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October 2015

Being a father of a rambunctious 3 year old boy, I often times find myself running around, trying to keep up with him. Toy cars, plastic drums and water guns are only a few of his favorite items and are generally strewn about the living room floor. You fathers of young boys know exactly what I'm talking about. Despite the almost constant flow of energy from my little man, there are those moments of quiet time when he likes to color and he invited me to color with him a few days ago. What follows are some of the thoughts that I had as we sat at his table and colored. Thus the title "Coloring, Crayons & Gunfighting". I can't remember what we were coloring but I was reminded of the importance of having sharp crayons. One can get by and "color" with dull, flat headed crayons. Even an adult with many years of coloring experience under their belt may be able to stay in the lines and fill all of the "white space". But in my experience, having a... Read more →


RANT: READY, WILLING AND ABLE? IF NOT, STAY HOME!

RANT: READY, WILLING AND ABLE? IF NOT, STAY HOME! I saw this video come up in my email feed. The man shoots an officer in the vest. That officer is then pleading with the man to drop the gun. LISTEN!!!!!! There is no pleading with the man that just shot you and is in possession of the weapon used to shoot you. Shoot him to the ground. LEO, civilian, etc doesn't matter. If you are attacked like this, don't "wait and see" how it's going to turn out. You have made the decision to carry a weapon. Don't make others do the work for you and put them at risk because of your lack of willingness to act. Willing, Ready and Able!!!! Get it? Read more →


DTG: 021730COCT17 (Navlya River Russia) The old engine putters sickeningly as it propels the equally well-aged wooden craft through the dark winding waters of the Navlya River 35km north of the Ukraine Russian border; the afternoon is late and the cloudy overcast sky makes it even darker. You and your partner sit in the bow of the 12 foot long boat observing the thick forest that lines the banks your infiltration route. You see some activity on the bank in the distance but cannot determine what it is. Just as you are reaching into your rucksack for a small set of field glasses; you hear your partner say “Oh SHIT!” followed by a series of CRACKS!! and the coppery smell of blood as your partner’s head opens like a melon from the impact of one of the high velocity rounds. Your local guide cranks the throttle and turns the little boat around as the familiar smoke trail of an RPG flies past and detonates on the far bank. The water is alive with the impact of bullets striking the surface... Read more →


The #1 mistake you are making when choosing a knife, Folder Vs. Fixed Blade

Hey guys, Today I decided to create a video for you. In my earlier post on "How Safe Is Your Family" I talked about the necessity of carrying a knife. But I decided to take it one step further, and show you vs. just tell you why you should carry a knife. In this scenario I could have finished the fight without the knife, but for instructional purposes only I decided to go from hand to hand to hand to knife for those that are not skilled in hand to hand combat. Constantine Suarez Staff Instructor Read more →