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07-07-2008, 20:21
Hello everyone, I did not even know this subforum was here.:embarassed:

My name is Roger Phillips, you may have seen me over at the Tactics and Training subforum. I am an Instructor for Suarez International and I live in Las Vegas.

I just wanted to stop in and say hello.

07-07-2008, 21:41
Hi there,

Welcome to the forum. So what kind of classes does Suarez offer in the area?

07-07-2008, 22:17
I am a "Specialist Instructor" and as of now I am teaching my course "Point Shooting Progressions."

It is a course designed to seamlessly integrate your sighted fire skill sets with combat proven point shooting methods. These methods include Fairbairn and Sykes system, Applegate system, and Quick Fire.

The main goal of the course is the study of "The Fight Continuum" It is a well rounded and versatile study of the complete spectrum of the reactionary continuum, the sight continuum, the movement continuum, and the draw stroke continuum.

It is a fairly advanced and physical course with a round count around 1500 rounds

I also teach a low light course but that was held just last weekend.

Next year I am looking to add on Gabe's Basic Defensive Pistol course, his Close Range Gunfighting course, and his basic Fighting Rifle.

07-08-2008, 13:38
Awesome, I'm always on the lookout for more and more advanced training, especially locally. Welcome to the group and keep us updated as things come up and if you hear anything in the training circles about things that may affect Nevada.


07-09-2008, 10:56
Glad to have you!

07-20-2008, 21:49
Yeah welcome to the forum!

07-20-2008, 22:19
Welcome. I too need more training.

08-17-2008, 11:22
Next year I am looking to add on Gabe's Basic Defensive Pistol course, his Close Range Gunfighting course, and his basic Fighting Rifle.

Hi, Roger:wavey:

I've been waiting for Gabe to bring back the CRG course to Las Vegas for more than a year. That, and Force on Force training.

How much dough are we looking at for these courses? Expiring minds want to know.

08-17-2008, 11:37
Hi, Roger:wavey:

I've been waiting for Gabe to bring back the CRG course to Las Vegas for more than a year. That, and Force on Force training.

How much dough are we looking at for these courses? Expiring minds want to know.

As of now, CRG is $350 the FOF course is $400.

I am working on the 2009 schedule. I will be co-instructing a FOF/point shooting course in the fall. The idea is to introduce the realities of a gun fight thorugh FOF, teach the students some solid point shooting skill sets and then take those new skill sets back into dynamic FOF. Kind of two for one deal.

Just two remaining Point Shooting Progression (PSP) courses left for 2008. Both in Vegas, the first September 20-21, the second November 8-9.

The Vegas courses lend themselves to the very best courses possible for the student. The class sizes are usually smaller, which leads to more one on one instruction. I also have total control of the logistics. The Boulder City Range has turn out to be an excellent set up. I am given the combination to the locks, so the range opens when I want it to and closes when I am ready to leave. This allows me to maximize the time efficiency of the courses.

Two "instructor only" bays are now completely finished. They offer up a large quality shade shelter, tables, and benches. The rules on the range allow us to do what needs to be done for quality real world training.

If you have been considering a PSP course, the Vegas courses are a very good way to get the very most out of the training.

Oh picking up of the brass necessary!

08-17-2008, 11:45
Point Shooting Progressions Course Overview

“Situations dictate strategy, strategy dictates tactics, and tactics dictate techniques......techniques should not dictate anything.”

“The Fight Continuum”

“The fight will be what the fight will be.” React as you need to react, move as you need to move, see what you need to see….all dependent on the distance and your position in the reactionary curve. This will be an in depth look at the mental aspect of the fight and the intertwined skill sets that make up the best solutions for specific situations.

This course comes directly out of my experience in Gabe’s “Interactive Gun Fighting” course. Immediately after that course I went out looking to train with the very best point shooters in the country. This course is a direct link to my findings while training with Gabe, 7677, and Matt Temkin. This course is designed to make a shooter the very best that they can be in regards to point shooting with dynamic movement. It is designed to make the shooter more well rounded and completely versatile inside of the “The Fight Continuum.” After this course you will be able to use your eye/hand coordination to make combat accurate hit from any angle, from any position, throughout your one and two handed draw stroke, with whatever movement is necessary. This course is designed to fill in the gaps in prior sighted fire training so that the shooter can seamlessly integrate sighted and unsighted fire into one “simply shooting” concept. We look to integrate our conditioned responses seamlessly with our natural human responses so that best solution for the problem (for you) is handled quickly and easily at the subconscious level.

Precision sighted fire

Flash sight picture shooting

Alternative aiming methods and the subconscious programming

Quick Fire (driving the gun)

Introduction and benefits of below line of sight point shooting

Mid point of drawstroke point shooting

Count three point shooting

Focal transition drills

Failure to stop drill

Thorough exploration of the “Zipper”

Two handed multiples at appropriate distances with appropriate extension, integration of sighted fire

Introduction and benefits of one handed point shooting (FSA=Fairbairn, Sykes, and Applegate)

Completely versatile drawstroke, using hand/eye coordination off of the visual centerline, eliminating any sort of stance dependence.

Line of sight point shooting (FSA point shoulder)

FSA three quarter hip

FSA half hip

Elbow up/ Elbow down

“First shot trigger technique”

Complete exploration of the progression of Elbow up/Elbow down

One handed focal transition drills

One handed failure to stop drill

One handed zipper, integration of sighted fire

One handed multiples at appropriate distances with appropriated extension, integration of sighted fire

Introduction to controlled movement and sighted fire

Fluid Situational Response

Get the heck out of Dodge movement and the use of cover with sighted fire

A complete exploration of the “dynamic movement drawstroke”

Four elements of accurate shooting with dynamic movement

Movement must have “purpose” lecture

Dynamic movement while fighting in all directions from varying distances with varying extension.

The gun In Quartata

Zippering on the move

Parallel tracking

Using movement to open up “sectors” and the complete exploration of those sectors

“The first shot drill”

Directional changes, feints, jukes, cutbacks, and elliptical movement

Footwork pivot

Confined spaces drills

Emergency response drill

Handgun transfers and ambidextrous shooting

Put it all together “Zig-zag” drills

Put it all together “S” drills (dependent on class size, “marching” drills will replace the “S” drills in larger classes)

Plus a lot more……1500 rounds minimum…..if you want to shoot more, bring more!

September 20-21

November 8-9