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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.

    Be Ready & Braces and Bump Stocks | SOTG 1246

    Be Ready & Braces and Bump Stocks | SOTG 1246

    The saying goes, “Be ready so you don’t have to get ready.” The Government of Denmark just advised its people to get ready and prepare for a potential war with Russia. What is the advice that they are being given and how does that jive with reality?
    Two court rulings have come down in the last week highlighting the criminal overreach by Joe Biden’s “AFT”.  First the prohibition against the pistol brace was thrown out by a judge in Texas. Then the US Supreme Court ruled that the AFT overstepped its authority by classifying bump-stocks as “machine guns”.
    We have a Tech Talk from EOTech for you. Do you need an optic on your fighting shotgun? Also, we have another ProTip discussion from FrogLube.
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    Huge thanks to our Partners:
    EOTech | FrogLube | Hi-Point Firearms | Spike’s Tactical [0:05:01] EOTech Talk - EOTechInc.com TOPIC: Fighting Shotguns: Optic or No Optic? [0:16:16] Pro Tip of the Week - FrogLube.com TOPIC: Animal Traps and Steel Drums [0:33:32] SOTG Homeroom - SOTG University TOPIC: BE READY so you don’t have GET READY www.newsmax.com Potassium Iodide (KI) and Radiation Emergencies: Fact Sheet www.health.ny.gov “Willingness is a state of mind. Readiness is a statement of fact” - John Farnam www.Beready.utah.gov   [0:55:45] Brace & Bump-Stock Bans have BOTH been struck down District Court VACATES the ATF’s Pistol Brace Rule, Ending Enforcement of the Ban Nationwide www.shootingnewsweekly.com U.S. Supreme Court invalidates ATF Rule Classifying Bump Stocks as Machineguns www.nraila.org FEATURING: NewsMax.com, Shooting News Weekly, NRA ILA, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: EOTech, FrogLube, Hi-Point Firearms, Spikes Tactical
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    SOURCES
    From www.shootingnewsweekly.com:
    More good news out of the Northern District of Texas. Judge Reed O’Connor has issued a ruling in Mock v. Garland vacating the ATF’s byzantine rule that effectively bans pistol braces. You know…the same pistol braces the ATF had previously said were perfectly fine and an acceptable firearm accessory. That, of course, was back before the Biden administration waged a war on gun owners, their rights, and companies that make legal products those people want to buy.
    This comes the same week the decrepit but still rabidly anti-gun president was trundled out of the White House and propped up behind a podium at Everytown’s “Gun Sense University” meeting of anti-gun flying monkeys. There the president once again rotely spouted all the same bogus hoplophobic talking points he’s been using since first finding himself in the Oval Office in 2021.
    Judge O’Connor granted the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgement  . . .
    For the reasons set out above, the Court GRANTS Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment on the grounds that the Final Rule violated the APA’s procedural requirements because it was arbitrary and capricious and was not a logical outgrowth of the Proposed Rule; DENIES Defendants’ Cross Motion for Summary Judgment; DENIES Plaintiffs’ request for a permanent injunction; and VACATES the Final Rule.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Carry a Gun to the Grocery Store & Shark Attack | SOTG 1245

