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By Uli Gebhard Suarez International Staff Instructor California Back in 1999 I bought a Bushmaster AR-15 with a 16” A2 upper, just a couple of weeks prior to the California Assault Weapons Ban restricting the access to this type of firearm. One of my friends did the same and we took the rifles out to sight them in. I used the factory iron sights on mine and got good hits out to 200 meters. He tinkered around with a cheap cantilever mount for his red dot and ended up spending more time torqueing down the mount and red dot than sending rounds downrange. Nonetheless, when the red dot worked and was properly zeroed, it allowed getting on target very quickly. This was an intriguing upgrade. I ordered a very basics red dot sight together with a see-through mount for the carry handle and shooting my little AR became cheating in style. The combination proved itself a couple of weeks later when I went through an Urban Rifle Course with this combination – Even though the red dot was nowhere near... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
By Uli Gebhard Living in one of the most restrictive states in the US one is sometimes forced to get very creative to find effective defensive tools. For those who are not familiar with California's laws, centerfire autoloader rifles are highly restricted to the point where many police officers will err on the side of caution and take a rifle in for safe keeping if they are not sure whether or not it fall under California Assault Weapons Law. That said, two years ago, I began looking at non-autoloading rifle platforms that will allow a quick rate of fire, handle fast and ambidextrous, have a good choice of effective calibers and hold a decent amount of ammunition. Gabriel Suarez' work on the combat lever action rifle came to mind and I began researching this platform. Lever Action Platforms: There are currently two basic systems on the market: Closed-Top/Side eject and Open-Top/Top Eject. What do those terminologies mean and what kind of an impact do they have on us as a user? The distinction between Closed-Top and Open-Top refers to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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