Hundreds of friends and fans attended the official book launch of The Four Pillars of Fighting by James Yeager. The event was organized by Paul Markel and Student of the Gun and was generously hosted by GLOCK, Inc. in their booth at the NRA Annual Meeting held recently in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A product giveaway was put together to help commemorate the special event. GLOCK, Inc. donated a Gen 5 GLOCK 19 in 9x19mm in James’ honor. Some lucky attendees also received prizes from Night Fision sights, Powertac Lights, NSR Tactical, and

Paul Markel, the co-author of The Four Pillars of Fightings and James’ daughters, Heather Glover and Kayla Lewis (Tactical Response), were on hand to personalize copies of the book. All parties involved wish to extend their sincere gratitude to all who came out and showed their support. is your 24/7 source for all manner of on-demand firearms and outdoor-related topics.

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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 the host of Student of the Gun Radio and 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.

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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.