    Carry a Gun to the Grocery Store & Shark Attack | SOTG 1245

    Do you carry your fundamental four everywhere, even to the grocery store? A woman was stabbed and her child murdered by a maniac wielding a knife in a grocery store parking lot in Ohio. What lessons can we learn? 
    Three people were attacked and maimed by sharks in Florida on the same day in the same area. Fortunately none died despite life-threatening injuries due to the efforts of the people on the scene. Are you carrying medical gear to the beach? 
    Also, during our Tech Talk from EOTech we consider the importance of understanding off set. We have a Frog Lube Pro Tip of the week for you as well. 
    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: The Outdoor Wire, PNJ.com, Guns.com, News 5 Cleveland, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: EOTech, FrogLube, Hi-Point Firearms, Spikes Tactical
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    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
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    EOTech | FrogLube | Hi-Point Firearms | Spike’s Tactical Father’s Day Sale over on ShopSOTG.com! Blood Trail, Dad Rules, Leadership Traits Poster, AND MORE! [0:03:00] New Review of Blood Trail by Jim Shepherd www.theoutdoorwire.com [0:08:44] EOTech Talk - EOTechInc.com TOPIC: Calculating off-set is easy with EOTech reticle [0:17:08] Pro Tip of the Week - FrogLube.com TOPIC: Of All the things that can affect your gun's reliability, cleaning and lube should not be one of them. [0:33:58] SOTG Homeroom - SOTG University TOPIC: Florida beaches open after shark attacks injure 3 and take a woman's hand www.pnj.com Hemingway was right www.guns.com [0:58:03] Suspect in North Olmsted fatal toddler stabbing obtained knife at thrift store just before attack www.news5cleveland.com Follow Up - Julian Wood’s suspected killer claims she’s killed before fox8.com SOURCES
    From www.pnj.com:
    Two teenagers and a woman were injured in two shark attacks less than two hours apart Friday afternoon in the Florida Panhandle. The woman lost her lower left arm and suffered "significant trauma" to other areas of her body, officials said at a Friday afternoon news conference. The mother of one of the teens said the girl's hand had been taken and her right leg had to be amputated.
    Both incidents happened between Miramar Beach and Panama City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
    Beaches in Walton and Bay counties were closed Friday and reopened Saturday morning, with warnings. The Walton County Sheriff's Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife monitored the shoreline by boat through the weekend. Panama City Beach Police in the Sheriff's Office helicopter Saturday reported seeing "a notable presence of sharks, specifically bull sharks," near the first incident.
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    From www.news5cleveland.com:
    North Olmsted officials held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to shed light on what happened in the minutes leading up to the fatal stabbing of a toddler in the Giant Eagle parking lot.
    According to North Olmsted Police Detective Sgt. Matt Beck, the suspect, 32-year-old Bionca Ellis, was at the Volunteers of America store, which is a thrift shop adjacent to the grocery store, where she obtained some sort of kitchen knife. It's unclear if she paid for it or stole it.
    Ellis then left the store, walked over to Giant Eagle, located in the 27000 block of Lorain Road, just after 3 p.m., and approached the 38-year-old mother, who was pushing her 3-year-old Julian Wood in a grocery cart as they were nearing their vehicle. Ellis allegedly stabbed the woman and Julian multiple times and walked off. The entire attack unfolded quickly, Beck said.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tritium Sights & Marty from Talking Lead | SOTG 1244

    Tritium Sights & Marty from Talking Lead | SOTG 1244

    Our buddy, Marty from Talking Lead, will join us for an after-action discussion of our recent time spent in Dallas, Texas at the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits. It’s always great to have our old friends on the show. 
    During our Tech Talk from EOTech Inc. we will consider Tritium sights, specifically “Police Trade-In Night Sights”. Are you getting a good deal when you buy trade-in cop guns with Tritium sights or are you being ripped off? 
    Also, do extra-heavy triggers prevent negligent discharges? During our SOTG Homeroom from www.SOTGU.com, we will answer a question from a listener in regards to the infamous “New York triggers”.
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    Huge thanks to our Partners:
    EOTech | FrogLube | Hi-Point Firearms | Spike’s Tactical [0:03:23] EOTech Talk - EOTechInc.com TOPIC: “Police Night Sights” on old, trade-in guns? cammenga.com [0:24:52] Pro Tip of the Week - FrogLube.com TOPIC: Lubing Up Your Knife - Larry’s Experiment [0:39:08] SOTG Homeroom - SOTG University TOPIC: Heavy Trigger Reduce NDs? [0:59:00] Marty from Talking Lead FEATURING: Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: EOTech, FrogLube, Hi-Point Firearms, Spikes Tactical
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    State of the NRA w/ Isaac Demarest & Lubing your Shotguns | SOTG 1243

