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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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POSTED BY AN LE STUDENT OF THE CLASS AT WARRIORTALK This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to attended The Complete Pistol Gunfighting School held in Prescott, AZ. I'm going to change the format a bit of my usual AAR's for those that may be new here or have been here and have yet to attend and meet some of the Suarez International staff. I believe that unless you have some understanding of how they operate, you won't realize the opportunities you're missing when you don't get into these classes. Due to this, and already seeing other... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Whenever something new enters the market end users begin comparing it to the status quo. That is good as Choices and Wants are what capitalism and the American dream are all about. And fulfilling those WANTS are what drives commerce and progress and life on planet earth. The Trijicon RMR has been the status quo now for more than six years. But by the admission of insiders at Trijicon, it is a big ponderous machine that changes slowly and react, it seems, always too late to market demands. Nonetheless, the Trijicon RMR sits atop more handguns than any other red... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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SUAREZ TRIJICON RMR RED DOT SIGHT INSTALLATION FOR S&W MP PISTOLS OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES MOUNTING INTERFACE, AND SCREWS We custom mount the Trijicon RMR optic on your M&P. We mill the slide to reduce the overall profile of the optic, bringing it down much closer to the bore than is possible with the C.O.R.E. system. We ado not alter the function or reliability of the internal workings of the slide. That includes milling the slide for the Trijicon RMR Red Dot Sight of your choice and adding our Suppressor Sights which are included in the price. The Mounting Plate and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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There is an old saying that "the customer is always right". If your only goal is to take their money, then yes...I suppose that is true. But my organization began as an educational group, where ostensibly, the customer doesn't know, and it is our job to educate them. When we began the gear side of the company, that educational ethos was brought over. The bottom line is that the customer sometimes doesn't know what he doesn't know, and rather than attempt to give them what they want, even if what they want is a substandard item, we seek to educate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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NEW PRODUCT SUAREZ LEUPOLD DELTAPOINT PRO SIGHT INSTALLATION FOR 1911 Send us your 1911 slide (any model) and our expert technicians will install our Deltapoint Red Dot sight package. That includes milling the slide for the Leupold Deltapoint Pro Red Dot Sight of your choice and adding the necessary Suppressor Sights. This is available for the new Deltapoint Pro only and not previous versions of the Deltapoint. The slide is milled to accommodate the Leupold Integral Rear Sight for the Deltapoint Pro. We do not have room for use other rear sights. We can include that option, either in black,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
First Gear | Glock Goodies, No Matter Your Gen by Frank Winn, Guns & Gear Editor - Sunday, April 24, 2016 http://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2016/4/24/first-gear-glock-goodies-no-matter-your-gen/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
I often get questions about which RMR a buyer should add to their pistol. There is no easy answer. It depends on what the end user wants as each has advantages and liabilities. We can divide existing Trijicon RMRs into three groups. First are the Dual Illuminated units. These are comprised of the RM03 (13 MOA Amber Dot), RM04 (7 MOA Amber Dot), RM05 (9 MOA Amber Dot), RM05G (9 MOA Green Dot), RM08 (13 MOA Amber Triangle), and RM08G (13 MOA Green Triangle). They are all within a few dollars of each other, but the Dual Illuminated are the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
WORKING THE DUAL ILLUMINATED RMR We have been working with these for a few weeks now. I have been carrying one daily on my Glock 17 to get a first hand idea of the advantages and liabilities of the units. Specifically I am referring to the Trijicon Dual Illuminated RMRs: The RM03, 04, 05, and 08. These have 13 MOA, 7 MOA, 9 MOA and 12.9 Triangle respectively. I am referring as well to the Amber Dot units and not to the Green Dot units. The green do units require a pinkish hue to the glass and we will discuss... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
When running a red dot on a rifle, like an M4, your head is automatically positioned to instantly pick up the red dot as the rifle is mounted. This is due to the additional points of body contact afforded by a rifle (stock and handguard). A pistol however, does not offer those additional points of contact. You will not use the red dot the same way as the rifle regardless of how tuned your draw is. However, with the traditional placement of the iron sights, sights that the eye has been trained to seek through countless draws in the past,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
FLAT AND STRAIGHT TRIGGER - SILVER AND GOLD - IN STOCK NOW! IN STOCK NOW - ACTUAL INVENTORY SHOWN ON EACH COLOR COMBINATION FLAT AND STRAIGHT PATROL GRADE TRIGGER - SILVER AND GOLD FLAT AND STRAIGHT TACTICAL GRADE TRIGGER - SILVER AND GOLD Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
SUAREZ LEUPOLD DELTAPOINT PRO SIGHT INSTALLATION Send us your OEM Glock slide (any model) and our expert technicians will install our Deltapoint Red Dot sight package. That includes milling the slide for the Leupold Deltapoint Pro Red Dot Sight of your choice and adding the necessary Suppressor Sights. This is available for the new deltapoint Pro only and not previous versions of the Deltapoint. The slide is milled to accomodate the Leupold Integral Rear Sight for the Deltapoint Pro. We do not have room for use other rear sights. We can include that option, either in black, or with a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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 Apr 22, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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See the series of images. 1). Cheekweld...no need for shoulder pocket. Note on the Knights SR-15 I have removed the stock and I am only using the buffer tube to illustrate to the class how this is used. 2). Drive it out like an MP5. Notice my support side arm is nearly straight, like I was muzzle striking the target. The firing side hand has some rear tension on it, but not overwhelmingly so. 3). See around and not through the scope. Notice I have the scope caps closed, again for illustration during a training demonstration. Keep both eyes open... