Are Red Dots on handguns answer to all our problems? During our Brownells Bullet Points we will examine the subject and see what Ken Hackathorn has to say about the subject. Also, during our Duracoat Finished Firearm segment, we consider the value of patience.

We at SOTG held our first Instructor Development Course last week. What were some of the lessons learned? Paul and Jarrad will offer an after-action report of the program. 

How often do bears attack humans? If you ask “wildlife experts” they would tell you “almost never”. However, if you pay attention to the news, you will see that bear attacks are frequent and getting more and more dangerous. 

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On Tuesday, August 30, at about 6:50 p.m., James Little settled into campsite 674 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). His youngest child was a few feet away. His youngest cried out, and James grabbed the child and took a couple of steps, uncertain of what had happened.

Then his oldest yelled, “Bear!” and James turned around. The bear was about six feet from him. It had been within 3-4 feet of his back when the child was startled. This was the start of the remarkable incident.

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Diesel demand is surging in the US while supplies remain at the lowest seasonal level ever, according to government data released Wednesday.

The shortage of the fuel used for heating and trucking is a key worry for the Biden administration heading into winter — and ahead of the November election. National Economic Council Director Brian Deese told Bloomberg TV Wednesday that that diesel inventories are “unacceptably low” and “all options are on the table” to build supplies and reduce retail prices.

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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.