    State of the NRA w/ Isaac Demarest & Lubing your Shotguns | SOTG 1243

    What is truly going on with the NRA leadership? We have Isaac Demarest, an NRA Board Member, with us today to discuss the changes taking place at the National Rifle Association. 
    During our Tech Talk from EOTech, Inc., Professor Paul will consider the importance of understanding offset. What is offset and how does it apply to a firearm with an optic? Also, we have a Froglube Pro Tip for you. Shotguns need lube too. How much and where should you put the lube? 
    Finally, during our SOTG Homeroom from SOTG University, we have a new friend, Tim Evancich, who will tell us about the patriotic, educational programs that have been implemented at his children’s school. 
    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: NRA ILA, Isaac Demarest, Tim Evancich, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: EOTech, FrogLube, Hi-Point Firearms, Spikes Tactical
    FIND US ON: iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Threads, Instagram, Facebook, X
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    Huge thanks to our Partners:
    EOTech | FrogLube | Hi-Point Firearms | Spike’s Tactical [0:05:24] EOTech Talk - EOTechInc.com TOPIC: Off Set, Off Set, Off Set! [0:13:47] Pro Tip of the Week - FrogLube.com TOPIC: Even Shotguns need Lube [0:21:42] SOTG Homeroom - SOTG University TOPIC: How to Affect Change in Public Schools w/ Tim Evancich vimeo.com Sept 17th 2024 - Constitution Day www.constitutionday.com [0:45:54] State of the NRA with Isaac Demarest NRA wins injunction against ATF on pistol brace ban www.nraila.org What makes you valuable as a board member to the NRA? What is your role? What have been the impediments to the NRA recently? Why didn't they let Wayne Lapierre go earlier?

    • 1 hr 31 min
    NRA Dallas 2024 | SOTG 1242

    NRA Dallas 2024 | SOTG 1242

    The team spent a glorious long weekend in Big D. We have live reports from the floor of the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits held in Dallas, Texas. Thanks to Kel Tec Firearms, we had a recording studio on the floor. Thank you to all of you who came out to our book signing events and said hello. 
    A number of special guests joined us, including Paul Glasco, author of “How to Make a Monster: And Why No One Cares”. Mr. Glaso explains factors that tie all of the recent rampage killers together. What facts has the mainstream media deliberately overlooked or flat out lied about? 
    Also joining us is our long time friend, Dave, from MKS Supply. What’s new with Full Forge Gear and Hi-Point Firearms? Then it was Hammer Time in the booth as “Hammer” joined us to discuss Kel Tec products and mac & cheese. You don’t want to miss this show.
    FEATURING: Paul Glasco, Dave Kiwacka, Kris Hammer, Kel Tec, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel
    PARTNERS: Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, Froglube, Hi-Point Firearms
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    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
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    EOTech | FrogLube | Hi-Point Firearms | Spike’s Tactical
    NRA Dallas 2024 - Coming to you from the Kel Tec Booth!
    Paul Glasco on his new book “How to Make a Monster and why no one cares”
    Dave Kiwacka on Full Forge Gear body armor
    Kris Hammer w/ Kel Tec

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Gun Control Gestapo Silent on Philly Bus Stop Shooting | SOTG 1241

    Gun Control Gestapo Silent on Philly Bus Stop Shooting | SOTG 1241

    Did you hear about the “mass shooting” in Philadelphia? We are willing to bet that unless you live in Pennsylvania, you did not. You might ask yourself why? The media loves blood in the streets and they love pushing gun control, why bury this story? 
    How much scope is too much scope? During our Tech Talk from EOTech Inc we consider the pros and cons of high powered optics. 
    Does Gun Control make you safer? Are countries that restrict gun ownership “safer”? For our SOTG Homeroom we will address a horrific story from Mexico where unarmed tourists were murdered for their truck tires. 
    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
    Huge thanks to our Partners:
    EOTech | FrogLube | Hi-Point Firearms | Spike’s Tactical Blood Trail by Nicholas Orr www.shopsotg.com or Buy on Amazon  [0:10:48] EOTech Talk - EOTechInc.com TOPIC: How much scope do you need? Considering magnification [0:22:32] Pro Tip of the Week - FrogLube.com TOPIC: Plastic Fantastic: Care of Polymer Firearms and Firearm Accessories [0:33:11] SOTG Homeroom - SOTG University TOPIC: Surfers killed in Mexico 'eerily similar' to 2020 San Diego couple's murders www.foxla.com [0:58:00] Where is the Gun Gestapo on this? www.facebook.com 5th suspect arrested in Philly bus stop shooting that injured 8 students 6abc.com Leading Causes of Death – Males – Non-Hispanic Black – United States, 2018 www.cdc.gov FEATURING: FoxLA, 6abc.com, CDC.gov, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: EOTech, FrogLube, Hi-Point Firearms, Spikes Tactical
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    SOURCES
    From www.foxla.com:
    The slayings of two Australian brothers and their American friend while on a surfing trip in Mexico are "eerily similar" to the murders of an elderly San Diego couple in the Mexican state four years ago, a private investigator told FOX News Digital. 
    Ian Hirschsohn and Kathy Harvey, a retired couple in their 70s, were killed in their vacation home in El Socorrito, a tiny beach town in Baja California, in the summer of 2020. This case immediately came to mind for Jay Armes III, who specializes in kidnappings in Mexico and works cases all over the world.
    According to prosecutors, Hirschsohn and Harvey were stabbed to death during a home invasion by a man who stole their bedding, according to a statement by the Baja California Attorney General's Office.
    They were reported missing by family members on Sept. 2, and their bodies were discovered two days later dumped in a well in a remote area of Ensenada, about 90 minutes south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Hirschsohn’s daughter identified the suspect as a member of the family that owned the ranch where her father’s vacation home was located.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From 6abc.com:
    Philadelphia police have arrested a fifth suspect in connection with a SEPTA bus stop shooting that injured eight students.
    Investigators have said they would be arresting more than just the four primary suspects.
    During a press conference on Thursday, police announced the arrest of 15-year-old Jeremiah Jefferson, who investigators said helped four others carry out the mass shooting on March 6.
    "We now have evidence that he was in communication with the people inside that car," said Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore.
    The four other suspects, who are also in police custody, were seen on video exiting a dark-colored vehicle before the shooting began. They have been identified as 17-year-old Asir Boone, 19-year-old Jermahd Carter, 18-year-old Jamaal Tucker and 18-year-old Ahnile Buggs.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

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788 Ratings

788 Ratings

406 Patriot ,

Thank God someone understands.

I’ve been told by many people for decades that I only carry because I’m paranoid, even after I relate to them the reason why I do they still can’t relate. It’s refreshing to know there is someone with a national voice and people who listen who understand why, as professor Paul says, you need to be dangerous on demand. I will not tell the whole story behind it but once you have been targeted, attacked, and left for dead by a gang of criminal pond scum. You learn to never be disarmed again, at least once you are able to learn again. I’m hoping to be able to clear my schedule and make it to one or two of the marshal classes this summer. I’m currently signed up for the high elevation rifle course and I’m chomping at the bit waiting for August. R.T.F.O fellow students of the gun.

robsmith77 ,

SOTG speaks the truth

Paul, Zach and Jarred speak the truth. Whether you want to hear it or not, our country is in deep crap. If you want to be able to distinguish between the crap and the good give SOTG a listen I don’t believe that you will regret it!
-Rob Smith

ArgoJason ,

Sandra Fluke Moment

During the August 9, 2023 show, episode 1201, Paul had his Sandra Fluke moment. His outrageous personal attacks on a female certainly reminded me of Rush Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke back in 2012. I will not be listening to the show ever again.

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