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-Suarez International Staff Instructor Jon Payne The best gunfight is the one you can avoid. If you can’t avoid it, you’re most likely to be reacting to someone else starting the fight. Especially if you have to use a pistol to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones, your actions are likely to be both reactive and done at very close range. The words I hear most often when describing lethal encounters is how fast they start and with little warning. Today’s handguns are not meant to be used at Camp Perry matches; they’re designed to get the bad guy off you now! You can practice using two hands and the modern isosceles, but when bullets have to be put on the bad guy chances are you won’t have the luxury of getting into a perfect stance, seeing a sharp sight picture, and experiencing the “surprise break”. Some fundamentals will be sacrificed when shooting at mouth wash distances. Your stance will be less than optimal since you should be on the move or because you’re actually in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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-Jon Payne Suarez International Staff Instructor I have a lot of training dedicated to tactical movement. With that being said, what I trained on in the military did not always cross over to my career in law enforcement. As a civilian with a Concealed Handgun License not all of my law enforcement training applies to daily carry. The majority of the civilian training world follows whatever the current police and military trends are. As a matter of fact, many of the current trainers; including myself, have a law enforcement and/or military background. While having a background in the military and law enforcement can give instructor’s credibility-the civilian firearms instructor is not training soldiers and cops for the most part, they’re training civilians. What’s the difference between training soldiers, cops, and civilians? Soldiers kill enemy soldiers and take and hold real-estate. Cops search for, find, and arrest bad guys. When a cop uses a firearm it’s to stop the threat, whether it’s self-protection or protection of others. In the United States cops are not soldiers. Civilians with a Concealed Handgun License... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at GABE SUAREZ BLOG
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