What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)
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What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Defining the Battlefield (2 of 3)

This is the second of three planned posts reflecting on the civilian defensive firearms lessons to be learned from Matthew Ford’s book about military small arms innovations. Yesterday I wrote about balancing competing features of weapons, ballistic science and lethality. PART 2 of 3 DEFINING THE BATTLEFIELD Looming large throughout Ford’s book is the point … Continue reading

Gabe Suarez – Collected Posts from Gun Culture 2.0 Blog
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Gabe Suarez – Collected Posts from Gun Culture 2.0 Blog

As I have done for my posts on the civilian gun training industry, Col. Jeff Cooper/Gunsite, the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, gun ownership statistics, and Rob Pincus, this page provides convenient access to continually updated links to all my posts about Gabe Suarez. Links below are in reverse chronological … Continue reading

From Mozambique to Istanbul to Sutherland Springs
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From Mozambique to Istanbul to Sutherland Springs

Earlier this year, the colorful Sheriff Jim Wilson published a colorful history of the famous Mozambique drill on the website of Shooting Illustrated. From 1964 to about 1974, Mozambique was going through a serious difference of opinion called the Mozambican War of Independence. Mike Rousseau was one of the mercenaries hired to fight in that … Continue reading

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