Chiappa Rhino .357 Magnum [Review]

Chiappa Rhino .357 Magnum [Review]

It was not that long ago that Chiappa Firearms turned the handgun world on its head when it released the Rhino double-action revolver. In case you have not been paying much attention to the wheelgun world, the Rhino is a DA revolver imported from the Italian firearms maker. Today, we’re going to be reviewing it. The Rhino revolvers come in…

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GLOCK 48: Simple Goldilocks Perfection [Review]

GLOCK 48: Simple Goldilocks Perfection [Review]

Unveiled and released at the 2019 SHOT Show, the Glock 48 was the answer to twenty years of begging from the American gun buyer. “I like my G19, I just wish Glock would come out with a slim, single stack version.” That sentiment was echoed for better than a decade. Patience being a virtue and all that jazz, GLOCK, Inc.…

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Generation Fear: Raising Our Children to Live in Fear

Generation Fear: Raising Our Children to Live in Fear

“Hey mom, do we use old light bulbs?” the 8-year-old asked on the ride home from school. A bit perplexed, his mother replied. “When the light bulbs get old, they stop working and we replace them. Why do you ask?” The child said, “My teacher told us that old light bulbs waste energy and that hurts the planet.” Are we…

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Dumbass Preppers

Dumbass Preppers

“We’re putting together a new show about preppers. Can you tell us about your bunker, your bug out vehicle, maybe your stockpiles of food and guns…

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Mantis X10 Elite is a Must Buy For Students of the Gun

Mantis X10 Elite is a Must Buy For Students of the Gun

One of the hardest aspects of training is improving to the next level in the absence of a certified firearms instructor. The Mantis X10 Elite is a product that has hit the market, and hopes to solve that issue. We’ve had it in house for over a month now, and this article is going to cover down on our experiences.…

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American Liberty Is Not A Game

American Liberty Is Not A Game

It has been said that liberty is the ability to make a choice and freedom is a result of making the right choices. American liberty and the freedom to make choices is codified in the documents used to forge and found this nation. American liberty is serious business and it is certainly not a game. Gun Culture and American Liberty…

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White Liberals Killed George Floyd

White Liberals Killed George Floyd

George Floyd is being pseudo-memorialized by liberals, moderates, and reasonable people all over socialist media. The memorializing is via tweets, memes, and other types of pointless virtue signaling. People who either never heard of or never care one tiny iota about the fate of Justine Damond are screaming for “justice for George”. Where was the justice for Justine Damond when…

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Buckshot Pizza Box Challenge

Buckshot Pizza Box Challenge

“You can’t miss with a shotgun,” That saying is a myth, and we’re going to prove it to you. Buckshot isn’t a fool proof ammunition.

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ShotStop – An Alternative to Ceramic and Steel Plates [Review]

ShotStop – An Alternative to Ceramic and Steel Plates [Review]

In both Iraq and Afghanistan I dealt with the standard issue ceramic E-SAPI plates. One of the largest cons to this type of armor, outside of cost, is that the plates are actually very weak. Strong in the sense that they can stop a round, but weak in the sense that the plates break very easily. Any impact whatsoever could…

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My First Home Defense Shotgun

My First Home Defense Shotgun

During March and April, more Americans bought firearms than at any time in recent history. The home defense shotgun was one of the top purchases along with handguns. The reality is that while many homeowners now have pump-action shotguns in their house, few of these folks have real training or experience using them. Relying upon movies and television for our…

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Facebook Censors Nazi History

Facebook Censors Nazi History

During a time when you might think the free exchange of information is critical, Facebook is censoring Nazi History. For those who say “Facebook is a private company, that can do whatever it likes.” Keep in mind that Zuckerberg and Facebook took taxpayer money, to the tune of $374,168,107 for their “private company”. This short article is not meant to…

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3 Things to Do to Stop Worrying

3 Things to Do to Stop Worrying

There have always been tense times in our world. War, disease, economic depression, terrorism, etc. have been present for hundreds and thousands of years. The current national crisis in which we find ourselves has peoplke more anxious and worried than during any time in our recent history. What can we do to stop worrying so much? Although you may be…

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Feel the BuRN: The BRN-180 [Review]

Feel the BuRN: The BRN-180 [Review]

“Are you ready to feel the BuRN?” The BRN-180 is the new hotness in black rifles. Based upon the original AR-180 design from Gene Stoner and the Armalite crew, the BRN-180 series from Brownells is setting the black rifle world on fire. We’ve just recently completed our build, and now we finally have our official SOTG review of the BRN-180…

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[Guide] Canik Pistols – Rhino Tough

[Guide] Canik Pistols – Rhino Tough

There are guns for fun and guns for fighting. Canik pistols are built for fighting. For the last five years or so I have been working with the modern…

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Why You Need 9MM?

Why You Need 9MM?

Why 9MM? Well, number one, 9MM is the most widely available center-fire handgun ammunition in the United States of America.

