Naked Guns, Trigger Press, and Fighting Fitness…

We introduce you to a number of new dedicated segments throughout Season 6 Episode 01.

During “Beyond the Band Aid” Paul discusses heat related illnesses and the importance of hydration, including what many refer to as, “the unknown heat illness.”

In our “To Bear Arms” feature we consider the dangers of carrying “naked” guns.

Out at the range Professor Paul will lead us through our new “Rifleman 101” course. This week the topic is trigger press.

Jarrad “Lil Fedor” Markel has a brand new segment for you called “Fighting Fitness” where he wants you to think about your goals.

Lastly, we were happy to visit with some of our friends from the 4H Shooting Sports organization.

Jarrad accepted a special gift on behalf of the entire SOTG crew and also sat down with both active and graduate members of the 4H program to discuss their experiences. is your 24/7 source for all manner of gun related topics.

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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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