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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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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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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
Fighting is really simple. You need to be better prepared physically, tactically, or technically than the opposition. If you are none of those, you are screwed with a capital "F". I am not the only one to say that either. Here is Musashi in the Book of Five Rings. “The true Way of sword fencing is the craft of defeating the enemy in a fight, and nothing other than this.” Today we hear a great deal about “concepts”. I recall Cooper telling me about the International Combat Shooting Association, and how the word “Combat” had to be replaced with “practical”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
FREEDOM FROM FREEDOM I wrote a while back that what many people...most in fact, specially here in the USA wanted, was freedom from responsibility and from duty. Freedom means that nobody will tell you or compell you to do anything, but at the same time, if you fail, nobody will come to help you. That is the last thing most Americans want...regardless of how often they use the word. In other words when they speak of "freedom" they were not referring to the same thing many of us would think. What they meant, and what they want is "freedom from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Frank asked: I'm curious to know what you mean by "organize laws ... to achieve distance from disorder" My Reply: Simple. Anyone from a nation that harbors, promotes, protects, or sympathizes with Islamic terror is deported. The whole "send me your poor and oppressed" thing was great in the 1880s, but not so much today. Have nothing at all to do with any of them and the problem will be far smaller. No, its not "fair", but that is not my or your problem.
SCfromNY wrote: We talk and talk about this on every website and forum but what does it mean? NOTHING! My Reply: I don't think it means nothing. There are all manner of things we discuss here that will not be discussed anywhere else. If you think it means nothing please don't let me waste your time. SCfromNY wrote: Those of us that are prepared will do OK however, we will be vastly outnumbered by the sheep standing around after the first major terrorist attack on our soil. My Reply: Sheep? Yes. I am not here for them. The sheep are on their own. SCfromNY wrote: Food and water unavailable, a run on gun stores too late, no ammo, completer disarray with no rules and no authority as the few can bunker down and wait it out because while many of us suspect it is coming the vast majority have no idea and no preparation. My Reply: Nope...not going to happen that way...no end of world. What do they call it? TEOTWAKI or something? I was working the LA riots. It was crazy, but after a week...back to normal. I was at ground zero in '94 during the Northridge Quake. Same thing...craziness for a few days then everything back to normal somewhat. Even 9/11. So, regardless of what happens, you need enough ON YOU to prevail against the shooters. High intensity short duration. Then champagne. SCfromNY wrote: I wish we had an actual leader. My Reply: Its 2014. I am not a part of the "WE". I don't need a leader...I am fine by myself. Perhaps if more Americans made that leader thing irrelevant, they would not only have better lives but they would know what to do in just about every situation.
Anon wrote: So if you guys have all these great opinions, why don't you do something about it? All I'm saying- I serve with our Nation's military. My hands are tied to express my opinions as I please, so I refrain from doing so. But you- the civilian - were by design given the power to change our country, our government, and choose what is right. My Reply: Well...its nice to believe that. I don't so much. Democracy is an illusion. It is mob-rule in better clothes. Who wins elections today? Whoever gives the mob more stuff. No...that anything can change is a false path IMHO. Anon Wrote: Exercise your freedoms for the good of all men. I chose to preserve the freedom of our people by serving my country. You can best serve your country by preserving the legitimacy of the system set by our forefathers, however the people truly see fit. My Reply: Not to sound dissenting, but the "people" saw fit to elect Obama not once but twice. That is what they saw fit to do. Playing that game is a losing proposition so many of us have opted out. Reality sucks sometimes.
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I wrote some time ago that people do not fight the same today. I recall my youth, and my quest for martial excellence. There was no internet, no youtube, and the few sources of information were on the newsstand. You had Black Belt magazine…and Muscle and Fitness. And unlike today, where in an urban area there will be as many 24 Hour Gyms as there are Starbucks Coffee houses, a real gym…or a real dojo was not so easy to find. Some years ago I was privileged to visit several museums. One was the Cody Museum in the USA and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Recently in the New York Times, author Roger Cohen wrote "The Great Unraveling". In the article (linked for you guys to enjoy), Cohen wrings his hands about the same goings on that have taken place among men since the days of Hamurabi. Nothing new here folks...same old problem. The only thing that has changed is that modern industrialized nations like to meddle and fix other people's problems. They like to meddle because its good for business. But that is for another discussion. Cohen writes, "The most powerful nation on earth was tired of far-flung wars......An ungrateful world could damn well... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Don't get concerned about "shooting targets". Don't become overly fixated on the target...or on shooting the target. The target is simply a stand in for a living adversary. Its not about hitting the target...its about killing. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Mike, I think extremists come from all walks of life...I don't tie everything that happens nor the motivations of everyone to spiritual matters nor do I attribute every evil that men do to some demonic influence. There are plenty of blogs that will take such convoluted bunny trails, but this ain't one of them.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2014 on SEPTEMBER 11TH 1683 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
