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November 2016

I have little regard for tradition when it comes to winning a fight, or training to do so. Take traditional concealed carry. Much of the common held thought involves a strong side holster with off-side ammo pouches, carried on a heavy leather belt (or Nylon Tactical Belt) hidden under a photographer's vest. Such attire, while technically legal (the gun IS covered), is hiding nothing. Understand that there is definitely a tactical reason to hide the gun far and above the legal requirement to do so. The legal requirements are tactically uninteresting, we want to know the combat reasons why its important. Simply speaking, popular CCW attire marks you as gun carrier, and an adversary seeking to dominate an environment that you occupy will simply shoot you first. Consider a bank or other high profile location. Bad guys come in and look around. There, standing in the midst of a bunch of Gucci wearing latte swilling yuppies are you, bedecked in your Royal Robbins Tuxedo, Wilderness Black Tactical Belt, NRA Cap, and GSG9 boots, with that tell-tale Surefire lanyard dangling beneath... Read more →

Yes, I am happy about it just as a Jew would be happy at the demise of Hitler or Arafat. Some history... Fulgencio Batista, Castro's predecessor, was a dictator. A brutal one just as bad as any in Latin America...a region renowned for its lack of democracy. Batista was a smart man and allied himself with US business interests. And he used his position to enrich himself and oppress any opposition. Castro's revolution was not always billed as a Communist one and there were several other actions fighting Batista that were not aligned with Castro. But in the chaos of the final days of the revolution, Castro came out on top. The USA had plenty of opportunity to intervene, and Eisenhower had developed a sound plan. A puppet installed by the USA was far better than Castro. But as is so common, even today, with US foreign policy, when Kennedy inherited the presidency, he allowed the anti-Castro operation to fail and solidified Castro's hold on Cuba. JFK, IMHO, was as much responsible for Castro's lengthy rule as anything else. Think... Read more →

I got back to the station and my uniform was in shreds. My knees and elbows looked like I was some little kid that fell off his bike. In short, I looked like crap. I had just concluded a nice little ground fight with an MS-13 gang member. In retrospect, I should have simply stabbed him in the neck...but we learn and live…thankfully. He was brought in beaten up bad, and choked out...but very much alive. In my experience, fights do not always go to the ground. They do if you lose your balance, or if you go to a clinch and both guys lose their balance (or one decides to lose the other guy's balance). The big problem with all of this is that you will never be fighting just one guy. There will be others waiting to kick you in the face when you are tied up with their "carnal"...their homie. So my focus on learning to fight on the ground is not to apply arm bars, or submit people, but rather to get the f*ck back up... Read more →

SUAREZ INTERNATIONAL'S KNUCKLE DUSTER SERIES One of the common threads in any group of men that goes into harm's way is a decompression and debriefing session. This is where everyone chills out, the cold beers come out, and there is a heart to heart discussion on what happened and how to do it better the next time. Jokingly referred to as "choir practice", these were hardly spiritual group hug singing sessions, but instead, think of it as a group "high five" with an emphasis on how to kill the bad guys better the next time. Sometimes, depending on the events of the night, we drank our cold beers in silence...nothing else to be said. There was no rank at these events, often handled after hours in the parking lot of the station. The name of these "killer encounter sessions" came from a book by Joseph Wambaugh titled The Choirboys. In honor of those long ago days we first developed the Choirboy. It is, a bottle opener intended to crack a beer in style. As a bottle opener it can go... Read more →


The Season Begins...Let It Be Strong This Year Sitting here after a hard leg workout (dizzy and saw a different galaxy than usual afterwards)...a nice Paleo dinner and enjoying a second glass of Carnivore Merlot. All is good. The dog at my feet and the M4 SBR against the corner. The junior staffer (Snakedoc) plays a song from Pentatonix. Well done!! As we close in on the season, let it be understood - Our Lord, the King of Kings and Warrior of Christian Warriors was...IS...not a soft sissy boy with a welcoming smile, a man bun, and man tits looking for a safe space. He is a man's man, a powerful example of what a man ought to be. Hardly what you will see on Christian Media or at the pulpit of the many Commie Pseudo Churches, And certainly not what you see with the ridiculous western Pope. He is the man who surrounded Himself with ruffians, and scoundrels...who beat the crap out of a gang of men and who (in context of the day) flipped the bird to the... Read more →

SUAREZ ONE PIECE CCW MAGAZINE GUIDE For Glock 17 and 19 - Fits Both Gen 3 and Gen 4 The Suarez CCW One Piece Magazine Guide was designed as a super simple, easy to install, addition to the combat handgun. Intended for the professional gun man that carries his pistol all day-everyday, in direct anticipation of an armed confrontation, who wants that extra 3% edge necessary to win the fight. The One Piece design maintains all the benefits of the two piece systems, and remains low profile enough to be carried concealed everyday by the gunfight-focused end user. The beveled insertion-edges extend minimally off of the weapon’s frame and do not "print", yet drive the shooting hand higher up onto the frame for a proper and consistent grip. Moreover, a stuck magazine can still be manually “ripped out” during an "under duress" malfunction clearing maneuver. The design also supports one-handed clearing manipulations. Our CCW One Piece Magazine Guide is made in the US from Aircraft Grade Aluminum then Type 3 Hard Coat Anodized. Gen 4 back straps may need to... Read more →

There is a common theme in the “Concealed carry/self-defense world” that you cannot make up for lack of training with better equipment. While that may be true, those are not the only options. If you have skill, better equipment will make the expression of that skill easier. A skilled driver can express his driving skills much better in an Audi S6 than in a used VW Bug. To suggest the contrary is the epitome of foolishness. And the truth is as well that a new driver will do better in the better car, even if at his current level of skill he cannot drive the car to its limits. Pistols are the same. A finely tuned and surgically accurate pistol will not turn a novice into a master, but not only will it help the novice attain skill faster, but it will help the master shooter express his skills without getting in the way. Denying this is a failed argument. When we discuss how to make the pistol better, there are several factors that come into play. One of them... Read more →

Since the first musketeer decided to cut a length of leather to carry his “smoke stick”, fighting men have added slings to their rifles in one form or another. Some slings are so silly-complicated that they need to ship out with a special DVD. Other slings so simple that they consist of an old bootlace tied by an African bushman to his worn G3. Whether complex or caveman simple, the sling has many uses. The sling exists primarily to carry the weapon in non-contact situations. Look through any news stand gun magazine and you'll invariably see, either in an article or an ad, a photo of some guy “wearing” a long gun. I say "wearing" because he will probably be using some sort of multi-strap like device harnessing the rifle to his body. If the issue is simply to do away with the Fudd rifle rack while standing around looking cool at the range, any sling will do. But if the matter involves moving through rough country, running, or really needing a hand-free situation, it will get considerably more complex…or... Read more →