Spring is not far!
Coming from the Midwest when February usually meant very cold temperatures, snowy and cloudy days, it is a great pleasure to be in the high desert of northern Arizona. While we have snow (Ask the attendants of the “Artic Carbine 223 Class” a couple of weeks ago), it usually melts a day or so later and we are back to impossibly blue skies and marshmallow clouds and temperatures in the 50’s.
So, why aren’t you at Gunsite taking a class? As with summer, do not fear the weather. If it does get inclement, it becomes more of an adventure and greater memory.
Classes at Gunsite really ramp up starting Monday with another doubled 250 Pistol class with Rangemasters Ed Head and Charlie McNeese. Remember we still have reasonably priced ammunition packages for classes thanks to our industry partner and friend Doubletap Ammunition. (Remember Doubletap when this run on ammunition finally calms down.)
March comes in like a Lion and goes out like a Lion with a 260 Shotgun and Shotgun Advanced Tactical Problems, four (4) 250 Pistol classes, a 350 Pistol, Two Day Pistol Range Day, Tactical Medicine, Battle Rifle, Seasoned Citizen 350, CCW, Long Range Rifle, another (all steel) Pistol Range Day, 499 Advanced Tactical Pistol and numerous private tutorials. We also have noted tactical tracking expert David Scott-Donelan returning for his Tactical Tracking class. Remember our great host and partner Royal Range in Nashville for Gunsite training opportunities. We have a 250 Pistol Course the week of March 1 with Rangemaster Ron Fielder supported by some of our other “Tennessee Mafia” Gunsite instructors.
Speaking of the “Tennessee Mafia” of Gunsite Instructors, congratulations to Gunsite’s newest staff member Bob Doak. Bob works for a major metropolitan TN police agency and is skilled in many facets. He recently completed the arduous Gunsite Provost program and received his coveted Gunsite Instructor Pin. We look forward to working with him.
April is busy as well. Our friends at the Lebanon Indiana Police are hosting Gunsite again for the three (3) day 123 Carbine in mid-April. Per requests, we are offering our first Ladies” Only 123 Carbine at Gunsite April 5-7, 2021. The course content is the same as a standard class, but some ladies wish to train sans the men. (The ladies often show up the men in classes!)
With ammunition still a challenge to find at a reasonable price, remember your dry practice regiment. If you do not recall, it is in your Gunsite student handbook. Dry practice is an excellent way for you to keep up your perishable skills with no cost.
We continue to work with Colt and Davidson’s to keep Colt Gunsite Pistols available. The original run of the Colt Gunsite 9mm Lightweight Commanders sold quickly. We are negotiating for another run of full-size Colt Gunsite Service Pistols, LW Commanders in .45 ACP and 9mm and a return of the Colt Gunsite Concealed Carry Officers Model. We will keep you informed as these come available.
If you have suggestions on shirt designs for the Gunsite Pro Shop, email Shari@gunsite.com with them. We are always interested in artwork, verbiage, etc.
The same applies as to different courses. If there is something you have in mind and that would be of interest to others, contact Training Director Dave Hartman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the ideas.
Gunsite also returns to Alaska for Shotgun/Pistol in mid-June. If you are from the far north (or wanting a reason to visit), this is your opportunity. Spend five (5) days with the your pistol and shotgun and enhance your proficiency.
It seems that those millions of new gun owners are taking Jeff Cooper’s adage to heart and looking for training. (Just because you own a piano does not make you a musician.) Our classes continue to fill, exceeding our 2020 enrollments. So, if you have an interest in training with us, do not wait too long to enroll.
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