When the bullets sprayed out of the open car window, chaos spread throughout the neighborhood. The peaceful evening had been brutally interrupted, and panic settled itself into the minds of everyone around. Chiropractor and family man, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, was suddenly struck with a realization while he was lying on the floor of his living room. Even though he practiced shooting regularly at the shooting range, he did not feel he had the knowledge or experience to protect his loved ones. To Ignatius Piazza, this is not a desirable feeling. He decided to change that, and become the man that could protect his family if he ever needed to.
Ignatius Piazza was disappointed to find that in 1988 in America, it was extremely difficult to locate the gun training he was determined to find. This was another thing he wanted to change. Ignatius Piazza knew that there were other people like him out there – people who wanted to be safe and protect their families. Being the philanthropist that he is, Ignatius Piazza decided that he would do the leg work, dig deep and find the best gun training he could find, and then make it available to everyone. Today, his gun training school, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, makes finding great gun training easy for anyone. Because of Ignatius Piazza, people do not have to become frustrated or feel the need to give up their search.
From that horrible night in 1988 to the day Front Sight opened its doors in 1996, and even on to present day, Ignatius Piazza has spent hours and hours out on the range, perfecting every aspect of his gun handling. He has read and listened to gun training lectures. He has participated in gun training courses and seminars. He has watched gun training professionals and studied their form, techniques and tactics. He has diligently performed dry practice to perfect his own form and techniques. He has worked with targets, shooting both stationary and moving. He has worked with other people, watching and participating in real life scenarios where self defense would be needed. Ignatius Piazza practiced. Then, he practiced some more. When he thought he was ready to start training other people, he practiced even more. Ignatius Piazza is a man of dedication to gun training. He wanted to be the best before he opened Front Sight.
Ignatius Piazza’s perseverance earned him a great reward. He became the second man in the world to secure a Four Weapons Combat Master Certificate. This honor is intensely difficult to achieve, but Ignatius Piazza earned it, and he wants to share his experiences and his knowledge with as many people as possible. No one should have to feel helpless in a dangerous situation. No one should have to become discouraged when looking for the training to make them not feel helpless in those situations. Ignatius Piazza put in the work to make it easy for anyone and everyone to find the best possible gun training available.