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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In the beginning, American shooters trained the concept of legitimate self-defense. Use of force training and de-escalation methods were discussed and trained. Using the vaunted "Big Boy Voice" to challenge the bad guy from ready positions was promoted far and wide. And gun writers admonished the novice gunman about the concerns over legal liability, regaling them with horror stories intended not so much to frighten them into inaction, although they often did just that, but rather to create the need for the book to be bought or the liability awareness class to be attended. And for the most part, unless... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It happens from time to time. I will get a call from a customer whose Trijicon RMR has a flickering dot. Although anything man-made can fail, and Trijicon is good about fixing those that do, by far the most prolific reason for an intermittently failing dot is the battery. We conducted a study and found that the uniformity of thickness on a 2032 CR battery is anything but uniform. Coupled with the "underneath" installation of the battery on the RMR, and the constant movement of the slide, you get a perfect storm. The battery becomes slightly dislodged from the contacts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
A few days later, a clearer picture emerges from Belgium. And when we look at that picture we see the same thing we saw in many other places. We shrug and keep watching Cuban baseball. Sure, there are condemnations of the “tragedy”, and the usual tip-toe about the suspects until the inevitable conclusion is well, inevitable. Here is a brief timeline of events with the pertinent information: 7:55 a.m. (2:55 a.m. ET): Surveillance footage shows three suspected attackers exiting a taxi and pushing luggage trolleys through Brussels Airport. Surveillance captured images of the three suspects. Note: Intelligence sources tell me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Why do you go to a training class? Ostensibly the answer is "to learn something". That is why we teach classes, to teach something to those wanting to learn something. These answers are so simple as to sound foolish in their self-evidence, yet they are not universal. Sometimes people go to class for other reasons, but the purpose of the class is in fact to teach the willing students. It should not be to be validated by the trainer as his equal, nor as a soapbox for the trainer to brief everyone on his coolness. Nonetheless, there is a perception... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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There is no question that red dots on handguns have become prolific. I predicted this would happen when we first began the red dot odyssey in 2009. But like any new technology (new to most), it is extremely misunderstood. I recall many of the same conceptual mistakes made in the early 1990s by those who did not think red dots were a good idea on rifles, and that handguns needed to have all metal parts. Today it is rare to see an all metal handgun in class or on the street, and you would be hard pressed to see an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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I recall when Aimpoints first began appearing on rifles in the early 1990s. The resistance from the “traditional” tactics world was incredible. Much the same when the plastic Austrian pistol began gaining prominence. And yet today, you would be hard pressed to see a non- plastic handgun in a police holster or a rifle without some sort of optic. It is called progress and for those that are change averse, progress is a frightening thing because it means that maybe their suppositions about life were not quite perfect. The big one today is the red dot on handguns. I shake... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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SUAREZ L-MOUNT TRIJICON RMR RED DOT BASE Originally titled "Project X", this unit is intended for those wanting the benefits of the cowitnessed red dot, but either not being authorized to modify a "company gun", desiring to leave their original slide intact, or for those not being in a position to afford our Custom Match Slides. The unit is tall enough to clear most suppressors and there are no modifications required to your slide. It mounts in the factory rear sight dovetail just like a traditional rear sight, but an additional contact point using the rear slide cover plate is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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So recently we had a discussion about this at warriortalk. The context was that certain famous instructors teach it, thus it must be a valid method. That is an interesting reasoning, because experience in one area, as notable as it may be, does not equate to experience in all things. Experience in off-sides proactive shooting is no more the same as unexpected, reactive gunfighting than brain surgery is the same as heart surgery. There are similarities, but a heart surgeon pontificating about brain surgery, having never cracked open a skull, is venturing into an area where he has no first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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The Gentleman Killer I worked with a man once that was the epitome of this. He spoke several languages and was well traveled. He could quote Norse mythology as well as the bible. He knew what words like "clandestine" meant - and used them in everyday speech - when others did not. He was a police dog handler after a time in the military including service during Vietnam. I recall thinking, "I want to be like that guy". A study of other gentleman killers will reveal guys like Fairbairn, or Burton. Look them up people. Relearn your research skills. Trust... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Time for a perspective check. Every so often, the temptation returns to us all. It could be the Youtube video with the neckbeard doing something really fast. It could be the competitive shooter running a stage. But the bug nibbles on your earlobe. "Gooooooo fassssssterrrrr". I have my opinions on this. I have read all the old time killers. Askins was the quintessential killer. I read everything about him. I think we would have been the best of friends actually. I have read Jordan. He is reported to have done some killing but nothing of record that I can find.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It seems that lessons need to be continually taught because either they were never learned in the first place, or they were quickly forgotten because they were inconvenient. The topic is pistol lights. They look really cool on the handgun in photos, but lets address why they are there and if they are necessary on every single handgun. I will say that I am concerned about drawing fire by using a light excessively. In fact, if there was no concern over such things, we would simply turn the light on and leave it on as we moved through the problem... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG