I got this from one of our students recently. One of the things we do here in AZ is a student can send his ammo and firearms to avoid the hassle of traveling with them. So he asked - "300 rounds seems low to me for a round count for this course. If I order a case of a thousand, that will give us 500 each. What do you think?" My reply was what I always reply when asked about round counts. *** You can certainly bring more ammo and shoot more if you like and there is time. But I want to will tell you that in my classes I actually teach things. There are classes that are judged by the number of drills and the super high round count. One pistol class, I was told, had a count of 2,000 rounds per day. My class is not like that. The goal is to make you a better shooter and a better gunfighter. To expend ammo endless drills that will leave your skills exactly what they were when you... Read more →

I added considerable travel classes over the past two years and I must say that 2017 will be my last year doing “travel classes”. The pace of business today requires more of my time in the CEO’s chair and only classes at our home range in Prescott, AZ allow us to keep up with those demands. I will be leaving the road classes to my staff instructors. I am announcing five classes that I will be doing in Prescott next year and inviting students to enroll at a discounted price. The usual $500 has been reduced to $400 and will remain at that level for the rest of August. After the first of September, the price goes to full price of $500. These are the only classes I will be teaching in 2018. Those who have trained with me before will attest to the quality and value of this offer. Those in doubt, please read the thread on what makes our training different. I look forward to a great year of discovery and development of our gunfighters. SUAREZ PISTOL GUNFIGHTING... Read more →

Suarez International is at the leading edge of modern gunfight training. We will be expanding our reach across America and will be hiring up to a dozen new staff to do so. We are looking for fit and capable teachers to instruct civilian pistol students at various skill levels. Military and police experience is a plus, as is prior teaching experience. Our current staff are among the highest paid trainers in the nation. Interested parties please submit a short 2-3 minute video resume to Read more →

Here is an old training film. It may not be as fashionable as what you see on YT today, but it has some very good footage. Much of this stuff comes from my era as well. Specially the ricochet shooting material starting at 4:00 Read more →

Gabe Suarez brings back the Suarez Shotgun Gunfighting class for the first time in a decade. The shotgun is the battle axe of the modern gunfight battle field and of all the weapons, it is inherently suited to the aggressive Suarez style of shooting. Suarez brings his personal experience in several shotgun gunfights from his days working the Gang Unit to present the most real-world based look at the shotgun available to any shooter today. Read more →

In America we have something called "freedom of speech". Anyone can speak their least in theory. This is a good thing of course because in other places around the world one cannot. In matters of politics and of faith and even in esoteric matters such as how to cook chili, everyone's opinions may have equal value. However, that does not extend to everything, even if we think it does. Of course, what we are discussing here is the issue of techniques and methods for use in personal combat. Today, anyone with a computer can pen their deep thoughts and most advanced techniques almost as fast as they occur to them. Much of it extremely theoretical and untested. What is a true seeker of truth to do? How does such a student separate the good techniques from the bad...the useful from the unworkable? Here is a simple way to do that. First one must consider what their physical and mental state is likely to be in a true life and death gunfight. Unless you have been in multiple life and... Read more →

Jeff Cooper once said, "The Rifle is the Queen of Weapons". This was of course in reference to the chess piece that can do anything well, and to the surpassing of all other pieces. And it is in that vein that I try and make my rifle program a complete presentation of the rifle and not simply a "long range" school, or a "CQB" school. Rather we wish to address everything that a rifle can do. And incidentally, I do not go along with the notion that a 308 is a rifle and a 223 is a carbine. All my rifles are rifles...regardless of caliber. And since my focus in studying the rifle is from an anti-personnel point of view, all my rifles are assault much as that may annoy the liberals and frustrate the gun apologists. Unlike the pistol or the shotgun (sort of), the rifle is not a defensive weapon. The rifle is for attack and assault. It exists to allow the user to project force and enforce his will on his adversaries. Hardly the "sporting artifact"... Read more →

POSTED BY AN LE STUDENT OF THE CLASS AT WARRIORTALK This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to attended The Complete Pistol Gunfighting School held in Prescott, AZ. I'm going to change the format a bit of my usual AAR's for those that may be new here or have been here and have yet to attend and meet some of the Suarez International staff. I believe that unless you have some understanding of how they operate, you won't realize the opportunities you're missing when you don't get into these classes. Due to this, and already seeing other AAR's, I'll leave out what exactly the course covered. First, I believe it to be beneficial to give you an idea of the instructors and staff that made this possible. Though you'll all recognize their names from the posts throughout the forum, at least from my perspective, you really have to meet these guys to fully understand the value their posts truly have. I am aware that there are people in the forum that don't care much for SI as... Read more →