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 saw the successful completion of the Gunsite Provost program for Ken Koch, the latest addition to the Gunsite Instructor Cadre. Ken is a retired law enforcement professional with 24 years of service in Northern Arizona and New Mexico. We welcome Ken and look forward to his many teaching abilities.
For all you Extreme Long Range enthusiasts come take advantage of our 2,000 meter capabilities. We have a few openings left in our Precision Rifle 7 class and our Advanced Precision Rifle class. Come and join Cory Trap and Walt Wilkinson. Walt just won the World Championship Fifty Caliber Shooters Association, Hunter Class Division title for the second time!
The PR 7 dates are August 31 through September 6. This course includes field craft and stalk exercises. APR runs September 22-26.
The 250 Pistol class August 11-15 has 5 openings and the Defensive 3 Gun has 2 openings.
In September we have a 223 Carbine class and a 556 Carbine class the following week. This is an excellent opportunity to make one trip for both of these classes.
Here’s a great idea- Attend the September 29-October 3 Pistol 250 class and be at your peak performance to compete in the Gunsite Alumni Shoot (GAS) the very next day! If you have already taken the 250 then jump in the 350 and be at your best in time for the match. The GAS match is as much a social event as it is a competition. There will be plenty of prizes including many guns awarded in several categories. Make your plans to attend today!
Googling August, here are some dates in August to reflect on:
On August 2, 1776 most of the 55 members of the Continental Congress signed the original parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.
August 4, 1961 it is alleged that Barry Soetoro was born in Hawaii.
August 6, 1945 the big boom.
August 14, 1945 is VJ Day.
Presidents Clinton and LBJ were born in August albeit several years apart.
Princess Di, Marilyn and Elvis died in August.
August 29, 1991 Soviet Communist Party suspended after 75 years of ruling Soviet Russia.
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 to treasure their 2nd Amendment Rights.