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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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There are a couple of points we must make at the beginning of this discussion. First: Nothing is perfect, and nothing is free. All weapons and sighting systems are designed and fabricated by men and anything man-made can, under certain circumstances, fail or malfunction. Certainly, more robust systems could be made, but everything is driven by the desire for profits. Something absolutely damage and failure proof could be made, but the cost would undoubtedly limit the market. Second: One is none, two is one. And by extension, three is better than two. Redundancy may be undesirable in conversations and essay’s, but not in weaponry or safety systems. The topic of this discussion is the laser. And more completely, its role and application today, in 2017, in the heyday of the red dot equipped pistol. It is interesting to note that many in the gun community foolishly polarize themselves into the “either – or” camps. But in reality, we will see that like the Reese’s commercial, they are two great things that work great together. Both systems will offer an easier... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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THE TAC-14 PDW KIT It is an arm brace and not a stock and therefore legal anywhere a Tac-14 is legal (verify local laws). Kit includes a Mesa Stock Adapter, a pistol receiver extension, an AR-15 Pistol Grip, and a Shockwave Blade Arm Brace. This kit exceeds the design and quality of other kits on that market primarily due to the angle of the "arm brace". Other systems put the "arm brace" at an awkward downward cast angle making efficient use difficult. The angles on this unit are perfect and time tested. Easily installed on a Stakeout, Amphibian, or Tac-14 by the end user. Check all local laws before installing. Pistol Receiver Extension Mesa Tactical Adapter AR-15 Pistol Grip Shockwave Arm Brace BUY IT HERE FOR TAC-14 BUY IT HERE FOR MOSSBERG Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
NEWSFLASH - USMC ADOPTS GLOCKS AND APPENDIX CARRY!!! Every so often the discussion comes up again...here is my final answer...again. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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First iteration - proof of concept. Aimpoint Micro in dovetail mount. September 2009 Version two - Trijicon RMR milled into the slide - no rear sight - February 2010 Spring 2010 - Use of Lone Wolf and Caspian Slides. Note dummy RMR body. Yeah...we looked at sight placement this way and dropped it as substandard. Unhappy with the QC of those slides, we decided to make our own. Summer of 2011. The version one slides while we were TSD Combat Systems - 2012 Next iteration - modernized design, PVD finishes, and our own Suarez Sights. We carried this one OCONUS a few times. The very first Red Dot Pistol Class ever taught in the world - Prescott, AZ December 2011 Suarez plankowner Jon Payne with none other than fighting great Royce Gracie receiving his Suarez Glock. Always onward - The Guttersnipe 17 next to a standard Suarez Glock. All Suarez parts. 5th Group Operator with a Suarez holster and Slide. The Spec Ops and SWAT communities were early adopters. The ultimate expression of the modern concealed carry combat pistol. Much... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Since it has become a habit of the industry to quote and copy my work, they may as well get it right. The Red Dot Pistols Book here for free download. Enjoy. And if you are going to use my work, at least tell people where you got it. DOWNLOAD RED DOT PISTOLS BY SUAREZ Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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When one of these events takes place it is imperative for us to learn from them should we hope to prevent or interdict the next one. Sadly, this is rarely done to a true operational level. It may be too soon to do this, but we have had three major events in the last three weeks. I do not think it is too soon. These points were brought to the discussion on my forum warriortalk.com by one of its members - FACT 1: Shooter visited the site five days prior to the attack. This was probably a reconnaissance of the site. We know that both terrorists as well as "crazy people" have done this prior to their initiation of attack. Alternatively, he may not have decided to attack yet and was working up to it LEARNING POINT: In today's tech world it is an easy thing to have 24-7 passive surveillance. We have it at home and at Suarez HQ. This can run all the time and can be monitored remotely. An alternative is the use of game cameras. Any... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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The social media aspect of the gun community is hilarious. Recently, one group that does virtually all their marketing on social media trolled my Suarez Red Dot Glocks Group with a negative video on the Shield Optic (knowing we sell those optics, and in the hopes of getting some sort of reaction from us). We do not allow such things so once discovered, they were exposed, and expelled. These "operator alumni" were so upset that they resorted to prank calling my office line. I was half expecting a pizza delivery at 3 AM. The point of their exercise seemed to be to denigrate the Shield Optic. Why would this even be a concern. Hell, if you want to slam a substandard optic there are plenty out there. Then one of my staff pointed out that the leader of that "tactical children's group" is sponsored by a company that focuses on the use of a competing optic. Well...so much for so called objective perspectives. But continuing - Suarez International is a dealer in the Shield RMS optic. We have been dealers... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It is Monday after class. I just finished a great discussion with David Yamane, who attended the class as an observer. As you know, on Sunday, at the same time we were training, 27 church goers were shot to death in a Sutherland Springs church. He asked me an important question during his interview. "What would you have told that pastor the day before the shooting?" My answer was direct. I would have told him not to forget that evil was real and earthly, and that it was in fact his responsibility to tell his congregation as much...and to protect them from its earthly manifestation while they were with him. During the last few hours of class, the tired students were drilling in proactive-aggressive shooting. Things reserved in the minds of many gun students (and instructors) for counter terrorist operators and police officers. Advance on the threat while you put multiple rounds into the face. Advance on the threat, shooting him in the face and then firing again into the face of the fallen target to prevent the detonation of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Well Rocky its very simple. I am not necessarily smarter but I have been teaching this material since 1995. And have used everything I teach in deadly force events. So my POV is not limited to range training but rather real world. A double feed indicates two rounds competing for the chamber. That is not what actually happens. What happens is a fired case is not extracted, but remains in the chamber. Usually because the extractor claw slips off the case rim. The slide then continues its rearward cycle and is propelled forward under the power of the recoil spring. As the slide closes, it loads a live round behind the fired case still in the chamber. Thus a feedway stoppage, or a failure to extract is a correct description. Calling it a double feed is an ignorant term that all educated trainers avoid. We need to be careful in our choice of words lest we actually convey an incorrect message. Sage advise don't you think? Cheers.
