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3 posts from July 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Avoiding the gamer trap

By Alex Nieuwland – Suarez International Staff Instructor in South Carolina I’ve heard all of these comments, some of them recently. “All of this realistic training to win gunfights is getting in the way of my IDPA.” “Practicing with my reloads that barely make power factor and barely cycle my gun has made my gun handling worse instead of better.” “I can’t stop myself from walking backwards instead of pointing my toes in the direction I’m going. I’ve been a gamer for too long!” All of these shooters had fallen into the gamer trap. I know I had, so I...


Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The PPS-43: Study Gun, Kid's Gun, Historical Artifact

The PPS-43 SBR The real PPS-43 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Sudaeva, model of 1943 = Sudaev SMG) was an answer to the need for more compact and handier weapon than its predecessor, the PPSh-41, then in use by Soviet Army. The original PPS is a full-automatic only weapon, simple blowback, and is fired from the open bolt. The safety is located at the front of the trigger guard. The receiver and barrel shroud are made from stamped steel. Rear sight is L-shaped flip type and is marked for 100 and 200 meters distance, front sight is fixed blade type. The barrel is equipped...


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Warrior Children and the Defensive Blade

Written by John Chambers - Suarez International Tier One Instructor During a recent Defensive Knife class, my 14 year old daughter joined the class as one of the participants. Now as her father, I knew that she would be able to hold her own in the class as she has almost 10 years of experience in the martial arts and does not know the meaning of the word quit. But as the instructor I was very pleased to see her not only do well, but to see concrete proof that the defensive blade is major force multiplier for a trained...


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