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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 info@suarezinternational.com 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 mind...at 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 rifles...as 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 →


Last night, over a course of a couple hours as I was working on the computer, I had a text conversation with another like-minded law enforcement supervisor. All the while, my Facebook feed was post after post about the 7 law enforcement officers from around the country killed within a week of the first fallen officer, Seaside Police Sgt. Jason Goodding, about 1 1/2 hours away from me. First off, I am not writing to criticize anyone. In conversations, I am the first to point out that I think Law Enforcement eats their own. It is bad enough there are groups who instantly criticize us just for the fact that we wear a badge. Yet, as soon as a Youtube video hits or a new story breaks on the 5 O'clock news, our thin blue line starts talking at training classes, on social media posts, you name it, condemning the officer on how we can't believe they did "this" or why didn't they do "that". These are the same officers who should understand from their own experiences and training, things... Read more →


Ian McCollum of InRange TV/Forgotten Weapons attended the Ultimate Combat Rifle Camp back in May and recently posted this video review and interview with Gabe Suarez. My write up of the class is posted on my personal blog here. Left to Right: Russell Phagan (SinistralRifleman.com), Gabe Suarez, Ian McCollum (Forgotten Weapons/InRange) Read more →


After having trained with Suarez International (SI) in the past, applying the techniques in real life against thugs that tried to kill me in 2009 and then finally responding to a call where an officer from my agency was shot, I felt inspired to bring the SI methodology to west Texas. What was passing for LEO training, was taught to the lowest common denominator and was not sufficient to make officers and civilians dangerous to the wolves that were hell belt on their destruction. I felt that having experienced the training first hand, I had a responsibility to spread the word. If I didn’t do it, nobody else would. This little thought started rolling a stone that has only picked up speed as we approach the New Year. In November of 2013, I called SI Headquarters with a request to host Close Range Gunfighting in Lubbock, TX. It took only a few days and I was on the phone with Jon Payne. Let me tell you about Jon Payne. Many of you know him and have known him for a... Read more →