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The V1 and V2 slides were our first productions in 2011 and 2012. That brought the V3 slides with its various product improvements. Our slides remain the best slides available on earth for the Glock platform. Manufactured specifically for the Trijicon RMR, they are made to exacting tolerances to match levels of refinement. And without the over-priced and whorish appearance of other slides on the market. These are not made for photography or for sports...they are made for shooting terrorists in the face with an accuracy unheard of in combat circles. And in the hands of professionals, they have been doing this for a long time. All of my personal carry guns sport an RMR, either an RM06, or a Dual Illumited RM04. That said, there have been other red dots breaking into the market which, while of varying quality and ruggedness, have nonetheless been accepted by the buyers. To address that need we were the first to produce a slide for the Leupold Deltapoint Pro. That was the Suarez V4 Slide. Now, to address the various other red dots... Read more →


First I want to discuss the uses and necessities of this. As I type, I have a Glock 17 Pistol in my belt. It has a threaded barrel, and an RMR (RM06)...but no weaponlight. Why not...don't ALL weapons need lights? No, they do not. Let me restate that. Not all weapons need light, and specially not all pistols. Ostensibly, the purpose for a weapon mounted light...or in this discussion, a pistol mounted light, is to identify the nature of a potential threat/target obscured by darkness. In other words, to give you more information than that which you are currently operating on. A clear and present threat does not need to be identified any further. If you live alone and a large figure in moving down the darkened hallway telling you in an unfamiliar voice that he is going to kill you, you do not need to identify him before emptying your high capacity magazine into his face. If in twilight, on a city street, a couple of bad guys "prison strut" over to you, with a "Yo motherf*cker!" while reaching... Read more →


Continuing with our objective to really make the Glock perfect via the replacement of all MIM parts, we developed the Tactical Grade Firing Pin Safety. Like our firing pin, it is made from hardened tool steel and polished to perfection. We shoot a great deal. I have been shooting Glocks since 1995. Between my staff and I, we see over 1000 students per year, most with Glocks. How many rounds we fire, or see fired, I can only guess at but likely more than most SWAT units. If it can break, we have seen it break. One of those issues we see is the wearing out of the safety plunger. This is exacerbated when guys polish them. The factory unit is a MIM part and plated. When you polish the plating away in the quest for a smoother trigger, you remove the barrier that makes this part hard. The results are predictable. To alleviate that problem we have introduced this new part. We are not the first, but we have done it right without overcharging the customer. Ours has many... Read more →


It seems that lessons need to be continually relearned because either they were never learned in the first place, or they were quickly forgotten due to inconvenience. The topic is weapon lights...and pistol lights in particular. They look very dramatic on those custom handguns in photos. We need to ask why they are there, and secondly if they are an asset on every single weapon. To answer the unasked question about my perspective and authority, all but one of the dozen gunfights I was involved with were in reduced light. The first issue is that if you do add a light, you need to know how to use it. I am always concerned about drawing fire by using a light excessively or inappropriately. If there was no concern over such things, we would simply turn the light on and leave it on like they do on TV Cop shows. I expect that most guys that add a light to their pistol, rifle or shotgun, will do just this and then vociferously defend their tactics online. The problem is that all... Read more →


Metal Injection Molded Parts (MIM) are the future for many manufacturers, not just Glocks, but everything from 1911s to SIG (yes...even the new angelic 320). I had my doubts and so I researched. Two concepts that I have always held foremost when examining an issue have been, "where there is smoke there is fire", and Deep Throat's famous, "follow the money". Both those facts are kept in mind here as we read of broken parts in just about every modern pistol. We hear more of course from those that are most prolific, but nonetheless. Then we hear from the MIM-apologists, telling us that the MIM parts are just as good as everything that came before...as they secretly open the box containing the new free rifle or pistol they got from the manufacturer that uses MIM parts. So here is what we know. MIM, also known as "sintered metal" is used not because its better, but rather because its cheaper. When a manufacturer makes a change it is for one of those factors, never simply "just because". So is an MIM... Read more →


At the risk of starting another caliber war, I want to answer a question that several members at warriortalk.com posed. In essence: Why would we pick a 9mm like the Glock PDW when we can have a 5.56x45 SBR? Well...it is a valid question and I will give my perspective on this based on 32 years of experience going into harm's way as well as teaching those who go into harm's way. Every weapon is a special weapon with a specific application. There are no weapons that handle every possible combat task equally well, and any choice is an exercise in compromise. While we all have personal preferences, the professional, or professionally-minded enthusiast should not have a "favorite weapon". Rather he should be skilled at a variety of weapons so that given some forethought and planning, he can select the best tool for the job. Now lets recall the concept of the PDW and its pseudo-official definition: A personal defense weapon (PDW) is a class of compact magazine-fed, self-loading, hybrid between a submachine gun and a carbine. The name describes... Read more →


We have been doing this a long time, and while many seem to copy our every move, others just don't seem to get it. A properly set up red dot handgun has two sighting systems. One is the red dot, and the other is the iron sights. Both must be zeroed. Ideally, both are zeroed to hit at the same distance and on the same target. Let me explain a little bit more. Imagine you had a rifle with sights that could not be adjusted for neither elevation nor windage. That means that either the rifle shot at the same spot the sights were set for at manufacture, by happenstance...or the rifle shot elsewhere and you had no way to change that. So the rifle could never be zeroed using those sights. Now you could certainly put an Aimpoint red dot on that rifle and zero it for perfection, but the iron sights would in essence the useless. They would be there for show only. A rifleman who gambled on never needing those iron sights could argue that it didn't... Read more →


Time for some heresy. For engaging a reactive threat's torso inside of five yards (fifteen feet), you do not need to use the sights at all. In fact, you are better off simply raising the pistol into the line of sight, pointing it at the chest, and pressing until he drops to the ground. We will wait for the collective gasps of the "sights all the time" tribe to subside, and so they can strike my name from the Raven's Book Of Life before we continue. Alright, all joking aside, when the problem calls for point shooting, you point shoot and the type of sights on the weapon are irrelevant. But when you do need extra refinement...which happens often enough, the sights are of great importance as they help you refine alignment as well as index carefully on target. So lets set down some points: The dot does not work WITH the sights. It works independently of the sights. Think of the iron sights and the red dot like two distinct and separate sighting systems. You do not need one... Read more →