2012 is proving to be the fastest year in history. It is hard to believe it is November. The weather at Gunsite is slightly warmer than the normal for this time of year. On the heels of Sandy, we at Gunsite Academy hope that all of you along the Eastern seaboard are safe and dry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as cleanup begins. Stay safe and please know we do care.
The Gunsite Alumni MMXII proved to be a very challenging and educational experience. It was great to see over 200 armed and polite individuals come together in an annual celebration of freedom and camaraderie. Thanks to our sponsors (Galco, Dillon Precision, Weatherby, Smith & Wesson, FNH, MagPul, Trijicon, EOTech, Blade-Tech, Colt, Crimson Trace, The Evans Group and many more) everyone left with some great prizes.
The full time staff at the ranch have slowed down tremendously since the weeks around the GAS match are over. The barn rats are now repairing, replacing and cleaning the houses and ranges from the match. All of the lost and found items from the match have been returned, the scores have been posted and we are getting ready for 2013.
We hope you have been following our Facebook page for the month of October. Over 500 pictures from the many classes around the match have been posted and we think you will enjoy re-living your Gunsite experiences through the many new faces we have seen in 2012.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NRA
FINGERS Xed FOR A HAPPY ELECTION
In November at the Gunsite Ranch we have a 350Lowlight class, two 250 Pistol classes, a Ladies Two Day class, and a Range Day. Range days at Gunsite are days when anyone who has taken a pistol class at Gunsite can come and shoot for 8 hours with an instructor. We are also conducting a 150 (3 day) Pistol class in Cave City, Kentucky.
Christmas is just around the corner. Check out the ProShop link on our website for Christmas giving ideas. Giving the gift of a class at Gunsite would be the best present in the stocking. With every $100 purchase from the Proshop in November you will receive a 2012 challenge coin. For every $250 you spend you not only get the challenge coin but you can get free UPS (surface freight) or USPS until December 20th depending on your location.
Nothing says Happy Holidays like the gift of a Gunsite Training Certificate or a new firearm.
Check with Susan for Christmas deals on pistols, rifles and carbines. We have many Colt Gunsite Pistols, blue and stainless and the lightweight CCO (perfect for carry). We have many Glock GEN4 model 19’s, S&W M&P in .45acp and 9mm. We have Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifles, S&W AR 15T and 15A and Colt and Ruger AR-15 models. For those fans of the AR-10, we have several copies of the new Colt LE 901 in .308. These come with a sling and two Magpul magazines. This lower will accept the 5.56mm upper. With the magwell adapter you have one serial number for many calibers. Susan also stocks all the necessary slings, magazines, lights and associated holsters, pouches and cleaning gear you need to fill those stockings.
This is the most critical election of our time. The next presidential term will see the appointment of several US Supreme Court Justices. These justices serve for life and can sit in judgment for decades, generations if you will. Acknowledging that we have our God given rights, codified in our constitution and confirmed only one vote of the Supremes, clearly demonstrates the need for conservative appointments. You need to consider who will be appointing whom in the next presidential term. Remember there are a lot of folks out there who could not care less, so it takes a lot of us to out-vote them.
Larry Dever, Sheriff of Cochise County Arizona cared and he lived his life for patriotism. He speaks the truth and everyone needs to watch this video clip of his beliefs. He was a true Patriot.
This video will touch you, embolden you and re-emphasize how much Larry cared for “We The People.”
In the famous words of Clint Eastwood, “he can’t do that to himself” and “sometimes you just gotta let him go” and “make my day” and “do you feel lucky, well do ya?”
HIGHLY PERISHABLE SKILLS:
Since you left the ranch your firearms skills have deteriorated markedly. You need some practice. Mark your calendar today. Take a youngster out to shoot. You need the practice and the youngster will get a kick out of it. Someone did it for us. This is the way we pass on the traditions, responsibility, and American Heritage to the next generation. Don’t make excuses, just get it done. Do it often. Remember eye and ear protection, Rules 1 through 4, and clean up after yourself. Drop me a note and let me know you completed this assignment before Thanksgiving.
Now for next year, grab the calendar right now. Block out that time for the trip to the ranch. Bring your partner and do the Team Tactics for Two. This is a real force multiplier as 2 people trained to work together is a lot more than 1 + 1. We have got some openings left for most of the scheduled classes in 2013 and for GAS. Remember sign up before the end of the year and save a bunch, you get the class at 2012 pricing until New Years Eve.
Happy Turkey Day,