20 posts categorized "EQUIPMENT REVIEW"

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SNEAKYBAGS TRICK OR TREAT BAG

As things get increasingly exciting, those with the ability to do so are seeking to be armed at all times. Truly the CCW phenomena has spread to many areas of the country that we would never have considered. But along with the prevalence of the concealed carry operator, has been the increase in Active Shooters, and the specter of terrorism looms on the horizon with every newscast. Some like to think our government has things well in hand. Well, tell that to the victims of the various crazy guy shooters and terrorists. They can't even control a mob bent on...


Friday, August 15, 2014

SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL'S GRAB N' STAB

SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL'S - THE GRAB N' STAB Its back, and this time better than ever!! As the name implies, The Grab N Stab is made for proactive/aggressive knife fighting. It is the quintessential small combat knife. Its use is paleolithic - intuitive. No art or clever knife drills are needed, just aggression, violence, and a point. The blade, a modified Wharncliffe is designed to puncture well. But more, it is designed to cut as it penetrates. The carefully designed handle facilitates saber grip, ice pick grip, edge in, edge out, any edge any place, any time, any grip.....and for stabbing...it...


SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL'S GANG UNIT

SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL'S GANG UNIT When I worked the Gang Unit, I carried several different blades hidden on my person. A Gang Cop carrying blades? Yes. Think of going into a room with twenty thugs that want to kill you...you'd carry things too. Even in the jail. You were supposed to check all the weapons before coming in, but you didn't. You always kept something. Getting home took precedence. All my guys carried blades, and most were ex-gang members themselves. We operated with some autonomy, but always got the job done...one way or the other. Think of the movie "Training Day",...


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BE CAREFUL WITH MAGAZINE WELLS

I suspect this will turn into one of those articles where I get all manner of hate mail telling me that the emperor is in fact not naked at all. Well, no matter. Here goes. Development comes from many areas, but from automobile racing, to physical conditioning, and from mountain climbing to shooting - innovation happens most often in the competition realms. Some of these developments may have application in the combat realms as well, although admittedly not all of them. But if we fail to look at these and consider possible real-world advantages, we become like the techno-averse "purist"...


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

APPENDIX CARRY - COMFORTABLE, CONCEALABLE, QUICKEST

I first began working with what is called “Appendix Carry” when two things happened concurrently. I jammed up my right shoulder doing overhead presses in the gym, and I began to work in some ground fighting Jujitsu into the skill sets (I hate ground fighting, but you never know right?) I had normally carried in the 4:00/5:00 position, but now found my shoulder got very sore reaching back there. You know the story the doc tells you when you tell him it hurts to do something right? He usually says, “well stupid…don’t do that”. Moving the pistol forward of the...


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL SLIDE SADDLE RMR CUT COVER PLATE

Our customers have asked for a slide insert that would cover the slot cut into the slide in the event they wanted to run their Red Dot Glock pistols with the Trijicon RMR unit removed, either for travel, or for certain competitions restricting the use of the Red Dot Sighting systems. Our answer is the Slide Saddle RMR Cut Cover Plate. This steel plate comes with (2) 6-32 thread pitch screws, contoured specially to fit the pistol slides, it looks like it was hand cut right off slide. It is available in the same finishes as the RMR-cut Glock slides....


Friday, August 01, 2014

Guns and Gear for Advanced M4 Sniper/DMR Training

John Chambers - Suarez International Staff Instructor The Perfected DM Rifle Recently I finished instructing DMR/Sniper Week in Coleman, TX and after this extensive class I feel that a review of what makes a good DMR is needed. All too often, the rifles that are brought to class are too much of a good thing: the barrels are too long, the optics too large and complex, and the rifle is too heavy. Barrels: Classic gun rag commando sniper rifle barrels are at least 24 inches long, are about an inch in diameter, and weigh as much as an M4 with...


Friday, July 25, 2014

THE BERETTA 1301 TACTICAL

Since I have been writing quite deeply on the shotgun lately, I wanted to discuss one new entry into the market that I think potentially could overshadow everything else out there in terms or efficiency, value, and characteristics. That is the Beretta 1301 Tactical. Russell Phagan, our Competition Shooting SME and Affiliate has discussed the 1301 Competition at length. His comments on that weapon are what caused me to look at the 1301 Tactical. The Beretta 1301 Tactical is their new entry into the combat shotgun market. It has everything (almost) that a modern fighting shotgun should have. Standard items...


Monday, July 21, 2014

A Pistol For the Present Day Gunfighter (Why I carry a Glock)

When the Glock first arrived on the scene, I remember hearing many deride this new “plastic gun” as “not worthy” when compared to its most successful and widely used predecessor the 1911. Many believe that the 1911 is “the” pistol, the standard to which all other pistols must be compared, and to be fair, the 1911 is a great gun with a great reputation and its role in combat experience does back up those claims. As with all things, change is inevitable and just as the 1911 replaced the revolver, so has the "plastic gun", specifically the Glock, replaced the...


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

THE AMERICAN - OWB HOLSTER

Anywhere I have traveled on earth I have seen that Americans have, more than any other people on earth, a reputation as "gunfighters". The advancement of the anti-personnel use of the handgun is a particularly American invention and that fact is not lost on us, or those who wish to learn from us. The Outside The Waist Band Carry, concealed under a shirt or jacket has become symbolic of the American way of gunfighting. Although I personally favor Appendix carry, many of our clients and students choose to, or are required to carry elsewhere. This could be due to body...


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