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Playing Tactical “Clue” with Gabe Suarez
Personal Defense / Risk / Training

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
Personal Defense / Training

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
Personal Defense / Training

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

Whither the Weaver Stance and the 1911 Heavy-Duty Self-Loading Pistol at Gunsite?
Firearms / Training

Whither the Weaver Stance and the 1911 Heavy-Duty Self-Loading Pistol at Gunsite?

In my last post I gave a broad overview of the similarities and differences in the Modern Technique of the Pistol at Gunsite then and now. Here I want to continue that line of thinking by considering the status of the Weaver Stance and the Heavy-duty Self-Loading Pistol, two major elements of the Modern Technique … Continue reading