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Why Do Firearms Instructors Hate Dry Fire?

“Aside from the movies and TV, dry fire instills more bad habits than any other activity.” Such was the comment of the owner of one of the nation’s top…

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My first gun - Guns are fun

My First Gun: 5 Simple Steps to Making your First Gun Purchase a Success

Picking your first gun can be a daunting task. By the time you reach the gun store counter you’ve likely been given more advice from friends and family…

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Stop! Don't Shoot! Beware of Dangerous Targets

Tactical Masturbation: Top 3 Stupid Human Tricks

Though you may not have put a name on it, we have all witnessed tactical masturbation. Like the more traditional form of self-gratification, tactical…

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Safety is Dangerous

“What is the most important thing on the range?” yelled the Navy Firearms Instructor to the group of young sailors amassed in front of him. “Safety!”…

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3 Reasons Every Gunfighter Should Learn to Box

“I don’t need to know Karate, I know Ching-Ching.” (mimics racking the slide on a pistol) so said the man standing at the counter in a small gun store many years ago. In my younger days, I spent a great deal of time at gun shops and at gun shows. Sadly, most everyone one who frequented gun stores, at least in my experience, viewed themselves to be a gunfighter.

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Student of the Gun Moves to Wyoming - Paul and Jarrad on the 1000 yard range

Student of the Gun Moves to Wyoming

Student of the Gun media enterprises has moved to Wyoming. The entire SOTG crew relocated to Saratoga, Wyoming the first week of April 2017. All SOTG Radio and Television material will be produced from their new headquarters nestled in the Rocky Mountains.

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Humping Makes You Hard

Patch Drop: Humping Makes You Hard Patches Available for Pre-Order

Every true Marine Corps infantryman understands the purpose of humping. Professor Paul was humping around the world when most of you were in diapers and…

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Patriot Fire Team Manual 100 Days Best Seller

Patriot Fire Team Manual 100 Days on Best Seller List

Biloxi, Mississippi--( Paul Markel and the Student of the Gun crew celebrated a landmark for the Patriot Fire Team Manual; 100 days on...
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Listen to Student of the Gun Radio on YouTube

Listen to Student of the Gun Radio on YouTube

Furthering their goal to make Student of the Gun Radio available to everyone in the world, SOTG is now releasing daily episodes via YouTube. Now…

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[20th Anniversary Special Edition] Have Passport, Will Travel: Field Notes for the Modern Bodyguard

Have Passport Will Travel Bodyguard Manual, 20th Anniversary Special Edition

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the release of Have Passport, Will Travel: Field Notes for the Modern Bodyguard by Paul Markel, Student of the Gun…

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Debunking Hi-Point Haters

Debunking Hi-Point Firearms Haters

During this short and entertaining video, Professor Paul calls out the Hi-Point haters. Paul is tired of the gun community discouraging people from…

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Special Operations Equipment Combat Cock Origin

Special Operations Equipment Combat Cock Origin

Hey guys, we are in the official Special Operations Equipment Shop, yes there is an official SOE shop and I am sitting with John Willis, the HMFIC of SOE. Is that enough TLAs or FLAs for you. John is going to tell us the origins of the Combat Cock.

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Fitness Talk with Dr. Dan of SWAT Fuel

Paul sat down with Dr. Dan Olesnicky of SWAT Fuel to discuss nutrition, fitness, and overall health. Take a moment and listen.

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Insider Information about Original S.O.E. Gear from John Willis and Ben "Mookie" Thomas Part 3

Original S.O.E Gear Story Time With John Willis and Ben “Mookie” Thomas Pt. 3

This is part 3 of the John and Mookie series. John tells how he met James Yeager and Mookie decided to set a price point on the Mookie War Yarmulke.

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Original S.O.E Gear Story Time With John Willis and Ben “Mookie” Thomas Pt. 2

John Willis and Ben “Mookie” Thomas sit down and talk about the history behind some of the gear SOE has made. Comedy and education in one video. How awesome is that?

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Morning Mindset 033 – Are you playing at self defense?

Are you playing at self defense?
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Morning Mindset 032 - Serrated Blade Mythbusting

Morning Mindset 032 – Serrated Blade Mythbusting

“I’ll never buy a serrated blade knife, you can’t keep them sharp.” or “Serrated blades are nice but they get dull too fast.” Both of those are myths or…

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MM 031 - Absolutes Are Absolutely Wrong

Morning Mindset 031 – Absolutes are Absolutely Wrong!

Absolutes are Absolutely Wrong! For many people, guns are like a religion. To question someone’s choice of firearm is often viewed with the same offense as…

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Morning Mindset 024 – Go Bag Checklist: 13 Items You Should Include

Disasters, both natural and man-made, are good reasons to have a “Go Bag”. Often referred to as a “Bug Out Bag”, here is a Bug Out Bag Checklist for you…

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Morning Mindset 001 – Stop Buying New Guns

STOP buying new guns! Why, you might ask? Great question! Professor Paul discusses why buying new guns isn’t the best solution and what to do instead…

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