Fighting pistols are prominently displayed during this week’s show. The merits of the Colt M1911A1 Combat Elite .45 ACP and the Kahr K9 in 9mm are considered in depth. You may be surprised by Professor Paul’s sleeper choice for defense on a tight budget.

During Brownells Benchtalk we will take a close look at the business end of the AK and muzzle devices for the Kalashnikov. Out at Black Rifle Boot Camp our boot, Dallen, learns how to turn and face a target while keeping the muzzle pointed in the proper direction. Finally, due to popular demand, we have an encore presentation…tune in to find out what it is. 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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