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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

What is the Punisher collection and what does it entail? Professor Paul is back with news about his latest Duracoat project and how that led to a new Op Ed piece from our friend, Nicholas Orr.  During our Brownells Bullet Points we will discuss the XM177E2, better known as the CAR-15.  What did Paul do to the gun this last weekend?  Also, we have an SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters. What should your priorities be when it comes to concealed carry and your daily defense? We discuss, not just firearms, but other items that every citizen should have on their person every time...

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Student of the Gun Radio

Do you understand how to use OC/Pepper Spray and the genuine difference between lethal or deadly force and less than lethal force? Sadly, there are many people who try to substitute one for the other. The results can be disastrous. Professor Paul has been a Use of Force instructor for three decades. He will break down the use of pepper spray, when it works, and when it does not. Please listen to this before you spend money on a self-defense product. During our Finished Firearm of the Week segment from Duracoat University, Paul and Jarrad will consider some refinishing projects. Paul will...

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Student of the Gun Radio

The Tennessee Assembly has passed a constitutional carry bill and sent it to Governor Lee who has publicly endorsed it and will sign it into law. We congratulate and applaud Tennessee and welcome them to the club. During our Brownells Bullet Points segment we will consider the new AP5 9mm pistols from Century Arms. We will also discuss the numerous parts and upgrades that are available for this MP5 clone. For our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we are extremely disappointed and angry to find that the 9th Circuit Court has once more failed the people and sided with the totalitarian...

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Student of the Gun Radio

According to the men who founded the United States of America, you are the well regulated militia. The whole of the people, not government employees, are the militia and they shall not be disarmed or disbarred of the use of arms.  We have quotes from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and George Mason to name a few. Paul and Jarrad consider the foundation and framing of the Bill of Rights.  We have a new feature for you; Finished Firearms brought to you by Duracoat University. During this week’s segment, Professor Paul explains the origin of the Fire Extinguisher Gun. Thanks for...

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Student of the Gun Radio

What does Professor Paul consider to be the 3 stupid or detrimental things that gunmakers keep putting on handguns that are supposed to be for self-defense? Why does this keep happening? Is there a solution?  Are you sick of shopping online and have to wade through page after page of “out of stock” items? Brownells feels your pain and has decided to do something about that. During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we consider the newest offering from Smith & Wesson in the concealed carry category. As an added bonus, we remind you about the fighting sights available for...

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Student of the Gun Radio

Would you like to live in a Representative Republic again? We must restore accountability and integrity to the election process. We highlight six points or line items that must be in a Voter Integrity Bill in every state in the Union if there is hope for the United States of America. How did nearly 100,000 mail-in ballots end up being sent to the wrong addresses in just one county in Nevada? How many other counties in the United States experienced the same issue? We have a ray of sunlight in an otherwise cloudy world. One Democrat Congressman in South Carolina is standing up to take on the...

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What happened to cause Louisiana residents to be afraid of coyotes? A news report aired from Jefferson Parish, La and local residents expressed grave concern. We will consider this during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters. Who experienced their first visit to the Brownells pro shop? Here is a hint, she is the cutest thing on planet Earth. Also, we have good news for rifle shooters. Remember the San Francisco Police Chief who said he wanted crime victims to just be good witnesses? Well, he got his wish one more time. The irony in this story is so thick you can cut it with a knife....

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You still have a choice, honor the rule of law and live as a free man or submit and live as a slave to the state. Practice this phrase, “I will not comply.” We have some powerful audio from Rep. Madison Cawthorn. You will want to share it.  During our Warrior of the Week question, Professor Paul will address the following statement. “I’m thinking about…”  It is time to stop thinking and to start doing. Why do the ruling class elitists in Washington DC believe that they can ignore the US Constitution and pay no penalty? We will consider the year of obedience that was 2020...

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It’s time again to get familiar once again with our line of Pre-Req episodes. Some of the most important and thought-provoking episodes that we have ever done. In this omnibus of episodes, we have “What is a Gun? Sports, Games, Hobbies, Liberty”, “Time to Get Off the Fence and Declare Allegiance”, “Why You Will Never Find Me Unarmed” and “Liberty is Light”. If you have never heard these before, now is a great time to catch up. If you have, now you have the opportunity to burn through each and every episode right in a row. Listen up, and feel enlightened. And please forgive...

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The United States Marine Corps has officially announced that it will be issuing sound suppressors or silencers to all infantry personnel. The gun muffler will be installed on weapons from the M4 to machine guns. During our Warrior of the Week segment, we address a very common question; “Why do I have to be the leader?” Paul and Jarrad will examine leadership and the lack of it in our modern times. Professor Paul reminds us of another person who did not want to be a leader. Student of the Gun just hosted another Patriot Fire Team Leadership Seminar in Wyoming. What can you expect from the...

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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.

Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:

Enjoy the show! And remember…

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

Topics Covered During This Episode:

  • Warrior of the Week
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    • Ask a clear and concise question
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    • Thanks to the Top Contributors of the SOTG Public Group!
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    Silencer Shop | Brownells | Century Arms | Crossbreed | Duracoat | Froglube | SWAT Fuel
  • 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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