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...and why you should work on being able to take it. CR Williams, Suarez International Staff Instructor Gabe's recent article about the shooting at the Carson City IHOP was, as such things tend to be, copied to and discussed on a number of gun forums outside of Warrior Talk. On one such I frequent some posters said that they would take the shot the BBQ owner did not, some said they did not feel capable of that shot at their current level of capability but would have tried to work to ranges and positions where they would feel confident of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Is it important to focus on it? If you don’t get the gun out, you might die. Is that important to you? CR Williams I wonder sometimes if we, instructors or students, give enough attention to the drawstroke. Oh, sure, we practice it endlessly—I hope you do, anyway—but practice is not study, and study is what makes the technique sound when we practice it. And we need a very sound drawstroke, I think, just as soon as we can get it. There are two seemingly-obvious questions I need to ask so that you can better understand how important it is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Maybe not…or smooth, either, for that matter. And it’s not just the drawstroke we’re talking about. CR Williams On one forum, it was a declarative statement: “Most times, speed of draw is all you need.” On that same forum and another one, it was a question: “In reality, how critical is draw speed?” Then there is the attendant question: “If a fast draw is important, how do I get it?” To which there is a standard attendant answer: “Work to make it smooth. Smooth is fast. Get it smooth and the speed will come.” Well, I’ve had reason to think... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
What Do You Know? CR Williams As of the time of this writing, it has been a day or two since two people, both instructors with a lot of time on the books, posted in the same thread on a gun forum and ended their posts with the same question: “But what do I know?” A day or two later, I find myself pondering this very thing, because it’s a great question. What DO you know? And it leads to some very useful follow-ups: Is what you know useful? Is what you know relevant? Is what you know current? Does... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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