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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.

    Wilderness Survival After-Action & Train With Gear | SOTG 1157

    Wilderness Survival After-Action & Train With Gear | SOTG 1157

    Paul and Jarrad are back from a wilderness survival seminar and they will share their after-action thoughts with us. Do you know the top 3 priorities for surviving out in the wild?
    During our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment, we will discuss corrosion resistance and the idea of marine firearms. For our Brownells Bullet Points Professor Paul will offer some advice regarding training with your gear.
    Finally, for our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we consider the failed strategy of defense. Should we take advice from those who would put our lives in danger? Can one punch kill 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
    [0:05:25] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Marine Finish Gun or Duracoat? Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms How to Rack Your Weights Video - juxxi.com/video/ [0:28:05] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: Until You Train with Your Gear, You Really Don’t Know What it’s All About Read the ARMED Project article Brand New L.M.I.T. Kits, available NOW - www.PocketLifeSaver.com [0:45:55] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Former Australian surfer Chris Davidson dies after being punched outside pub www.cnn.com/2022 Never Throw the First Punch: the Failed Strategy of Defense www.studentofthegun.com [0:55:45] Wilderness Survival After-Action Surviving for 72 Hours with Nothing If you can survive for that long, you’ll be found as long as you tell someone where you’re supposed to be. Boiling Water will Kill Most Harmful Pathogens FEATURING: CNN, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
    FIND US ON: Juxxi, Parler, MeWe.com, Gettr, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.studentofthegun.com:
    To depend strictly upon defense means that there is not enough strength of purpose in your heart.
    -Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Book Four
    Never throw the first punch and Fire only if fired upon are two pieces of pseudo-tactical advice thrown out so often that people now merely parrot the phrases without ever thinking about what they mean. When examined at the basic level the advice is given by those who will not be involved in the conflict. Parents tell their kids “never throw the first punch” and Military Officers issue orders for their troops to “fire only if fired upon”.
    In both of the previous examples, the parent or the military officer, neither party is likely to be in actual physical jeopardy when their advice is applied. Nonetheless, telling others to exercise restraint, even to the point of putting them in harm’s way, is on the face both reasonable and civilized.
    In a perfect world, the first punch doesn’t maim you and the first incoming rounds don’t kill you. Thus, exercising restraint puts one on the moral high ground. However, is this strategy valid or does it simply embolden and enable the aggressor?
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Teen Murdered for Being “Extremist Republican” | SOTG 1156

    Teen Murdered for Being “Extremist Republican” | SOTG 1156

    An eighteen year old man is dead and the man who killed him admitted doing so because the teen was part of an “extremist Republican” group. Yes, this is the nation in which you live. How many of your local news outlets ran this story? 
    We have a Go Team situation to discuss during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters. A large police agency is focusing on saving lives. 
    Also, we have a new Duracoat Finished Firearm segment. Does your carry gun suffer from holster wear? What can you do about that? During our Brownells Bullet Points, Professor Paul has a recommendation about preparing for next year’s training season.
    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] Prof. Paul & Zach Went to FanX [0:24:05] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Glock Pistols and Slightly Darker Black Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:37:10] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: Mag Sale - Don’t waste money on window mags https://bit.ly/3DSBY4H  PS: If you want to train next spring or summer, start buying your ammo now [0:47:30] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Curative on Command; LV Metro - Welcome to the Party news3lv.com [1:01:00] Man Who Allegedly Drove Over ‘Republican’ Teen: I Don’t Want To Lose My ‘Job,’ ‘Life,’ ‘House’ Because Of Bond www.dailywire.com FEATURING: news3lv, Daily Wire, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
    FIND US ON: Juxxi, Parler, MeWe.com, Gettr, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From news3lv.com:
    Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are adding a new tool to their duty belts, but it’s not a weapon. In reality, it’s quite the opposite. Officers are being equipped with a new belt-worn medical kit, made possible by a $3-million donation from Touro University through the Englestad Foundation.
    The medical kit contains the essentials needed by an officer at his or her fingertips to begin administering care to a gunshot victim, or other forms of trauma, without the need to return to the patrol car for a first aid kit.
    “Inside the kit is all trauma-related items,” said Officer Charles Huff, one of the trainers at the Joint Enforcement Training Institute. “It's not first aid boo-boo type stuff. It's guerilla medicine for trauma-related incidents,” Huff added.
     
