Gunsite training is outstanding even when you don’t have to pull the trigger. The confidence in firearms handling capabilities goes a long way. Practice helps too. Today, in broad daylight 3 PM MST, around 400 yards from my front door I happened upon what is in all likelihood a homicide on a well-groomed walking trail. The blood pool under the victim’s head looked fresh so the bad guy could not have been too far away. Confidence in gun handling skills came in handy keeping me calm [enough] calling in the discovery but more over I felt that if I would get in a gunfight that I would win. It was a tense few minutes waiting for the paramedics and police to arrive. I left the house yellow, made the discovery and went to the border of orange and red, ready to go red if the bad guy came back. That is as close as I want to get to red. These things don’t happen in my neighborhood until now. Gunsite training makes all the difference in how I was able to handle the situation.
Tom J., 250 Defensive Pistol Class, Gunsite, Paulden, AZ