Front Sight

Front Sight: The Pebble Beach of Firearms Training

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute will be, according to Dr. Ignatius Piazza, the shooting school’s founder and director, the Pebble Beach of firearms training. Dr. Ignatius Piazza, a former California chiropractor, envisioned years ago a shooting school that has come to nearly complete fruition. That vision was something like a Pebble Beach, something like a golfing community. Dr. Piazza wanted to establish a residential community, not altogether a far-out idea. But at the core of this residential community, Dr. Piazza desired not a golf range or two, but a shooting school, a firearms training institute. Dr. Piazza wanted to initiate the world’s first residential community based entirely around firearms, firearms training and responsible use.

Featured in Financial Times, Dr. Piazza’s dream, Front Sight, offers occasional free submachine gun classes. A one-day affair, all takers on the training receive a considerable amount of education in one day. According to Piazza, and the writer for Financial Times, the Front Sight curriculum includes "real world techniques" and "street proven skills". Topics include "Combat mind set" and "The principles of tactics - concealment and cover, the element of surprise, movement and noise discipline". The students were shown how to grip the weapon, how to load and reload and how to stand at a 30-degree angle to the line of fire, bent at the waist, elbows pulled in and cheeks resting on the stock. They learned how to lean into the target and to cushion the recoil of full automatic fire. They learned how to setup for optimal accuracy.

While the dream may be a large one, Dr. Ignatius Piazza is delivering on Front Sight over and over again. Front Sight is the nation’s most successful shooting school, delivering firearms training to more students every year than all other shooting schools in America combined.

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