Wow...humbled.
Thank you John. We always appreciate your comments.
Thanks Rick. Have a great day man.
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There is a saying in spanish that describes insurgency combat - "tira la piedra y esconde la mano". Loosely translated it means "throwing a stone and then hiding the hand that threw it". Inherent in the act is concealment, and the expectation of going unnoticed, specially when surrounded by a crowd or mob or people. Preferably a mob that had no involvement, directly in throwing the stone. So the recipient of the stone has no idea which individual in the mob threw it, but he damn sure knows it came from that particular crowd. And the stone thrower, like Mao's fish, keeps swimming along unidentified. But the people in the mob...you can bet that they know who he was as they were standing right next to him, or heard his friends discussing the procurement of stones, or something along those lines. I think we all see it. The problem is that the west cannot successfully deal with the dynamics of that mob and retain its own egalitarian self-image. But soon, its self-image will not be the most important thing. But... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
What state do you live in Allan? As I said earlier - I can't fault you or Barry for your position but let me ask you...assuming you have families. If your family is there and you are not...what would you want to tell me to do. Say you had a vision of the future...your family lying dead - killed by the gunfire of the Jihadist. What would you whisper in my ear if I was standing ten feet away from him, armed and with the attitude that so shines in my writing (i hope)? Would you whisper in my ear to "take my marbles and go home"...to self-preserve at all cost? Or would you ask me before God to kill the terrorist for you before he blows up your family? Hmmmm?
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See my reply to Ken.
Ken, If you have an unruly family that defies your orders you have greater problems than the use of lights on weapons. I raised mine properly and none of them ever snuck out. If they were going to be late they always called. No offense, but get your house in order before working up a tactical plan. My only assumption was that men ruled their homes and their families obeyed...the rest is based on experience.
Do what you want. But show me the case rather than just parotting what you were told in gun school. Fear driven tactics all come from and end up in the same place. Closed minds lead to closed caskets.
Well if that is what you think of my article you should not read any more of my stuff. You are doing what most guys do...parotting stuff you were spoonfed at gun school. I have been in over a half dozen gunfights in dark environments. That is what I base my opinion on. And I have conducted training - unscripted full pressure low light force on force training for the last decade. Hmmm. How many low light gunfights have you won? What you are advocating - use of the light when not necessary is fear based programming and something that will in fact, under thewrong circumstances, allow the adversary to fire upon you before you can fire upon him. Closed minds lead to closed caskets.
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The Terrorist - Uzbekistani Muslim ISIS Advocate on a Green Card The weapon - a Truck like we have seen nearly a dozen times in Europe. More dead innocents - victims of the Jihad - that didn't think we lived in a time of war. So what is your mission? Are you prepared to fight for your homes and your families and your lives? We live in a time of war...that much is undeniable by any rational American. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
I can't fault you or Barry for your position but let me ask you...assuming you have families. If your family is there and you are not...what would you want to tell me to do. Say you had a vision of the future...your family lying dead - killed by the gunfire of the Jihadist. What would you whisper in my ear if I was standing ten feet away from him, armed and with the attitude that so shines in my writing (i hope)? Would you whisper in my ear to "take my marbles and go home"...to self-preserve at all cost? Or would you ask me before God to kill the terrorist for you before he blows up your family?
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What is wrong with being "macho". The opposite of that is effeminate which is what a large portion of American males have become. be macho.
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In places like NY there isn't much you can do brother. A place like that doesn't make you defenseless...although in such a place you do only think of yourself by necessity. It causes you to wait for a couple of victims to fall so you are 100% certain and justified in your actions.
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