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Student of the Gun University

The road to mastery begins here. The Student of the Gun University Podcast makes it easy to gain a new perspective and understanding of firearms training.

We use a single topic, short-form, easy to digest format to enable you to maximize your listening time.

Each episode of SOTG University podcast will focus on a specific topic allowing you to choose from a variety of topics and subject matters related to the world of firearms and firearms training. Be sure to start with the 3 pillar episodes!

Our host is Professor Paul G Markel, a veteran instructor with 30 plus years of experience training military personnel, law enforcement and citizens alike.

Mr. Markel will tap into his well of knowledge to offer solid and tested advice in regard to most all Small Arms & Tactics topics. 

Grab a pencil and a notebook. You are not going to want to miss a word of this show. Learn more at and remember… You are a beginner once, a student for life.


Coaches vs. Equipment Managers
Show Details10min 48s
The Road to Mastery
Show Details15min 36s
Four Pillars of Combat: Gear
Show Details15min 1s
Four Pillars of Combat: Skill
Show Details13min 50s
Four Pillars of Combat: Tactics
Show Details13min 47s
Four Pillars of Combat: Mindset
Show Details15min 16s
The Naked Principle
Show Details17min 2s
You are the Operating System
Show Details16min 19s
Stop Playing with Your Guns
Show Details14min 29s
Mythbusting: Home Defense Shotgun
Show Details15min 17s
What is the Goal?
Show Details13min 34s
Rifle Scopes: Do You Need More Power or More Skill?
Show Details14min 8s
You Cannot Neglect 100 if you want to Hit 1000
Show Details15min 15s
Instagram Stars and Owning a Guitar
Show Details11min 3s
Handgun Sight Confusion
Show Details24min 44s
Gear Enhances Skill
Show Details13min 28s
The Struggle for Mediocrity
Show Details17min 47s
You Cannot Purchase Skill
Show Details16min 1s
Beginner's Training is the Most Important Training
Show Details13min 58s
Top 3 Mistakes New Gun Owners Make Regarding Training
Show Details15min 32s
Mindset > Gear
Show Details16min 57s
How to Choose a Good School / Instructor
Show Details18min 37s