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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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Continuing with the discussions on how to optimize and enhance the reliability and utility of your red dot pistol sight I will be addressing three points in this article. The issue of rain on the RMR lens, the issues sometimes encountered with electrical conductivity (specially with older RMRs and batteries with less power..ie., older batteries), and the issues with zero adjustment dials that are loose. First the rain. Here in Arizona it rains hard. Hard like downpours of Monsoon Proportions. Will the lens of the RMR become occluded? The answer is - Of course it will. Just like your eyeglasses,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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1). If you want to really own the night, Night Vision is where its at...not in brighter flashlights. 2). The Adjustable Brightness RMR (RM06 and RM07) works great with the PVS-14s we are using, and most importantly, does NOT project an IR laser that can be seen by opposing forces also equipped with night vision. Can't do that with a non-adjustable RMR, or a Docter or a Delta Point...sadly enough. Think of it this way. During the day, you can compare a Red Dot Sight and a Red Laser. You can bring a pistol into your line of sight with... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Michael, You wrote: "Duty to retreat" My Reply: I have no such duty regardless of what testosterone deficient politician decided. If after the fact my attorney tells me of some rule that requires such, I will clearly recall having attempted same...right before putting 18 rounds of 9mm into their face.
SLF, You wrote: More money needs to be appropriated to train police and other security personnel to recognize potential threats before they blossom into full-scale active-shooter situations. My Reply: I disagree. If a man wearing a badge doesn't know what to do with an "Active Shooter", he should quit forthwith. Some of us long to be "Johnny On The Spot" at such events and I suspect most men worth the badge they wear do so as well. All that is needed is timing not training. You Wrote: active shooter recognition My Reply: Recognition is not what is needed. They are plenty easy to recognize. What is needed is the burning desire to close and kill them without giggling in delight excessively. You Wrote: The Israelis My Reply: Please! All the Israelis seem to do is scream victim and then stab anyone in the back that is not an Israeli. At least that has been my experience. Let's leave them to their business while we see to ours.
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Hill leaders think more 'lone wolf' attacks coming Our only reaction to that statement is, "No...you must be joking", with a definitive sarcastic and jaded tone. Nonetheless, it seems the "leaders" have removed their heads from their usual resting place enough to see what everyone else sees. "A top congressional Democrat and Republican both warned Sunday about more “lone wolf” attacks, inspired by Islamic jihad and easily promulgated through Internet propaganda." "The police and the military have to be on guard," California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN's "State of the Union.” "We need... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Some points to set forth before we begin. 1). Human beings are bigger and stronger today than at any other time in history due to advanced nutrition, the social prevalence of weight lifting and the popularity of contact and martial sports. Any casual perusal of military museums will reveal that the average male was much smaller as close as a couple of generations ago. 2). The prevalence of tactical pharmacology, both legal and illegal is far more common and refined today than in the past. Substances from methamphetamines and cocaine to excessive HGH and similar substances give rise to mental... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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TSD Combat Systems Tactical Grade Ammunition 9mm +P 115 grain DPX - 50 Rounds This "Tactical Grade Ammunition" is made for us by Corbon to our specifications and branding. Tactical Grade Ammunition has a deeper penetration in tissue making it the optimum load for self-defense and tactical use. The ammo is loaded with the Barnes X Bullet, which retains 100% of its weight, even after shot through barriers such as clothing and steel. The permanent crush cavity is considerably larger than a typical hollow point due to deeper penetration. The Barnes X-Bullet is a solid copper projectile, heat treated for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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First I want to discuss the uses and necessities of this. As I type, I have a Glock 17 TSD Pistol in my belt. It has a threaded barrel, and an RMR (RM06)...but no weaponlight. Why not...don't ALL weapons need lights? No, they do not. Let me restate that. Not all weapons need light, and specially not all pistols. Ostensibly, the purpose for a weapon mounted light...or in this discussion, a pistol mounted light, is to identify the nature of a potential threat/target obscured by darkness. In other words, to give you more information than that which you are currently... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Actually, the notion of Columbus being Genoese is in itself revisionist if you simply accept what you are told in school. I suggest a reading of "Jewish Pirates Of The Caribbean" as a good place to start. Columbus, like Washington, was an opportunist that profited from the possibilities of the day. That doesn't make them bad people...it simply makes them just like us.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on COLUMBUS DAY at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
The Ebola thing is foremost on the minds of everyone. Why? It is true that more people will die from the flu than Ebola. But the issue is simply one of the horrific nature of the disease, and the fact that it has crystalized the ineptitude of the government beurocracy to handle anything more complex than a stop light. So here is what the possibilities are. Either there will be more people diagnosed with it, and traced back to the nurse on the CDC-approved/CDC-disapproved flight…or not. I will discuss the “not” first. If there is no more diagnosis of Ebola,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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In my daily news feeds I get all manner of information and articles. One that came to my attention Monday was of a guy maligning Columbus and taking the position that there should not be a holiday to celebrate such a dastardly man. The main thrust of the argument was that the Indians, or indigenous tribes, were peaceful and kind, sort of like a Disney movie, and the evil Europeans were thieves and murderers. To anyone who has actually studied history with an open mind and detached point of view appropriate to the social norms of the era, that argument... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The issue of sighting with with one eye or two eyes while shooting has been around for a long time. As in much of what we are doing, it is a matter of context and distance. If you are fighting a bad guy at five feet as you explode off the x and shoot him to the ground, both eyes open works fine. Try the same thing at 50 yards and your results will not be as good. As most things, it depends on the problem at hand. Like degrees of movement (from stationary to sprinting), the use of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I got these photos from our man in Moscow. He has handled the "rifle" and has good things to say about it. With all of the geo-political nonsense going on, and the new demonizing of the Russians, it is unlikely we will see this in the USA. A few years ago I had a similar animal built that used magazines from a PPHS-43. Due to parts logistics, I had it made in 7.62x25. It was based on the Vityaz-SN being used by Russian SF guys in the urban theatres. I ran it in a few classes but sold it, as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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The Glock pistol is the easiest handgun to use in a fight. It is also the easiest pistol with which to clear a malfunction, should one occur in extreme environments. The malfunction clearances we teach involve a non-diagnostic linear progression free of any analytical decisions or evaluations. At the crux of the process is the ability to positively extract the on-board magazine. Sometimes because of the nature of the malfunction, this is not an easy task. As well, if the operational environment requires the use of gloves, the problem is exacerbated. The OEM base pad does not address any of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL SLIDE SADDLE RMR CUT COVER PLATE Our customers have asked for a slide insert that would cover the slot cut into the slide in the event they wanted to run their Red Dot Glock pistols with the Trijicon RMR unit removed, either for travel, or for certain competitions restricting the use of the Red Dot Sighting systems. Our answer is the Slide Saddle RMR Cut Cover Plate.This steel plate comes with (2) 6-32 thread pitch screws, contoured specially to fit the pistol slides, it looks like it was hand cut right off slide. It is available in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
SLF Wrote: Have any of you found particular red dots to be superior for shotgun use? My Reply: We have run both the Trijicon RMRs and the Aimpoint Micros with good results. Which is better? Both about the same IMHO. I'd stay away from cheap sights which we found insufficiently robust for pistol use. I imagine its even worse with a shotgun. I refer to the Fast Fires, C-Mores, and J-Points.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on RED DOTS ON SHOTGUNS? at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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In the dim past, when the first functional self-loading pistols became available, it was examined as what we would today call a PDW (personal defense weapon). Unlike the infantry rifle, or other long gun, this was meant to defend the user and extend the capabilities of the "one-handed pistol". The first stocked self-loading pistol was the Borchardt, a clumsy but functional for the day, pistol. It incorportaed a flat detachable stock. Eventually Mauser and Luger expanded on the idea as well as Mr. Browning and Mr. Webley. In fact, it was a common accessory for military pistols of the pre-WW2... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I have been busy writing the shotgun book as part of the rewrite and update of all existing books. A great deal has changed since the 1990s. On the discussion of sights, back then the disruptive technology was ghost ring sights. Today, we are putting red dot sights on handguns at a dramatic rate. Do they belong on shotguns? Lets see. The first time I saw a red dot on a shotgun was on the cover of one of the last HK International Training Division catalogs. They’d just done a switch to the FABARM shotgun from the venerable Benelli and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Its funny that in this day and age, there are guys that still assume the knife guy or guys are unskilled buffoons that are too poor or too stupid to use guns. And it is astounding how many gun guys snicker at the soccer mom that fears the gun, but they themselves will turn into a pile of fecal fear when a knife is flashed. As well the myth, and it is just that, that a firearm will always trump the blade. All weapons are special niche weapons. Some of those niches are larger than others, but in its own... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Serge, I don't know what to tell you. I looked at the article on several different browsers, albeit not an Ipad, and they all work and are visible.
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This is Alton Nolen, a.k.a Jah'Keem Yisrael. He is the man that killed and beheaded a woman in Moore, OK. He then turned his wrath on another female, stabbing her before being stopped by a reserve police officer. Whether this was a private jihad or was just doing it as a criminal has yet to be proven. No matter, the writing is on the wall. This is our enemy! Though the skinny crackhead hanging out at the corner or at the front of 7-11 panhandling or trying to mug you for your wallet. Yes, he may be a nuisance, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
The word excellence will instantly divide people. That is fine since it is in the fringes, in the periphery where you will find those who seek it. Excellence has never been the quest of the common man. There is a certain elitism to it. Just as you see Fortune 500 CEOs, and Green Berets, and High End Athletes move through their lives differently than the pack, so do those whose objectives involve the "E" word. And in the current shabby world where standing above the crowd will have all manner of hammers moving your way to make you like everyone... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
I want to give a brief discussion of the history of CQC, or close quarters combat. I am hardly an historian so if I have missed something, please let me know here. The first thing I will say is that you will never see more animosity, petty bickering, or jealousy outside of a teenage cheerleader locker room than you will see in the martial arts community or firearms training community. Everyone steals from everyone and everyone reinvents things for their own benefit. Recently I read an article about a trainer's discovery of "P.A.D.E. or Perceive, Analyze, Decide, Execute". No mention... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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RED DOT COMBAT PISTOLS A Book By Gabe Suarez Suarez International began the red dot movement on handguns and pioneered the milled-installation of the red dot with corresponding, co witnessed iron sights. This book chronicles the history and development and reveals all the advantages of the red dot equipped handgun. It illustrates the best practices for installation, training and use, as well as maintenance and all the tips and tricks learned from several years in developing and proving the concept. If you have a red dot equipped pistol, this will not only validate your choice, but show you how to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
This week in Colorado we are starting to feel a little fall in the air a little earlier than usual foreshadowing the onset of winter and with it unique challenges in terms of concealed carry and gun fighting tactics. First of all we are likely to be wearing more and heavier clothing making it potentially more difficult to bring our firearm into play depending on how we carry. If you have trained all summer in shorts and Hawaiian shirt it’s time to start working on digging your tools out from under a heavy coat and sweater. The key is consistency,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG