The Go Wash Your Hands Again Issue
Greeting from the Gunsite Ranch. My typing fingers are near raw from all the hand sanitizer and soap and water we now call “normal.” If UV light (sunlight) kills the virus, we are executioners here at Gunsite.
Spring was wet and cool, but the last week or so has been sunny and in the upper 70’s and 80’s in the high desert. Phoenix is even warmer.
As an essential service in Arizona, we continue to sanitize and disinfect, practice social distancing, take every staff, client and visitors’ temperatures so we can continue with classes.
Class sizes are small as so many are restricted from travel. But that also means that those here are receiving a near-tutorial experience with the great Gunsite Rangemasters. Maybe it is time for you to take advantage of that!
May brings a 150 Pistol Class with our industry partners Panteao Productions in South Carolina along with a 250 Pistol Class here at Gunsite. The ever-popular range days continue with Carbine Range Day and Pistol Range Day in May. The Ladies are going strong with a Ladies’ 150 Pistol and Ladies’ Pistol 2 followed by 499, Defensive 3 Gun, Long Range Rifle and an additional 250 Pistol.
The Jeff and Janelle Cooper Memorial Day Shoot scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until Labor Day weekend. With the restrictions of travel in place, many who had planned to attend had concerns. So, the celebration match will happen, just in the Fall.
Lindy Cooper Wisdom and Christy Cooper Hastings greet the 250 graduates with the legendary tea, lemonade ((Arnold Palmers) and brownies on Friday afternoon. It is a wonderful time to have them visit with all the students, sharing the Gunsite history.
Have you considered the Gunsite option for home schooling of your Youth? Remember that we offer a Youth 250, Youth 350 and a first ever Youth 499 and a Youth 270 Rifle this summer. What better opportunity for them to learn life lessons, responsibilities and gun safety than under the tutelage of the Gunsite staff. The tuition for the course is $1000. (You might look at the courses offered alongside the Youth for Mom and Dad!)
Keep a positive attitude during the on-going issues in the Republic. This Nation has faced many great challenges and we shall prevail here. As people are kept home, sometimes tensions rise. We see this on the social media and some of the posts we block or eliminate. Remember you are Gunsite family. How would Jeff Cooper respond to rude commentary? Jeff appreciated polite adult conversation. Name calling, accusations, and hateful speech were not appreciated nor tolerated. So, not to sound like your parent, keep your manners and speak as you would like to be spoken to.
Remember to watch for us on Facebook, the live videos are fun for us. We also post on Instagram and Twitter regularly. Like, follow or whatever is the right term for these venues.
That’s it for now. Time for me to take some Otter Pops downrange to the students. Once I start with that, they are like Pavlov’s dogs!
Now, when are you coming to Gunsite?