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 that the 50-something-year-old me is probably just as jazzed.

Judge Overturns CA Assault Weapon Ban | SOTG 1062

In a shocking turn of events, a Federal Judge read and applied the US Constitution thereby overturning the 32 year old California “Assault Weapon” ban. Don’t go out and buy a cake and balloons just yet.

Special Report: the State of Braces with Alex Bosco | SOTG 1063

Alex Bosco is the founder of SB Tactical and the OG of firearms stabilizing braces. After nine years of approving pistol stabilizing braces and devices, the BATFE has proposed a 71 pages redefining of the very same products of which they already approved.

To Carry the Sword

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; Psalms 144:1

In them the king granted the Jews who were in each and every city the right to assemble and to defend their lives, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate the entire army of any people or province which might attack them, including children and women, and to plunder their spoil, Esther 8:11

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Fishing Lessons [MM282]

What life lessons can we take from the simple act of fishing, casting a line into the water?

What lessons can we instill in our children and why is a valuable investment in time to take your kids fishing? Professor Paul offers some advice from the trout stream.

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The Long Awaited Return | Radio Preview [SOTG 1061]

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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.