Charlie Hebdo Simulation, The Alternative, 911 Reality Check, CIA, & Ban Night Vision

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SOTG 117 Force on Force with Sonny PuzikasBiloxi, Mississippi — ( – After the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris, a training company in Texas staged a re-enactment using force on force trainers. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media used this as a way to promote the “guns don’t help” agenda. We interview, Sonny Puzikas, a veteran trainer and aggressor in those scenarios and find out what really happened. The results are not what the bias news reporters would have you believe.

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SOTG 118 The Alternative an Answer to a Contrived ProblemThe news cycle and social media have been inundated with talk about a supposed new solution to the less-than-lethal / deadly force conundrum. “The Alternative” is a new device that claims to “bridge the gap” between deadly force and less-than-lethal.

We have an in depth discussion about what justifies deadly force and the history of less-than-lethal alternatives. Professor Paul pokes some rather large holes in the assertion that “The Alternative” could have changed the outcome of the Michael Brown felonious attack on a police officer.

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SOTG 119 911 Reality CheckWe have two stories of 911 operators handling calls that demonstrate the polar opposites of emergency dispatch; one a dedicated public servant and the other a “civil servant”. You be the judge of which title fits.

Our Slave State news report illuminates the success of strict gun control as disarmed peasants are randomly slashed by a maniac. Also, Nanny Bloomberg has put himself back in the news. You may be amazed at what he has admitted and who he is now seeking to disarm.

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119 Pt. 2 - Century International Arms All American AKJarrad is Zeke this week on Talking Lead. Lefthand and Jarrad interview Jacob Herman from Century International Arms about the new All American AK’s they are offering. Originally airing on, we are excited to bring you this exclusive interview with Jacob.

The Century International Arms event was hosted by Tactical Response in Camden, TN. Of course there is more to talk about than just AK’s. The new TP9SA pistol will be discussed as well so tune in to hear the news directly from the source!

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SOTG 120 – Ban Night Vision – ThursdayThe Republicans In Name Only of West Virginia are at it again, this time they are seeking to prohibit citizens from owning night vision equipment, but not any citizen, only gun owning citizens. This story dovetails nicely with the latest lame attempt by Congressional elitists to keep the gun control debate alive by proposing a new magazine ban.

Sandwich-makers and metrosexuals have gotten a fright in Kansas and New Hampshire. Legislation has been introduced in both states to alter the existing gun laws and to move toward Constitutional Carry. Naturally, the usual suspects are peeing in their panties.

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Student of the Gun Podcast Radio Logo250x250Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a life’s journey of education, enlightenment and the enjoyment of firearms. Each week Student of the Gun will introduce our listeners to all manner of firearms related topics be they sport, recreation or personal defense.

Unlike the television format, through the magic of digital radio, we will have the opportunity to explore topics more deeply rather than just give them a quick glance. Discussions will address both that which is current news in the firearms world as well as traditions and foundational principles.

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Paul MarkelPaul 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 4H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

Jarrad Markel

Not just another pretty face, Jarrad Markel has experience and training beyond his years. Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling.

Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA fights under his belt.

More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He is the lead editor and videographer for Student of the Gun and works directly for Think On! Productions creating a wide variety of video material. In addition, Markel is a skilled webmaster, building material for the Internet side of the house.