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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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SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL WILL NOT HAVE A MEMORIAL DAY SALE We make plenty of money during the year. Memorial Day is not a day for us to focus on selling things at attractive prices...not for us. That day is for celebrating and remembering fallen brothers and sisters. For raising a glass to them, perhaps wiping away an errant tear, and for vowing to remember what they stood and died for. Until Valhalla. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Beating The 21 Foot Rule from Suarez International on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Real fights are not mutually agreed upon combat, like some Karate Kid match with rules. There isn’t a start signal. You are either focused on the event or you are not. If you are not focused and ready, then the start signal will be you getting shot…or hopefully shot at and missed. We are here to discuss the other side of that, the proactive side. You are not only on scene at ground Zero, but are ahead of the wave so to speak. Not reacting to something completely unexpected, but rather acting deliberately. This is no small matter as we are talking about drawing your pistol and shooting another man, or men. So how do we cross that gap? Before continuing, I suggest you review the flowchart we published some time ago. Linked here for your perusal. There are points that help you get closer, arrive at the decision to shoot...bridge the gap. These involve value judgements on the focus of your attention and the perceived danger they present. For example, in the recent Texas school shooting, a trench coat... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
1). Defense does not exist – there is attack and there is counter attack 2). Everything begins and ends with marksmanship 3). Justify Shooting first 4). You must understand the role of initiative in the fight 5). Remember that it is not about the score, it is about killing 6). Your body must be capable of doing whatever you need it to do 7). Tactics exist to get you an angle for your shot 8). It is not about speed, it is about timing 9). Gunfighting is simply hand to hand combat at 1500 feet per second 10). Live as there was an enemy around every corner and behind every door 11). The pen is not mightier than the sword, it must be its equal 12). The tiger is good at killing, but the antelope tells the tale Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
We recall the drill. The shoothouse instructor briefed you on the radio call. "Shots fired, homicide in progress in a home, multiple victims down, suspect is a male white - 40 - wearing a red hoodie, white pants and sunglasses. Armed with a handgun" Then he said, "Hurry - back up is thirty minutes out", as he tapped you on the back. Then as you go into the kill house (oh wait...never mind, they renamed it a few years earlier to "shoot house"...cant be training killers dontchaknow)...then as you move into the killhouse you are met with a myriad of no-shoot targets depicting children and women with terrified looks positioned as if fleeing the evil man whom you were told was in the process of killing everyone. Then as you clear a corner you see the red hoodie, and the man fitting the description in the purposely dimmed (but not too dim) light, holding his hand outstretched as if holding a firearm and you the face and you smoke him like a bad cigar. "Cease fire" the former Internal Affairs... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
We Live In A Time Of War! I first used those words almost three years ago. Today we had the twenty-second mass shooting of 2018. And as I listened to the various commentators and political pundits on the various news stations on the drive to work, it occurred to me that not only are all of these pundits total fools, but the majority of the population have so declawed themselves as to be of no use whatsoever in an event like this. Truly they have self-selected as weaklings. Here is a reiteration of the original - updated for 2018. I want to talk about how you live in a time of war versus a time of peace. And you can protest all you wish that you don't want to live like that and that if you change your habits the terrorists win. Sure, but if they crush you and your family with a truck during a parade, or capture you and cut your balls off in front of your family like they did at the Bataclan Theater, they also win... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
All weapons are special niche weapons. Some of those niches are larger than others, but in its own world, each weapon rules the day. At ten feet, with a skilled and athletic gunfighter, the knife will not prevail. Make that gunfighter slow and overweight and the scale tips to the knife. Make the distance 21 feet (yes, I have seen the videos), and the fit, athletic skilled gunfighter wins every time – provided he has been properly trained. Change the battlefield and make it in an elevator, a bathroom stall, a confessional, or similar confined space and the knife has the advantage over the most powerful holstered, or drawn pistol. We live in a time of war, and last week we heard of more jihadist attacks in France. So lets wake up on the matter of blades. You often hear about “surviving the knife attack”. First, that is the wrong attitude. One survives terminal disease, an unprepared night in subzero blizzard conditions, or a plane crash. A fight is something one enters into, willingly or not, with the idea of... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
You would think that by now, these matters would be settled. But what happens is that people do not read much these days and easily forget what they once read. And various bloggers and gun magazines need something to get people's attention so they rehash things over and over until they have simply no interest to anyone (the old 9mm vs. 45 argument comes to mind). The latest involves the red dot discussion in a popular new gun magazine. As history verifies, we have been doing red dots now for nearly a decade. We have learned many things and refuted many myths. But in case some missed our work, here are a few points: 1). Red Dots have Been Around Forever: Well, yes and no. When this is mentioned they refer to the concept of the red dot used in competition, not in carry weapons. Sure guy like Jarret and others competed successfully with red dots in the Jurassic Age of the 1990s, but when they drove home from the match, that winning pistol was in a gun case and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
You heard them moving through the house. Anytime someone is attempting to maneuver in stealth against you, you can guess that their intentions are bad. And you did just that, arming yourself with your Glock. The light you added made you feel safer operating in low light, and that article you read said that all gunfights happened in the dark. You kept both hands on the Glock, just like on the range, and it helped steady the pistol through the waves of adrenaline. Remember, you told yourself - target identification is the most important thing so use the light. Not wanting to shoot an innocent, you had turned the light on with your support hand as you began to move through the house and - End of story - the bad guys saw your light and sent a magazine of ammunition your way. One of the thirty rounds hit you in the head and you died. Let's try again shall we? You heard them moving through the house. Anytime someone is attempting to maneuver in stealth against you, you can... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
