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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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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
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In 2005, my company was the first to teach a Kalashnikov-centric class in Prescott, Arizona. We were followed soon thereafter by those who saw that as a good business idea (and no one is blaming them). We trained and taught Kalashnikov in all manner of places on the four corners of the world until 2012. That was the era when I tried, quite unsuccessfully I admit, to update the AK system to stretch it from the surplus bumpfire brigade rifle to a hopefully accurate and well made modern weapon. I had seen Sako 95s in Finland and thought that we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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But I know it is important to train in the cold...even for the warm-blooded Cuban. So today was a good day to test this...and a few other things. I received the hand guard and top cover pictured recently - fresh from the Alfa's Armory in Moscow (we are Suarez "International" are we not?). Installed in a common American Kalashnikov, I took it through its paces under what I consider harsh conditions. I will write more on this accessory soon. In my opinion, it is the best AK accessory that I have seen in a very long time, and outshines the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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GLOCK OEM SLIDE - CUT FOR LEUPOLD DELTAPOINT RED DOT READY TO INSTALL ON YOUR LOWER. YOU CHOOSE GEN 3 OR 4, AND MODEL OF WEAPON YOU CHOOSE LEUPOLD DELTAPOINT MODEL YOU CHOOSE SIGHTS YOU CHOOSE ION BOND FINISH INCLUDES: ALL SLIDE INTERNALS MILLED DOVETAIL FOR TRIJICON RMR INSULATING PLATE AND RMR SCREWS INCLUDED REQUESTING THE ION BOND REFINISHING WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL THREE WEEKS BEFORE SHIPPING BARREL NOT INCLUDED MORE INFO HERE Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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So I have had a chance to view the videos and even do a Skype session with a few colleagues in France. My prior post discussed all of the socio-ethnic, and political matters. Now my focus is on the tactical matters. I will view this from the perspective of a happenstance civilian, or off-duty police officer…or if you wish, a better term would be an unannounced fighter. From the police point of view: Generally speaking, police administrators do not like their people shooting anyone. I was chastised several times for this in the old days and the pressure on “shooters”... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
EVERY MAN A COUNTER TERRORIST!! Say it loud Live it Train it Be it And pray passionately to the Lord God of Hosts that He put YOU there right freaking there...the next time armed, hungry, angry and ready to kill every damned motherf*cker there. Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" IS 6:8
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This morning when checking my newsfeed, I read of the mass slaughter in France...once again by - wait for it - "radicalized muslims". I know many French Military and Police and I am sad for them. I hope they bring swift revenge to those responsible and I hope their nation, and the rest of Europe, wakes up to the threat they are facing, and takes steps to squash it. I suspect there will be many comments about the French from those who've never been there. I have trained with members of the French Police as well as La Legion, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Brian Wilson Sorry to take so long to reply...business calls. In any case, you took a very long post to disagree...OK, no issues. But if you will re-read, I am not advocating the loping over hill and dale with finger on the trigger. Rather, more specifically, the placement on the trigger and likely taking out the slack when facing a distinct and direct threat. Siddle and his clan notwithstanding, that is how people really do it in real life, and denying that will not change it. Rather, we should simple accept it and train accordingly. The next time I have to point in on somebody, I will in fact have my finger on the trigger. And I shall continue to teach that way.
Gary Here is a link to all my Blog articles - http://blog.suarezinternational.com/gabe-suarez/#.VK2CDnsYG8A