SOTG Radio: EDC Ammo, Open Carry Pros/Cons and Teacher Speaks Out

Student of the Gun Radio 017 Pt. 2 - Open Carry Pros & Cons
Student of the Gun Radio 017 Pt. 2 – Open Carry Pros & Cons
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Biloxi, Mississippi — ( – We heard your requests and we listened.

This week Student of the Gun Radio expands its format to include a second hour.  Our plate is loaded as Paul answers numerous questions from the SOTG mailbag.

Our Student of the Week inquired about Every Day Carry ammo and whether it should be swapped out regularly.  We announce the first winner in our Crossbreed SuperTuck Deluxe Giveaway and we discuss trigger weight and whether or not it’s a good idea to change the trigger in your fighting pistol.  Paul also discusses the difference between the modern free states and slave states.

On July 1st 2013, Mississippi officially becomes an Open Carry state as well as a Shall-Issue CCW state.  We focus on the pro’s and con’s of Open Carry of firearms from both a practical and a tactical point of view, to include your responsibilities as an armed citizen.   Professor Paul follows up on the continuing saga of the Colorado State Senate.  You won’t believe what so-to-be former Senate President John Morse has done now.

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