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When I watched Mr. Gabriel Suarez’s gun fighting video “Kalashnikov Rifle Gunfighting video” I was impressed with the quality and instruction - excellent and I highly recommend it for owners of all AK type firearms. His books and videos are easy to understand, of high quality and he actually knows what he is talking about. But best of all instead of trying to impress you with complicated theories and maneuvers, adheres to the K.I.S.S. principle.
The Tactical Advantage Book/video Set can be purchased separately but since Paladin sent the book and video as a set, that’s the way I’ll review them here.
Don’t buy this set expecting to learn the fundamentals of handgun and use. This isn’t basic instruction, if you don’t have a strong foundation and understanding of the basics such as safety, shooting positions, site picture, trigger control and other fundamentals in-place, my advice is skip this set and concentrate on the basics before moving to more advanced techniques.
The goal is to teach you to move safely through, and clear a building. Suarez shows you how to navigate corners, clear T-intersections and doorways, traverse stairwells, clear rooms and a host of other skills needed to clear a structure under hostile conditions .
This is a great set and should be required viewing for any one interested in personal defense, from the homeowner investigating a suspicious sound in the night, to the police officer or military operative searching for a bad guy inside four walls.
No matter how skilled or tactical you are – moving through a structure searching for an armed opponent is extremely dangerous and there are no guarantees that you will make it out alive or unscathed.
In most instances when a homeowner hears a suspicious sound or expects an intruder it is best to stay put. Find cover and, or concealment, facing the door with your weapon at the ready and if possible call the police, tell them that someone is in your house, where you are inside the house and that you are armed.
I think this set would benefit the survivalist / prepper most is during an escape. Sometimes you may need to get out of the dwelling and away from danger. The techniques and strategies presented will work just as effectively while escaping from a structure as during a search.