It is hard to believe our summer is almost gone. August has come to Arizona with our traditional monsoons in full swing through July with thunderstorms most afternoons, cooling the ranges, making for great training weather.
Our Veterans class in July was a huge success with over 40 Veterans participating in the Pistol 250 class. I would like to thank the many students who donated ammunition and money to make this class possible.A big Thank You goes out to Galco for supplying holsters and hats, and last but not least Thank You to our Gunsite instructors who volunteered their valuable time. Check out our Facebook page or our website and be one of over 9,000 to see the class pictures and videos.
It’s not too late to get your slot for the August 250 Defensive Pistol course running the week of the 13th-17th.
Heading into Fall we have a lot of exciting classes on the schedule. Both the September and October 250 classes are near full. These are two of the best weather months of the entire year and will fill completely very soon. Send in your applications and make your accommodation reservations ASAP!
The September 223 Carbine class has only 1 slot left open. We will be taking names for our waiting list just in case someone has a conflict arise and cannot attend. Gunsite favorite Walt Wilkinson who was recently crowned World Champion in the Fifty Caliber
Shooter’s Association in July will be the Rangemaster for this course. Walt has over 30 years experience in the Army Special Forces making him one of the most knowledgeable carbine instructors in the world.
September also offers the 499 Advanced Pistol course. For all of you who have been to 350 and are ready to push your pistol skills to the highest possible level this is your chance!
October is the busiest month of the year at Gunsite. One of this year’s course opportunities include the AK Operators class. The AK47 Platform is the most prolific system in the world. Come learn how to operate your AK47 or AK74 at our world renowned training academy. We will even provide the AK47 for your use if you do not have one or don’t want to hassle with getting yourshere. For those of you are already familiar with the operations of this weapon system come and improve your abilities under the professional instruction of Gunsite Rangemasters. This will be an excellent course on the most readily available and widely used weapon in history.
Carbine Tactical Problems runs October 8-10 and promises 3 very intense days filled with multiple scenarios to challenge even the most seasoned carbine operator. Battle Rifle is offered for those who want to use a .30 caliber platform. Bring your SCAR Heavy, FAL, Garand or any similar rifle and we’ll put you thru the best 5 days you and your battle rifle will ever have. This class is also taught by Walt Wilkinson.
For all you Extreme Long Range enthusiasts come take advantage of our 2,000 meter capabilities. Rounding out October is our increasingly popular Team Tactics 4 Two course. Knowing how to operate with your partner is a significant force multiplier, a must in today’s world.
Here’s a great idea- Attend the October 1-5, 250 pistol class and be at your peak performance to compete in the Gunsite Alumni Shoot (GAS) the very next day! The GAS match is as much a social event as it is a competition. There will be lots of prizes including many guns awarded in several categories. It’s limited to only 125 people and the slots are going fast! Make your plans to attend today!
Look for many more exciting opportunities in November such as 350 Night/Low light, Advanced Carbine Lowlight and our first ever Night Vision Class- more details coming soon. If you plan on being in Tucson in November, sign up for the one day pistol and shotgun refresher class November 8-9, taught by Il Ling New.
That is it for now, more later in the month, time permitting. Come see us when you can. Take a young person to shoot and teach them their 2nd Amendment Right.