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On Business Be bold and take chances. Boldness will never replace skills, but boldness and skills can help create opportunity. Don’t take unnecessary risks, but do step outside your comfort zone. The old adage is true “Nothing ventured; nothing gained”. It can pay to be first, so always look for the shot to be first. Learn your subject matter better than anyone else. Don’t just learn it, but practice and polish your delivery. There is a difference between arrogance and confidence. Weaker men may not be able to tell the difference; ensure you do. My clients are all adults and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
-Suarez International Tier 1 Staff Instructor Jon Payne We often are so comfortable with the past that we can stagnate and fail to see progress or recognize what the future can be? With technology changing so fast, can you really afford not to be on the cutting edge? Let’s talk about the AK for a moment. We’ve all seen the Chicom Poster “Keep That Crap off My AK!” How long did it take us to get past that? First we added folders because it just made sense to make the rifle easier to store and carry. The next move was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
- Suarez International Staff Instructor Jon Payne I have been asked many times, “What classes should I take next"? If you’re reading this there is a good chance you’ve gone through all the steps to acquire a handgun, obtained your CHL (if needed), bought quality concealment gear, and you’re ready to take a basic course such as Defensive Pistol Skills (DPS). DPS is where it all begins. DPS introduces you to the fundamentals of marksmanship, basic weapon manipulation/gun handling skills, and immediate action. DPS also cultivates the Fighting Spirit or Warrior Mindset. By completing DPS you now have the same... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
-Suarez International Staff Instructor Jon Payne So I ask myself, “Where did all this begin?” How does one become a gunfighter? First and foremost one has to recognize the need for self-preservation. There are people that will never willingly cause harm to another living creature. I can deal with that and even accept it as long as they don’t portray themselves to be something they’re not. Don’t come at me with the judgmental moral high ground B.S., back in the days of caves and big sticks you would be mine. Want a glimpse of that cave man behavior? Look no... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
The Realities of an Attack By Cliff Wiese and Jon Payne We have control of few variables in a real-life attack. Actual violence can happen to you anytime and anywhere…obviously, being in bad places at bad times increases the likelihood of an assault. How do we avoid attacks in bad places at bad times? Just don’t go there. If only we could control all the variables of a real-life attack that easy. How many things about an attack do you control? Very few. When, where, time of day, gun, knife, the number of adversaries, the list goes on and on,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
-Suarez International Staff Instructor Jon Payne I have seen the problem before; they will try and twist themselves into a pretzel trying to shoot anything you put in their hands. What I am seeing is “Cross-Dominance”. People are either right-handed or left-handed with the majority being right-handed. Those who are right-handed are usually right-eyed. Those who are left-handed are usually left-eyed. I left the idea of being normal behind years ago and the law of averages never seems to work in my favor. I am “Cross-Eye Dominant”. As a youngster I was not comfortable with a rifle and couldn’t break... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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