Hey folks. Mark the week of October 3-6 2008!
Gabe Suarez of Suarez International http://www.suarezinternational.com/
And Southwest Shooting Auhority http://www.southwestshootingauthority.com/
will be offering some great classes!

Defensive Pistol Skills and Close Range Gunfighting. Each class is two days and is equal or I think even surpasses that of some of the other shooting schools. Similar classes can cost from $900.00 to $2000.00! This is not including Ammo, Fuel to get there. Hotel, Food,etc. The cost for this course is $650.00 This course is primary for those in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe metro area, However all are welcome. To reserve your spot please contact Southwest Shooting Authority at 1-866-886-8753Or give Gabe Suarez a call at 928-776-4492. For folks lucky enough to live outside of the Albuquerque/Santa Fe metro area Call and arrange a class in your town. We do travel!!

Here is a description of the two courses:


All training must begin with fundamentals. This fundamentals class is designed to prep you for the more advanced courses such as Close Range Gunfighting. Through a carefully designed and detailed curriculum we are able to bring you up to a level of skill in a short two day class that previously would take over 4 or 5 days to achieve at other schools.
This class is taught by our many qualified Suarez International Staff Instructors. You will learn a complete presentation of the modern combative technique of the pistol which will put you in good standing for any defensive situations you may encounter in the real world. No experience or prior training is needed to attend this class and it is specially suitable for beginners.
Duration:2 days
Approximately 300 rounds (Minimum)
Requirements:Pistol, Holster, 3 Magazines, Safety Gear *
  • Please bring what you carry. Any caliber or action type will do fine here - Revolvers Are Welcome!!

This is our flagship course and goes as far as you can safely go on a square range with live-fire pistols. The dynamic curriculum surpasses the traditional handgun methods commonly taught in most institutions and focuses of the use of the pistol in aggressive close range applications likely in individual civilian street encounters.
We begin with a tune-up of the fundamentals, then we progress quickly to new skills such as Proactive and Reactive Manipulations, Shooting While Moving Off The X, Reality-Based Multiple Hostiles Engagement, 360 degree CQB Movement, Danger-Close Fighting, Bilateral Shooting, 360 degree After Action Assessment Methods, and Integrating the Flashlight and Other Tools into the Firing Platform.
This is the life-saving material that is often ignored in many other programs. In two days, you will receive more information than most armed professionals ever get! Suitable for BOTH civilian defenders and professional operators. We must point out that THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR THE NOVICE SHOOTER.

Duration:2 days
Approximately 700 rounds (Minimum)
Pistol, Holster,4-5 Magazines or sufficient magazines/speedloaders to hold 45-50 rounds, Flashlight, Range Safety Gear *
* You don't need a Glock or a Custom 1911 to attend this class! Shoot what you carry. Any caliber or action type will do fine here - Revolvers Are Welcome!!
With the day of $4.00 a gallon for gasoline or $4.30 for Diesel it really pays to have quality courses in your back yard. Call and reserve you spot. I'll see you all there.


Edgewood NM