By Detective Wendell White This is a forum for dangerous people, who may one day find themselves in dangerous situations doing dangerous things. After dangerous things are done there is the inevitable reckoning, at least most of the time. To assist in preparation for the reckoning from a lethal force event we had an outstanding training opportunity with Brent in Washington this past Saturday. I just want to discuss one of dozens of issues covered, in the simple hope it will assist dangerous people to continue doing dangerous things to dangerous people for a very long time - the investigative "time out." This isn't a secret, but by the comments in the class wasn't especially known, so for the good of all I'll mention it here. The initial police contact will involve into an investigative detention. The investigative detention, with its particular court-afforded latitude to law enforcement may allow reasonable suspicion to evolve into probable cause. When dealing with reasonable suspicion and probable cause a natural byproduct may, depending on custodial issues, be the advisement of one's constitutional rights. These... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Det. Wendell White On-line critics of the Killing Within the Law course have named it reckless, controversial and provocative; however, evidentiary value exists to prove it is timely, needed and unprecedented. While modular in nature, there is a darker element – a dark art so to say – of the KWTL course never before discussed or revealed. The purpose of this post is to briefly reveal a portion of the darker nature, a never-before-discussed thematic discourse, of an introductory module on Interview and Interrogation; the acceptance or declination of this topic here on Warrior Talk will help gauge interest and applicability to the course as a whole. Interview and Interrogation – the topic simply sounds foreign and intimidating to the unassociated and general populace. While not revealing all, one simple aspect of interview and interrogation potentially necessary for the one undergoing the process is to learn to manipulate the interviewer and interrogator. Manipulation you say? Yes, once we understand the process we can turn from being played to playing the player. How do we do this? We learn, identify what... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
SUAREZ SUPER MATCH SI-334 SLIDE - BLACK MELONITE The original red dot slides and still the best. Manufactured for the gunfighter, this slide is by far, the best precision made custom slide available for the Glock platform available anywhere, and exceeds the quality and performance of the OEM model. The dovetail for the Trijicon RMR is cut in exacting detail during the manufacturing process. The RMR sits tight in the dovetail, and secured solidly at a center zero point on the slide. To insure reliability, the material removed is a close equivalent in weight to a Trijicon RMR. Thus a Suarez Slide, with an RMR mounted, weighs virtually the same as a standard factory slide, enhancing the reliability factor. FEATURES Tighter tolerances for increased accuracy, reliability, and performance. Precision manufactured from heat treated 17-4 aerospace stainless steel. Front of the slide is angled and contoured for ease of holstering and carry. Front serrations are ergonomically angled and shaped for ease of use under duress. Barrel locking areas at the front and rear of the ejection port are manufactured with tighter... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
The shotgun, in any configuration is a "go and get it" weapon. It is not a reactive "fight right now" weapon like the hand gun. The fact that you went to retrieve a more powerful weapon precluded any other option in the fight. And often, in such an event, having extra ammunition is an asset. After all, you never know and you may need more than is currently in the weapon. Some guys opt for a weapon mounted "Side saddle". These are fine, but they do add extra weight and thickness to the weapon, which in some cases is not a good thing. One of the best assets of the 12 ga weapon is it is light and handy and fast. Making heavy and cumbersome and slow by adding more weight vis-a-vis ammunition, defeats the purpose of the weapon. When I carried an armory-made version of the Witness protection Shotgun in the Gang Unit, I wore belt-mounted ammo pouches or loops. But for a modern private citizen that has wisely chosen a Tac-14, or its highly improved cousin, The Stakeout,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Learning The Take-Off Footwork from Suarez International on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Do some reading. It is all here.
NP3 Trigger Linkage from Suarez International on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Reactive Weapon Manipulations from Suarez International on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
GUN LAWS - SHOULD THERE BE ANY AT ALL? Since the Marijuana and Guns thread on warriortalk got bogged down by the usuals...lets address a bigger issue. Should there be any gun laws at all? I know...I know. The slippery slope. The left has been pushing for years...since I can remember anyway. And so the right pushes back, as it should. But how far should that push back be? Should anyone be denied the ability to own and carry? And where is that line drawn? Let the debate begin. Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
It Is Not About Guns from Suarez International on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
Discovery Of Dynamic Movement from Suarez International on Vimeo. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away - in a gunfight with three LA Gangsters - we discovered the reality and advantages of dynamic movement in a gunfight. Twenty seven years later, here is the history, the lineage, and the study that took us to the leading edge of where we are today. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
HOW TO BE A VICTIM AND NOT A SUSPECT In the past section we discussed the value in being categorized as a victim rather than a suspect. You don't have complete control over this, but you have a far greater degree of control over it than the "CCW Lawyers" would have you think. In order to show you how to become a victim, I will first show you how to become a suspect. Silly? No...just read. This is how you become a suspect, get listed as the primary suspect in the report, get arrested, booked and charged. Don't call 911. That should do it immediately. But lets say you did call 911 for the sake of the article. You were short and evasive with the 911 operator, creating an adversarial position from the start. Then when the officers arrived, you gave a ridiculously short, artificial, and dismissive statement, after which you demanded your lawyer. Congratulations Gary Goodguy, you are now the suspect in a homicide investigation. You will not be able to change that ever. The next steps of course... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
OK...first, lets call them NP3 not NPE. NPE refers to a non-permissive-environment where nothing is legal or California. NP3 is the nickel teflon process we use on our steel parts. I use all NP3 internals and a Glock 3.5# connector also in NP3. My springs are our improved springs but all factory weight. So my firing pin spring is 4.5 to 5.0 pounds.