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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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There are cultural myths that all civilizations seem to adopt. Once they do, it is virtually impossible for them to let go of such myths, even when pursuing them is no longer viable. With the west is the myth of egalitarian inclusion. The idea that all men want the same things, that we can all get along, and that with acceptance and understanding, we can all live together in peace under beautiful rainbows. Such a naive world view ignores the incessant jihad that the west has faced for a generation. And that jihad, both violent and overt, as well as cultural and covert. Just this week, we not only had a Black American Jihadist shoot and kill a number of "white devils" in California, but we also had a French Policeman killed and another seriously injured in a proactive jihad ambush in Paris. It has become so common, and seemingly accepted that I will bet you cannot name all the terrorist events in the USA in the last 12 months. Another factor in this is the west's abject fear of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Trump may be president, but America...and the world...have not changed. The Islamic Terrorists still hate us and want to kill us. The resurging Leftist Terrorists also hate us, and if given a slight chance will also kill us. In fact, we hear that they are now planning to arm themselves to promote and enforce their political agenda. And don't think this last point is far-fetched in anyway. Look up the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Black Guerrilla Family, The Weathermen, and other groups like them that operated in the 1960s and 1970s. We could do an entire article series on the "Violent Leftist Movement in America". The funny thing is that the media almost pretends that these people do not exist. It is as if if they do not acknowledge the Islam connection to terrorism...or the Liberal-Socialist connection to urban violence and riots, that somehow they don't exist...or is there another reason they refuse to say the words? But today we are here to discuss the events in Fresno, California. In a nutshell - Fresno Police report that a thirty-nine year... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Here is an old training film. It may not be as fashionable as what you see on YT today, but it has some very good footage. Much of this stuff comes from my era as well. Specially the ricochet shooting material starting at 4:00 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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This article was written by Greg Nichols, an esteemed member of our staff The Shotgun or the Rifle As we start 2017, SI is taking a new look at an old LEO standby, the shotgun. It goes by many names, the shotty, bitch, gauge, room broom, boom stick, among others. So as the title suggests, why would I choose one over a rifle? What are it’s envelopes where it shines over other platforms? Would I select breech load, box fed, or tubular magazine? The current fashionable trend seems to be to take the shotgun outside of it’s envelope of operation and attempt to make it operate and perform as close to a rifle as possible (using the rifleman’s perspective), or turning it into an AOE (area of effect ) weapon for people (the wing/clay shooter’s perspective). In my opinion I see both of these view points as a bastardization of what a real fighting shotgun is purpose built for. It's all about efficiency here gang, when it comes to the semi/pump argument there really isn't a huge gap in performance... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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I recall a tour of a military museum in Europe a few years ago. We saw the evolution of the sword. First the Roman Gladius...perfect for its day and the tactics of its users. Then as mounted fighters became the norm the swords grew longer, and then wider and of better steel to deal with the prevalent armor. And then as the west grew more urban, and firearms made armor obsolete, the swords became easier to carry and more suited to street combat in urban Europe. Firearms shared a similar developmental path. Any visitor to the Cody Museum in Wyoming will see the same things. The west today - America specifically - is a world at war with itself. The identities of the left and the right are increasingly in conflict and historically, when such ideologies reach an impasses, compromise is impossible. Historically, one side will simply refuse to submit. The other side will either leave things as is and separate from them, or seek to force a unified submission. We surely recall the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Black Guerrilla... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Oh, this is going to be a good one. So here is a clip from my forum warriortalk. Warriortalk is where we throw ideas around and many of those ideas come to fruition as actual training methods and weapons. Yes, I am a capitalist and I create and develop ideas for profit. But only reasonable ideas turn into products, or classes. There are a great deal of things that we simply never follow up on because there is no actual application. So we were discussing the weapon, and the exact term - "Pistol Caliber Carbine" widely in early 2009. We actually began using the term at warriortalk as early as late 2008. Everyone copies everyone in every industry. Historically interesting as now, even the competition crowd is using the term and created an entire category of gun game around the weapon. And recently the gun media have been debating and cogitating the utility of the weapon. First we must understand that our perspective here is gunfighting. I have no interest in gun sports so that aspect of application is never... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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AMERICAN WARRIOR PODCAST GABE SUAREZ INTERVIEW Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Well then don't do it. The video and text explains why I teach it that way. I wasn't looking for validation. Have you been in a gunfight...by yourself...unexpectedly? I suspect you will still be focused on what is around you rather than if there is a round in the magazine. Trying to make your habits...your trained habits...dependent on the availability of outside information is not a good idea. I tend to always work the slide...its up to you, but if I just loaded with a new 17 round stick...I am not too worried and would rather be 100% sure.
"...should i just let the what I would think is a valuable round fly away?" I suspect you will still be focused on what is around you rather than if there is a round in the magazine. Trying to make your habits...your trained habits...dependent on the availability of outside information is not a good idea. I tend to always work the slide...its up to you, but if I just loaded with a new 17 round stick...I am not too worried and would rather be 100% sure.
