Front Sight Training Institute?????

Front Sight Training Institute?????

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    Front Sight Training Institute?????

    Anybody hear of these folks? What is the good, bad, and the ugly?

    They are offering a free handgun and a bunch of other stuff ($1199.00) when you sign up.

    https://www.frontsight.com/free-gun.asp
    Ahhh, what an awful dream. Ones and zeros everywhere... and I thought I saw a two.



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    I'd do a bunch of reading before I thought of giving them money.
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    I would look hard around where you live. Probably a lot of good training without going that far. But if money is no object..... Road trip.
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    I agree with Supertac....read up, maybe go to the Las Vegas newspapers archive and read up on Front Sight and its founder.....

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    The founder is a serious Scientologist, and he uses their business practices and techniques. If you don't have any problem with that, the training is probably good.

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    I was about to comment further, but my remarks may be considered biased. About 30 minutes ago I won a FrontSight training certificate in another forum.

    Oh well, I'll go ahead anyway. I find the owner's promotional approach a little off-putting. That being said, there have been long threads on many forums with lots of anecdotal high praise for their training. Although the Las Vegas area is geographically distant for a lot of people, the airlines and travel agencies often offer very inexpensive travel and sometime lodging as well.
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    Purchased some certificates for $100 each and went with my sons last fall. We all had a great time. We took the 4 day defensive handgun course. Learned a lot. Part of the course was a night shoot, going through a shoot house, and a one on one steel target competition.

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    The founder's mustache creeps me out.

    That and his hard sell tactics. All secretive and stuff. Please.
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    They have a high turnover of instructors so it can be hit or miss. It's also a timeshare type business. The "$2,000 certificates" can usually be found on ebay for $50-$100. They have had "Hurry act now before there gone" deals ever since they opened.

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    Their high pressure sales tactics kinda turn me off. I live in Nevada but I'm heading to Gunsite!
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    I have trained with a guy that was once an instructor their. With out going into detail he left Front Sight after a couple of years.

    Over all the technique they teach are solid.

    If there is a large turn over of the instructor, at any facility, I would be leery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Their high pressure sales tactics kinda turn me off. I live in Nevada but I'm heading to Gunsite!
    I would like go to Gunsite myself but I can't afford it.

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