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7 posts from January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beretta Storm - Part Four

Part Four I’ve discussed the Beretta CX4 Storm at length here, here and here. I want to finish up this series with a discussion on upgrades and accessories. The Storm is a great performer out of the box but there are few things that will make it even better. Accessories I wouldn't presume to tell anyone how they should set up their gun...but it wouldn't be much of an article if I didn't share my opinion on it. What you do to the gun depends on how you intend to run it. Rails are easily added that let you mount...


Monday, January 28, 2013

Individual Movement Techniques for Rural Patrolling

By JD Lester – Suarez International Staff Instructor "I’m Up, He Sees Me, I’m Down!” This phrase has been used in military training to drive home the relevance of exposure time during the practical application of moving under direct fire. Where this phrase becomes applicable to us is its use as “reminder dialogue” in training, which can also carry over to the fight. It is very similar to talking yourself through an After Action Assessment after the gunfight. With the widespread use of low powered variable optics and red dot optics which allow for quick target acquisition, limiting our exposure...


THE ZURICH WEDGE

THE SIG 556 ZURICH WEDGE (Patent Pending) The SIG 550 Series of rifles is a blending of modern western manufacturing and engineering with the old world simplicity of Kalashnikov's design. The SIG retains the reliability that the AK-47 is famous for, but offers refinement and accuracy standards only seen in Western European weapons. That notwithstanding, many of our students and customers have noted a looseness in the upper and lower receivers. While it is known that such tolerances are there to enhance reliability, it would be welcome if there was a way to increase the tightness between the receiver halves...


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Snow Storm - Part Three

Part Three In Part One, I discussed the rationale for the PCC, and started a conversation on why the Beretta CX4 Storm is an excellent choice. In Part Two, I shared some impressions about the gun, some noteworthy features, and briefly discussed shooting it. Let's turn to what I think is the most interesting aspect of the Storm: how it handles. Lighter and easier to use one handed than the Uzi Lightweight and Well-Balanced - I've already mentioned the weight; lower weight means easier handling in general. The weight and short overall length make this gun very handy in a...


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Snow Storm (The Beretta CX4)

Part One I had planned on driving, despite the winter road conditions. I like driving through wintry mountain passes, even if it isn't the wisest thing to do...it provides a little bit of adventure, and I enjoy the solitude. Plus, I wanted to do some vehicle training with my FS2000, and this is more easily accomplished where I was headed. As it happened, nature didn't agree to my plan. All the mountain passes were closed, so I bought a last minute ticket from Seattle to Boise and counted myself lucky that I got to see my family for Christmas. Long...


Tuesday, January 01, 2013

How to stop a threat.....or when bullets really matter

By Brian Brzowski, MD, FACS. Suarez International Tactical Medicine Instructor Guys (and gals), with all the discussion on magazine capacity and the lethality of assault rifles, we need to revisit the fact that shot placement is one of the most critical elements of ending a violent encounter. While a firm believer that all American citizens have a Constitutional Right to magazines of whatever capacity they choose and to calibers and firearm construction of their liking, we may soon see a time when we are permitted fewer rounds of a lower ballistic effect. It becomes paramount that we understand where our...


The Active Shooter Problem

by Jack Rumbaugh Suarez International Director of Training It has been a little more than two weeks since the December 14, 2012 school shooting in Newtown Connecticut and I am still trying to wrap my head around the events of the day. One way to help us understand what happened is to look back on history to understand the psychopathology of the active shooter. We will examine six cases from 1949 to the present. One of the earliest incidents to be considered an active shooter event was in 1949 in Camden, New Jersey. On September 6th, Howard Barton Unruh killed...


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