OK, after reviewing this thread a couple things need to be stated:
1: When someone asks for input on a training facility and are asking for pros and cons, don't be surprised when people list the cons or their thoughts on the matter.
2: Unless user content is a clear violation or questionable of forum rules, take an extra five minutes and think about why it is that you are reporting that post etc.
3: This thread was started over a year ago, and the OP was not happy with his time spent there. Rather than revive a dead thread perhaps a thread for after action reviews would have been a better idea.
I'm reopening this, but if it continues it's current trend for tit-for-tat BS it won't last long.
Happy New Year east coast. :party:
When FS was offering a 1 day free smg class I went and had an great time shooting a full auto UZI.! They fed me a light breakfast and at the end of the day free pizza ! what's not to like? I stuck around to hear the sales pitch and Master Plan and passed on it. The buzz gun course was a hoot! I don't think they offer it anymore.
Back then there was only one building and the range was a dirt/rock berm.I have no idea what it looks like today.
Well said, JD. Just as Gutshot has, I've said my piece. Thanks for the sanity.
My wife and I just returned from the 4 day defensive pistol course at Front Sight. I have been shooting for 60 years including competition shooting in the service and a tour in Viet Nam. I had a great time, learned how much I really didn't know and thought the course was fantastic. Already have plans to go back and avail myself to some of their other courses. IMHO, it is a great place to acquire a tremendous amount of knowledge and hone your shooting skills.
Did you buy a membership or use a one-time course certificate?
Originally Posted by Redline
Have you ever been to other modern training schools?
Originally Posted by Redline
I have been to Front Sight 3 times and each time have taken several people with me. Everyone of us have had a great time with excellent instruction. I simply wish I had been there at a much younger age...before I developed incorrect habits and techniques. To that end I bought lifetime memberships for all family members, including grandchildren to get them started correctly. I know there is a great deal said about the marketing, and I certainly understand, it does get old. But, they train more people every year than all other facilities/orgs. combined. Plus, they are building a new facility just outside Dallas, TX. Not bad for a company that many say is corrupt, bankrupt, failing, etc. My point is that if you want a quality program, don't hesitate to go.
I have been twice, 4 day handgun, and 4 day rifle, in 2012 so this is a little more current than the start of the thread. Excellent class, facilities, and
instruction. (Yes, I have had other recent instruction, government, at a high level). i carry a duty weapon and requal every 6 months.
I will be going back and I continue to recommend it to others.
You can get a "lifetime" membership for a couple hundred dollars, which makes the instruction cost VERY reasonable.
Good student to instructor ratio
Lots of ladies there so it is a low threat non-intimidating school for women.