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SOTG 844 - Marines Run Out of ACOGs?

Are the Marines running out of ACOGs? A recent story in the Marine Corps Times details the story of the shortage of combat optics and what the Corps plans to do about the issue. This story hurt Paul’s heart. During our Brownell’s Guns and Gear segment, we will take a look at some of the new products that Brownell’s has on their website. Are you looking to build an RCP (rifle caliber pistol)? If so there is a new brace you don’t want to miss. Also, we have our SOTG Homeroom for you from...


SOTG 843 - How to Get Loved Ones to Carry EDC Medical

Most listeners probably carry EDC medical gear and that is a good that is a very good thing. However, what can you do to spread the responsibility around? How can you convince others to be prepared During our Quiet Time Moment from, Professor Paul will review your homework assignment. Everyone was supposed to read the books 1984 and Brave New World. Did you complete your assignment? The Shipping Ogre has something special planned for Paul’s birthday. The Professor is...


SOTG 842 - Armed Citizens Stops Kidnapping

An armed citizen stopped the attempted kidnapping of a little girl near her school. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the national news media to congratulate him or acknowledge that sometimes guns are the answer. During our Brownell’s Bullet Points segment, Professor Paul will address a question from our public group. How does a new shooter address the differences between eye dominance and hand dominance? We have a multi-part question from the group. How often should you clean a silencer?...


How to be an Armed Parent

Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about how to balance being an armed citizen and a parent at the same time. Professor Paul, as an experienced dad, is happy to address that situation. Does the free market economy truly work? How can American citizens affect a chance when prices are out of whack? Let’s take a look at what is happening in California. During our Quiet Time Moment from, Paul will consider the most popular centerfire rifle cartridge in the United...


CA Magazine Ban Reinstated?

Well, that did not take very long. The standard capacity magazines ban that a Federal Judge overruled has been put back into place, again, by the very same judge; 4.2 million CA guns owners go to Facebook to complain. During our Brownells Bullet Point segment, Professor Paul refers back to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. What do you do if you do not have clean water to drink? Also, we have a SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters. Being dangerous on demand is not just about defending against...


LAPD to Cancel Gun Permission Slips

The Chief of the LAPD has petitions to have twenty years worth of California gun permission slips canceled or revoked. The Chief believes that it is the best interest of the community to disarm California tax slaves. Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about .22LR conversion kits for AR-15 rifles. Do we recommend them and what makes or models do we recommend? During our Quiet Time Moment from, Professor Paul will give you a bonus. We have a piece of suggested...


Marines Shorten Pistol Qualification

What would inspire the Marines to alter their pistol qual course and make it shorter? Are Marines spending too much time on the range? Are they “wasting” ammunition? Believe it or not, Paul has some thoughts on the matter. During our Brownells Bullet Points, Professor Paul will discuss an extremely important topic; firearms safety training for young people. A recent tragic event once more shines a light on the importance of good training for our kids. For this week’s SOTG Homeroom from...


SOTG 837 - What’s the Deal with RATS?

We have a special guest for you today. The inventors of the RATS tourniquet and U.S. Special Forces veteran, Jeff Kirkham, will be joining us to discuss what is happening in the world of traumatic medicine and tourniquets. Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about joining a militia. Would it be better to join the National Guard? What is the difference and does it matter. Professor Paul is glad to answer that question. For our Quiet Time Moment from, we have...


Red Flag Tyranny: Welcome to Communist Amerika

Innocent until proven guilty? Due process under the law? Private property right? Not under Red Flag Tyranny in Communist Amerika. These so-called “red flag” bills destroy due process, property rights, and make you guilty until you prove yourself innocent. Is this the country you want to leave to your kids? During our Brownell’s Bullet Points Guns and Gear segment, Professor Paul talks about the importance of non-verbal communication and signaling. If you are planning to step outdoor this...


Land Nav and Man Skills

Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about land navigation. What do you need and how can you get started in learning? Professor Paul, having taught Land Nav to US Military troops has some thoughts on the issue. During our Quiet Time Moment from, we will examine a recent article published on What are some important Man Skills that your sons should have before they leave your home? Also, we receive frequent questions about body armor. What is...


