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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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Look at the picture of the SAS assaulters at Princess Gate. Look hard. Look at the stocks of their MP5s. They are closed and not open. The SAS shot like that in CQB Room Combat...probably still does. I think that should settle any disputes about the concept we will be discussing being "combat proven" or not. They used sling tension to index the MP5 in place much like a two handed pistol position does. I learned the method when I trained at the old HK International MP5 school, as well as at former SAS Trooper Phil Singleton's various MP5 based... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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A few months ago we had one of our old students pay us a visit. He works for the government now and is involved in some very low profile covert activity. He did not elaborate and neither will I. He wanted to buy a number of pistols for his unit. Glock 26s to be exact. He wanted certain "capabilities" built into them. They needed to be easy to hide in common clothing, but be in a caliber that was easily found all over the world. Most of the people in his line of work are already using Glocks so the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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The only thing missing from the FS2000 is a simple attachment point for a sling. Many of the solutions out there try to offer the operator more than that…but in the end they only provide complicated webs of tactical lingerie. I just wanted a damn place to mount my sling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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A while ago now we began a study of the tier one Bullpup Rifle Systems. We examined the Steyr AUG Austrian and NATO configurations, The FN FS-2000, the FN PS-90, and the Tavor rifle. I have written on the various platforms, most notably the FS-2000 and lately the Israeli copy of the AUG, the Tavor. In this piece we will discuss the Steyr NATO AUG, how to run it to its best utility. I recall seeing and reading about the first Steyr AUG rifles back in the late 1980s. That was still the era where anything that was not somehow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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In most of my classes I share my two favorite Bruce Lee quotes. The first: To know and not to do, is not yet to know. How many times have you heard someone talk a good game, but when it came time to perform, the disconnect between their talk and walk became evident? I know a guy, (in another field of training) who can amaze audiences with his vast knowledge on the subject and could pass all the book tests. He teaches the subject at a college, and has won “trainer awards.” He knows all the names of the big... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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by Suarez International Ambassadors Randy Harris and John McCreery In a recent Zero to Five Gunfighting class someone pointed out, that one of the key factors of people having success in the Force on Force drills were people who used the fence or kept their hands up at the start of the encounter. The fence? Split rail or chain link? Nooo, not that fence. The fence that we use is to help mitigate a potential threat. It is a ready position we use for a variety of reasons. What does it look like? The fence can be used for multiple... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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Mexican liquor, French pastries, and Cuban cigars in the “most magical of the Magical Villages” in Mexico. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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Most modern rifles are equipped to accept a muzzle unit of some sort. These can be categorized into three areas: Muzzle Brakes, Flash Hiders, Compensators. In this article will discuss all three areas as well as what benefits and liabilities each type of unit will provide. 1). Muzzle Brakes: If you look at an AK-74, you will notice a long heavy cylinder attached to the muzzle with a window on each side. These windows, or "ports" are angled upward and intended to channel the gasses expelled from the muzzle in a way to attenuate, or "brake" the muzzle rise normally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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Posted Jul 16, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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The technicians at TSD Combat System have been studying high end muzzle devices for a year now. They procured copies of every single tier one muzzle unit sold today. They noted what worked, and what failed. They noted what were each unit's greatest advantages were, as well as their glaring drawbacks. At our recent technical meeting they unveiled the hybrid muzzle unit named the TSD Combat Systems - Kompressor™. Part Compensator, and part Flash Suppressor, it combines the best of both concepts, while avoiding the problems inherent to each. TSD Combat Systems - Kompressor™ Simultaneously suppresses flash and compensates for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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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 about why something is not possible. 2). Look for opportunity where others see despair...you will likely find it. Everything that happens, creates opportunities...study the art of finding them. 3). Nothing is impossible. Say that ten times every morning. Believe it in your heart. Fire anyone that disagrees. 4). Surround yourself with tigers and pirates who make stuff happen rather than the whining sloths who watch stuff happen to them. 5). Place yourself above the daily groanings... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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We began this subsection on our forum warriortalk, and it has been very successful in not only establishing a tribal focus on the good things, but it has weeded out the acceptance of "good enough", or settling for less that has become so endemic in America's leftward marching "post-capitalist" society. So here we go with the first article in this new section on the blog. Life is not doom and gloom. It is beautiful and filled with promise and opportunity to those who have the mind set to notice. This section is intended for those things. No politics...nor anything else... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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First I want to define the difference between a Carry method from a Ready method. A Ready can be expanded to a Ready To Shoot Position. These are used immediately before and during the fight and share one common attribute - that they either already have the muzzle on target, or allow the quick movement of the muzzle to a target once it has been identified. These are what the bulk of the tactical shooting community are familiar with since they comprise the starting point for all the drills commonly done in a rifle class. But they require a focus... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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We have been working with this weapon some time now and I think it is a vastly under-rated system. To recap. I bought a 10.5" LMT Upper unit from one of our staff instructors. It came as pictured less the Micro Aimpoint. I had a number of M4 lowers in stock so I grabbed one and transferred to myself it as a pistol. This would eliminate any possible concerns over the "constructive possession" issues. I added a pistol buffer tube and began working with it. More on the pistol buffer tube matter later. We have had "pistol" discussions before, mostly... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
