Ep. 1000 Spectacular! State of the Gun Industry | SOTG 1000

We are excited to celebrate Episode 1000 of Student of the Gun Radio. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Thank you all. Zach also has a very special announcement for you all.

In honor of the occasion, we have a special guest, Charlie Brown of MKS Supply. Charlie has been in the gun industry for four decades. Paul and Charlie will discuss the state of the industry; where we were, where are, and what we can expect for the future.

Also, we have industry news. What is going on with the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show 2021? We have all been waiting for answers and now we have one.

Thanks for being a part of SOTG! We hope you find value in the message we share. If you’ve got any questions, here are some options to contact us:

Enjoy the show! And remember…
You’re a Beginner Once, a Student For Life!

TOPICS COVERED THIS EPISODE [Timestamps are for Video edition]

  • [0:01:42] “Where’s Jarrad?” people are asking
  • [0:04:30] UPDATED Pocket Life Savers! PocketLifeSaver.com
    • All PLS Kits now come with the Galactically Certified E.M.P. Card!
  • [0:08:00] Fundamental 4 Giveaway!
    • You could win a Tactical Shoulder Bag, a NEW PLS, a Flashlight, and a Knife!
    • Make sure you’re signed up for the SOTG Newsletter! The winner will be drawn on 11/10/20
  • Huge thanks to our Partners:
    Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
  • [0:12:30] SHOT Show has been canceled – www.nssf.org
  • [0:18:13] State of the Industry with Charlie Brown from MKS Supply
  • [0:42:00] Go vote tomorrow, turn off social media, live your life
  • We’ll be having a special edition of the radio show Tomorrow!


  1. https://youtu.be/AjT8UhDAVHI
  2. https://youtu.be/DVLStumDzOE

FEATURING: NSSF, SWAT Fuel, MKS Supply, Charlie Brown, Madison Rising, Jarrad Markel, Paul G. Markel, SOTG University

PARTNERS: Brownells Inc, Crossbreed Holsters, SWAT Fuel, DuraCoat Firearm Finishes

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Thanks to our friend Charlie Brown, a veteran in the gun industry, for coming on to talk with us today!
(Check out MKSSupply.com)

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From www.nssf.org:

Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the world, NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, today makes the difficult announcement that the 2021 SHOT Show has been canceled.

NSSF has remained in constant communication with Nevada officials throughout the year in our planning for the 2021 show. While there has been a concerted effort to expand the allowable levels for large gatherings by the county and state, with positivity rates peaking during our key planning period we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show.

(Click Here to Read Article)

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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.