The Perfect Rifle? A.R.M.E.D.

The Perfect Rifle? A.R.M.E.D.

Is there a perfect rifle? A minimalist AR-15 rifle? Has anyone built an Armalite Rifle: Minimum Effective Dose, or A.R.M.E.D? Colonel Jeff…

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SOTG Guardian Challenge

SOTG Guardian Challenge

Through the Guardian Challenge we hope to offer positive and productive habits based upon what has worked for us and our friends…

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SOTG University Podcast

SOTG University Podcast

Student of the Gun media production is proud to announce a new educational venture; SOTG University Podcast. The SOTGU Podcast uses a …

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Safety Briefing: Drop It!

Safety Briefing: Drop It!

If your Safety Briefing does not address the fumbled gun and the instruction to drop it, injuries and deaths from that very thing will…

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DuraCoat: Tips for Beginners

DuraCoat: Tips for Beginners

Don’t screw it up. That was what I was thinking the first time I did a DuraCoat project on a gun. Did I screw it up? Well, not entirely…

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The Last Castle: No One is Coming

The Last Castle: No One is Coming

From the standpoint of the nation, the United States of America is truly the Last Castle here on planet earth. Why do I say that and how…

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Zigana PX9 Torture Test

Zigana PX9 Torture Test

When my friend Dave, at SDS Imports, asked me if I would be willing to do a 1000 round torture test on their new Zigana PX9 Gen 3 Duty…

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Meow | Liberty Letter #140

Meow | Liberty Letter #140

Meow? Mrr~ow. Mmm … On SOTG Radio this week the humans discussed how to find a good Firearms Instructor. Also, the Legion of Michael show…

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The Digital Gulag

The Digital Gulag

My generation, Gen X, grew up understanding the threats and evils of communism. I knew that a “Gulag” was a Soviet-Era prison camp…

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PX9 Gen 3 Duty from SDS Imports

PX9 Gen 3 Duty from SDS Imports

What happens when you take a good thing, the PX9 Gen 2 and make it better? In this case you get the PX9 Gen 3 Duty gun from SDS Imports…

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PX9 Gen2 from SDS Imports

PX9 Gen2 from SDS Imports

The PX9 Gen2 from SDS Import is packed with features. Forgive me for sounding like “the old guy”, however, I must state that the American gun buyers in the 21st Century are spoiled to the point of becoming jaded. Take the PX9 G2 or Generation 2 pistol from Zigana,...

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M1911 from SDS Imports [Review]

M1911 from SDS Imports [Review]

Ask your father or grandfather and they will tell you how quickly a generation passes away. When I was a young man, every gun person worth their salt knew and understood the history of John Browning's, M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Keep in mind, we did not have the Internet,...

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FN FAL: The Right Arm of the Free World

FN FAL: The Right Arm of the Free World

When I was coming of age, the FN FAL was known as “the Right Arm of the Free World”. For the uninitiated, FN stands for Fabrique Nationale the Belgian firearms manufacturer in Herstal. They are often referred to as “FN Herstal”. FAL means Fusil Automatique Leger in...

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GLOCK Torture Test: Reality vs Fantasy

GLOCK Torture Test: Reality vs Fantasy

Thanks to the advent of social(ist) media, we see innumerable “torture tests” week after week. The GLOCK torture test is one of the favorite topics of YouTubers and Instagram models. However, if we could take a moment to analyze the situation, what type of performance...

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Laser Rangefinders and Long Distance Shooting

Laser Rangefinders and Long Distance Shooting

In 1996, Bushnell introduced an affordable, handheld laser rangefinder to the US market. As I pen this piece that has been twenty-five years. In the next several paragraphs, we will consider some of the changes in our world that can be attributed to the advancement of...

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Neighborhood Watch with Rifles: Patriot Fire Team

Neighborhood Watch with Rifles: Patriot Fire Team

In the early morning hours of April 19th, 1775, the members of the local neighborhood watch program formed on the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. The community was in crisis. Eight of their friends lay murdered on the ground a short distance away on the...

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6mm Creedmoor – A 1400 Yard Rifle

6mm Creedmoor – A 1400 Yard Rifle

“Is the 6mm Creedmoor really that accurate?” a curious man inquired recently. I had to admit at the time, I had only fired about 50 rounds of that flavor. I wanted more experience before I gave a definitive answer. “So far, it is impressive.” was my honest answer....

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Ruger 10/22: Samsonized – Samson Manufacturing [Review]

Ruger 10/22: Samsonized – Samson Manufacturing [Review]

Once in a while, the 18-year-old kid in me still gets excited. Such was the case recently when I was able to take my stock Ruger 10/22 .22 Long Rifle semi-automatic and transform it. While the 18-year-old me would have definitely been beside himself, I have to admit...

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Barbell Training Saved My Life

Barbell Training Saved My Life

To make a long story short, I continued barbell training until week four of my treatment when I became so sick that I was put in the hospital for seven days…

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Springfield 1911: Back from the Dead

Springfield 1911: Back from the Dead

Can you resurrect a Springfield 1911 from the dead? Perhaps a better way of putting it might be, can one take a Springfield Armory M1911 .45 acp pistol that has sat dormant in a gun safe for more than twenty years and make it run again? Yes, this is a real situation....

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Muzzleloading Basics – Everything You Need to Know

Muzzleloading Basics – Everything You Need to Know

To many people, the idea of a muzzleloading rifle or shooting a muzzleloader seems about as foreign as hitching up a horse to a buggy and taking a ride into town. Black powder rifles seem archaic, an antiquated tool of days gone by. Others might be drawn to the idea...

