SOTG Radio: Monsters Among Us and Examining the AR-15

SOTG Radio 018 - Monsters Among Us & Examining The AR-15
SOTG Radio 018 – Monsters Among Us & Examining The AR-15
Student of the Gun Radio

Biloxi, Mississippi — ( – During this week’s episode we are forced to examine a terrifying reality of our times; violent home invasions.  This incident is unique as the entire assault of young mother was capture by a ‘nanny-cam’.   We consider lessons learned and what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.

This week there were numerous questions from the SOTG Mail bag.  We consider duty or personal defense ammunition,  we discuss the status of the latest effort in Colorado and the AR-15 platform.   Paul discussed the difference between the direct gas-impingement and piston-driven operating systems.

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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

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Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4H Shooting Sports program.  Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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There is nothing in this world to justify, what he did. The little kid is going to need therapy, the rest of her life, mommy too. I hope they don’t blame all men for this. but they have a right to do. If they were my wife and daughter, I would have found the man before the cops did.


The man in the nanny video, should never, see the light of day again. We do not need or want monsters like him. I heard the cops have got him. He needs to be beaten or shot 100 times for trying to escape.Save the taxpayers a fortune. The video is very , very hard to watch. I watched it one time. Thats all I can take. Wild west Justice, would do, but very slowly, by the worst shots in town.