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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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On the face of it, the title seems obvious. Sort of like saying water is wet. But it is something that must be discussed in the realm of combat shooting as there seems to be a great deal of the "complacent quest for adequacy" creeping into the study. "Its good... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
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Does your firearms training mirror a Gunfight? I challenge you to search YouTube for Police Dash cam Shooting, Robbery Shooting, Self Defense Shooting or any other combination of terms you can think of to describe a violent attack these days. Watch the video, If your current firearms training mirrors a multitude of those videos then good for you. The same question should be asked about the manner in which you train edged weapons defense or unarmed self-defense. In the firearms world, so often many schools teach you to stand on a line. After each string of fire that line is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
One thing that differentiates us from many others in the gun world is that we never think something is "good enough". rather, we look at something and study if it can be made better and then attempt to do so. We have been studying this concept for some time now.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
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Mine came in today. Installed it in my G17 and tested it. WOW. S.I. always makes great stuff. Very, VERY short take up, with crisp, clean break. Absolutely no overtravel. Very positive reset. And the flat and straight profile is a definite improvement over basic curved triggers. Before this, I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
One thing that differentiates us from many others in the gun world is that we never think something is "good enough". rather, we look at something and study if it can be made better and then attempt to do so. We have been studying this concept for some time now. The idea of a compensated carry weapon is not a new one and dates back to the mid 1980s and early 1990s. The most prolific of the so-called "Carry Comps" were those by Paul Liebenberg. He had done quite a few for the S&W Custom Shop as I recall and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The Suarez Group is pleased to announce our sponsorship of Trooper Division at the 2015 Ironman 3 Gun Match! The Ironman has 10 stages and requires almost 1000 rounds of ammo if you hit everything on the first shot. Stages take up to 7 minutes to complete. Trooper Division allows the use of any guns and equipment that the competitor chooses…as long as they carry it on their back from stage to stage. Proper planning, reliable gear, and fitness are rewarded in this division more so than many others. A typical Trooper load out starts at 140 pounds. If guns... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Staff Instructor - John McCreery The focus of this article will be some stance and hand positioning that will allow you to appear non-threatening/antagonistic yet, allow you to reactively or proactively strike and access a weapon. These positions will allow you to assess the situation while deciding if things need to be escalated or if you will be able to just walk away. They are almost a slight of hand or jedi mind trick to lull your aggressor. Gabe discusses these in the Close Range Gunfighting DVD available at http://www.onesourcetactical.com/closerangegunfightingdvd.aspx The first pre-fight position I’d like to discuss is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Having stood behind the line on several occasions, I have gained a better understanding of both the instructor's responsibilities and the student's responsibilities in the context of learning how to shoot and fight. I have seen instructors fail in the ability to communicate the material being taught despite the students eagerness and willingness to learn. I have also seen the student fail to learn, despite the effective efforts of the competent & skilled instructor. I doubt that anybody reading this would disagree that learning is a two way street. A process of shared responsibility between the teacher and teachee. So,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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During yet another police department bi-annual qualification, I had the opportunity to give some one-on-one instruction to my sergeant on the Suarez International movement matrix. He is in the process of putting together optional training days for those troops that self-select to attend and improve their skills and he wanted my input. We primarily covered the 3-9 line movement and touched on the other angles only briefly. During the course of our discussion, he asked me, "Well, what about body armor? When I point my feet to the right and move, I noticed that I am now bladed and not... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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So here is the focus. Be the best fighter you can be...the strongest...the most disciplined...the most accurate...and the most deadly. Make it who you are and what you do...in everything you do...be the warrior. Be disciplined in how you live. Have your own personal agenda and do not become swayed by the low standards of lesser beings, nor the drums and the trumpets of other people's causes. Have your own very selfish cause. Lift heavy...keep the blasters loaded, and the knives sharp...eat well...drive fast...love your woman often...and gaze in awe at the sunsets. Next day - same thing. Screw other... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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...it should be clear to anyone that these points are to be kept in mind. 1). No...we cannot all get along. When someone's faith seeks to trump your view of freedom, specially not. 2). Muggers and meth heads what you are training to "defend" against? Nah...that is the past. Today its the terrorist. 3). The days of the J-Frame in the coat pocket went out with landlines and fedora hats. Anyone not in an NPE that isn't carrying a fighting pistol is a fool. 4). Even in an NPE...a mini fighting pistol cleverly concealed is essential. 5). 5 shot revolvers... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
