I arrived in Yavapai County, Arizona a day in advance of the Gunsite 250 Pistol class I am observing this week, so was able to spend a couple of hours at the offices of Suarez International in Prescott.
Mike, a customer service rep, and Josh, the gunsmith, showed me around and talked about their work.
If anyone has done more to promote the use of red dot optics on handguns for civilian self-defense than Gabe Suarez, please let me know.
Of course, Suarez International does more than red dot slides. They also sell shotguns, shotgun accessories, and do gunsmithing on shotguns.
I am always interested in non-firearm defensive tools, so glad to see the “Gang Unit” knife with BladeTech sheath and a trainer to go with it.
Also “dual use” weapons like these titanium chop sticks.
And of course some reading material for the plane ride home.
I am planning to attend a Pistol Gunfighting School taught by Gabe Suarez in November, but it was fun and informative to see how the retail guns and gear side of the business works.