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Gunsite offers firearm training to elite military personnel, law enforcement officers and free citizens of the US.
We knowledgeable Americans take our rights very seriously, and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States guarantees each citizen the right to keep and bear arms. However, with each right comes an equal responsibility to discharge that right effectively, legally, safely and within the bounds of morality. Rights demand responsibility.
Owning a piano does not make one a pianist any more than owning a handgun makes one a good shooter. Only an effective, safe and authoritative program of study can guarantee that in a moment of danger YOU will act to protect yourself, your loved ones or the ones you are sworn to with self defense firearms training skills.
This is essentially my first shooting experience and I entered the course with high anxiety. The instructors were incredibly calm and patient and I’m leaving with zero anxiety about carrying and/or shooting a loaded pistol.
I just completed the Gunsite 250 Pistol course at the Thunderbird Firearms Academy in Wichita, KS. HOLY COW! I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of the instructors, the facility, and substance of the training.The instructors told us “what” to do, showed us “how” to do it, and also explained “why” it should be done. They even demonstrated some concepts with specific drills, such as the “wobble drill”. These drills removed any doubt I might have had that what they were saying was true. …
Simulators were beyond outstanding. Joe was the best instructor in a shoot house I have had in over 20 years. Everyone was helpful and professional.I want to return to Gunsite for the ‘Old Fart’ Seasoned Citizen 250.I can’t do a regular class anymore. This Seasoned Citizen Carbine brought me back to Gunsite.
10 years ago my wife and I took the three pistol classes and the edged weapons class. Except for the bruises from the edged weapons class we extremely enjoyed the experience. Fast forward a year and my wife is accosted in a parking lot. Due to the circumstances she was in condition orange. Moments later the attacker was lying on the ground in a pool of apple juice from a broken gallon glass jug. Police arrested a repeat offender. 250 training at its best. Fast forward 6 months and I am in the …
The 250 Pistol Class was our first in depth encounter with a hand gun. Not knowing which type and caliber of pistol would be best for us we did not purchase anything before arriving. The staff recommended the correct rental equipment for our needs. The instructors had decades of professional experience in the military, law enforcement, or both. They eagerly shared their personal backgrounds and individual experiences. They were patient and attentive. They monitored our every movement. Safety w…
I just took possession of my new Gunsite Colt and the applied grips, it looks and feels fabulous. Tommorw I clean it then on to the range with my son on Saturday to begin my 250 best practices. I just can not say enough positive things regarding the quality of training, the hospitality of all instructors and personel and the first rate quality of the training grounds. We are coming back in a few months for GAS, and hope to return with both sons next year for his 250 class and our 350 class. Ag…
Simulators were beyond outstanding. Joe Knapp was the best instructor in a shoot house I have had in over 20 years. Everyone was helpful and professional. I want to return to Gunsite for the ‘Old Fart” 250. (Seasoned Citizen 250) I can’t do a regular class anymore. This brought me back to Gunsite.
Proficiency at arms is a perishable skill. Several things separate Gunsite from the rest of the industry 1) world class instruction, 2) world class facilities, and 3) the ability to maintain proficiency with what you learned in class from the world class instructors at the world class facilities supervised by more world class instructors at the same world class facilities. Number 3 is called range days. The value of range days cannot be understated as range days allows you to practice what you l…
Since we were traveling extensively in a motor home the staff recommend that the shotgun may be the preferred defensive weapon for our situation. So, we decided to stay for a second week and take the 260 Shotgun Class. The 250 Pistol Class made the 260 Shotgun Class easier since we were familiar with the facility and the class format. Both the pistol and shotgun were to be used together in this class. Again, the staff recommended which type and gage of shotgun we should use. As in the pistol cla…
This was one of the best things I have done for myself in years. I enjoyed each day and each session. I came to The Gunsite Academy 250 Pistol Class to learn from the best. They did not disappoint. All instructors and staff were amazing and customer focused; to include the Pro Shop, Registration, and Catering. The instructors led each day and individual sessions in an organized and focused fashion. We knew what was expected of us at all times and what was to occur. There was a relentless focus o…