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SOTG 944 - My First Gun: Helping the Recent Gun Buyer

Student of the Gun Radio

Release Date: 04/19/2020

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Student of the Gun Radio

A very serious reality for combat veterans is dealing with survivor’s guilt. When you come home alive and you buddy did not, that psychological weight can crush you. Professor Paul had to deal with that and he will tell you what he did that helped. We have a brand new show, the Legion of Michael podcast. This on-demand audio program is an extension to our previous Legion of Michael church security course. Today we'll give you a sample of the new show. Now, more than ever, you need the original, unapologetic leadership offered by Paul Markel and Student of the Gun. Tune in, subscribe and...

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Student of the Gun Radio

Be a good victim or be a good witness, both of these are synonymous and go together. Oakland, California has a new Chief of Police or 4-Star General, we are a bit confused by that. We will consider this situation during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters.  The Oakland Chief has some advice for dealing with out of control crime; “be a good witness”. Yep, that will stop criminals. If history has taught us anything, it is that giving in to criminals reduced crime. Or does it?  During our Brownells Bullet Points segment, we will once more go to the Emergency and Survival Gear...

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Student of the Gun Radio

What are the Tytler Cycle and the 4th Turning? Our friend Cork Graham joins us to discuss Alexander Tytler and his theory regarding the 200 year cycle that great societies experience. The 4th Turing is a modern examination of this phenomenon. Our Warrior of the Week has a question about fighting rifles. Who makes the best AK? Professor Paul has about 30 years experience working with AK style firearms and has some thoughts on the subject.  Is your family prepared for any disaster or crisis? How can you get ready? How can you be a leader in your community? We consider that and much more...

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Colt Sold To CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group | SOTG 1030 show art Colt Sold To CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group | SOTG 1030

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Colt Manufacturing, the 175 year old American gun maker will be sold to CZG, Ceska Zbrojovka Group, parent company of CZ-USA. How and why did this happen? Is this a good thing for the American gun buyer? We will examine the recent history of Colt in detail. Magazine-Mania! During our Brownells Bullet Point segment we will once more look at magazines and the state of the industry. What is still available, what is going fast, and what is gone?  Also, we have an SOTG Homeroom for you from CrossBreed Holsters. Two recent incidents contain lessons for American gun carriers. A deputy was...

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Student of the Gun Radio

Representatives in Indiana are attempting to eliminate the requirement for a “gun permit” and institute a Constitutional Carry system that follows the Bill of Rights. Not surprisingly, there are some who oppose liberty and the rule of law. For our Warrior of the Week question, we ponder, does the government have the authority to hold Constitutional Rights hostage and then ransom them back to the people? Do you support a state-sponsored extortion program?  We have a special guest interview for you as well. Our friend, Sonny Puzikas; bodyguard, actor, and small arms instructor has an...

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What are some of the stumbling blocks that new gun carriers will encounter? During our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we will examine many of the issues that confront the new gun carriers.  For our Brownells Bullet Points this week, we have a special guest, Roy Hill from Brownells. Roy will join us for an after-action report on the Not Show. We’ll talk about what is new from Brownells and what you should be looking for from them.  We have a question and answer session and more behind the scenes material from Paul, Jarrad and Zach. Be sure to join us. Thanks for being a...

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We have a special guest today, Jon from Magpul. As there was no SHOT Show this year to announce new products to the public, we decided to invite our friends from Magpul to come on and share what’s new with our SOTG audience. Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question regarding muzzleloading rifles. Is there an appreciable difference between makes and models of muzzleloaders? Professor Paul is a muzzleloading instructor and is happy to answer that question. Also, what is new with the SOTG family? Which guitar is Paul’s angry guitar? Tune in and find out. Thanks for being a part of...

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Student of the Gun Radio

First, the mantra was to deprogram Trump voters and anyone unwilling to accept the media lies. Now we have moved to demonize anyone who questions the state. Where have we seen this before?  During our Brownells Bullet Points, we are excited to tell you about a new product for which many of you have been waiting. Also, Professor Paul has some advice for you. Ignore it at your peril. We have a SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters. Is their ammunition available for training or is it all gone? What should you be doing with your ammunition during these trying times?  Thanks for being a...

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Calling All HAM Radio Operators | SOTG 1025 show art Calling All HAM Radio Operators | SOTG 1025

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We know that there are a number of HAM radio operators in our audience. What we need from you is to educate, organize, and communicate with each other. We need you to share your knowledge and experience with other students of the gun. Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about red dot optics. Specifically, he wants to know what Professor Paul thinks about the offerings from HoloSun. We are happy to talk about sights for a bit. What is one of the most important, yet least expensive items that you can purchase for your Legion of Michael church security team? You might be surprised,...

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What’s Wrong with Steel-Cased .223? | SOTG 1024 show art What’s Wrong with Steel-Cased .223? | SOTG 1024

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What is wrong with steel-cased .223 ammunition? Why did my instructor tell me not to bring it to his training class? During our Brownell’s Bullet Points, Professor Paul will address the pros and cons of using steel-cased .223 and other ammunition for training and fighting. Also, during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed Holsters, we will share a short story with you, a parable if you will. The Professor will tell you the tale of The Monk and the Mountain. Then we will consider the lesson of the story. What is Ammo Swap Saturday? Do you remember during the Obama ammo crisis when SOTG created...

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Many people are going through the, my first gun, experience and purchasing a defensive firearm for the very first time in their lives. We dedicated this show to helping those people and helping out long time listeners educate the first time gun buyer in their lives.

Our Warrior of the Week shares a scary experience with us; catching a burglar in the act while at home. What can we learn from this situation and what ammunition is right for personal defense against all predators? 

Remember, we are still running the Duracoat Badass Finish challenge. Start working on your projects and you could be a winner. 

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!


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FEATURING: Washington Times, SWAT Fuel, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul G. Markel, SOTG University

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From washingtontimes.com:

Two gun rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against a Georgia judge who suspended concealed carry permit applications in his county, arguing that the decision violates the Second Amendment.

The Firearms Policy Coalition and the Second Amendment Foundation filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Atlanta against Cherokee County Probate Judge Keith Wood, the county itself and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Lisa Walters, a member of both gun groups. She said she was barred from applying for a new concealed carry license, locally known as a Georgia Weapons License or GWL. Ms. Walters had let a previous GWL lapse.

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From www.studentofthegun.com:

#1 Choosing Your First Gun: Handguns
Picking your first gun can be a daunting task. By the time you reach the gun store counter you’ve likely received more advice from friends and family than you can remember. Unfortunately, much of that advice might have been contradictory.”My First Gun” is aimed at helping you by delivering real, true information, arming you with facts to make your next gun purchase a success.

Your Uncle Jim said to buy a revolver, the guy at work said to buy a “compact. 22”, your buddy from the gym said “get a Glock”. What’s a person to do?

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