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    From www.dailywire.com:
    The 41-year-old man who allegedly admitted to murdering a Republican teenager over politics at the start of the week said this week in court that he did not want to lose things in his life due to bond because of the charges.
    Shannon Brandt was charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death after he allegedly hit and killed Cayler Ellingson on Sunday in McHenry, a small town two hours northwest of Fargo, North Dakota. He posted bond on Tuesday.
    Brandt said that he objected to the $50,000 bond that was set because he was not a flight risk.
    He said, “I have a job, a life and a house and things that I don’t exactly want to see go by the wayside — family that are very important to me.”
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Canadian VA Suggests Vet Kill Himself & Never Surrender | SOTG 1155

    Canadian VA Suggests Vet Kill Himself & Never Surrender | SOTG 1155

    How evil is socialism? How good is socialized medicine? The answer to both of those questions comes from a recently exposed report that a representative from the Canadian VA suggested to a depressed veteran that he could kill himself. 
    What happens when you surrender to your attacker? During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we related a horrible story about a store clerk who followed all of the professional advice and was murdered for his coopertion.
    During our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment we follow up on our Bush War Traditional camo pattern. Also, for our Brownells Bullet Points, Professor Paul has a suggestion for one valuable firearm accessory. 
    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] Leeland Yee got 4 Years in Prison for taking bribes and funneling military hardware to the Chinese Mafia [0:07:50] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Mossberg 590S Rhodesian Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:19:50] SOTG is going to be at SHOT Show 2023 [0:23:40] Video Shows Florida Man Rescuing His Puppy From Alligator Attack | TODAY www.youtube.com [0:27:55] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: Optics for Rifles Scopes - brownells.com/optics-mounting/scopes Electronic Sights - brownells.com/optics-mounting/electronic-sights [0:43:10] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Horrifying Security Camera Footage Shows Robber ‘Executed’ A ‘Very Gracious’ Store Clerk: Police www.dailywire.com [0:56:55] Socialism is Evil ‘Disturbing’: Experts troubled by Canada’s euthanasia laws apnews.com/article Veterans Affairs says worker ‘inappropriately’ discussed medically assisted death with veteran globalnews.ca Canada's euthanasia laws are frightening example of 'throwaway culture' www.ncronline.org [1:19:00] THIS WEEK on SOTG University Podcast - Mythbusting: Home Defense Shotgun This will be one of many future “mythbusting” episodes FEATURING: Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
    FIND US ON: Juxxi, Parler, MeWe.com, Gettr, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    VIDEOS
    Video Shows Florida Man Rescuing His Puppy From Alligator Attack | TODAY https://youtu.be/RDm8xmmLxiw SOURCES
    From www.dailywire.com:
    A horrifying video showed a murder that unfolded in Tupelo, Mississippi, at a convenience store on Sunday where a “very gracious” man working at the store was allegedly “executed” by the suspect, police said.
    The Daily Journal reported that police charged 26-year-old Chris Copeland with capital murder for allegedly shooting 33-year-old Parmvir Singh in the back of the head after ordering him to get on the floor of the Chevron Food Mart.
    Tupelo Police Detective Wes Kloac said that security camera footage from inside the store showed the suspect walking into the store, pulling a gun out of his waistband, and pointing it at Singh.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From apnews.com/article:
    Alan Nichols had a history of depression and other medical issues, but none were life-threatening. When the 61-year-old Canadian was hospitalized in June 2019 over fears he might be suicidal, he asked his brother to “bust him out” as soon as possible.
    Within a month, Nichols submitted a request to be euthanized and he was killed, despite concerns raised by his family and a nurse practitioner.
    His application for euthanasia listed only one health condition as the reason for his request to die: hearing loss.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Woman Beheaded as Neighbors Watched | SOTG 1154

    Woman Beheaded as Neighbors Watched | SOTG 1154

    A California woman was beheaded by her ex on her front lawn as neighbors stood around watching. There is so much wrong with this story we barely know where to begin. Can we learn any lessons? 
    We have a completed project for you folks for our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment. What is new at Brownells? Paul and Jarrad discuss an interesting firearm that is new to the Brownells website.
    “A bear ate my cake.” That was what one woman had to say about a recent home invasion committed by a black bear. During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holster, we consider that wild animal incursion.
    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
    [0:03:40] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Bush War Projects Completed: ARMED and Mossberg 590S [0:11:30] Cold War Gear Discussion Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:18:45] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: New Products; Century 9mm Pistol with Scorpion Mags A.R.M.E.D. Project - studentofthegun.com/articles Draco 9mm on Brownells [0:26:50] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: 'It looked like somebody in a bear costume': Bear breaks into home, devours chocolate cake www.koco.com [0:37:25] California: Woman Beheaded with Sword in Broad Daylight – As Neighbors Watched in Horror breakingdigest.com [1:05:15] Switzerland considers JAILING anyone who heats rooms above 19C for up to three years if the country is forced to ration gas due to Ukraine war www.dailymail.co.uk FEATURING: KOCO, Breaking Digest, DailyMail.co.uk, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
    FIND US ON: Juxxi, Parler, MeWe.com, Gettr, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From breakingdigest.com:
    A woman was beheaded with what is described as a “samurai sword” in broad daylight, in front of her home, as neighbors watched in horror.
    The victim has not been identified.
    Investigators told NBC Bay Area that Solano has an “extensive, violent criminal past and a history of mental illness and that the victim had a restraining order against him.”
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.dailymail.co.uk:
    Switzerland is considering jailing anyone who heats their rooms above 19C for up to three years if the country is forced to ration gas due to the Ukraine war.
    The country could also give fines to those who violate the proposed new regulations.
    Speaking to Blick, Markus Sporndli, who is a spokesman for the Federal Department of Finance, explained that the rate for fines on a daily basis could start at 30 Swiss Francs (£26).
    He added that the maximum fine could be up to 3,000 Swiss Francs (£2,667). And companies who deliberately go over their gas quotas could face punishment.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Armed Citizen in Detroit & Goodbye to a Brother | SOTG 1153

