Jarrad Markel named COO for Student of the Gun Media

Jarrad T. Markel - Co-Host and COO Student of the Gun
Jarrad T. Markel – Co-Host and COO Student of the Gun


Biloxi, Mississippi–(Ammoland.com)- Congratulations to Jarrad Markel who has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Student of the Gun Media Enterprises. Markel’s COO duties will include overseeing day to day operations for SOTG Radio, SOTG TV, as well as Student of the Gun’s Internet presence—to include the recently launched SOTG Online Training platform. Mr. Markel will also be the direct liaison for SOTG to the shooting sports industry.  

Jarrad has been working for Student of the Gun since 2012. During that time he performed the duties of a videographer, editor, web developer, and designer. More recently, Jarrad has been producing Student of the Gun Radio and Television material. He has also co-hosted the radio and television programs

Markel’s thorough background in media production as well as his education in modern online marketing techniques and communication make him perfectly suited for the position of COO.

StudentoftheGun.com is your 24/7 source for all manner of gun related topics.

SOTG offers education and entertainment through on-demand video material, online articles, books, DVD’s and live-training events.

Student of the Gun; a beginner once, a #studentforlife.

Being 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 episode will introduce the viewer to new and interesting firearms as well as the latest gear to go with them.

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 their viewers while offering them an insider’s look at the world of firearms.


Professor Paul - Founder & President, Student of the Gun
Professor Paul – Founder & President, Student of the Gun

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 more than two decades, with hundreds of articles in print and several #1 Amazon Bestselling books.

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 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.


Jarrad T. Markel - Co-Host and COO Student of the Gun
Jarrad T. Markel – Co-Host and COO Student of the Gun

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 & Boxing fights under his belt.

More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. He produces Student of the Gun TV & Radio and is the President of Think On! Productions, creating a wide variety of video & audio material.

In addition, Markel is a skilled webmaster & digital marketer, managing websites and providing T.O.P. Quality Multimedia Marketing for Student of the Gun.