SOTG Radio – Shooter Ed, Ballistic Testing & Concealed Carry

Student of the Gun Radio 022 - Shooting Education, Ballistic Testing, and Concealed Carry Permits
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Biloxi, Mississippi — ( – After a long week on the road, the SOTG crew is back in our home studio. During this week’s show we discuss the 4H Shooting Education Camp and concealed carry permits, as well as congratulate Jarrad for achieving the title of Intercontinental Combat Clays Champion.

During the second hour, we tell you all about our ballistic testing excursion and our trip to Wyoming. We discuss hardware and cartridge choices, then consider a few ways to get the most out of your next professionally-guided hunting trip.

Student of the Gun Radio airs every Monday at Noon Eastern and can be found by going directly to. SOTG Radio is a proud to be a part of the Firearms Radio Network. Those using mobile devices can follow us with iTunes or Stitcher.

Student of the Gun is the #1 source for education, enjoyment and enlightenment of real-world firearms including: training, videos, radio, books and articles. A beginner once, a student for life.

Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a lifelong journey of education, enlightenment and the enjoyment of firearms. Each episode will introduce the viewer to new and interesting firearms as well as the latest gear to go with them.

Student of the Gun's Paul Markel
Student of the Gun’s Paul Markel

We will travel throughout the United States, seeking the advice and expertise of the best firearms trainers available. Sometimes deadly serious, sometimes just for fun, Student of the Gun will always strive to educate and entertain our viewers while offering them an insiders’ look at the worlds of firearms.

About the Host


Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a United States Marine, police officer, professional bodyguard, and small arms and tactics instructor. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly 20 years, and has hundreds of articles in print. A regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows, Markel is a subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.

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

Student of the Gun: “A Beginner Once, A Student For Life”

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Ted Cherry

Do you perform ballistic tests for individuals on a small scale basis? 12ga shotgun shells, etc. Thanks!