Winner of the Match - Kelly Neal III with Jim Calams STEPHANIE LYNNE CALAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP COMBAT GUN COMPETITION was held at Gunsite Academy on June 30th, 2018. Funds raised at this match will benefit local Yavapai County scholarships. Here is a link to the pictures taken by Gary Gromer at the match: https://www.gunsite.com/photos/callam-charity-combat-match-at-gunsite/. For full match results contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Stephanie Lynne Calams graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007 and was a devoted Aggie fan. She earned her Master’s in Curriculum and … [Read more...]
Gunsite offers training in defensive Pistol, Carbine, Shotgun, Rifle and Edged Weapons as well as hunting classes and defensive vehicle classes. We have 22 purpose built ranges. The five indoor simulators make your training even more realistic as you take what you learn on the square ranges and put those teachings into a real life scenario. The five outdoor simulators add an even more rounded training experience. Our 3D life like animal targets in our hunting simulators give you the experience of being on an African Safari or a sheep hunt in New Zealand. No other facility in the world will give you training like Gunsite Academy.
My agenda for this morning was to write the June Gunsite Newsletter and wax on eloquently about Memorial Day and how we need to remember the sacrifices of all our veterans these last 200+ years. Then discuss the many training opportunities we have across the country and the happenings at the Gunsite Ranch. However, another Terrorist incident in Europe is at the forefront of my thoughts. We could also throw in Mind Set training and again discuss the Principles of Personal Defense book (from last month’s column). Posting memes of the British Flag with kind words, offering thoughts and … [Read more...]
“Carry Life” finds a curious parallel between our week and the opening of the XXXI Olympiad. We’ll see performances over the next 16 days that defy explanation, an always-amazing amalgam of aptitude and ferocious dedication coached, cajoled and occasionally bullied into greatness. The athletes will indeed seem superhuman, and a fanciful notion that perhaps they have descended Mt. Olympus to entertain us, or deserve to be elevated there, will not seem farfetched. After a week at the Paulden, Ariz., Gunsite Academy, our perception is much the same—we’ve gotten a look at something very special … [Read more...]
During the week of May 16 through 20, we presented the second evolution of the Gunsite CIVILIAN COUNTER-TERROR/RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER class. Eight students, all with previous Gunsite experience, attended the event. This evolution included a number of refinements decided on during the March CCTRAS class. The class is intended to provide students with the information and skills necessary to manage a critical incident related to an active killer/mass attack event. In addition, the class provides information on international and domestic terror groups. The information regarding terror … [Read more...]
Announcement! We are very proud to announce that Thunderbird Firearms Academy has been selected to be the Central States Satellite for Gunsite Academy! We will be offering the 250 Handgun class later this fall! We are excited to be part of the Gunsite family and help continue their legacy. Please share this post to help spread the word that Gunsite training is coming to Kansas! … [Read more...]