How do I register for classes at Gunsite?
Answer: Simply mail or FAX a completed application, credentials (either a CCW permit, LE background check or active duty military or police ID) and a deposit equal to half the tuition. Applications can be downloaded from this website, are included in our calendar and course catalog, or can be mailed to you. (FAX #: 928.636.1236)
Can I rent guns from Gunsite?
Answer: Yes, we have a variety of rental guns. Let us know you would like to rent a gun by including this information on the application. Gun rentals include holsters, magazine carriers, spare magazines and other necessary gear.
What about ammunition?
Do I need to provide my own ammunition, or can I purchase it at Gunsite?
Answer: You can bring your own ammunition or buy ammunition from us. Class ammunition packages are available for most classes, call for pricing. We stock the ammunition most commonly used in class, if you have custom ammunition needs please call 928.636.4565 and discuss this with us.
Can I ship guns and ammunition to Gunsite?
Answer: Yes, you can. Many of our clients find it easier to ship these items instead of traveling with them. You do not need to ship a firearm through a dealer if you are sending it here for class, and we can ship it back to you, at your home or business address. Please call 928.636.4565 if you have questions.
Can I buy a gun at Gunsite?
Answer: Yes, you can, so long as the firearm is not prohibited in your home state. All handguns, and some long guns, must be shipped to a dealer where you live in order to be legally transferred to you. If you wish, we can sell you a gun, have it waiting for you when you arrive, and you can use it in class. At the end of the class we can help you with getting it transferred to you.
Are training certificates provided for Gunsite classes?
Answer: Yes, Gunsite provides certificates of training for all of our courses. In addition, many of our classes are certified for continuing law enforcement credit and we can provide appropriate certificates for these classes.
What is your instructor to student ratio?
Answer: One instructor to four students (or less) on the ranges and one to one in the tactical simulators.
How do most people get to Gunsite?
Answer: Many drive here and others fly in, usually to Phoenix. You will receive traveling instructions and a map, via Email, with your registration confirmation.
Where do people stay when training at Gunsite?
Answer: There are a variety of hotels, motels, and B&Bs in the Prescott area. Should you prefer to camp or park your camper or motor home here, we have a fully equipped campground on site with water, electricity (no sewer dump) and 4 bathrooms with showers. Accommodation information is sent out in the registration packet and is available on our web site.
What about lunches?
Answer: Most people find that trying to leave the school at lunchtime is impractical. You can bring a lunch with you and store it in the lunch area refrigerator or you can order a lunch from our caterer. Choices include sandwiches, wraps and salads prepared fresh daily. Cost is $8.00 per day.
What is frangible ammunition, and where do I get it?
Answer: We require the use of lead free frangible ammunition in some of our live fire simulators. Frangible ammunition is designed so that the bullet disintegrates when it strikes a hard surface, thus reducing the danger of ricochets. If you are having trouble finding frangible ammunition it’s probably easier to buy it from us.
Can prerequisitesthese be waived?
Answer: Most of our intermediate and advanced level classes have prerequisites. We accept certain forms of training, aside from our classes, as meeting the prerequisite. If you would like to waive a prerequisite, please call 928.636.4565 and discuss this with us.
Who trains at Gunsite?
Answer: We train qualified people who would like to improve their skills with small arms. This runs the gamut from beginning shooters to top tier military and law enforcement personnel.
Who are the Gunsite instructors?
Answer: We think our instructors are the best in the world. Most have 20 or more years of firearms instructor experience and years of experience in police, military and training professions. Instructor biographies for many of our instructors are posted on our web site.
How can I become a Gunsite Instructor?
Answer: We are always looking for world-class instructors with the skills, background and credibility to teach at Gunsite. Instructor candidates are nominated by our Rangemasters from among our students, so the first step in teaching at Gunsite is to come here and train with us.
Does Gunsite offer customized training?
Answer: Yes, we do. Whether private, one on one tutorials, or extended training evolutions for large military groups, Gunsite can provide your training. Call 928.636.4565 for information.