Bomb Cyclone & Kentucky Constitutional Carry

During our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, Professor Paul congratulates Kentucky for joining the Constitutional Carry club. Sixteen states in the USA now respect the Bill of Rights when it comes to self-defense. How did the Winter Hurricane or Bomb Cyclone affect you? During our Brownell’s Bullet Points segment we will consider being prepared for the storms that come our way. Are you ready to be a blessing or a burden in your community? Finally, Professor Paul has a lesson teach....


EDC Medical for Kids & Faith and the Patriot

Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about EDC (every day carry) medical gear, particularly when it comes to having kids. Should you alter your med gear plan to account for small children and if so, how? During our Quiet Time Moment from, Professor Paul will relate are recent discussion he had with a friend. What two institutions does the State need to undermine in order to gain total power over the people? Zach the Shipping Ogre has a special announcement for...


Your Prep List and Gun "Accidentally" Fires

Do you have a Prep List? Have you been wondering what you should be adding to your list of preparation supplies? During our Brownell’s Bullet Points Guns & Gear segment, Professor Paul will help you make the right choices. Can you outgrow the Universal Firearms Safety Rules? For our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we will take a look at a recent negligent shooting. Let’s consider whether or not the gun “accidentally” fired or if perhaps a human being did something that they should...


Virginia Christians Disarmed

Virginia Christians continued to be disarmed by the state and barred by law from possessing the most common tool used for self-defense. Will you be disarmed and left helpless by ruling class elitists? Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about the gun culture. He wants to know why the gun culture is so willing to turn on its own and prone to infighting. The Professor will take on that subject. We have a Quiet Time Moment from Fiction can be fun but, can we...


SOTG 830 - This Affects YOU: Judge Green Lights Bump-Stock Ban

Regardless of whether you like, don’t like or don’t care about a bump-stock, a recent decision by a US District Judge is extremely disturbing. Professor Paul will explain in great detail why the “bump-stock ban” threatens liberty for all Americans. During this week’s Brownells Bullet Point Guns and Gear segment, Paul and Zach talk about their recent range trip. What’s new in the ammo world? Why is a bolt-action rifle more precise than a semi-automatic? Also, we have a SOTG Homeroom for you...


SOTG 829 - House Approves Major Gun Control Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a major gun control bill. If signed into law, firearms ownership will no longer be a right, but instead a privilege of the state. Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about firearms training. Is there an LP (linear progression) program for shooting? That is a great question. Listen louder for the answer. During our Quiet Time Moment from, the Professor has another reminder and suggestion for required reading. This book...


SOTG 828 - SBR is Dead and Benchmade Dumpster Fire

What happened to Benchmade Knives? Have they always been screwed up or is there something in the Oregon water that makes people stupid? What did Benchmade do and why does it matter to us? During our Brownell’s Bullet Points segment we will discuss the SBR (short-barrel rifle) and the SBS (short-barreled shotgun). Paul will make the point that both are dead. Tune in and see if you agree. Also, for our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we will once more discuss the idea of being...


SOTG 827 - First Gun for Women and Oh Canada!

Oh, Canada, you have become such a weak, socialist disappointment. We have a couple of different stories of socialist rot and weakness from the Great White North. America, this is your warning. Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week would like to discuss the topic of the first gun for women. Great subject. Professor Paul shares his experience with us. During our Quiet Time Moment from we bid farewell to one of Paul’s favorite authors. Chances are he was one of your favorites as...


SOTG 826 - Dentist Office Attack and Thought Crime

Thought Crime and the Thought Police are no longer fictional notions from books and films. In Merry Old England, the Thought Police will come to your home, seize your property and arrest you if they suspect you of a word or thought crime. During our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we have one more example of why it is so important to carry your gun and be dangerous on demand. A man sitting in the waiting room of a dentist’s office learned first hand that danger can appear anywhere...


SOTG 825 - Weaponlights and Cougar Attacks

In less than two weeks we have had cougar attacks reported in Colorado and Idaho. Fear not, the Bambi Police in both states have rock-solid advice for people who might encounter an aggressive mountain lion or puma. Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question pertaining to weaponlights, or weapon-mounted flashlights. As a SureFire Low Light Tactics Instructor, Professor Paul has some advice to give on that subject. During our weekly Quiet Time Moment from, Professor...