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Saratoga, WY | Student of the Gun HQ- This week we finish up the “Best Of” Leadership Series, so next week it’s back to Market Fresh radio! But while it’s hear, take the time to listen in on the Leadership Series if you missed it, or even if you haven’t. It’s great content with no expiration date.
(P.S. There was once again a new Grad Program Bonus Hour, because we love you.)

All that and more on this week’s installment of of Student Of The Gun Radio!

SOTG 690 - [Best Of] Leadership Pt. 5: Bearing & Unselfishness

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Ep. 690 – [Best Of] Leadership Pt. 5: Bearing & Unselfishness –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; Leadership training continues. Today we will discuss the importance of bearing for leader as well as the attribute of unselfishness and how that trait affects not only the leader but the followers.

Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has wants to talk about how to make your home a less attractive target. Professor Paul will do some mythbusting and offers suggestions for resource material to make your home and your person unattractive targets for criminals.

(Original Ep. #: 642 | Original Air Date: 8/21/2017)

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SOTG_691_-_Best_Of_HUGE_Announcement_Leadership_Series_Pt._6_Courage_and_KnowledgeEp. 691 – [Best Of] [HUGE Announcement] Leadership Pt. 6: Courage & Knowledge –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; Moving further down the leadership path, we will consider courage, both physical and moral, and how to improve them in our lives. Students of the gun should be no strangers to the leadership trait of knowledge.

During this week’s Quiet Time from,we have a surprise guest with huge announcement. You will not want to miss this episode. This announcement will be the hot topic in the gun world for weekends to come.

(Original Ep. #: 643 | Original Air Date: 8/22/2017)

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SOTG 692 - [Best Of] Leadership Pt. 7: Loyalty & Endurance

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Ep. 692 – [Best Of] Leadership Pt. 7: Loyalty & Endurance –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; We complete the leadership traits acronym with Loyalty and Endurance. Once more we will examine how these attribute relate to the topic of leadership and being an effective leader.

During our Fighting Fitness segment from SWAT Fuel, Jarrad and Dr. Dan will discuss foundational fitness. We want you to have a stronger body and sharper mind.

Also, during this week’s Brownell’s Bullet Points, we will take a look at law enforcement trade-in pistols. What inexpensive parts can you replace on you used gun to make it function like new again?

(Original Ep. #: 644 | Original Air Date: 8/23/2017)

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SOTG 693 - [Best Of] Leadership Series Pt. 8 - Putting it All Together

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Ep. 693 – [Best Of] Leadership Series Pt. 8 – Putting it All Together –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; As we come to the final installment of the Leadership Series, we take the time to consider all 14 United States Marine Corps Leadership Traits: JJDIDTIEBUCKLE. The Professor will walk us through the traits and recap the previous two weeks of training. Are you ready to be the leader that your country needs?

During our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we are going to talk about guns and snakes. Paul has a shooting challenge for all of you gun carriers who live in poisonous snake country.

(Original Ep. #: 645 | Original Air Date: 8/24/2017)

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Ep. 693 Pt. 2 – NMFE and Bump Stock Giveaway –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio BONUS HOUR; We are pleased to announce our new Bump Stock Giveaway promotion. To commemorate over 4 million downloads of SOTG Radio, we have decided to giveaway a DefendAR-15 bump stock made by Fostech Outdoors. This is a high-quality aluminum stock, not cheap plastic, and it was used during the video production for SOTG TV.

What does NMFE mean? Professor Paul will explain NMFE and how it applies to all students of the gun. Also, we have a couple lessons learned from the range.

The Mall of America boasts “150 highly-trained” security personnel. How did all those highly-training security guards help when a muslim missionary decided to rob and stab people inside Macy’s department store?

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Paul G. Markel – Founder & President, Student of the Gun

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor.

Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for more than two decades, with hundreds of articles in print and several #1 Amazon Bestselling books.

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Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.


Jarrad T. Markel

Jarrad T. Markel – Producer & Digital Mastermind, Student of the Gun

Not just another pretty face, Jarrad Markel has experience and training beyond his years.

Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling.

Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA & Boxing fights under his belt.

More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He produces Student of the Gun TV & Radio and is the President of Think On! Productions, creating a wide variety of video & audio material.

In addition, Markel is a skilled webmaster & digital marketer, managing websites and providing T.O.P. Quality Multimedia Marketing for Student of the Gun.

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