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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.

    Toys or Training and The Foundation | SOTG 1034

    Toys or Training and The Foundation | SOTG 1034

    What is more important, toys or training? During our Student of the Gun Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we will consider when it is time to stop buying stuff and spend time learning how to use the tool you already own. 
    During our Brownells Bullet Points we will once more consider Emergency and Survival Gear. This week we will take a look at nutrition. We need more than carbohydrates to survive a crisis. What are some ways of storing protein and fat in your emergency cupboard? 
    We continue to give you a sample of the new Legion of Michael podcast. Today we will consider the foundation of your faith and the rock upon which we should build. 
    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
    • [0:02:00] Brownells Bullet Points - brownells.com
       • TOPIC: Emergency and Survival Gear. https://bit.ly/2ZUWMmM
       • Long-Term Protein Storage; Shelf-Stable Milk, Powdered Milk, Whey Protein Powder
       • Buy WHOLE milk stop starving your body of good fats
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:17:22] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com
       • TOPIC: What is more important now, Toys or Training?
    • [0:27:05] Legion of Michael Show Preview, Ep. 02
       • Hear Full Episode LegionOfMichael.com
    FEATURING: 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.brownells.com:
    Long-term Protein storage, water bricks, batteries, storable food, and much more! 
    (Click Here to View Full Stock)

    • 48 min
    Dealing with Survivors Guilt & The Launch of a New Show | SOTG 1033

    Dealing with Survivors Guilt & The Launch of a New Show | SOTG 1033

    A very serious reality for combat veterans is dealing with survivor’s guilt. When you come home alive and you buddy did not, that psychological weight can crush you. Professor Paul had to deal with that and he will tell you what he did that helped.
    We have a brand new show, the Legion of Michael podcast. This on-demand audio program is an extension to our previous Legion of Michael church security course. Today we'll give you a sample of the new show.
    Now, more than ever, you need the original, unapologetic leadership offered by Paul Markel and Student of the Gun. Tune in, subscribe and listen louder. 
    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
    • [0:02:46] Warrior of the Week
       • Go to www.swatfuel.com and use Promo Code “SOTG”
       • TOPIC:  I’ve been feeling survivor’s guilt. Do you have any suggestions?
    • Get a Free Bottle of 9mm+P | Question Post in SOTG Public Group
       • Call 844-207-7684
       • Ask a clear and concise question
       • If we choose your question…Email info@ with Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:24:27] Legions of Michael Preview (Ep. 01: Interview w/ Troy Clopton)
       • www.legionofmichael.com
    FEATURING: Legion of Michael, 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.legionofmichael.com:
    What is Your Church's Security Preparedness Level?
    There have been numerous attacks that took place in church's recently. Is your church prepared?
    (Take the Quiz Today!)

    • 46 min
    Be a Good Victim: Traitors in Uniform | SOTG 1032

    Be a Good Victim: Traitors in Uniform | SOTG 1032

    Be a good victim or be a good witness, both of these are synonymous and go together. Oakland, California has a new Chief of Police or 4-Star General, we are a bit confused by that. We will consider this situation during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters. 
    The Oakland Chief has some advice for dealing with out of control crime; “be a good witness”. Yep, that will stop criminals. If history has taught us anything, it is that giving in to criminals reduced crime. Or does it? 
    During our Brownells Bullet Points segment, we will once more go to the Emergency and Survival Gear section.  Specifically, Paul and Jarrad will talk about practical and effective ways to store fresh water in your home in case of emergency.
    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
    • [0:03:07] Brownells Bullet Points - brownells.com
       • TOPIC: brownells.com/emergency-survival-gear
       • Crisis Preparedness Article: www.studentofthegun.com
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:27:14] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com
       • TOPIC: Oakland Chief wants peasants to be good victims abc7news.com
    • [0:46:35] Q&A Session
       • In addition to water, do you have experience with long term freeze dried food brands? Quality & taste. MRE not included. - Mike Cunningham
       • How do I go about setting up my plate carrier? How many mags should I have, and what other equipment along with an IFAK do I need? - Tristan Shinney
    • Preparedness Books, Available Now: ShopSOTG.com
    FEATURING: abc7news, 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 abc7news.com:
    Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong is urging residents not to arm themselves, after a resident opened fire on a robbery suspect Monday night in Chinatown.
    "When weapons are fired in our community, there could be unintended victims," said Armstrong Tuesday afternoon. "We don't want our business owners or others to begin to arm themselves. We would really prefer them to be good witnesses."
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 57 min
    Cork Graham and the Tytler Cycle | SOTG 1031

    Cork Graham and the Tytler Cycle | SOTG 1031

    What are the Tytler Cycle and the 4th Turning? Our friend Cork Graham joins us to discuss Alexander Tytler and his theory regarding the 200 year cycle that great societies experience. The 4th Turing is a modern examination of this phenomenon.
    Our Warrior of the Week has a question about fighting rifles. Who makes the best AK? Professor Paul has about 30 years experience working with AK style firearms and has some thoughts on the subject. 
    Is your family prepared for any disaster or crisis? How can you get ready? How can you be a leader in your community? We consider that and much more during today’s show.  
    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
    • [0:04:10] Warrior of the Week
       • Go to www.swatfuel.com and use Promo Code “SOTG”
       • TOPIC: Who manufactures the best AK-47 on the market? - Tony Bozarth
    • Get a Free Bottle of 9mm+P | Question Post in SOTG Public Group
       • Call 844-207-7684
       • Ask a clear and concise question
       • If we choose your question…Email info@ with Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:23:10] Interview with Cork Graham
       • Tytler Cycle & Why More Government Help Leads To Less realinvestmentadvice.com
       • The 4th Turning book amzn.to/2ZwuqPH
    FEATURING: Cork Graham, 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 Amazon.com:
    William Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about how America’s past will predict its future.
    Strauss and Howe base this vision on a provocative theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras—or "turnings"—that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. In The Fourth Turning, the authors illustrate these cycles using a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period.
    (Click Here to Check Out the Book)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Colt Sold To CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group | SOTG 1030

