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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
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In 2005, my company was the first to teach a Kalashnikov-centric class in Prescott, Arizona. We were followed soon thereafter by those who saw that as a good business idea (and no one is blaming them). We trained and taught Kalashnikov in all manner of places on the four corners of the world until 2012. That was the era when I tried, quite unsuccessfully I admit, to update the AK system to stretch it from the surplus bumpfire brigade rifle to a hopefully accurate and well made modern weapon. I had seen Sako 95s in Finland and thought that we... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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But I know it is important to train in the cold...even for the warm-blooded Cuban. So today was a good day to test this...and a few other things. I received the hand guard and top cover pictured recently - fresh from the Alfa's Armory in Moscow (we are Suarez "International" are we not?). Installed in a common American Kalashnikov, I took it through its paces under what I consider harsh conditions. I will write more on this accessory soon. In my opinion, it is the best AK accessory that I have seen in a very long time, and outshines the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The terror events of the past year - in the western world - have showcased several points. Among them are these: 1). The fact that while the authorities are very good (for the most part) at thwarting organized, foreign-sponsored groups of terrorists, their ability to prevent a self-motivated jihadist is severely lacking. It is severely lacking and shall continue to be thus while we enjoy a relatively free society. Moreover, I doubt any readers would want to trade freedom for complete safety...or actually, the illusion of safety. 2). The fact that legislation and referendums and executive actions have no effect... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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GLOCK OEM SLIDE - CUT FOR LEUPOLD DELTAPOINT RED DOT READY TO INSTALL ON YOUR LOWER. YOU CHOOSE GEN 3 OR 4, AND MODEL OF WEAPON YOU CHOOSE LEUPOLD DELTAPOINT MODEL YOU CHOOSE SIGHTS YOU CHOOSE ION BOND FINISH INCLUDES: ALL SLIDE INTERNALS MILLED DOVETAIL FOR TRIJICON RMR INSULATING PLATE AND RMR SCREWS INCLUDED REQUESTING THE ION BOND REFINISHING WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL THREE WEEKS BEFORE SHIPPING BARREL NOT INCLUDED MORE INFO HERE Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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French forces kill newspaper attack Terrorists So we hear that our friends at the GIGN took care of business in France. Nice job. Tres bien mon frere!! Second hostage situation – a Jewish market. I wonder if THAT was a coincidence? I hear that one of the terrorists said before his death that he was funded by al Qaeda. Is that a surprise? But then, the French Obama, Francois Hollande warned that the danger to France was not over yet. "These madmen, fanatics, have nothing to do with the Muslim religion," Hollande said in a televised address. "France has not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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So I have had a chance to view the videos and even do a Skype session with a few colleagues in France. My prior post discussed all of the socio-ethnic, and political matters. Now my focus is on the tactical matters. I will view this from the perspective of a happenstance civilian, or off-duty police officer…or if you wish, a better term would be an unannounced fighter. From the police point of view: Generally speaking, police administrators do not like their people shooting anyone. I was chastised several times for this in the old days and the pressure on “shooters”... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
EVERY MAN A COUNTER TERRORIST!! Say it loud Live it Train it Be it And pray passionately to the Lord God of Hosts that He put YOU there right freaking there...the next time armed, hungry, angry and ready to kill every damned motherf*cker there. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" IS 6:8
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This morning when checking my newsfeed, I read of the mass slaughter in France...once again by - wait for it - "radicalized muslims". I know many French Military and Police and I am sad for them. I hope they bring swift revenge to those responsible and I hope their nation, and the rest of Europe, wakes up to the threat they are facing, and takes steps to squash it. I suspect there will be many comments about the French from those who've never been there. I have trained with members of the French Police as well as La Legion, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Brian Wilson Sorry to take so long to reply...business calls. In any case, you took a very long post to disagree...OK, no issues. But if you will re-read, I am not advocating the loping over hill and dale with finger on the trigger. Rather, more specifically, the placement on the trigger and likely taking out the slack when facing a distinct and direct threat. Siddle and his clan notwithstanding, that is how people really do it in real life, and denying that will not change it. Rather, we should simple accept it and train accordingly. The next time I have to point in on somebody, I will in fact have my finger on the trigger. And I shall continue to teach that way.