    Armed Citizen in Detroit & Goodbye to a Brother | SOTG 1153

    We must say goodbye to our brother. James Yeager left us, but his words and this inspiration that he offered us will remain. During this episode we will share an interview that we had with James.
    An armed citizen stopped a murderous rampage in Detroit and a Good Samaritan saved  a man with a tourniquet. Unfortunately, neither of those are headlines. We had to dig to find that information.
    We have features from Duracoat, Brownells, and our Dangerous on Demand lessons during our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters. 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] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Have you cast your vote? Baby Poop Yellow and Bush Green Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:29:50] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: Gun part be good, PMags be good Martial Application of the Rifle Books are on their way! www.ShopSOTG.com Also, the Official SOTG Icon Patches are in production, and will be available soon! [0:46:20] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Detroit teen charged with random shooting spree that killed three www.fox2detroit.com [0:55:50] One suspect found dead, one still on the run after 10 killed in Canada stabbings: "No one in this town is ever going to sleep again" www.cbsnews.com [1:03:00] We lost our friend and spiritual brother this week; James Yeager First Half of an interview we did from 2015 Support the Yeager family, buy a raffle ticket FEATURING: Fox 2 Detroit, CBS News, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
    FIND US ON: Juxxi, Parler, MeWe.com, Gettr, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Shower Guns & Free Rifles! | SOTG 1152

    Shower Guns & Free Rifles! | SOTG 1152

    What is a Shower Gun and why would you want one? We discussed the prudence of shower gun several months ago. During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we consider a Wisconsin mother who recently had to go directly from the shower to facing down a home invader in the middle of the day.
    During our Brownells Bullet Points we will give you an update on the ARMED rifle project. We have good news for you. Also, we are close to giving the plain black ARMED a new camouflage pattern. During our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment we poll the audience.
    Who would not like a shipment of free rifles? Well, apparently, some folks in Pennsylvania have a severe case of hoplophobia. What happened when a shipment of Springfield Armory rifles was mistakenly delivered to a PA high 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!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    [0:00:00] Prof. Paul’s Tactical Chili is Top Notch [0:05:40] DuraCoat Finished Firearms - DuraCoat University TOPIC: Baby Poop Yellow and Bush Green? Are you in? Huge thanks to our Partners:
    SDS Imports | Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat Firearm Finishes | Hi-Point Firearms [0:31:30] Brownells Bullet Points - Brownells.com TOPIC: ARMED Update: Maybe put the pins in the right holes? Student of the Gun Icon Patches - COMING SOON [0:48:45] SOTG Homeroom - CrossbreedHolsters.com TOPIC: Shower Guns: We Told You So Mother of 2 fatally shoots alleged intruder, claims self-defense www.tmj4.com [0:59:55] Bizarre Screw Up Sends Box Of Rifles To A Stunned High School www.dailywire.com FEATURING: TMJ4, Daily Wire, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: SDS Imports, Brownells Inc, CrossBreed Holsters, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes, Hi-Point Firearms
    FIND US ON: Juxxi, Parler, MeWe.com, Gettr, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.tmj4.com:
    A woman, defending her children, she claimed, shot and killed an intruder who broke into her home on Monday morning.
    The mother, who asked not to be identified, told TMJ4 News that she was in the shower when she heard her 12 and 14-year-old children screaming from the living room.
    Without hesitation, she raced to her bedroom, grabbed her gun, and ran into the hallway to face down the intruder, she said. "It all happened so fast — an adrenaline rush," she said.
    The man, she said, was already being attacked by her two pit bulls, but she shot him multiple times because "he wouldn't stop coming." A neighbor called her a "hero."
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.dailywire.com:
    A Pennsylvania high school awaiting a delivery of textbooks got a box full of guns instead in a screwup that left educators stunned.
    The box containing six .30-caliber M1 rifles arrived last week at Chester High School in Delaware County. After it was opened to reveal its contents, shocked school officials immediately called the police, according to NBCPhiladelphia.com.
    “When deliveries come in, we check everything,” Kevin Thomas, Chester High School maintenance employee told the station. “Usually, it’s like school supplies. So I don’t think – in the history, nothing like this has ever happened. So it had to be a big misunderstanding, big mistake.”
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
767 Ratings

767 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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