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SOTG 869 - Tacticool vs. Practical Training

Student of the Gun Radio

Release Date: 07/19/2019

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Student of the Gun Radio

Paul and Jarrad have just returned from Montana and a trip to visit our friends at Blackhawk. The boys had the chance to work with a number of new products, including holsters, handguns, ammunition, and accessories. They will tell you all about it. Our Warrior of the Week has a serious question about recommendations for changing over from one hand to another after injury or debilitation. Paul has been training people to shoot right and left-handed for some time and offers suggestions. Whatever happened to STI race guns? For those who have not been paying attention lately, we will bring you up...

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Student of the Gun Radio

A Chinese virologist, who managed to escape the clutches of the CCP, had published a report with details that indicate that SARS-CoV-2 was deliberately manipulated and created not a natural accident from a wet market. Do you have the courage to address this information? Would a Democrat Mayor and his team deliberately withhold information and lie just to maintain a stranglehold over their city? There is evidence emerging that the Mayor of Nashville, TN, and his cohorts did exactly that. Since it is Wednesday, we have a Brownells Bullet Points for you with some good news. We also have a SOTG...

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Student of the Gun Radio

In a refreshing instance of the way things are supposed to be, a Federal Judge supported and backed the US Constitution in a lawsuit brought against the Governor of Pennsylvania and his highly suspect choice for Health Commissioner.  This decision sets a positive legal precedent. Our Warrior of the Week has a battery of questions, all surrounding a stripped AR lower. What does Professor Paul recommend for barrel length, muzzle devices, pieces and parts. What parts are critical and should be secured first? We have an update regarding the Patriot Fire Team series of educational videos and...

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Student of the Gun Radio

It is no secret that the progressive left in the United States wants to push the country into civil war. We have numerous reports that detail the preparation and organization of the communist agitators living among and what they plan to do.  During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters we deal with two primary questions. Are you prepared mentally to accept the reality of this danger to America? And, are you prepared physically to deal with the threat of danger to your community and your country? Also, during our Brownells Bullet Points segment, we will address the question: What...

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Student of the Gun Radio

Was the recent annual Sturgis Bike Rally a dangerous event? The “economists” are at it again and wildly speculating as to just how reckless and dangerous the event was. Without any real fact, Newsweek promoted a story to send panic into the heart of the already scared masses. We have a Warrior of the Week question for all of you in the listening audience. What are you doing to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for the coming winter?  Also, we discuss what we at SOTG have been doing to help our nationwide family to get prepared. We have new written and video material to...

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Student of the Gun Radio

What’s that sound? It is George Orwell spinning in his grave. A pregnant Australian woman was just arrested for “incitement”.  What was her crime, exactly? She has the audacity to put up a post on Facebook announcing a “peaceful protest” against the government lockdowns. Apparently Aussie Tyrants don’t like the peasants questioning their authoritarian policies. During our Brownells Bullet Points, Paul will remind you about a vital component needed for reloading ammunition and advise you to stock up while you can. If you haven’t been paying attention, this might surprise you....

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Student of the Gun Radio

We have good news for you. Night Fision, the top manufacturer of Tritium sights, has put together the Ultimate EDC Giveaway contest. How can you enter and win? Tune in and we’ll tell you.  The Canadian taxpayers might want to ask for a refund. That country’s Chief Public Health Officer wants canucks to wear masks when engaging in sexual activity or just to “do it yourself” because of the danger of the Kung-Flu. But, just how bad is it really in the Great White North?  During our Warrior of the Week segment, Professor Paul will answer several inquiries at the same time. What...

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Student of the Gun Radio

The State Legislature in Idaho has stood up the Governor and the manufactured fear campaign and said, “No more.”  Legislators in Idaho, including our friend Christy Zito, voted against the pandemic fear campaign and for liberty in that state. During our Brownells Bullet Points segment, we have good news for all of you gun builders out there. Brownells has new parts kits for Glock builders and many other pieces and parts for other gun building projects. What is better in a fight, a rifle or a pistol? For our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we talk about being dangerous...

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Student of the Gun Radio

What are the lessons learned from the Kyle Rittenhouse incident in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Paul and Jarrad will closely examine, not the minutia but the glaring questions that must be answered if we expect to have peace in our nation again.  Our Warrior of the Week has read the PFT Equipment Guide and has a serious question regarding installing a bayonet on a modern rifle. How can we best accomplish this task? We have some advice. Is the Ministry of Truth alive and well in the year 2020? Zach will point out a recent incident of revisionist history in the new Call of Duty, Cold War...

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Student of the Gun Radio

Brownells has released the Generation 2 version of their popular BRN-180 firearms line up. We will let you listen to Paul Levy, Brownell’s man behind their Retro line. Paul will explain what is new and improved with the Gen 2 version of the AR-180 replica. During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we ponder the question, why are so many Americans still not dangerous on-demand and falling victim to violent attacks? We will consider how from one side of the mouths, politicians tell citizens not to defend themselves, and out of the other side, these same politicians use the police as...

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How can you determine what training or techniques are “tacticool” and what ones are practical? Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about that very thing. Professor Paul, having 30 years of experience as a trainer, has some answers for us. 

We have another Quiet Time Moment for you from SilencerShop.com.  This week we will discuss another piece of recommended reading. This book will help you to read better and get more from your time and studies. 

Finally, Paul and Jarrad will consider the issue of applying the same solution or taking the same actions, despite the fact that those solutions have previously failed and the actions have been ineffective.

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Enjoy the show! And remember…

You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!

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  • Quiet Time brought to you by Silencer Shop 
    • TOPIC: How to Read a Book
    • Not just about reading, it’s about learning and by extension being able to teach
  • Applying the same solutions or actions and expecting different results


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From Amazon.com:

Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading.

Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.

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