Category Archives: From the Operation Manager

September Newsletter

If you’ve ever wondered why Jeff and Janelle Cooper picked the land in Paulden to establish their American Pistol Institute, today known as Gunsite Academy the month of August makes it an obvious choice. The monsoon season in Northern Arizona … Continue reading

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August Newsletter

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. The July 250 class … Continue reading

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Gunsite Welcomes Ken Koch on Staff

Ken Koch has successfully completed the Gunsite Provost program and has been added to the Gunsite Staff of Elite Instructors in the Firearms Industry. We welcome Ken and look forward to his many teaching abilities.   Ken is a retired … Continue reading

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Why I’m Thankful for Gunsite

To the Gunsite family, As I’m sure you all know, the State of Israel is currently being bombarded with rockets launched by Hamas from the Gaza Strip. On an almost hourly basis, sirens sound in various locations throughout the country … Continue reading

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July Newsletter

I agonize every year over what needs to be said here on our Nations birthday. I consult many different folks and look for hours for some pithy and appropriate remarks. I research excerpts from our founders through today. We have … Continue reading

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June Newsletter

Greetings to all, and happy summer. School is out so drive carefully (no texting), and take a youngster out shooting every day. April and May have been perfect months for training. We have had moderate temperatures in the 80s and … Continue reading

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May Newsletter

The month of April took us to the NRA Annual Meetings the week after Easter. There are many important issues confronting the NRA, and it is more evident than ever before that our 2nd Amendment rights are being attacked. Bloomberg … Continue reading

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March Newsletter

While the East coast and Pacific Northwest are digging out of the snow and rainy weather, Gunsite has been enjoying an early spring for our February classes, with temperatures well into the 70’s.  Today, March 1st, our weather is roaring … Continue reading

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New Gunsite Crimson Trace 250 Pistol Class

Many of our clients ask about the use and application of lasers on their personal defense handguns.   In response, Gunsite training director  Dave Starin has teamed up with Crimson Trace to develop a 250 class that covers the use of … Continue reading

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February Newsletter

January was a quiet month at Gunsite until the 20th when our first 250 Pistol class of 2014 began.    Range Day on the 18th was a huge success with many bringing firearms they had received for Christmas and breaking them … Continue reading

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