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Building Your Patriot Arsenal: Shotgun

Building Your Patriot Arsenal: Shotgun

We talked about the AR-15 rifle previously. Now, we’re going to talk about the 12-gauge shotgun. Let’s continue on with our discussion about the Patriot…

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Readyman Ballistic Armor Plate Test

Readyman Ballistic Armor Plate Test

Readyman recently announced the availability of an NIJ Level III ballistic armor plate insert for briefcase or backpack use. We acquired one to test.

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Ranch Cookin’; The Origin

Ranch Cookin’; The Origin

What would I do if I could go anywhere and do anything? I decided that I wanted to work on a ranch for a year. That kind of environment seemed appealing…

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The Evolution of Pistol Sights

The Evolution of Pistol Sights

When my friend Jacob Herman of Night Fision approached me and asked my opinions regarding what kind of pistol sights should be on a gun that would be used for fighting/self-preservation, I naturally had some strong thoughts. For three decades plus I have trained with handguns using fixed (black) iron sights, painted…

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4 Items Every Armed Citizen Should Carry

4 Items Every Armed Citizen Should Carry

“I have my gun. So I’m good.” That was the response one man gave in regards to the question about what kind of gear people with concealed carry permits, or an armed citizen, should carry. Yes, I was standing at the counter of a gun store as you might imagine…

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Strength Training and Marksmanship Parallels

Strength Training and Marksmanship Parallels

Matt Reynolds introduced me to the Starting Strength program as taught by strength training legend, Mark Rippetoe. Matt’s company, Starting Strength Online Coaching is a training and coaching resource that was developed to give everyone, everywhere, the opportunity to get physically strong…

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An Artificial Life: the Incremental Loss of the Survival Instinct

An Artificial Life: the Incremental Loss of the Survival Instinct

Loss of the Survival Instinct. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the “Storm of the Century”, I was dismayed and saddened to hear of people living in desperate conditions without water to drink and food to eat. It seemed almost impossible to me that with more than three days warning that adults were not able to…

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[Listen Louder | SOTG Radio] Gun Bans & New California

[Listen Louder | SOTG Radio] Gun Bans & New California

This week on Student of the Gun Radio, we talked a lot about Gun Bans. In one case the incoming Virginia Governor is attempting to put a Ban on private gun sales, meanwhile in New England, they are demanding that the citizens turn their property in to the state. On the Grad Programs we talked about short barreled…

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Church Security: More than Guns

Church Security: More than Guns

In my youth, Church Security meant locking the doors at night and perhaps installing an alarm system to detect burglars. Today, when we say Church…

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[Flash Report] Go Fast Guns

[Flash Report] Go Fast Guns

Professor Paul got a new toy recently, the Echo II trigger system from Fostech Outdoors, and he’s played with it a bit. Now he’s here to tell you about…

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[Flash Report] Everyday is Leg Day

[Flash Report] Everyday is Leg Day

Fight Strong January 2017   Attend “Fight Strong” class at Tactical Response, Camden Tennessee, Met Matt Reynolds for the first time. Learn proper form for barbell lifts and exercises. July 2017   Sit down and evaluate results of the Starting Strength program as taught by Matt Reynolds during the previous January. Summary: Author’s Note: I have coached and taught a number of…

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Beretta M9 Threaded Barrel

Beretta M9 Threaded Barrel June 6 2017- Place order from Brownell’s for Silencerco threaded M9 Beretta replacement barrel. June 7 2017- Brownell’s sends confirmation email that order has shipped, provides tracking number. June 14 2017- 0900 Track package, FedEx says it was turned over to USPS and delivered to  Michigan. I don’t live in Michigan, so there is a problem. 1030…

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.22 Nosler Cartridge

.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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Canik TP9DA 9mm Pistol

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

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. 4: Injury and Blood Loss

Wilderness Survival Pt. 4: Injury and Blood Loss

While many wilderness survival situations begin with a person or people getting lost, there have been numerous incidents where someone is injured and that injury prevents them from returning to safety.

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Wilderness Survival Pt. 2: Water

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

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

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

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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Voter Fraud: Who will Pick Up the Turd?

Voter Fraud: Who will Pick Up the Turd?

“There isn’t a need for you to wait in line anymore. Took care of it for you. Gave you a straight Democratic ticket.” said a North Carolina man via Facebook as he bragged about committing voter fraud.

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Comrade Barry: Preserving His Legacy

Comrade Barry: Preserving His Legacy

Given this desire to focus on the legacy of Comrade Barry, we find it fitting to consider the condition of the United States of America and the world since January 2009…

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Candy

Candy

I was in elementary school when America was in love with disco music, Reggie Jackson, and mood rings. Looking back, it was a great time to be a kid.

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How to Survive your CCW Class Without Being Shot

How to Survive your CCW Class Without Being Shot

The question we should ask is, what can we or should we as members of the gun culture do differently in the aftermath of such an incident? Or, are we the clinical definition of insane, doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome?

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Confessions of a .40 (Cal) Lover

Confessions of a .40 (Cal) Lover

It was beautiful. I opened the black plastic container and there it was, a Glock 23 chambered in .40 Smith&Wesson. (Glock does not like to advertise for…)

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Liberty is Light

Liberty is Light

Just as light is a result of the positive application of energy, liberty also requires effort and energy. If a people desire to have individual liberty,…

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The Cigar and the Student

The Cigar and the Student

Let us consider for a moment the premium hand rolled cigar. For those unenlightened, neither the Black and Mild nor Swisher Sweet Cherry flavored tobacco products are “premium cigars”. A premium cigar is compose of numerous distinct parts.

