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Student of the Gun is a family run business based on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Our goal from the beginning has been to provide you with education, enlightenment, and enjoyment. We started out as a simple 30-minute television show and, thanks to you, have grown into a full fledged media brand.

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 insiders' look at the worlds of firearms.

If you have ANY questions you can email us or give us a call at 228-207-4018. We look forward to hearing from you.


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 more than 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.

Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students, young and old, for decades and has also worked actively with 4H Shooting Sports programs. Through strenuous study, achieved a B.S. in Conflict Resolution. Markel holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines; nonetheless, he is, and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.


Jarrad T. MarkelNot 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 Producer & Digital Mastermind Student of the Gun and works directly for Think On! Productions creating a wide variety of video & audio material. In addition, Markel is a skilled web & blog designer, building state of the art websites through Think On! Productions.

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