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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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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 2 days ago 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 5 days ago 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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RED DOT COMBAT PISTOL SCHOOL September 11-13, 2015 Prescott, Arizona INSTRUCTOR: Gabe Suarez This class was first taught back in December 2011. We are bringing it back for 2015. In this class, red dot pistol shooters will learn everything we have learned from running the red dot system for the last four years. We will discuss everything from maintenance to carry and of course how to employ the modern combat handgun equipped with a red dot from zero contact to as far as the range will allow. If you are the owner of a red dot-equipped pistol, and carry it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL PRECISION GUIDE ROD We have seen the factory recoil guide rod break in extremely harsh conditions. This usually happens at the tip or the base and potentially locks up the the pistol until it can be fixed. Our guide rod was developed to enhance the reliability and durability of the Glock system under the worst conditions. Our guide rod provides faster shot to shot recovery and smoother slide cycling than is possible with the OEM guide rods, and being extended for 1/4” past the muzzle of the pistol, allows for contact shots in "zero to five" contact situations.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I was assigned to the Gang Unit in 1992. This was a sort of reward. I had gone to an armed robbery where I got into a major gunfight with three L.A. Gang members. I did quite well, and the result was first a posting to Crime Impact, and then the Gang Unit. My partner was an ex-gang member himself that had all his gang-based ink burned off. We had a great time in those days. That was the Peri-Riot period in Los Angeles and we were very busy. Most of the prior Gang Unit guys were a bunch of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I learned it way back in a past century at the L.A. County Sheriff's Academy. I had been exposed to chokes before in my martial arts training, but not the finely developed nuances that the Drill Instructors showed. It was a great technique by which a smaller man...or woman, could best a bigger and stronger adversary. In the subsequent years I spent in police work, I choked out many combative suspects. Back in that era, we had Mace or OC Sprays (which rarely worked, and subsequently got over everyone and everything...including you), sticks (the PC Crowd called them "batons"), or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The Grab N Stab Knife was born in early 2000 during a particularly dark time. I had a conversation with a gentleman with an extensive prison resume. Amazing what information you can get - or whom you can eliminate - for a sketchbook and a few pencils. The subject of our story was a convict. He was on his way to Soledad, and had not "caught the chain" yet. His deal was he liked to draw pictures for his kids. So I bought him a sketchbook and a few pencils. In that culture a good turn, like a bad one,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Wes, You Wrote: You guys found the recoil lugs for the RMR to be unnecessary? My Reply: Totally and absolutely not necessary nor do they offer any benefit at all. Our dovetail is cut to exact dimensions for the RMR and they fit in snug and tight. I even shot it a couple of times with no screws and it stayed in place. But we secure them with the correct screws and thread locker. There is a great deal about running red dots on pistols that the imitators do not understand. I discuss all of this at length in my book Red Dot Pistols.
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 Nov 28, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I recall seeing and reading about the first Steyr AUG rifles back in the late 1980s. That was still the era where anything that was not somehow stocked in wood, and finished in Parkerizing was frowned upon by the masses. Information was limited, in that pre-internet era, to what the curmudgeon at the gun store knew (which was usually very little), or what the gun writer was paid to say in the gun magazines. The AUG was a strange gun - plastic and green. And it was strangely backwards with the magazine in the wrong place and all of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 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 Nov 27, 2014 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 Nov 25, 2014 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 Nov 24, 2014 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