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4 posts from June 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Making the Long Shot, Part 1

By Jack Rumbaugh, Suarez International Tier One Instructor I had the pleasure of teaching our Point Shooting Gunfighting Skills class over the weekend and we talked about extreme marksmanship being on one end of the shooting continuum and point shooting occupying the other end. That discussion prompted this first in a series of articles on what it takes to make that long shot. Most people would agree that pistols are considered close range, reactive weapons. "It's a defensive tool", they say. True, but with the proper application of marksmanship fundamentals, a skilled pistolero can turn a lowly Glock 19 into...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Necessity of Getting Your Hands Dirty

-Jon Payne, Suarez International Staff Instructor Just imagine not being able to access your gun. That’s right you’re in the fight for your life and you can’t get to your firearm. The only things you have to keep your life are your hands, feet, knees, and elbows. Can you fight to get to your gun? Today’s Gun Culture revolves around the gun of course, but here’s something gun people don’t often want to talk about. Your gun won’t solve all your problems! Ever know someone who could shoot the wings off a gnat, but couldn’t see their own shoes when...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Your Belt as a Weapon

The Belt as a Weapon John McCreery – Staff Instructor, Suarez International There have been many conversations at Warrior Talk about improvised weapons. In this article, I want to discuss an improvised weapon we have on us most of the time, the belt. It fits in most environments and usually will not get a second look. Like many improvised weapons it may not be the fastest to deploy but, when you can get it into the fight, there are some great, simple techniques that can be used. I wear a sneaky belt. If I grasp the buckle with my right...

Monday, June 06, 2011

AR15/M4 Rifle Gunfighting - After Action Report

Over Memorial Day weekend I attended Randy Harris' AR15/M4 Rifle Gunfighting class. This will be is a bit different from my usual after action reviews. I was not actually a student in this class. Instead, Randy was nice enough to let me sit in as an 'Assistant Instructor', which essentially meant that I watched Randy teach the class, helped run the firing line, demoed stuff, and offered the occasional comment from the peanut gallery. Why spend a weekend over in Chattanooga doing this? Well, back in February I taught a Fighting Rifle Skills class and one of the students brought...

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