Do you have your medical gear on you at all times? If not, why not? We bring you a story today that might hopefully make you reconsider your stance on having medical gear readily available all the time. Because as Prof. Paul & Jarrad were on their way down to Texas, they were directly behind a rear-ending on the highway, and instantly THEY became the first responders.

Speaking of Texas, SOTGU came to Texas and held the Martial Application of the Pistol class this past weekend! It was a fantastic event, and we’ve got an after action report for you to enjoy. And hey, if this conversation tickles your fancy, then why not join us for the next class?!

One of Paul’s friends from his days as a feared mercenary, Shane, also sat in on the conversation, and dropped some pearls of wisdom for you to consume. Listen up, hippies!

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Student of the Gun University is pleased to partner with DoubleTap Ammunition to give our students even more of a “value added” experience.

All students who enroll in the Martial Application of the Pistol, the Martial Application of the Rifle, or the Martial Application of the Shotgun residency classes will receive a complimentary box of 9x19mm training ammunition from DoubleTap Ammo to use in class.

This is the Flagship class at SOTGU, you should take this class FIRST when training with us. Understanding that physical skills are perishable, dedicated students take this class 1x per year.

The Martial Application of the Pistol program is designed to give you an in depth and thorough overview of the pistol or handgun as a fighting instrument. In order to accomplish this task, we will consider some of the history of the modern fighting handgun as well as to apply the most important question: what is our goal? 

What do we hope to achieve or accomplish? It is only by examining and considering our mission, purpose, and our goal that we can undertake the task of learning and expanding our education and skill. We have endeavored to meet and exceed those criteria through the Martial Application of the Pistol 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.