Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Default AAR Killing Within The Law 11/2/19 and 11/3/19

    BLUF: Take this class. Invaluable information and the missing link between how to do and when to do it.

    Full disclosure: This was my first class at Suarez International. I had my doubts since I didn't know anyone who had trained there, and I wasn't completely sure what I was going to learn. On a personal level, I consider myself a better-than-average shooter with a pretty good resume BUT I have been unable to translate that skill-set to practical application. Translation: I get myself killed in force-on-force with appalling regularity (and I mean that literally, I get MYSELF killed). I have read extensively and learned some ideas and concepts, but hadn't yet made the connection necessary to even figure out what I was missing.

    As it turns out, this was some of the best training money I've ever spent.

    Rather than roll through the syllabus, I'll just address this review as if I was talking to myself some time after getting 'killed' for the last time but before attending this class.

    "Most people enjoy shooting and enjoy being good at it, but the hard truth is that the shooting part is not the most important component of an armed encounter. The shooting part is the easiest to learn and the easiest to train and maintain. It's where most people focus. Tactics are important, but they're really not that hard if you know the general principles. The hardest part, the one most miss or gloss over, is mindset."

    "Oh, now, don't look at me with that 'duh' face. If it was obvious you wouldn't keep getting killed. The truth is that fear and doubt are the biggest obstacles we have to overcome. Fear of repercussions and doubt as to whether you can or should apply that shooting skill you pride yourself on. Put more simply, you worry about the aftermath because it's the big scary unknown, and that fear causes paralysis which is why you die so often."

    "When you take this class the whole process after the shooting, from 911 call to the detectives, is going to be demystified. You'll learn what to say to whom and why, and why the tiger does the fighting but the antelope does the talking. And once those obstacles are removed and the curtain has been drawn back, you're going to see as a predator sees and you'll feel like the training wheels have finally been removed. It's very liberating... I took my new mindset through every time I'd been killed in training and my errors were glaring and obvious. And every error was traceable back to mindset."

    "We'll talk about self image when you get back. Because that was something important and the more I internalize it the more I realize where I am as opposed to where I want to be."


    Final word: I'm taking this class again next year, and bringing my wife with me.
    Final final word: A special thanks to my classmates, who helped more than they may know.
    I mean it this time: Go to this class.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    AGL (Above Ground Level)
    It was great training with you as well! I’ve been meaning to write an AAR all week, but you beat me to it. I was gonna write it in regards to the link below which was an actual event that happened a few days before class. I think every student left class with the mindset and tools necessary to deal with the situation with confidence had it occurred here, which is completely in the realm of possibility, and similar to an exercise we did in class. I always tell people if I could only take two classes in my lifetime, it would be KWTL and Force on Force.
    (Apologies for grammar and brevity; I’m in the middle of post-Red Dot Class dinner)

    “In the middle of the film, a guy who was accompanied by another man, shouted ‘It’s political’. He repeated the sentence at least six times. At first, people laughed, then some asked him to shut up,” a witness said.
    There, he got up from his chair and shouted “Allah hu Akbar.” People then got up in a panic and ran to the exits but the doors were blocked. Some were crying. A mother was looking for her daughter,” the witness added.
    Check 6,
    Air Pirate out.
    tw/ig: @SoCalAirPirate

    "Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization."
    -Charles Lindbergh

    "The skies are lovely, dark, and deep,
    but I have promises to keep,
    and miles to fly before I sleep..."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Chattanooga TN
    Quote Originally Posted by Air Pirate View Post
    There, he got up from his chair and shouted “Allah hu Akbar.” People then got up in a panic and ran to the exits but the doors were blocked. Some were crying.
    That's a good way to get an unobstructed view of the muzzle of a gun in some places......
    Suarez International Tier 1 Staff Instructor
    NRA Certified Instructor
    Tennessee State Handgun Carry Permit Instructor
    Glock Factory Certified Armorer
    IDPA Master Class SSP, ESP,CDP, CCP, BUG, CO
    Gung Ho Chuan Association

    TRAIN with me....

    Fundamentalist Christian Man at Arms


    Joel 3:10 - Beat your plowshares into swords , and your pruning hooks into spears; train even your weaklings to be warriors.

    Through HIS power I can walk on water..IF I just have the faith and courage to get out of the boat.

    A good man who's done a couple of bad things along the way....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts