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 / 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.