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Saratoga, WY | Student of the Gun HQ- The SOTG Radio Crew had a full week of Radio. Talking about “Team Tactics” (and what that is), Barbell Training, the importance of Time Management, getting your family involved wit the Patriot Fire team, and on the Grad Program’s Bonus Hour they talk about the Kalifornia Attorney General.

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

SOTG 682 - Team Tactics: The World is Not the Range & Getting Hard Again

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Ep. 682 – Team Tactics: The World is Not the Range & Getting Hard Again –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; What are Team Tactics and why are they important for the armed citizen? We continue with our detailed examination of the Patriot Fire Team and consider the value of team tactics or working around other armed people during a crisis.

Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about fitness and getting back into fighting shape. This is a fantastic topic and fits perfectly without ongoing discussion about strengthening our bodies and our minds. Paul and Jarrad are happy to respond.

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SOTG 683 - Time Management and the Patriot Bookshelf

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Ep. 683- Time Management and the Patriot Bookshelf –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; Before you say you “don’t have time”, you need to take a look at your time management. Professor Paul will lay our 5 categories for time management and challenge you to examine each one as the week progresses.

During our Quiet Time segment from SilencerShop.com, we will revisit the Patriot Bookshelf. What is on your winter reading list? Paul offers a few suggestions and reasons why these books are on the list.

Also, were you looking for one more reason to get your kids out of public schools? We have a report from California that has George Orwell spinning in his grave.

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SOTG 684 - What is your next Skill & Barbell Training

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Ep. 684 – What is your next Skill? And Barbell Training –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; We all have skills. What will your next skill? Don’t be satisfied with the minimum standard. Professor Paul considers skill maintenance and development as well as being a student for life.

During our Fighting Fitness segment from SWAT Fuel, Jarrad will explain the benefits of barbell training as well as other forms of fitness training.

Also, in our Brownells Bullet Point feature, Paul will offer some advice for finding inspiration. Where can you find inspiration for your next task or winter project?

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SOTG 685 - Patriot Fire Team: Getting the Family Involved

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Ep. 685 –  Patriot Fire Team: Getting the Family Involved –

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; The Patriot Fire Team is about community and country, it not some kind of underground movement. That being said, for Patriot Fire Team members, there will be time to get the family involved. Professor Paul discusses how to get all the family members together without end of the world or apocalyptic talk.

During this week’s SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holster, we will discuss handguns for defense and specifically what ammunition you can feed these guns. Ammunition choices do indeed make a difference when we are discussing the gravest extreme.

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SOTG 685 Pt 2 - California Attorney General Endorses Terrorism

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Ep. 685 Pt 2 – California Attorney General Endorses Terrorism [Bonus Hour]–

On this episode of Student of the Gun Radio; Terrorism is the use of violence, particularly against civilians, to further a political agenda. When the California Attorney General used the Las Vegas murders as an excuse to push his anti-gun agenda, he and other politicians, endorsed terrorism.

Also, the NRA was right in their standing on “bump stocks” and we now have the proof. Listen up before you say something stupid.

We had back across the pond for a merry old England update. Apparently the confused folks in the UK government cannot tell the difference between a man and a woman. Fear not, Paul will clear it up for them.

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