You want guns, we have guns. This week is a hardware heavy.We take a look at a classic pistol from Colt; the Combat Elite M1911 .45 ACP. We break out the Kel-Tec PMR 30 in .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire. The IWI Tavor Semi-Automatic Rifle is the citizen legal version of the current Israeli battle-rifle and we hit the range and review it this week.

When it’s time to hit the range you need to make the most of your available time and ammunition. This episode we examine the One Box Workout and excellent way for you do both using a .22 LR pistol and .22 LR rifle. is your 24/7 source for all manner of gun related topics. SOTG offers education and entertainment through on-demand video material, online articles, books, DVD’s and live-training events. Student of the Gun; a beginner once, a student for life.

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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