StudentoftheGun.com is your 24/7 source for all manner of on-demand firearm and outdoor related topics.
Student of the Gun; a beginner once, a #StudentForLife
Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a life’s journey of education, enlightenment, and the enjoyment of firearms.
We are proud to announce the recent releases of Student of the Gun Radio on iHeartRadio and TuneIn as well as increasing Student of the Gun TV’s distribution to include Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and more!
ABOUT THE HOST & PRESIDENT
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 more than two decades, with hundreds of articles in print and several #1 Amazon Bestselling books.
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. He 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.
ABOUT THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Not just another pretty face, Jarrad T. Markel has experience and training beyond his years.
Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling.
Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA & boxing fights under his belt.
Most recently, Markel joined Starting Strength Online Coaching and is part of the 200, 300, 400, 500 club.
More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. Years of experience producing, directing, and distributing all manner of digital media led him to be the C.O.O. at Student of the Gun. As a certified email marketing specialist, Markel has turned customers into raving fans, building a community of like-minded individuals by leveraging marketing automation to scale the human touch in his businesses.
Over the years of building Student of the Gun, Jarrad spends much of his time learning how technology can be leveraged to assist the team at SOTG, leveraging automation to provide the best experience for every customer. As a result of this journey, Markel founded Mastermind Media & Consulting Group, your workflow, and marketing automation partner. MMCG offers an honest, transparent solution to the problems new and small businesses are facing. Learn more at https://www.mmcgpro.com.
ABOUT THE SHIPPING OGRE/PRODUCER
Zachary Markel, affectionately known as the Shipping Ogre, is an intricate member of the Student of the Gun team.
Zachary co-hosts the radio show, publishes the material for public consumption and produces Morning Mindset with Paul G. Markel. As the Shipping Ogre, Zach oversees the SOTG Gear store. He ensures that every package he touches is handled with care