March Roars In Like A Lion!
While the weather at the Gunsite Ranch is beautiful today ushering in the month of March, it also is roaring in like a lion and we hope it continues throughout the year! With the March schedule, it will also go out like a lion.
Nothing roars quite like the Scattergun in a defensive situation and that’s what is happening on Shot Quad, York and in the Simulators today. We complete TD3 of a 260 Shotgun class today with several good citizens, staff from the US Geologic Survey in Alaska and Airmen from the USAF. Training continues through Friday. A Gunsite 160 Three Day Shotgun begins March 9 in the Nashville TN area under the tutelage of Rangemaster Ron Fielder. It isn’t too late to register for that “Boomstick” class.
The staff and students also are appreciating the newly paved Gunsite Road during the blessed wet winter we have had. Visit the Gunsite Facebook page and you can see video of the new road and some of the cattle during “rush hour.”
Next week is the popular “Seasoned Citizen 250” course. Many of us have had lots of ups and downs on our hips, knees, etc. as well as time seems to move a bit slower for us. As we are a fighting school, we try to keep things real for you regardless of your age, condition, disabilities, etc. The SC250 was developed by Rangemaster Larry Landers around this model. Time is a bit slower, distances are lessened and the “ups and Downs” are greatly reduced. A couple of our “Seasoned Instructors” (Ed Head and Jerry McCown) are assisting Larry in this class. It has been a big hit.
Active Shooter Terrorist Response for Civilians runs along-side SC250 with Bob Whaley, Jay Tuttle and Chris Currie. This course (with a 250 prerequisite) teaches you many aspects of an Active Shooter event, how to have an emergency plan for it, and how to appropriately respond. It is much more than a shooting class. A natural follow-up to that course is the Emergency Medical Class in April based upon an Active Shooter model. Dr. Temerlin is an outstanding instructor for this material. There is no pre-requisite for this course and it does not involve shooting.
March continues to “Roar” with a double 250, a near full Richmond Virginia 250 at Colonial Shooting Academy, media events with Mossberg, 350 Pistol, the NEW 370 Intermediate Rifle, a Cabella’s Ladies’ Pistol Course and more.
One of the “More” is the first Tactical Tracking Class with the renowned David Scott-Donelan. David is a long-time friend and I’ve had the opportunity to host and attend several levels of his Tactical Tracking course in my previous life. This three (3) Day course will teach you how to look for, track and follow it in search of the bad guy or that lost soul. Gunsite is the perfect venue and David is one of the best in the world to learn it from.
The SCOTT DONELAN TRACKING SCHOOL
3044 Player Avenue
Sierra Vista, AZ 85650-6606
United States of America
Cell: 702-498-6765 (24 hours)
Our friends at Glock will return for another Glock Armorers Course at Gunsite. This is coming up May 13th on a Saturday following a 250 Pistol class and preceding a 260 Shotgun and Ladies 150 Pistol Course.
Offsite courses continue to grow. Isn’t it time for you to take that class you have been putting off and since it is close to home . . . or is it time for you to get refreshed from your last Gunsite class? Wichita Kansas will host another Gunsite 250 Pistol Course in April 17-21. Have you looked at the Washington area Pistol, Carbine and Shotgun courses hosted at the Firearms Academy or Seattle? If you are in the northwest, it is an easy drive. I’ve already mentioned that we are in the Nashville TN area with more classes throughout the year.
Our friends at Panteao will also be returning soon to begin the filming of our next video releases. You can look forward to seeing Walt Wilkinson discussing the “Battle Rifle” (.30 caliber semiauto platform) and the ever-popular Il Ling New discussing the “Scout Rifle.” Il Ling will also discuss “Predator Defense” on another DVD. This instruction in on responding to the four legged predators we may come across in the field. It has been a popular course with our USGS clients as well as others who spend time in the deep woods. We hope to have them out by late summer or early fall.
Time for me to get back to work (I am challenged to call it “work” since I’m at Gunsite . . .) and away from the computer screen for a bit. If you haven’t been to Gunsite yet, time is of the essence. If you have been here, time to come back and visit “the family.” Let me know how we can support your visit.