeping Computer, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
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    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    [0:00:00] We hope you had a good Hug Your AK Day! [0:04:30] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: What Color Would you Duracoat your AK? Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms Just because the Holiday has passed, doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate! Hug Your AK Stickers www.ShopSOTG.com [0:15:40] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: BRN-180 Uppers in a Variety of Calibers and Configurations www.brownells.com [0:25:20] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Los Angeles Taco Bell stabbing of 82-year-old man in wheelchair caught on video latestlocalnewsreport.com [0:34:15] Evanston Woman Recovering in hospital after run with buck ksltv.com [0:42:50] Saudis release bombshell statement saying Biden DID try and delay oil production cut dailymail.co.uk [0:57:00] Colorado Officials ‘Incorrectly’ Sent Out 30,000 Voter Registration Postcards To Noncitizens dailywire.com/news [1:03:05] FBI warns of disinformation threats before 2022 midterm elections bleepingcomputer.com SOURCES
    From latestlocalnewsreport.com:
    An 82-year-old man in a wheelchair was stabbed in an unprovoked attack earlier this month while inside a Los Angeles restaurant, police said Thursday.
    The attack occurred just before 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 inside Taco Bell in the Mar Vista area, Fox Los Angeles reported.
    Security footage shows the suspect entering the fast food restaurant and approaching the man from behind.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From dailymail.co.uk:
    A bombshell statement from Saudi Arabia states the Biden administration reached out and pleaded with them to delay the OPEC deal to cut oil production until after the midterms.
    Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said Thursday morning that US officials 'suggested' postponing the decision to reduce output by two million barrels a day by a month until after November 8, when millions of Americans will cast their ballots.
    The Kingdom also brushed off suggestions it sided with Russia by insisting it took a 'principled position' on the Ukraine war and said the OPEC decision was entirely based on economics, not politics.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.bleepingcomputer.com:
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned today of foreign influence operations that might spread disinformation to affect the results of this year's midterm elections.
    The federal law enforcement agency warned that foreign actors are actively spreading ele

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
769 Ratings

769 Ratings

Guessimme ,

Like it

I do like the the new format with the daily shows, as opposed to the old format. as far as the political aspects go, we have to get involved. These "rants" go to show the mindset of the people who are the type of people who are trying to destroy us. Paul and Jarrad are just trying lo let us know the mindset of these people. Unfortunately we can't relax or take any thing for granted.

PCMugzie ,

Part of My Weekly Podcast Line-Up

As a female who loves firearms..this podcast is always at the top of my listening list. Professor Paul, Jarrad and Zach put an obvious amount of effort into each podcast. As a new gun owner you will walk away from each podcast with a piece of knowledge from those with years of experience. Listen. Learn. Forever be a #studentofthegun.

talon937 ,

too little content in waaay too much time

Way too much self promotion of marginal products (Hi-Point firearms, RATS TQ, etc.) Poorly planned and question the preparation of the hosts. Oh and the whole Nicholas Orr thing was figured out right from the start (it's Paul.)

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