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Gabe Suarez
Pirates Have No Borders
Warrior Capitalist, Maker Of Evil Plans, And Part Time Bon Vivant
Interests: Black Guns, Shiny Gold, Good Wines, Expensive Watches, Fast Cars, and Dangerous Pursuits
Recent Activity
This first run are for Glock 19s. I expect slides for Glock 17 by mid December. And yes, I will have Gen. 4 slides available by early 2015 as well. We will also be offering a custom match precision barrel specifically built for these slides in early 2015.
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Suarez International has been making red dot ready slides for the Glock platform since 2011. While the rest of the industry seems fixated on cutting holes and making garish looking slides, we have been studying how to make the slide better, more reliable and more accurate. The new Version 3 Suarez International Slide is made from the same 17-4 aerospace steel we have used since the beginning. It is heat treated to perfection and precision manufactured to more exact tolerances. The front of the slide is angled and contoured for ease of holstering and comfortable carry. The front serrations are... Continue reading
Posted 50 minutes ago at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Undoubtedly an extremely controversial topic, we used to work it routinely. It involves the concept of shooting an adversary directly through an interior wall. For example, your partner is moving into a room and takes fire at the door from the extreme left side of the room. You bring up your rifle or pistol and shoot from the area adjacent toe door to the extreme left area of the apparent room at face/upper chest level, then lowering your muzzle to where a man may go if he takes a knee, bring your shots back toward the starting point. Think of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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It has been said that history repeats itself. I do not think that is true. But what is true is that the nature of people doesn't change and has not changed. If Moses was somehow brought back to earth in 2015, he would be astonished at the internet, but not at Obama...nor at Ferguson. Back in August 16th, 2014 I wrote "St. Louis: having "Been There Done That". In the article, still available here on my non-censored blog, I wrote the following: I will make a prediction – in this order. The Grand Jury will find the officer “Innocent Of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I have been doing a great deal of research on this. It is the future for many manufacturers, not just Glocks, but everything from 1911s to SIG (yes...even the new angelic 320). I had my doubts and so I researched. Two concepts that I have always held foremost when examining an issue have been, "where there is smoke there is fire", and Deep Throat's famous, "follow the money". Both those facts are kept in mind here as we read of broken parts in just about every modern pistol. We hear more of course from those that are most prolific, but... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Mr. Alain Smythe, I have no idea as I did not attempt to load any drums into it. I don't tend to worry about "cheap feeding devices" though. Perhaps you shouldn't either. But who knows...maybe someone will make a high quality 7.62x39 drum.
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Proliferation is its own strength. And in the USA, no matter what you like, wish, or think, the most prolific platforms are the M4 and the AK. Period. To ignore that is like wishing the HK P7 was the prolific weapon because you happen to hate Glocks. Nobody cares and the market doesn't care. It is what it is. The AK can be a very good rifle but the problem has always been that the "cheap" adjective attachment has always kept it from being developed. No...a "cheap Century" with "cheap ammo" is not the first or even close to first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The concept of the PDW, or Personal Defense Weapon, has been around for ages. The concept was intended as a small weapon (smaller than a rifle) that a man could keep with him at all times, but that was more powerful and could reach farther than the standard pistol. The Stocked Lugers and Browning Hi-Powers of the past century were an attempt at that concept. According to the classic definition, A personal defense weapon (often abbreviated PDW) is a compact semi-automatic or fully-automatic firearm similar in size to a submachine gun, but firing an armor-piercing round (often proprietary) which gives... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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KEEP CALM AND SHOOT THEM IN THE FACE So we hear that ISIS has made threats to police and military personnel. We can only hope they have not excluded those who are retired from such activities. As we would feel slighted and left out, not to mention discriminated against. And...in the spirit of sportsmanship, we feel compelled to share with the modern Saracens what our strategy would be should a chance meeting of that nature occur. It is simple and depicted on the front of this shirt. In honor of those who have come before...who are currently and will be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The idea of a trigger guard cover/minimalist carry method is not new. If one studies the old books by the "Askins, Cooper, Skelton, Jordan" crowd, they will come across the shoe string holster. Back in those days, men would simply stick the wheelgun into their belt – Mexican Style - and go about their daily activities. But as would often happen, the handgun had a way of sliding through and down…and away. This made for a very embarrassing time of course, so the solution was to slip a “shoe string” around the belt with a slight loop that held the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know We have heard that term before, but I want to discuss it a little bit more because recently I have seen the resurgence of stuff that we dealt with many years ago. It seems as if every so often, the same people “rediscover” the things that they thought they knew. We all recall the story of the blind men and the elephant. In various versions of the tale, a group of blind men touch an elephant to learn what it is like. Each one feels a different part, but only one part, such... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL'S - THE CHOIRBOY One of the common threads in any group of men that goes into harm's way is a decompression and debriefing session. This is where everyone chills out, the cold beers come out, and there is a heart to heart discussion on what happened and how to do it better the next time. Jokingly referred to as "choir practice", these were hardly spiritual group hug singing sessions, but instead, think of it as a group "high five" with an emphasis on how to kill the bad guys better the next time. Sometimes, depending on the events... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
"A viable alternative to the AR-15?" That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. The world is divided between Kalashnikov and M4. To think that anything else...including AUGs or SCARS will change that sounds like a marketing department for one of those makers. And all the market support won't change that either. Look at the market support for the M&P and XD. It is still a Glock world. The Tavor doesn't suck, but its no better than any other rifle out there...even if its from Israel...and even if its been on the two way range, etc.