Regarding the dealing with those who kidnap children...such as the Ohio group currently in the news. I have looked directly into the face of evil...several times. I know it when I see it. It is not a good feeling to know that, but I would not trade that perspective for all the gold on earth. What people need to realize is that evil cannot be prayed for, or forgiven, or "loved" (in the Christian sense), nor does the tired "love the sinner hate the sin" work with evil. And to bestow rights upon evil is as stupid as feeling bad... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
Gunfighting has always been an ongoing study. There are innovations being made constantly, both in the tactical (aka skills) and technical (aka gear) areas. It is a mistake to focus exclusively on one, and ignore the other. For example, one may have very good night combat skills, but his ability to apply will be severely limited if all he has is a 5 shot J frame with a mini maglite. On the other hand, a man with a PVS-14 and an OTAL laser that has no tactical skills will not fare any better. The key then is to have the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
We will show the socialists in Colorado that their oppressive laws on the people of Colorado are totally irrelevant by flooding the state with High Capacity Magazines right under coming the New Iron Curtain in July. We have sets of Magazines available to Colorado residents. These will ONLY be sold to residents of Colorado at the reduced rates, and only shipped to civilian Colorado addresses. We will not sell them to any official agency in the state, nor to any gun stores or dealers. Freedom for Colorado - One Magazine At A Time Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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We received the tragic news that the state of Colorado had gone over to the dark side and embraced the ways of Mordor. For an entire day we have been reading debates and rhetoric. Our good friends at MagPul are fighting and will leave the state if they need to. We congratulate them on their choice and we will continue to support them via the sales and endorsement of their products. Nonetheless, The Suarez Group wanted to...needed to do, something to show solidarity with those stuck behind the lines in Colorado. Although we do not have the resources of larger... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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The method most basic, for using a Night Vision Monocular in conjunction with a handgun goes like this. Hold the monocular in your support side hand and bring it up to your non-dominant eye. How close will be up to you, but understand that there is a glow given off by the unit and holding too far away will not only illuminate your face but also reduce your visual acuity through the unit. Adjust the optic so you can hold it as close as possible. This will remain in place as you move through the area. It is suggested that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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The city had been stalked by a rapist. This guy was good. We thought he was an ex-military guy or an ex-cop. He left no physical evidence, and managed to hit every night for the last ten days regardless of how many units had been deployed to the area and how many days off had been cancelled.But it was not hard to avoid those “high profile” patrols. They drove around giving a very good, and loud, rendition of the “illusion of security”. That was the modern administration’s answer to violence – to look like you were really trying hard until... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
So lets think of this for a moment. Just for fun now... Who or what is the greatest actual threat to the American Way of Life? First lets consider communism. Communism was considered dangerous enough a generation ago (as dangerous as the Nazis) that the west conducted a decades long cold war. They fought it with proxies in the third world, and spent so much money that we collapsed their economies. In today's parleance it would be called a "War On Communism". Some say communism is dead, but its ideology continues quite strong. The "sheep's clothing" has morphed from Leninism,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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A discussion about zeroing the M4 will get as heated as which type of motorcycle is best...or what religion will get you saved soonest. Nonetheless, here we go. The first thing to consider is what are you trying to hit? A zero suitable for hitting clay birds on a hillside at distance may not be the best one for hitting men. And one for hitting men in a close urban area may be different than one for hitting then way across the canyon. We need to consider two things. One consideration is what is the actual target zone, and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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THE SIG 556 ZURICH WEDGE (Patent Pending) The SIG 550 Series of rifles is a blending of modern western manufacturing and engineering with the old world simplicity of Kalashnikov's design. The SIG retains the reliability that the AK-47 is famous for, but offers refinement and accuracy standards only seen in Western European weapons. That notwithstanding, many of our students and customers have noted a looseness in the upper and lower receivers. While it is known that such tolerances are there to enhance reliability, it would be welcome if there was a way to increase the tightness between the receiver halves... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
Since the killings in Connecticut, we have heard all manner of proposed solutions to these problems. Most of the solutions proposed smack of stupidity and cowardice…and a few other things. In this article I will state why I think these events occur, and how to best stop them. I begin with the assumption that man is evil and selfish – and dark. If left in the wilds, to his own devices,to live as an animal, man becomes a predator with nothing to curtail the drives to eat, rest, and procreate...by force. It is only civilization, and with it, morality, or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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Ms. Assam, First off I want to point out to you that you would get a stronger following, and maybe even customers, from the Armed Citizen Community, whereas I suspect the Police Community would not likely give you the time of day, much less any business. I too have a very strong police background including SWAT, Gangs, Crime Impact Teams, Narcotics both "Drug Raid" and UC, as well as street patrol. I will say this with no reservations at all. The police community is not and has never been the bastion of skill-at-arms that it is thought to be. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at TAIPAN Magazine
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