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Gabe Suarez brings back the Suarez Shotgun Gunfighting class for the first time in a decade. The shotgun is the battle axe of the modern gunfight battle field and of all the weapons, it is inherently suited to the aggressive Suarez style of shooting. Suarez brings his personal experience in several shotgun gunfights from his days working the Gang Unit to present the most real-world based look at the shotgun available to any shooter today. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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AVAILABLE AS - COMPLETE UPPER UNITS, COMPLETE PISTOLS, OR BUILT ON YOUR PISTOL Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Gabe Suarez commentary on the non-NFA, pistol grip only, Remington 870 12 ga firearm. He explains the use of the weapon and why it is not for the feeble. But that in its niche it is unbeatable as a power tool. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Yes, I know...your guru taught you a faster way...or the gun juggler on Youtube does it differently...or (gasp), the Special Ops instructor at the local indoor range showed you a much more clever way. Trust me...I learned them all. There are a myriad of ways to reload a pistol, but lets consider the environment. This illustrated reload is called the PROACTIVE RELOAD. Proactive being the operative descriptor. It is used when the fight appears to be over. Nobody else is shooting at you, and you have nobody else to shoot. But those situations are only apparent and your perception of the situation may be wrong. Thus we do not relax. Understand that this is not the same as what you may need to do if your pistol stops working WHILE YOU ARE UNDER FIRE. For that see the article on the speed load. 1). You are alone. You did not bring your Dark Ops team with you...and no...your dog in the truck in the next parking lot doesn't count. And you are only carrying what you left the house with.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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Last time we compared the Speed Load to the Flying Side Kick of Karate. The comparison was that they are both very flashy, "wow" techniques, but virtually useless. The notion that "it will be there when you need it" is poorly thought out idea since we want to program success and not failure...and the speed rock will in fact lead to failure. And so we begin - this time with the other "flying side kick"...the Speed Rock The premise was to use it in close quarters where one was being attacked by a knife...when the standard Bill Jordan draw would be insufficient to prevent the knife man from succeeding. Nothing was ever said of the gun man's trigger finger, but in those days, it was still believed that one could beat the other man to the shot and that one's shot, hitting, would immediately kill the antagonist. One would grip and rock the pistol out of the holster, as well rocking the upper body back so that it would coincidentally align the weapon with a higher value target on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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I am speechless...and that rarely happens by the way. I was sure that I was a heretic in the big Cathedral of American Gun Culture. That stuffy incense filled hall where every bullet comes with a lawyer, and the faithful perfect the angle of their feet in their Weavers as they sing hymns. But there I was open mouthed, incredulous, and pie-eyed. I had to take a moment to reconsider if I had suddenly become mainstream...if my iconoclast card has been revoked...if I was longer worthy to sail under the black flag. Dogs and cats were seen talking to real estate brokers. I am still astounded. Either "somebody" agrees with me, or "somebody" may have been paid by Mossberg to say nice things about the 590 Shockwave. I mean...what is next? A Mossberg Shockwave Class at a famous name shooting school? God only knows. BUY YOUR STAKEOUT 870 HERE Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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I almost laughed when I first saw this product, but then, this news item crossed my desk. ISIS has been using drones to pretty good effect. It makes perfect sense and it is surprising that they did not think of this sooner. As well, it will be a matter of time before the US Insurgencies, from the indigenous jihadis, to the counter culture socialists we see blocking roads from adopting this method. It doesn't take much imagination to think what a couple of anarcho-terrorists could do with a van full of drones in a big city. Not so much a laughing matter I think. Here is a video of the Jihadi Drone Attacks. And while I am not aware of what the range and specifications are for this item, it certainly seems like an attempt to address the issue of Terrorist Drone Attacks. I am neither selling nor profiting from this, simply an interesting product at an interesting time. And before you get all giggly and start posting that Gabe has finally gone bananas, it looks like the US Military... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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We are quickly devolving into a society of images, where the flashy hold more importance than anything else. This isn't new, but the prevalence of media has made it more pronounced. It has always had a society where the juggler held people's attention far more than the scholar, and the jester was more popular than the knight. I recall in my days as a Karate instructor (real karate not what we see today passed off as karate). A new student would come in an ask when he could learn the flying side kick. "Listen grasshopper", I would tell him, "you can't even keep your balance yet". But the flying side kick that hit nothing at all, was never seen in a real fight, and was easily evaded even by a blind man, got more attention than the low round kick to the leg. The low roundhouse kick was seen in many real fights and often broke the recipient's leg, but was not flashy and was all but ignored. So today we see the two "flying side kicks" of the gun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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The liability freaks online are already giving birth to multiple calves about this. So here is my educated and experienced perspective on the case. Synopsis: Couple of drunks point a BB gun out a hotel window. Someone sees it and calls the police. Police get a man with a rifle call and respond. Drunks don't cooperate and one of them gets shot. That is it in a nutshell. Now to the fine points. 1). About 9 p.m., Shaver, the 26-year-old suspect, took the rifle out and adjusted its scope like a “Pictionary toy from the ’80s” with Nunez. The men were standing at the window, facing south, and began pointing the rifle out of the window, Portillo told police. 2). Outside, in the ground-floor pool area, a husband and wife in the hot tub noticed someone holding a gun from a fifth-floor window, the records said. Startled, they rushed into the lobby to tell a clerk about what they’d seen. 3). "We've got some scared people," he said. "A couple of the guests – I’m an employee – they’ve come... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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It was only a matter of time. The "gun media mafia" is now anti-stakeout. The astounding thing is that they don't seem to be anti-Mossberg Shockwave, when our Stakeout 870 is used in the same way. I suspect if Larry Vickers had come out with the concept, these same detractors of the Stakeout would be rubbing their man-parts all over it and then wiping it down with canola oil...but there I go on a tangent. So the arguments...lets discuss them one by one shall we. 1). They say that these weapons are difficult to shoot well. Truth: We all recall the anti-red dot rhetoric where the same guys would claim that the red dot slowed them down, that they had to hunt for the dot, and the dot would disappear when they shot. We showed that all of these issues are training issues and that any new technology has a learning curve. The problem is that the lazy do not care for learning curves. Truth: Many of the pundits come from the police world where two trends have been insinuating... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG