Don’t mess with Texas is only half of the statement. The full sentence is “Don’t Mess with Texas, or Tennessee will Kick Your A**”.  SOTG University is heading to both Tennessee and Texas to conduct training.  Join us! 

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The boys are back in the studio after a long road trip. We conducted a Martial Application of the Pistol 201 Class in Boulder City, Nevada (just outside of Las Vegas).  There were many lessons to be learned. 

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


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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.

IMPORTANT: Home Study access is tied to the email address you use at checkout! If you are purchasing a class for a friend or family member, be sure to use their email address when checking out.

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?

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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.