.22 Nosler converted AR in the field

.22 Nosler Cartridge

Professor Paul takes the time to tell you good folks about the .22 Nosler Cartridge & how he used it in the field. If you’re a hunter, you wanna read this…

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Wilderness Survival Pt. 7: Mindset, Keep Your Head

Wilderness Survival Pt. 7: Mindset, Keep Your Head

Whether you live or die as a result of a wilderness survival situation is completely dependent upon your mindset. Are you willing to do anything and…

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Author zeros the BSO 1-4x24 riflescope

Black Spider Optics 1-4×24 Riflescope

The new Black Spider Optics variable power riflescope is field tested and reviewed by Paul Markel, host of Student of the Gun.

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Wilderness Survival Pt. 6: Field Craft and Repairs

Wilderness Survival Pt. 6: Field Craft and Repairs

Not every problem you encounter in the field or woods is a matter of life and death. Some issues are simply annoying and bothersome. Take, for instance…

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Canik TP9DA 9mm Pistol Diversity Ammunition

Canik TP9DA 9mm Pistol

The Canik TP9DA 9mm pistol performed admirably during the initial testing and evaluation phase. All manual controls functioned as expected. The gun…

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Wilderness Survival Pt. 5: Navigation – Know Where You Are Going

I have a challenge for you. Gather your spouse and kids together outside and ask them individually to point to the North. Ask them which direction the sun rises and in which it sets. Wait for a clear and star-filled night, now ask them all to find the North Star. Basic land navigation or “orienteering” is not rocket surgery. Anyone with the desire can learn to navigate with a map and a compass.


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Wilderness Survival Pt. 2: Water

Continuing our series on wilderness survival, no one ever plans to get lost or to be injured and stranded in the woods. Just as we don’t wear our seat belt because we “plan” to be in a crash, and we don’t have a fire extinguisher in our kitchen because we “plan” to have a fire.


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Wilderness Survival Pt. 1: Fire

Welcome to the first in a series of short articles dealing with the subject of wilderness survival. Every year thousands upon thousands of Americans step off…


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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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