The Pandemic Issue
We hope this finds you all safe and sound at your place of work, home or shelter.
It is a beautiful Spring day at the Ranch and Gunsite continues to teach good people how to stay alive. The 223, 250 and Pistol Tutorial are marching onward. The two (2) Day Pistol Range Day is on schedule for this weekend.
The recommendations from medical providers have been monitored and followed here for several weeks.
While we have always had a clean facility, our efforts are redoubled to clean and disinfect.
As to the recent stay home directive from the Arizona Governor, we are an exempt business as on March 24 the Governor designated our industry an “Essential Business and Operation” and will not be subject to mandatory closures. Further, we are “Outdoor Recreation” which is also exempt. I believe Educational Institutions are also exempt.
Our caterer is engaged in food service delivery and can continue. Her delicious lunches will be eaten in the open-air Mess Deck and classrooms, in groups of ten (10) or less. (You can also bring your own lunch and store it in the Mess Deck refrigerators.)
Hotels are exempt. Meals can be drive-up or delivery. There are many options in Chino Valley, Prescott and Prescott Valley. (Remember to tip your service person well!)
Our classroom portions of class are heavily restricted. Classes that involved “Close Quarters” have been postponed to later in the year.
Time spent outdoors on the ranges are in groups of ten (10) or less and maintaining the requested social distancing.
Facilities will continue to be disinfected regularly by staff.
All clients and staff have their temperature taken each morning.
If I recall, the recommendation is for you to participate in outdoor recreation, following the social distance guidelines. What better way is there to recreate outdoors than practicing your defense skills at Gunsite?
So, Gunsite will continue to have classes, modified as necessary, teaching good Americans to stay alive.
Some of our clients have postponed their courses for later in the year, some have cancelled for this year and some have asked their deposits be used to support The Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation or other students that may need some assistance. (Gunsite folks are the very best!) We hope to have an early version of the 2021 calendar up on the website very soon.
If you plan on a Summer or Fall Class, don’t wait to enroll. As this situation resolves, we anticipate a very busy second half of the year. Many are near full and the calendar is so full we may not be able to add many more.
We hope you remember your “Principles of Personal Defense” and Color Code. If not, time to re-read the book! Better yet, visit with your family and friends about it. It is so important for you to live this every day.
Now, what are you doing at home? We hope you have been in “Yellow” and had some of the necessary supplies in place. We also hope you are being good neighbors and not hoarding all the supplies at the grocery, checking on your neighbors, friends and family, and keeping up with practice. (Check our postings on social media as to a reminder how to properly “Dry Practice.”) Susan in the Pro Shop has put the books and videos on sale so there is more than network television, Netflix and Fox News to watch.
Thanks to Gunsite Family Member Dave Thompson for the fun Gunsite Word Search Puzzle. Dave clearly has had some time on his hands!
As this health issue continues over the next few weeks, keep alert, follow the Color Code, and do as your Mom said: “Wash your hands!”
We look forward to seeing you back at Gunsite.
When are you coming to Gunsite?