Student of the Gun Closes Grad Program Enrollment, Launches New Platform
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Saratoga, Wyoming–( On September 1st, Student of the Gun temporarily closed enrollment to the SOTG Grad Program. For the time being, no new members will be able to enter the exclusive subscriber side of Student of the Gun.

“We needed to close enrollment, at least for the time being, to give our existing members an opportunity to begin using the brand new platform.” said Jarrad Markel, COO of Student the Gun Media.  Markel continued, “The new platform contains features that we have not been able to offer to our members until now. This will be a true community experience for extended family. Not only will they have access to video, audio, and written material, they will also be able to interact with like-minded individuals, all through the Student of the Gun site.”

“Our Grad Program members have become a big family.” Paul Markel, founder and host of Student of the Gun added, “These folks have an investment in what we do and we are doing our best to make the experience a valuable one.”

Student of the Gun Grad Program enrollment will reopen after the current members have been given the opportunity to move over to the new platform. Get on the waiting list by filling out the form below.

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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.

Each episode of SOTG TV will introduce the viewer to new and interesting firearms as well as the latest gear to go with them.

We will travel throughout the United States seeking the advice and expertise of the best firearms trainers available.

Sometimes deadly serious, sometimes just for fun, Student of the Gun will always strive to educate and entertain their viewers while offering them an insider’s look at the world of firearms.

Each week Student of the Gun Radio will introduce our listeners to all manner of firearms related topics be they sport, recreation, or personal defense.

Unlike the television format, through the magic of digital radio, we will have the opportunity to explore topics more deeply rather than just give them a quick glance.

Discussions will address both that which is current news in the firearms world as well as traditions and foundational principles.


Precision Rifle: Spirit of the Rifleman
Paul G. Markel – Founder & President, Student of the Gun

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 and 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.


Jarrad T. Markel
Jarrad T. Markel – Producer & Digital Mastermind, Student of the Gun

Not just another pretty face, Jarrad 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.

More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He produces Student of the Gun TV & Radio and is the President of Think On! Productions, creating a wide variety of video & audio material.

In addition, Markel is a skilled webmaster & digital marketer, managing websites and providing T.O.P. Quality Multimedia Marketing for Student of the Gun.