Dates changes, Updates to Suarez Pistol Classes

Everyone please pay attention to the dates on the classes as we’re floating new dates for possible student interest.

Changes are as follows: CRG1 changed to August 26-27, 2017.


CRG2 changed to September 23-24, 2017.


Suarez International Close Range Gunfighting 2

*******Note that the dates have changed from the original*******

Following Suarez’s Close Range Gunfighting 1 class, we are hoping to have interest for those who want to continue their training to the most advanced levels available at a live fire range.  CRG 2 is a run and gun class teaching such things as drawing a handgun from concealment and utilizing it while at a dead run.  Those who already have extensive fundamentals training and practice will enjoy this class.

We are putting out feelers to see if we can do this class August 26-27, now September 23-24 2017.  We need approximately 5-6 students to make this go forward.

From the website:

“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.

The class begins 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, Natural Reaction Shooting Methods, 360 Degree After Action Assessment Methods, and Integrating hand to hand skills 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!”


Please let us know if you’re serious and interested.

Suarez Close Range Gunfighting 1 Class

******Please take note, the dates have change for this class and CRG2******



I know it has been a long time for the readership.  But I’ve finally gotten a few minutes to  update everyone as to classes available (other than regular concealed carry classes).


We’re putting out feelers to know if there is interest in Suarez International’s Close Range Gunfighting 1 class.  Projected date is August 19-20, now August 26-27 2017.  It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a Suarez class.  These are really top notch trainers who truly rank on the international market.

This class will likely go if we get 5-6 students or more.

From the website:

“All training must begin with fundamentals. This comprehensive 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.

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.

We will also be incorporating fundamental Point Shooting techniques which will prep you for the more advanced courses such as Advanced Reactive Gunfighting. You will learn the components of various point shooting methods and integrate them into your existing skill sets. This knowledge 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, or as a tune-up for accomplished shooters.”

More info on the class can be had on the website at this link.  The Mapleton class is still in its infancy and will not appear on the website until we’re sure it’s going to happen.


Suarez International Close Range Gunfighting / Rifle Gunfighting classes

Just an update as to official dates and where to register for the classes.

These are not classes to teach the shooter in how to use a firearm, but rather in how to fight with one. It is already assumed the pistol/rifle shooter knows how to operate his/her firearm. If you need instruction to get up to speed for the class, please contact me as I will be authorized to get you up to speed without the need to attend CRG1 or RGF1 classes first.

Official place to register is here:

Pistol Class August 23-24

Rifle Class September 20-21

Please feel fee to contact me at 541-268-1974 or email to answer any questions.

Suarez International affiliate training classes at TTT range, August 2014

***note***  Date correction to the 23-24th of August, a Saturday and Sunday.

We are currently in talks with Suarez International to have them come and teach classes at our Mapleton range in August.  The course we are discussing is their Close Range Gunfighting 2 handgun class and it is likely to be timed to occur on August 23-24 as a two day class.


Details about the class can be seen here:

Prerequisites for this class are that you know how to operate a handgun safely and competently from a standing position.  You should be able to safely perform reloads, malfunction clearance drills and draw from a holster.  If you need a refresher or are unsure, that is no problem.  I will be certified to check you out and refresh/train you to a level which should give you the skillset to be on the curve and ready for the excellent CRG2 class.  If you already know how to run a handgun, Close Range Gunfighting 2 exists to teach you how to fight with one.


Planned for September 20-21 is Suarez’s Rifle Gunfighting 2 class.  Again, prerequisites for this will be competent rifle manipulation skills.  If you need a refresher, I will be offering private refresher courses to get you up to speed.  Once you know how to run a rifle, Gunfighting 2 class will teach you how to fight with it.


Both of these above classes are slated to be featuring the teaching styles of Brent Yamamoto, a Suarez International Tier 1 instructor.  I just got off the phone with him and he’s a real down to earth guy who is going to teach what he knows, not just a lot of hot air.  He knows a lot and loves to pass that knowledge along while still making the class fun.  He is big on repetition so your money will be well spent as you will really learn to do the stuff he teaches, instead of just talking about it.


Everyone who wishes for there to be high level training classes in the Eugene area needs to help support these first classes.  If turnout and response is good, 2015 will be an exciting year for training at The Tactical Toolbox as Suarez International will be highly motivated to offer their world class higher level classes, including Close Range Gunfighting 3-5, Rifle Gunfighting 3, Team Tactics, and other such really fun courses.


Contact me at or call me 541-268-1974 to express your interest and get more details to make your trip here possible.  If you have accommodation issues, please do not hesitate to ask.  There may be ways we can accommodate you here on our property.


Please send this out to all your friends who may be interested in high level training you cannot normally get in Oregon.

I just want everyone to know that I am indeed going to stand in solidarity with manufacturers who are going to stop selling to governmental agencies in areas where the citizens don’t have the same rights to own firearms as police departments / governments do.  I am crafting a carefully worded, informative policy.  But it’s not done yet.  So stay tuned.

Unlimited delays in OSP background checks


I would press my readership to carefully read the above linked article from my favorite gun preservation group, Oregon Firearms Federation.  I also want everyone to know that I understand the laws involved.  If I am not afraid you are a crook or other badguy, then I will transfer according to the applicable laws.