This is a popular topic…

We get a lot of questions about what gun we recommend for Home Defense. As a dedicated Student of the Gun, you know that Mindset is first and foremost.

After you have the right mindset, then, and only then should you worry about the tool you’re going to use.

Professor Paul gives his recommendation for a home defense gun. Many are calling this gun the “King of Home Defense.”

We touch on a deadly serious topic this week…

Preventable Death Injuries. Professor Paul talks about The Big 3 you should be able to identify and fix quickly and efficiently.

During the Fighting Fitness segment, Ms. Alex joins us to talk about some more advanced, post workout, stretching techniques.

Not only is she easy on the eyes, she is extremely knowledgable and she will help you with injury prevention.

Last episode we talked about the prone position. Well today we are moving up in the world.

Professor Paul discusses the sitting position, how it can be properly executed, and he even reveals the most ideal time to use the sitting position to your advantage. is your 24/7 source for all manner of gun related topics.

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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 nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. 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.

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