Gary Here is a link to all my Blog articles - http://blog.suarezinternational.com/gabe-suarez/#.VK2CDnsYG8A
I have five Recce rifles. My son has one..thusfar. All based on the M4/AR system. Not an excess when you are in the business. They sport a variety of optics, again, because our access is quite good with regard to these things. So I have worked with many of the combinations discussed in this thread. I will also say that I don't focus on selling optics as I don't care to get on a race to the bottom with amazonized-optics of any sort. But to continue. With the Recce, one has to ask what its for. The answer is usually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Every year during this season I examine what happened during the year, how the industry and gun community have changed, and what I as a business man, leader, and thinker, should do as a result. After a careful study of the industry and our position therein, 2015 will see us narrow our focus. Our company focus will shift from an online retailer to a manufacturer. Most of what we will offer for sale we will be the ones making it. We will be eliminating many products that are available "everywhere". The Amazon factor is not something we want anything to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Understand Bill, that we are discussing a video done during a competition. Just as one does not fist fight just like in the UFC, competitive shooting is not exactly like "the real world" But having played in the "real world" for many years, the one constant is being flexible and adaptable as the "real world" is so freaking unpredictable. An example....it being 19 degrees right now...if you NEVER shoot with gloves it would suck to be you in a gunfight on a cold day. Gloves or no gloves, your shooting should be the same. If you require gloves...or require not having them, something has been trained improperly.
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SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL IMPROVED ERGONOMICS Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
My last memory of Cuba was on an American jet looking out at the island we were “leaving forever”. The sounds that accompanied that visage were those of my mother weeping and my father telling her we would be back in no time. That was in 1967…a long before many of those who brought Jimmy Carter II to power - not once but twice – were even born. Quite a story that I may tell one day when I am old and not caring about what anyone thinks. Americans would be embarrassed at how naive they are about the world... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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So this morning we hear the earth shattering announcement from IWI, always at the cutting edge of weapons development, that the Jericho will be back on gun store shelves soon. The Jericho is basically a copy of the CZ-75 with a little Beretta DNA thrown in. Hardly the ground breaking development that seems to precede any announcements from IWI, the Jericho has been imported before and it is essentially the same exact weapon as the Tanfoglio and the European Arms Witness line, except for IWI markings I suppose. Those weapons incidentally were never considered serious tools by anyone with a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
So while my elves are busily working to get dangerous sh*t out before the deadlines, I am working on 2015. I am making, as Hugh MacLeod would say...Evil plans. Things on the horizon. New slides - Gen 3 and 4 G19 and 17...Gen 4 G 19 and 17...maybe G26 and G34...maybe a 357 SIG match barreled G35... Glock Triggers - totally badass, hostage rescue crisp, and combat capable, not like the typical "metro" triggers sold by "those people". Match Barrels - I am working on an upgrade from what we were doing prior. Threaded...non-threaded...G 26, 19, 17, 34, 35, etc.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Darron, You Wrote: The docter iii is about $200 cheaper than the trijicon or deltapoint and according to the expert is "suitable" My Reply: If the only thought is "cheaper" my suggestion is to stay away from the entire red dot concept as cutting corners will only lead to frustration. If you won't get the best, just don't even go there. You Wrote: Can you please compare the 3 options with +/- and tell us why you decided on the RMR over the other 2 options. My Reply: Trijicon RMR is a proven factor. The Deltapoint is good, and we have high hopes for the as yet unseen Deltapoint Pro. But few people want to buy the DP over the RMR. The Docter is on par with the DP but their importer is a PITA to deal with, as is AUS Jena, the manufacturers in Europe. Here is a previous article on selecting the red dot sight - http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2014/07/selecting-your-trijicon-rmr.html#.VJGypnv096I
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I was a police officer for 15 years. I saw the worst and the best a police career can offer. All of this crap in the news...I lived it back in Los Angeles County...in the most politically correct, racially-diverse, and violent area in California. I was there when the whole Rodney King Race Riots kicked off. I was threatened, and my family was threatened. And yes...I took care of it. I was shot at and shot back. I dealt violently with violence and developed life saving attitudes and perspectives about those I faced on the street...every god damned night. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Rambo, The Trijicon RMR The Delta Point The Docter III Everything else is unsuitable for the application.
duro wrote:What about the Sig 556R gen 2 owners, are we left in the dust? My Reply: I have no frigging idea bro...you'll need to take that up with SIG Sauer.
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SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL FRONT SLIDE SERRATIONS Exactly the same as the factory serrations at the rear of the slide. We carefully avoid marring the "Glock" logo, or the model designations. This package does not include refinishing. We strongly suggest refinishing the slide with our ION Bond process. Matches Factory Serrations Conserves "Glock" markings Enhances purchase on slides Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I want to take a page or two to discuss the relative positioning of the red dot sight in relation to the iron sights. Sometimes I think if I came out with a verifiable supplement that would double the size of your penis and at the same time make every young woman within a half mile want you, there are men in the gun community that would say that a small penis actually was better and that real men did not desire young women. Why would they say that? Because it was my idea, and not theirs - pure and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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