Tim, I would not worry too much about what those fat, ignorant, rectum-breath members of AR-15DOTCOM say anymore than I would care what Walmart shoppers have to contribute about cheap tier one Rifles on sale there. I am astounded at how the industry even has anything to do with them. I am not a Larry Vickers fan anymore than he is a fan of mine, but he was right to flip them the bird and move on.
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KALASHNIKOV KOLLECTION 3-DVD SET In 2005 Suarez International brought the Kalashnikov Rifle onto the American gun scene like a flash bang. We listen to what our students want. Many have asked for the AK-47/74 specific classes to be put back on the schedule, and we are doing that. What makes OUR Kalashnikov Training different? We were the first organization to teach this weapon platform in a stand-alone manner way back in 2005 You will learn that you don't have to be a Russian to run the AK perfectly...in fact, most of the best AK deployment methods are American in origin,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Dave, Unless the American gun market changes, and it is no longer a race to the bottom, my company will not be selling ANY rifles.
Tim, Actually the AUG and Tavor are configured for left or right use the same way. It is an armorer operation, not one done on the fly. I agree on the failings of the FS. It could have been a great rifle and been developed further if the SCAR had not been invented. On the Israeli Stance. The common retort from its proponents is that "IDF soldiers who are using it on two way ranges". That is the main marketing point for anything Israeli...but that can be said for any small arm of military origin. Are we ready to now say the same thing about the ridiculous Israeli Pistol system as well? Hardly I would think. The Israelis need to get past the notion that they are the only people on earth that know about fighting. Sometimes fortuitous outcomes reinforce bad tactics...for Israelis, Russians, and Americans. On the anti-jewish thing. That is like saying that those who did not vote for Obama are racists. I recall a couple of IDF members at Warriortalk, all but called me a Nazi for not wetting my shorts upon first sight of the Tavor. As I said...its a fine rifle, but better than everything else? Nope...not from my perspective.
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I wrote this for my forum March of 2013 and thought it timely to update it and bring it back. We received the first three Tavors shipped to the southwest last year. We got them from our friends on the management staff at Davidson's…and like always, paid for them so we could give an honest analysis. So here are my impressions on the rifle. Most of the reviews on the internet have waxed eloquently about it being the "messiah of rifles". The only objective review, in fact, has been by our friends at Military Arms Channel. In any case, it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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GLOCK 17K: THE PISTOL GLOCK SHOULD HAVE MADE I recall a telephone conversation I had with Jim Cirillo (yes, that Cirillo). He described a hybrid pistol he had made up from a standard S&W 645, and the compact frame 4516. This gave him a longer barreled pistol on a shorter frame. When I asked him about the reasoning behind that, he related how it was the grip that usually printed and that the length of the slide was almost irrelevant. He also told me that the longer barrel seemed to balance better for him. Like many things we hear and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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We listen to what our students want. Many of you have asked for the AK-47/74 specific classes to be put back on the schedule, and we will be doing that in 2015. What makes OUR classes different? We were the first organization to teach this class way back in 2005 You will learn that you don't have to be a Russian to run the AK perfectly Our class is a blend of marksmanship and close range gunfighting skills You will leave a better gun handler and shooter...as well as better fighter. We do not tell you the AK is perfect...we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The original Archangel dates back to late 2008-2009. I found that the integral J-hooks in the Ehud and Joshua were breaking off when students got into dynamic work with the movements of the body. Those hooks may have worked great for tucking in the shirt when sitting at a desk or standing giving a speech, but the kydex did not bear up to repeated dynamic combat work or training. I directed Dale Fricke, who was making those for us at the time to eliminate the J-jooks, and add belt loops like what Blade-Tech used. In truth, the original Archangel was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Chris, I have only seen pictures of the AK-12 and I doubt our freedom-loving government will ever allow any of them in for interested parties. Thus I cannot comment on comparisons. That said, I see the AK-12 in the same way I see the "new" galil Ace...as an updated design of an outdated system. The pics I saw had a new safety, and were running Command Arms pistol grips (hardly the epitome of quality)
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Because today, EVERYONE has a need to know NYPD INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT Related articles NYPD releases picture terrorist Zale Thompson Muslim Man Attacks NYPD Officers With a Hatchet [watch] New Terror Concerns After Ax Attack in New York City! Kenneth Healey, NYPD cop injured in hatchet attack, remains in critical condition Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The SIG 556R has always been a controversial rifle. The original iteration, the Gen. 1 version, was fraught with problems. As such, the second generation version was a hard sell for SIG. But the timing of serendipity took my quest for an accurate and reliable Kalashnikov into a collision course with the SIG 556R. I bought that first SIG 556R rifle from one of my distributors. I always do this rather than ask for a manufacturer’s hand-out (like so many others do in this industry). My reason is simple: if something is substandard, I am then free to either not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Any gun will hit COM at ten yards...but our goal is retinal shots at that distance. Nuances in grip, how you sights, what portion of the eye you use to see the sights/dot, visual acuity, all contribute in the same way that a rifle zeroed for one man will not be perfectly zeroed for the next man. The iron sights do in fact have to be zeroed if you want something more than point shooting at an auto shop restroom. In class I have seen new pistols with the sights off for anything more than 10 yard COM shooting. Zeroing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG