SOTG TV: Airgun Fun, Springfield XD(M), One-Handed Shooting

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Student of the Gun TV Episode 26: Airgun Fun, Springfield XD(M), One-handed Shooting
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Biloxi, Mississippi — ( – The Great Ammo Crisis of 2013 is slowly abating, but its not over yet.  During this week’s episode we take a close look at a couple of airguns from the Crosman Corporation and consider some alternatives for live-fire practice and shooting fun.

Paul breaks out the custom SOTG Springfield XD(M), gives it a solid once over and hits the range for live-fire practice.  During the ‘Education’ segment we’ll consider single-handed shooting techniques and some of the reasons it might be a good idea to practice working your pistol with only one paw.

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Paul Markel
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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.

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