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“There’s Been An Accident!” Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare

“There’s been an accident, we are on the way to the hospital.” Those words heard through the earpiece of a telephone are enough to make any parent’s knees weak and their heart begin to pound in their chest. Although we don’t like to think about it, any time we let our kids out of our sight, let them stay over…

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Breaking: BATFE set to Expand NFA 1934

Based upon the fact that the NFA gave them the authority to define with is and is not a firearm, what is and is not a destructive device, what is and is not a handgun, shotgun, or long gun, and what is “Any Other Weapon”, more detailed classifications are necessary.

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Call to Action: Stand Up for the Marine Corps

The Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, an Obama appointee with ties to the Clinton presidency has decided the time to screw with the Marine Corps is now. A January 1, 2016 memo from Mabus to Commandant of the Marine Corps Robert Neller instructed the Corps to begin “gender integration of officer and enlisted training”.

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President Hillary Clinton signs Assault Weapons Ban of 2015

President Hillary Clinton signs Assault Weapons Ban of 2015

After a whirlwind first quarter as the first female president of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton was joined by congressmen and senators in the oval office for the official signing of H.R. 4269 “The Assault Weapons Ban of 2015”.

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M85 PAP, the Steel-Cased Solution

M85 PAP, the Steel-Cased Solution

If you have been paying attention, and shame on you if you have not, we featured the M85 PAP pistol from Century Arms in the pages of this site last year. The M85 is unique as it uses a Kalashnikov action but chambers the .223 Remington cartridge.

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Urban Defense Course; more than just Marksmanship

Urban Defense Course; more than just Marksmanship

“Don’t just stand around watching, find some work.” was the advice offered to a dozen students during the Urban Defense Course held at Combat Shooting and Tactics (CSAT) in Nacogdoches, Texas during the long weekend of October 23 to 25.

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Stop! Don’t Shoot! Beware of Dangerous Targets

Stop! Don’t Shoot! Beware of Dangerous Targets

People who use cheap or damaged steel targets soon get to play a little game we call “pluck the jacket pieces out of your skin”. The biggest bullet splash injury I have ever witnessed was about a 3/4 inch cut across a guys forearm, not life-threatening, but not fun either. In that case the injured party was struck by splash from someone else’s shot.

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Smashing the Gun Control Argument in 3 Easy Steps

Smashing the Gun Control Argument in 3 Easy Steps

Smashing the Gun Control (human control) argument is so easy that even a Columbia journalism major could do it, if they some how possessed the courage to try. What follows is a simple three step process to addressing the argument for civilian disarmament.

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Uncomfortable Truth, Cold and Timid Souls

Uncomfortable Truth, Cold and Timid Souls

Dismiss the “cold and timid souls” and enter the arena. As you are likely aware, Jarrad climbed back into the cage a couple of weeks ago for his first fight in over four years. His budding professional MMA career was interrupted by shoulder surgery and then the agonizing physical rehab that followed.

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Deadly Harvest: Reaping the Bloody Fruit of the Class Warfare

Deadly Harvest: Reaping the Bloody Fruit of the Class Warfare

The Democrat Party may as well list “Prolonged Class Warfare” as an official policy plank at their convention in 2016. Class warfare, as ugly and dirty as it is, has normally had as its goal the siphoning of votes away from one candidate to another.

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WDBJ Roanoke Double-Homicide and the Perfect Victim

WDBJ Roanoke Double-Homicide and the Perfect Victim

If there is a useful takeaway or lesson to be learned from this vicious criminal act, it is this; the Victim State produces vile and verminous monsters like our boy, Excrement. When you fully embrace victimization you abdicate all responsibility for your own actions.

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Coach vs. Equipment Manager; Know the Difference

Coach vs. Equipment Manager; Know the Difference

I know what you are thinking, “Paul, understanding the specs of the gear does not mean that you can coach or teach people how to use that gear, especially in a real game where they are keeping score.” Coaching is not about gear, it is about learning skill, maintaining skill, and executing that skill on demand.

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Weakness is a Disease and the #1 Plague in America

Weakness is a Disease and the #1 Plague in America

What fosters this type of behavior? Intellectual laziness or a weakness of the mind. When considering the day to day news stories, the myriad crises facing those who still care about the fate of the United States of America, it is easy to become frustrated and be overcome by a sense of hopelessness.

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Being a “Gun Owner” is Not Enough

Being a “Gun Owner” is Not Enough

The implication of the report was that we right-wing, conservative types need to be “inclusive” and recognize that left-wing, Democrat voters are gun owners as well. My response is, as Col. Sherman Potter used to say, “Horse Hockey!”

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3 Things Your Concealed Carry Gun Cannot Do

3 Things Your Concealed Carry Gun Cannot Do

A short video about concealed carry aimed at the gun culture choir would not seem to be all that controversial or difficult to understand, but we are dealing with the Internet here.

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