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When You Are Called On To Change History: Counter-Terrorist Proactive Shooting with Gabe Suarez

The final part of Suarez International’s Pistol Gunfighting School completes the paradigm shift from Tactical Clue 1997 – the old Modern Technique of the (Defensive) Pistol – to Tactical Clue 2017 – the New Modern Technique of the (Offensive) Pistol. As noted in my last post, rather than imagining the typical counter-ambush defensive scenario, Suarez is … Continue reading

Reactive Shooting and Movement in Gabe Suarez’s New Modern Technique
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Reactive Shooting and Movement in Gabe Suarez’s New Modern Technique

In previous posts, I have suggested that Gabe Suarez’s Pistol Gunfighting School draws on and updates Col. Jeff Cooper’s Modern Technique of the Pistol. Suarez’s New Modern Technique (my term, not his) is indebted to Cooper’s Combat Triad (mindset, gunhandling, marksmanship) and the combat mindset part of the triad (mental conditioning for combat) in particular. … Continue reading

Playing Tactical “Clue” with Gabe Suarez
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Playing Tactical “Clue” with Gabe Suarez

As noted in an earlier post, firearms trainers are selling solutions. Good firearms trainers clearly define the problems their solutions address. Gabe Suarez begins his Pistol Gunfighting School with the problem it addresses, and uses the board game “Clue” as an analogy to drive home his point. Everyone of a certain age – and the … Continue reading

Marksmanship and Gunhandling in Gabe Suarez’s New Modern Technique
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Marksmanship and Gunhandling in Gabe Suarez’s New Modern Technique

Indebted as he is to Col. Jeff Cooper, Gunsite, and the Modern Technique of the Pistol, it is not surprising that much of what Gabe Suarez teaches in his Pistol Gunfighting School is quite conventional. As with so many gun training courses, the class begins with a safety briefing, a medical briefing, and an administrative … Continue reading

Jeff Cooper 2.0: Gabe Suarez and the New Modern Technique of the Pistol
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Jeff Cooper 2.0: Gabe Suarez and the New Modern Technique of the Pistol

A commenter on my Facebook page partial to Jeff Cooper and the Modern Technique was critical of what he called the Post-Modern Technique of the Pistol – contemporary teaching that departs from the essentials taught in Version 1.0. My experience is not as substantial as many others’, but it seems to me based on my … Continue reading