From Magpul's site: "The PMAG D-60 is a durable, lightweight, highly reliable 60-round 5.56x45 NATO/.223 Remington polymer magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons. With a larger capacity than previous PMAGs, the PMAG D-60 gives the shooter 60 rounds of ammunition, effectively allowing the same round count as two standard capacity 30-round magazines without requiring a critical reload. The unique drum configuration keeps the height of the magazine manageable as well, allowing prone firing and easier storage. Features a paint pen dot matrix for easy marking and a rear window for instant capacity indication. Compatible with a wide range of NATO firearms... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Suarez Precision 3.5 Pound Connector Our new three pound connector is based on the coveted and difficult to acquire factory connector found in Glock 34 and 35s. We manufactured it to exacting tolerances and polished it for the smoothest function possible. This gives you a slightly shorter and crisper trigger... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
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SUAREZ "FLAT AND STRAIGHT" TACTICAL GRADE SINGLE STACK TRIGGER FOR GLOCK 36, 42, and 43 Other than training and the addition of a red dot sight, what will help your surgical accuracy the most is upgrading the stock trigger. Most after-market triggers focus exclusively on creating a super light competition... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
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So there has been some rhetoric on warriortalk.com about the Glock 43 and its role. Before I adress anything else in an article, I want to identify some points - 1). Most Americans don't really CONCEAL...they "legally cover" their pistols. Concealment means that you could walk into NYPD HQ, have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
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AquaTerra™ - What Is It...How Is it Different "Mate...its simple...we want our weapons to be able to withstand, basically any environment on earth short of inside a volcano", the voice said on the other end of the SAT Phone. I waited the usual delay period and advised him we would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
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After a class heavily populated by "highly seasoned warriors" (strong bad ass old guys) that had trouble seeing their sights, and had trouble hitting anything with those lollypop big dot things, I began to experiment. I am a problem solver and I sought a solution. This was my proof of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Red Dot Glocks
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Team Tactics. Recently I was discussing this with another gent. Here is my POV. I learned this stuff back in the age of ignorance (pre-google..pre-youtube). I was blessed to train with the Recon guys at Camp Pendleton, with LAPD D-Platoon, and with LA Sheriff’s SEB. I attended every SWAT school available from HK’s to the FBI SWAT school, and with notables such as LASD's Gary Rovarino, SAS' Phil Singleton, FBI's Ron Frigulti, and multiple HK International courses. To say I conducted a few High Risk Entries with my team would be like suggesting Antarctica is chilly. This was back in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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1). Fight focused not gun focused: I spoke those words in the early 2000s. Like many contributions, others grab on to them and pretend to have invented them. The point was to illustrate the objective in the fight – kill the adversary. This was a counter point to the desire to fix the weapon when the bad guy (target) was within reach. You see the concept illustrated in the 2005 video (and it was in VHS) Close Range Gunfighting. I run out of ammo in my Glock 17 and immediately drew a J-frame and continued firing. When the 38 was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Knowing ones enemy is a military concept that dates back to the beginning of time. It is still used to this day in the military, business and many aspects of the civilian world. Today, the global enemies we face are Islamists who are determined to destroy our way of life, and all who stand in their way. They are dedicated to an ideal which is contrary to all that is good. On a more personal level, we are faced with criminals in our cities, drug dealers in our neighborhoods, and various and sundry individuals who are more than willing to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Tom, My thoughts on the AR 7.62x39 mutant rifles? If I am going to use an M4 system, why on earth would i ever bother with 7.62x39 and AK magazines? A far better answer would be simply going with a regular M4 with M4 magazines and in 300 AAC. I will pass on all the weird "new" rifles like that. And that includes the PWS, CMMG, and the SIGs. IMHO, go AK, or go M4, but neither AKs in 5.56, nor ARs in 7.62x39 seem to do well.
Force, The top cover system is the most robust I have seen. My friends in Russia are using it operationally and report good results. I haven't used it enough to comment conclusively but it is far better than I have seen from ANY US-based company.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2015 on I HATE THE COLD at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Andy, Actually its an IOR Valdada Red Dot. Its OK, but would not be my first choice. All my Aimpoint Micros are already on various rifles.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2015 on I HATE THE COLD at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG