Front Sight 4 day defensive handgun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by acarson529c, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. acarson529c

    acarson529c New Member

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    Just spent 4 great days at Front Sight. Watched people having to remember to de-cock, clear low and high brass malfunctions. I love my Glock 22 now more than ever.
     
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    Awesome, Front Sight is top notch, training doesn't get much better than that.
     

  3. Boracay

    Boracay ʎ ɐ ɔ ɐ ᴚ o

    Great training!

    Welcome to thr forum acarson529c :)
     
  4. G-23

    G-23 Premium Member

    Ther are several very good places to get solid training on numerous weapons systems:

    These are but a couple.

    Thunder Ranch with two locations:
    Texas & Oregon:http://www.thunderranchinc.com/home/index.html

    Blackwater East Coast: http://blackwaterusa.com/

    Even with Glock, bring a back up just in case but with Glock, you most likely will be lending the spare so someone else can finish the COF.:)
     
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  5. acarson529c

    acarson529c New Member

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    I think we are doing the shotgun training next. But I want to move on to some of the advanced handgun courses too.
     
  6. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    I know they aren't the only one in the business, just saying Front Sight are top notch.

    I've been to Blackwater by Mt Carroll, IL. Huge place, impressive array of training courses, and pretty good CQB instructors. I'm fairly certain someone bought that from Blackwater though, and I thought all Blackwater training facilities had closed down-at least under that name.

    There's also Gunsite who does a few locations of offsite training, including Indiana. They are pretty good as well. http://www.gunsite.com/main/

    A fairly new facility has opened near me, with a great group of instructors, its called shooter school. http://www.shooterschool.com/
     
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  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum acarson529c !!

    Can you give us a brief description of what the 4 days of training entailed...?

    Got any pics from the training...?
     
  8. acarson529c

    acarson529c New Member

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    It was a great defensive handgun course. People there ranged from active duty and retired police and military personnel to one lady I met who had fired a handgun only one other time. We were taught how to clear rooms, hallways. door ways. Failure to stop and after action drills. Clearing malfunctions while in a firefight. And lots of shooting. Controlled pairs to the thoracic cavity etc. My Glock 22 performed flawlessly after putting 650 rounds down range in four days.
     
  9. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    This training is interesting as hell.

    How much did it cost you for the training, if not too nosey?
     
  10. Green-Water

    Green-Water New Member

    Prices are listed on their website Matthew! :)
     
  11. acarson529c

    acarson529c New Member

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    There's some good videos too. Check often. The course is about $2,000. But they offer lifetime memberships for $250-$500. But you need to strike fast. They don't last. Sign up for email offers and alerts. Its free I got a lifetime handgun for $250. Which means I can attend any 2 or 4 day handgun for free for the rest of my life. And now that I have that I can upgrade to every class they offer, handgun, tactical shotgun, machine gun even hand to hand for only $500. Thinking about doing it. They will throw in an additional membership for free. I might take my son next time.
     
  12. Matthew780

    Matthew780 Very Sensitive Guy (^;)

    FrontSight.com

    Wowwee... Ok man. I'm going to their website now. Thanks for the insight, Carson. HUGE help. If I do this, I'll go all in. I'd get more than my money's worth in my 1st class attended.

    Outstanding.
     
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  13. series11

    series11 Hail Commifornia Lifetime Supporting Member

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    I went to a 2day and my skills with a pistol significantly improved. Sorry guys but I'm naturally a rifle guy and I thought of only having a handgun to get to my rifle. This training is excellent and I felt more at ease with a pistol and I'm incredibly glad I went. I definitely recommend going.
     
  14. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    I'm with you there, I like the old saying by Jeff Cooper paraphrasing....The only real use for a handgun is to buy you time to get to the long gun you should have had with you in the first place
     
  15. acarson529c

    acarson529c New Member

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    Yeah I've heard a similar joke. What's the best handgun for self defense? Answer: a rifle.
     
  16. series11

    series11 Hail Commifornia Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Yep, that is the reason I love my Kriss so much. .45 Auto power in an amazing rifle. I usually have that on my person.:)
     
  17. My wife and took the Gunsite 250 pistol class last Fall. Awesome experience. They ran two classes concurrently, so we asked for separate classes, which worked out great! We will be back!
     
  18. Herrsion

    Herrsion New Member

    I get to take my first one this weekend :D:D I'm so excited !!! I plan on thing as may as I can:):)
     
  19. Herrsion

    Herrsion New Member

    thats "taking" not thing (typo)
     
  20. Primer

    Primer New Member

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    Front Sight

    I get their messages, and hope to catch a course someday.