Prepared People are the least likely to panic or live in fear during an emergency or a crisis. What are the various levels of preparation? Is it more important to purchase stuff or to have training? 

Our Warrior of the Week has a question regarding rifle optics for someone with vision cross-dominance. Professor Paul is happy to address that question and make solid recommendations. 

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Picking your first gun can be a daunting task. By the time you reach the gun store counter, you’ve likely received more advice from friends and family than you can remember. Unfortunately, much of that advice might have been contradictory.”My First Gun” is aimed at helping you by delivering real, true information, arming you with facts to make your next gun purchase a success.

Your Uncle Jim said to buy a revolver, the guy at work said to buy a “compact. 22”, your buddy from the gym said “get a Glock”. What’s a person to do?

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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.