Professor Paul reveals the best way to guarantee a patient has an open airway while you’re working on them in the field. Turns out, you CAN keep their airway open, apply a tourniquet, wrap wounds, AND go open the gate to the range for the EMT’s.

During Rifleman 101, Professor Paul takes a moment to consider supporting your rifle with more than just a bipod. Sometimes a bipod is not the best solution. Paul will explain why AND provide you with a viable solution to your needs.

What happens if your hand gets shot, smashed, or you have to hold onto your spouse or child? How will you return fire if need be? Professor Paul gives you some insight on the best practices for single handed shooting.

Keeping on topic, Jarrad “Lil Fedor” joins us with a busted eye. What happens if you only have one eye and you need to use your gun? Paul provides a solution to this problem as well. You may be surprised at how simple the solution really is.

Training Scars. Yes, they exist and are more prevelant in today’s society that we like to admit. How do you keep yourself from acquiring training scars? Tune in to this episode to find out. If you have a small amount of discipline, you can skip the agony of training scars.

To lighten it up a little, Jarrad included some bloopers at the end of this episode. You’ll love them so be sure to stay until the end. 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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