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Crisis Preparedness: An Absolute Minimum Checklist

Crisis Preparedness: An Absolute Minimum Checklist

Innumerable texts and tomes have been devoted to the subject of crisis preparedness and survival. More Americans than ever before are concerned with the immediate future and aware of the dangers that their families will face. In this easy to digest report, our aim is...

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Blackhawk Holsters T-Series L2D [Review]

Blackhawk Holsters T-Series L2D [Review]

Blackhawk Holsters have been around from some time now and undergone numerous iterations and upgrades. For two decades, Blackhawk has dedicated their products to those who deliberately go into harm’s way; be they US military or law enforcement. Designing rugged and...

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Accur8™ Sights: Everything You Need to Know

Accur8™ Sights: Everything You Need to Know

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Student of the Gun and Night Fision, the Accur8™ Night Sights are here. We at Student of the Gun are excited to share with you the behind the scenes creative process that lead to the Accur8™ Sights. It all started with a simple...

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Body Armor Sucks – Is Your Life Worth It?

Body Armor Sucks – Is Your Life Worth It?

If you are one of the tens of thousands of citizens who owns and carries a firearm for personal protection you’ve likely accepted the fact that bad things can, and do, happen to good people. You’ve adjusted your manner of dress and lifestyle to accommodate toting your...

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Airsoft Training during the Ammo Shortage

Airsoft Training during the Ammo Shortage

The idea of airsoft training or using airsoft pistols for inexpensive practice is not exactly new. I wrote an airgun column for a print firearms magazine for several years and wrote dozens of articles extolling the virtues of using airguns for inexpensive and...

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Getting Ready for Rifle Camp: Gear Checklist

Getting Ready for Rifle Camp: Gear Checklist

Lot of folks attend shooting schools and weekend training events each year. However, only a small percentage of them will go to Rifle Camp. By Rifle Camp, we mean a dedicated precision rifle training course. The gear list for 1-day Concealed Carry class is pretty...

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ODS1775 AK from Occam Defense [Review]

ODS1775 AK from Occam Defense [Review]

Building a Better AK? Can you build a better AK? Should you even try? Some in the firearms community would cry “foul” or “sacrilege”. Before you light your torches and sharpen your pitchforks, allow me to remind you that the modern Russian AK is not the one that...

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The Student of the Gun New Handgun Workout

The Student of the Gun New Handgun Workout

How do you know if your new handgun is reliable? For three decades I have been reviewing firearms for various publications and media outlets. When it comes to testing a new handgun to determine how well it functions, many years ago I developed a routine exercise for...

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CrossBreed Holsters Chest Rig [Review]

CrossBreed Holsters Chest Rig [Review]

There are a myriad of holsters on the market today. In a world full of options, it can be difficult to make the right decision on the first try. We love testing new holsters. Even ones that break the current status quo. A chest rig may seem like something only fly...

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Chiappa Rhino .357 Magnum [Review]

Chiappa Rhino .357 Magnum [Review]

It was not that long ago that Chiappa Firearms turned the handgun world on its head when it released the Rhino double-action revolver. In case you have not been paying much attention to the wheelgun world, the Rhino is a DA revolver imported from the Italian firearms...

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GLOCK 48: Simple Goldilocks Perfection [Review]

GLOCK 48: Simple Goldilocks Perfection [Review]

Unveiled and released at the 2019 SHOT Show, the Glock 48 was the answer to twenty years of begging from the American gun buyer. “I like my G19, I just wish Glock would come out with a slim, single stack version.” That sentiment was echoed for better than a decade....

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Generation Fear: Raising Our Children to Live in Fear

Generation Fear: Raising Our Children to Live in Fear

“Hey mom, do we use old light bulbs?” the 8-year-old asked on the ride home from school. A bit perplexed, his mother replied. “When the light bulbs get old, they stop working and we replace them. Why do you ask?” The child said, “My teacher told us that old light...

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Dumbass Preppers

Dumbass Preppers

“We’re putting together a new show about preppers. Can you tell us about your bunker, your bug out vehicle, maybe your stockpiles of food and guns…

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Mantis X10 Elite is a Must Buy For Students of the Gun

Mantis X10 Elite is a Must Buy For Students of the Gun

One of the hardest aspects of training is improving to the next level in the absence of a certified firearms instructor. The Mantis X10 Elite is a product that has hit the market, and hopes to solve that issue. We've had it in house for over a month now, and this...

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American Liberty Is Not A Game

American Liberty Is Not A Game

It has been said that liberty is the ability to make a choice and freedom is a result of making the right choices. American liberty and the freedom to make choices is codified in the documents used to forge and found this nation. American liberty is serious business...

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White Liberals Killed George Floyd

White Liberals Killed George Floyd

George Floyd is being pseudo-memorialized by liberals, moderates, and reasonable people all over socialist media. The memorializing is via tweets, memes, and other types of pointless virtue signaling. People who either never heard of or never care one tiny iota about...

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Buckshot Pizza Box Challenge

Buckshot Pizza Box Challenge

“You can’t miss with a shotgun,” That saying is a myth, and we’re going to prove it to you. Buckshot isn’t a fool proof ammunition.

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My First Home Defense Shotgun

My First Home Defense Shotgun

During March and April, more Americans bought firearms than at any time in recent history. The home defense shotgun was one of the top purchases along with handguns. The reality is that while many homeowners now have...

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