This is a great article written for the USPSA Magazine by Mike Foley, President of USPSA.
If you ever find yourself in a position to train at Gunsite, don’t hesitate to go. If you think you don’t need training like this, and carry a pistol, I urge you to go. If you think it is too basic for you, I dare you to go. Over the years, I’ve heard people say things like “they are stuck in 1976…” or “they only teach the Weaver stance…” or “that’s just a basic course…”. I can report that none of this is true. In retrospect, none of the people who said that to me have taken a class there, and I now have. I found the instruction to be modern, relevant, and useful. The Rangemaster told us that they would teach us their way, but that they fully recognize that it is not the only way. I was able to reinforce some of my training, and I learned some new things as well. I still walk in two worlds, and those worlds were both born in the shadow of Col. Jeff Cooper. The Gunsite tradition is alive and well, modern and relevant, as is practical shooting. I’d call that a legacy we can all be proud of.Mike Foley, President of USPSA.