So kmicic and Paul Slusarz posted the exact same thing...either a case of telepathy, or they are the same guy under different names. My Replies: Everyone has an agenda Paul and it has to do with money. I am sure if the Turks did not favor partitioning Poland it had nothing to do with their deep abiding respect for the Poles but that there was some benefit for the Turks to them staying intact. History complicated? You bet and that is why in my study of it the guys who have had the best lives are the ones that stay out of the political or religious business of others...because eventually, your "allies" will stab you in the back. You don't think hate and dehumanization of the opponent is a part of the warrior ethos? Since when? Every warrior and soldier since the hoplites has looked down on his enemy. Despising those who wish to kill you and dehumanizing them as some sort of monster is just fine from a historical and tactical context. I wonder how the families of the two journalists feel about "those people"? In WW2 and before, nobody worried about hurting the enemy's feelings, or insulting them. All that aside, nothing in my article suggests dehumanizing anyone and if you think so, you need to read more slowly. It is a fact that before this modern era of enlightened democracy, Americans fought and finished wars...as is evidenced by the end of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Nobody was concerned about Tojo's adherents coming back to Pearl harbor in 1954...yet here we are today...some 13 years after September 11th, still fighting the same enemy because the goal was not to kill them, but to turn them into a democracy.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2014 on SEPTEMBER 11TH 1683 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
The original article by William Lind can be read here. I suggest anyone interested in building a team, a business, or wealth, read and memorize it as it is one of the most importnat pieces one can know. It is written with the view of foreign policy but I suggest looking at it from the perspective of relationships. Specially business relationships. It means America’s grand strategy should seek to connect our country with as many centers and sources of order as possible while isolating us from as many centers and sources of disorder as possible. Where it says "America" feel... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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HANDS VS. GUNS - DVD Hands VS Guns was recorded live during a Suarez International Force On Force Instructor School. The material is simple, violent and fresh as taught in class. It relies on the element of surprise combined with extreme violence of action. In this DVD you will experience condensed live lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on-training with students at the class. the material is presented in an easy to learn manner with simple and repeatable opening moves, followed up by common body weapon attacks, use of knives, and/or drawing your own pistol and responding. All presented in an easy to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Mark, You are quite right it had been going on for a while. Thanks for mentioning Tours. The Saracens have been trying to destroy the West since inception actually. The Crusades were the Catholic Pope's only way to keep Christendom from being over run...a self defense move rather than anything to apologize for like the embarrassments in leadership positions today seem to do. A modern Pope should say "Look...see what we did back there...we will do it again".
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on SEPTEMBER 11TH 1683 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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I first saw this in an article by my friend Chris McLaughlin in the old, and then credible, SWAT Magazine. He wrote the story of its development for the US Marshal Serivice and its Witness Protection guys. As well its production by Wilson Arms, and later other firms. The short barreled shotgun is a highly contraversial weapon, loved by some and maligned by others. We have never taken any bit of collective knowledge for granted, nor taken the words of others as gospel. When we "see for ourselves" we often discover that the reason something was either widely accepted, or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Mark,What ABOUT the Battle of Tours? It took place in October yes? October is not today, which is the eleventh of September...the same day that Al Queda murdered thousands of Americans...and the same day that Sobieski kicked their asses in 1683. Hence the article on that battle on this particular day. Maybe I will write something about Tours next month.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on SEPTEMBER 11TH 1683 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Very few Americans study any history at all. It is as if they think that the only history of any importance is their own short history. But that is a shame because much of what we are seeing today was born hundreds of years ago, and the motivations of the players back then very much motivate the players today...even if the politicians fail to see it. Islam has been attempting to overthrow the western world since the 7th century. Nothing has changed. They want the entire world under their thumb. Their world is the world which is submissive to Islam.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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by Suarez International Ambassador John Chambers In the course of my military career, I was “blessed” with the opportunity to train with, and serve with, many of our international allies. Since I was part of a Long Range Surveillance Detachment, the units we trained and worked with tended to be very interesting, and very well equipped with a variety of weapons. Whether they were German Paras, British Ghurkas, or Japanese Intelligence troops, these soldiers were highly trained and I took every opportunity to become familiar with their weapons, and to learn from their experiences with those weapons.- Because of this,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
Here you go - http://blog.suarezinternational.com/2014/08/unseen-in-the-best-places-ccw-in-the-vehicle.html#.VA9DvxbLKo8
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This material is taught to security operatives and to law enforcement in the spirit of detecting "illegal" gun carry. I offer it here in the spirit of the fact that you should know who around you is also armed because their motivations may not be in favor of your interests. As well in the spirit of knowing what others may be looking for as well. If you know target indicators, you can avoid producing them. I am not even going to get into show-giving-away moves like wearing "gun clothing". Common Behaviors Security Check: Often those who are uncomfortable carrying weapons... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG
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Whether mounting a building assault, or making a business move, these principles will lead to victory. 1). Fire anyone who uses the word "can't" more than once in a conversation with you, or whose daily lexicon is filled with excuses. You've seen these "life drainers". They will take all operational momentum away from your organization and relegate you to a reactive and impotent force. Such people do not belong on your team. There is no can't! 2). Look for opportunity where others see despair...you will likely find it. Its easy to cry and wring hands. Its easy to commisearte with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL BLOG