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Thanks, Travis! I appreciate it.
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By Eric Tull A Suarez International Force on Force class is the single best class you can take to quickly improve your gunfighting skills. Simply put, it’s the closest you can come to real gunfight without having bullets whiz past your ear. But it’s true that the airsoft gear requirements and unconventional nature of the class can be a bit intimidating for potential students. To help overcome this, I’ve put together this guide to ensure new students get the most out of their first FoF class—and all the ones they take after that. (Because after you’ve taken one, there’s no going back.) GEAR YOU’LL NEED Quality Airsoft Gun and Magazines After taking a weekend off and spending good money on a class, you don’t want to have to sit out because your gear doesn’t work. You’ll need a quality gas-powered airsoft pistol. Do your own research on airsoft brands, but Tokyo Marui and KWA/KSC are an excellent starting point. You’ll also want three magazines for the gun, so you won’t have to reload as often (and also because magazines are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Thanks, barnetmill!
That sounds like it could be a great round for the Stakeout. Feel free to test it and put the results up on Warrior Talk. I'd love to see how it patterns.
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If you haven’t seen Part I and Part II of this series, you should go back and read them. As you recall, the shotgun is best used as a short-range weapon that allows you to take some shortcuts in marksmanship through its spread pattern. Therefore, a wider pattern is an asset, not a liability. Here are the four final loads I patterned with my Stakeout at 3, 5, 7 and 10 yards. Load 9: Hornady Black 8 Pellet #00 Buck, 1600 FPS This round featured a uniform, tight pattern. Load 10: Olin/Winchester Military Grade 9 Pellet #00 Buck, 1450 FPS This round had a moderately wide pattern. It also had a brutal muzzle flash when shot, especially with the ported Stakeout. The brightness was intense enough to distort my vision while shooting indoors. Load 11: Hornady Critical Defense 8 Pellet #00 Buckshot, 1600 FPS Although not as extreme as the Olin, this round also produced a noticeably bright muzzle flash when shot from the Stakeout. Its pattern was rather tight. Load 12: Federal Premium Personal Defense 34 Pellet #4 Buck,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
The more challenging part is finding a low-recoil round that doesn't pattern like a rifle.
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On the WarriorTalk forum, a number of people have asked the following question: What ammunition works best in the Stakeout? But before we talk about the ideal ammo for the Stakeout, we first need to define the role of the Stakeout and of shotguns in general. Gabe Suarez sums it up the best in his book Fighting with Shotguns: “A shotgun is a short-range power tool that allows you to take some shortcuts with the fundamentals of marksmanship, and with shot placement, to a degree, and still bring your man down through sheer volume of damage via mass of the shot pattern and area impact,” Gabe writes. “It is a baseball bat to the face, not a stiletto to the eye.” In short, we don’t want a super-tight pattern that negates the benefits of a shotgun. If I want a really tight pattern, I’ll just grab my rifle. In my opinion, a wide pattern is even more important for a Stakeout shotgun. Since it doesn’t have a stock, this isn’t a gun you’re going to shoot at 50 yards; it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG