Gabe Suarez
Class Limit:


November 14-15, 2020

Prescott, Arizona
Instructor: Gabe Suarez

The shotgun remains the ultimate close quarters battle power tool. It is the battle axe of the modern gunfight battle field and of all the weapons, it is inherently suited to the aggressive Suarez style of shooting. And the Pistol Grip Only (PGO), or Braced Shotgun, as exemplified by the Tac-14, Tac-13, and Shockwave, are its most effective and applicable configurations for close combat.  Suarez brings his personal experience in several shotgun gunfights from his days working the Gang Unit to present the most real-world based look at the Shotgun available to any shooter today. This dynamic course presents a clean and effective study on how to best use this weapon and why it still remains the best choice for many applications.

After a brief overview of the fundamentals and a skill check, we progress quickly to advanced reality-based drills. This is the Shotgun version of Close Range Gunfighting. As we move into the new era of American history and realize the new threats and return of old threats, the shotgun may once again be the primary choice for many professionals as well as private citizens. Material includes proper gear selection and placement, proper zero with shotgun and ammo types, fundamentals of shotgun work, Buck Pattering, Real world stress-proof reloads, weapon transitions, and ammunition changes, Dynamic movement and shooting, bilateral firing, use of cover and use in and around vehicles, counter roadblock work, use for impact and non-lethal work.



DURATION: 2 days TIME: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
AMMUNITION: Approximately 100 rounds of Birdshot, 200 rounds of Buckshot, 20 Slugs and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition.

Shotgun (any action, caliber or stock configuration). All shotguns must be equipped with a sling. Pistol with at least two magazines, suitable belt, holster, magazine pouches, shotgun ammo pouches (butt cuffs or sidesaddles are acceptable alternatives). Flashlight attached to or separate from weapon, ear & eye protection and elbow pads are strongly suggested.

This is a LEARNING CLASS not a "burn ammo in mindless drills" class.

Also Helpful
Bring spare clothing appropriate for the weather, including a hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Plan to bring lunch, snacks, and water (min 1 gallon per person) for the entire day unless driving to lunch is a viable option from the range location. Bring allergy medication (if needed), a chair (if you prefer), note taking supplies, and a boo boo kit (band aids, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment and tape). You may wish to bring pads such as knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves if the class lends itself to that.


Yavapai Recreation League
Prescott, AZ
N 34 24.964, W 112 33.064


Directions to Yavapai Recreation League
(From the Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn (recommended hotels) 13.7 miles
* Turn left out of the parking lot on to Hwy 69 stay to the far left, and follow signs that say Gurley St. Turn left at Montezuma ( a signal).
* Stay in left-hand lane. Follow Montezuma South through town. Montezuma becomes White Spar Road (Highway 89) There will be a Safeway Store on your right.
* As you pass the Safeway, set your trip meter to zero and follow Highway 89 as it curves around and down for approximately 12.5 more miles.
* You will pass a green mile marker on your right - Mile Marker 298. Go another 0.7 miles. Just after the Brown US Forest Service #71 Sign, you will turn left off the highway onto a dirt road.
* The range is down this dirt road and through a metal gate.
Please allow at least 1/2 hour travel time.

Directions to the Suarez International Warehouse
Coming from Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn
* Turn left on to AZ Hwy 69. Stay left and continue on AZ-69 for 2.6 miles
* Stay left and take the US Hwy 89 south ramp for 0.4 miles. Stay to the left for 0.1 miles
* Follow signs for East Gurley Street, staying slightly left. Take East Gurley Street and go past the Prescott Courthouse Square to the signal at Montezuma Street
* Turn right on N. Montezuma Street. Stay on this road for 2.6 miles. The road changes names from Montezuma to Whipple and finally to Iron Springs Road
* The driveway for 1616 W. Iron Springs Road will be on your right directly across the road from 'Thrift Store' with orange circles in their windows. If you reach the signal at Williamson Valley Road, you have gone too far!


Hampton Inn Prescott
3453 Ranch Drive
Prescott, AZ 86303

Holiday Inn Express
3454 Ranch Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86303

Hotel St. Michael
205 W. Gurley St.
Prescott, AZ 86301
NOTE: Hotel is on the corner of Gurley and Montezuma. Follow Montezuma south. Other directions to the range remain the same.



Prescott does have a small airport with commuter flights incoming from Denver and LAX. Otherwise use Sky Harbor. You will have to get a rental car or shuttle up from Phoenix.

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