    Colt Sold To CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group | SOTG 1030

    Colt Manufacturing, the 175 year old American gun maker will be sold to CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group, parent company of CZ-USA. How and why did this happen? Is this a good thing for the American gun buyer? We will examine the recent history of Colt in detail.
    Magazine-Mania! During our Brownells Bullet Point segment we will once more look at magazines and the state of the industry. What is still available, what is going fast, and what is gone? 
    Also, we have an SOTG Homeroom for you from CrossBreed Holsters. Two recent incidents contain lessons for American gun carriers. A deputy was attacked on a Saturday morning by a manic and a wannabe YouTube star pulled a knife on a man lawfully carrying a concealed handgun. What went down? We’ll discuss 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!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • Parler is Back! Follow us at parler.com/profile/studentofthegun
    • [0:09:30] Gina Carano fired from Disney/The Madalorian for talking about history
       • We will be talking about it more in-depth on tomorrow’s Bonus Hour!
    • [0:13:52] Brownells Bullet Points - brownells.com
       • TOPIC: Magazine-Mania? How long should you wait?
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:31:14] SOTG Homeroom - CrossBreedHolsters.com
       • TOPIC: Maryland Deputy & Youtube Douchebag www.thetruthaboutguns.com
    • 3 Types of Attackers
       • Type 1 - Will stop as soon as you present a threat
       • Type 2 - Will stop when they receive any kind of physical damage (not necessarily life threatening)
       • Type 3 - Will not stop until physically unable to continue
    • In-depth education for the armed citizen on the before, during, and AFTER a life-threatening altercation
       • Get 40% off the Armed Living DVD - www.armedlivingdvd.com
    • [0:55:08] Czech gunmaker CZG buys Colt in cash and stock deal www.reuters.com
    FEATURING: Parler, Reuters, Truth about Guns, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells Inc, Crossbreed Holsters, SWAT Fuel, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes
    FIND US ON: Full30, MeWe.com. iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.reuters.com:
    (Corrects after company clarifies combined revenue of $500 mln seen, not $600 mln, in 4th paragraph)
    CZG-Ceska Zbrojovka Group said on Thursday it would acquire group Colt Holding Company for $220 million and CZG shares as the Czech gunmaker expands in the larger U.S. market.
    CZG, whose firearms include CZ (Ceska Zbrojovka), Dan Wesson and Brno Rifles, is active already in the United States and building a factory in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    (Click Here for Full Article)
     
    From www.thetruthaboutguns.com:
    A crazed man’s rampage came to a not-so-sudden end Saturday morning in Montgomery County Maryland, and a bystander caught it all on video. After striking a lone deputy twice with a long stick, the attacker took a dozen rounds while still advancing on the officer.
    It looked like the stuff of nightmares. The attacker looked more like a college professor with his sport coat and khaki pants than a would-be cop-killing lunatic. The wicked grin on his face added a freaky, horror-film feel as the man just kept advancing on the retreating deputy. That was after he broke a long piece of wood with a couple of blows over the deputy’s forearm.
    (Click Here for Full Article)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Indiana Gun Permits and Sonny Puzikas | SOTG 1029

    Indiana Gun Permits and Sonny Puzikas | SOTG 1029

    Representatives in Indiana are attempting to eliminate the requirement for a “gun permit” and institute a Constitutional Carry system that follows the Bill of Rights. Not surprisingly, there are some who oppose liberty and the rule of law.
    For our Warrior of the Week question, we ponder, does the government have the authority to hold Constitutional Rights hostage and then ransom them back to the people? Do you support a state-sponsored extortion program? 
    We have a special guest interview for you as well. Our friend, Sonny Puzikas; bodyguard, actor, and small arms instructor has an announcement for you. He is working on a new project. Tune in to hear more about 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!
    TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE
    • [0:00:00] Warrior of the Week
        • Go to www.swatfuel.com and use Promo Code “SOTG”
        • TOPIC: Should you have to pay for a Constitutional Right? www.mywabashvalley.com
    • Get a Free Bottle of 9mm+P | Question Post in SOTG Public Group
       • Call 844-207-7684
       • Ask a clear and concise question
       • If we choose your question…Email info@ with Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email
    • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
    • [0:25:30] Sonny Puzikas Interview
    FEATURING: Sonny Puzikas, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul Markel, SOTG University
    PARTNERS: Brownells Inc, Crossbreed Holsters, SWAT Fuel, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes
    FIND US ON: Full30, MeWe.com, iTunes, Stitcher, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, tumblr
    SOURCES
    From www.sonnypuzikas.com:
    From humble beginnings of showing off my feeble attempts at “mawashi geri” inspired by scenes from Enter the Dragon at the ripe age of six on the rough playgrounds of Kaunas in the former USSR, to underground basements of communal apartment buildings studying Kiokushinkai, Judo, and boxing.
    From training with what some would call “shady characters” in various methods of violence and service in the armed forces of the USSR. Fighting, martial arts, dealing with and understanding violence… knowing it intimately has been my passion for 40 years.
    (Click Here for More)

    • 1 hr 1 min

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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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