SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL
Most of us have returned to work from our hearths and families after enjoying thanks and good fellowship. Life would not have much spice or spark without gratitude and the cheer that friends and families bring. We are refreshed and renewed, and we ready ourselves for the final push to the end of the year.
November was a quiet month at Gunsite. We finished our last 250 Pistol class of 2011 and a 260 Shotgun class. Kentucky celebrated the first Gunsite Pistol offsite class and we will hopefully return for more training in Cave City. Our thanks to Jim Higgenbothem for putting that class together. December will be even quieter as people are afraid of the uncertain weather here in Northern Arizona and no one enjoys travel around the Christmas Holiday.
January however brings Gunsite back into full swing as we prepare for a great 2012 training calendar. Send your application in for your 2012 class before January 1 and receive 2011 pricing. If you don’t see the course you are looking for in the 2012 calendar make sure to check the website as we add classes on to our schedule monthly. We have added the first Ladies Shotgun class May 19-20 and a Shotgun Advanced Tactical Problems May 30, 31-June 1. Many of our class offering for next spring are almost full, so if you are thinking of signing up for an early class get your application in soon.
If you missed our Black Raven Friday sales last week give Susan a call. She has some outstanding values on quality pistols, carbines and that most popular rifle of the year the Ruger Gunsite Scout. Purchase one now and these firearms can be under your tree in time for Christmas morning. Nothing says I love you like a new handgun and a diamond ring. We all know firearms retain their value much better than ipods, ipads and video games.
As we move forward diligently, we also enter a season of peace and reflection, bearing in mind that so many of our servicewomen and men face daunting circumstances in harm’s way. So, while we pause and reflect on our good fortune to be alive in this time and place, we are mindful of others’ sacrifices on our behalf. To our armed forces: success and good hunting!
This has been an eventful year, and an historic one. Natural and man-made disasters have racked this tiny planet, forcing us to question ourselves and our institutions. But let us not question our good fortune to be Americans. Let us remember that we have the qualities of endurance and courage. We remain the freest people on Earth with the will and ability to do much good.
Finally, be of good cheer. As we head into the Christmas season, recall the teachings of the New Testament and approach the season and your fellows with appropriate good will. If we can convince and cajole in good humor we can accomplish much. Above all: Read, write and think for yourself.
From the Gunsite Family we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of happiness and joy.