Front Sight

Why Not Rifle Training?

Rifle training is one of those things that the average American doesn't think they need because they're convinced that guns are a bad thing, and even if they did need gun training, there's certainly no reason to get rifle training, of all things. But Dr. Ignatius Piazza certainly thinks otherwise. Dr. Piazza is the founder and director of the nation's most successful gun training school. Front Sight, Dr. Piazza's pet project, delivers firearms training to more students annually than all other shooting schools combined.

Front Sight's course catalog is quite impressive: compiled from Dr. Piazza's extensive background in firearms training over a few years, the courses range over many days. Some are 1-day courses, other last as many as 4 days. While defensive handgun training and concealed carry training are amongst the most popular courses, professional rifle courses are also available, along with shotgun training - which includes urban and outdoor settings and even submachine gun training. Armed and unarmed self defense training is also available, where disarming techniques and defensive maneuvers are trained and re-trained.

But that's all old news, available in many firearms magazines and mainstream newspapers. Recently, Dr. Piazza has been drawing the attention of magazines and newspapers with his announcement that he will be constructing the world's first gun town, a gated residential community that will be anchored not around golf courses (yawn!) or racquet clubs (double yawn!) but no less than twenty state-of-the art firing ranges, along with a 5-story SWAT training tower, a 12,000 square foot gymnasium for self defense training, an airstrip and thousands of yards of underground sewer tunnels for simulated underground rescue missions.

Not bad for a shooting school that is literally in its infantile years, yet still managing to surpass gun training institutions that have been around for decades. Dr. Piazza is proud of his invention and looks forward to spearheading its further growth.

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