In 1988, a successful chiropractor had his life twist turned upside down. His business was doing well and he had a family to love and protect. He worked hard at everything he did, and as a result, he seemed to have the Midas touch. But then suddenly, in the stillness of the night, his world was ripped into by a few flying bullets. It was that night that the random drive by shooting shook Dr. Ignatius Piazza’s world. He was hit, luckily not physically with bullets, but those bullets struck deep inside his psyche and hit a nerve that opened his eyes to a realization that will sit with him for a lifetime.
At the time, Ignatius Piazza owned guns and knew how to use them. He was a pretty good shot and knew how to handle a gun safely. But the realization that he came to was that his guns were useless… because he did not know how to use them in a life threatening situation. He did not know how to use a gun to save his family. He did not know how to use a gun to save his own life. Basically, he knew how to use a gun except in the one time that it was actually important: to defend a life.
He began studying about self defense and guns and began getting some gun training. He found it difficult to find a gun training school that was really, really good, though. Some gun training schools had this, but they lacked that. Some had that, but they lacked this. Some just didn’t have this or that. But somehow, through hard work, time, research and a ton of dedication, Ignatius Piazza got the gun training he needed to be proficient. He knew how to effectively use a gun for self defense. Since Ignatius Piazza had done a huge amount of gun training and shooting practice, he knew the work that would be required of someone if that person wanted to get the same level of gun training he had. Given the sub par gun training schools that were out there, it was going to be difficult for just about anyone. He also worried that people would attend a gun training school that claimed to be “good” and they would end up with so-so gun training. Or worse, what if they ended up with ineffective gun training? That would leave them THINKING they had been trained well… thus, putting them in danger. Ignatius Piazza did not like this thought. So, the philanthropist decided that he wanted to pave the way for others and make it easier to secure the most effective gun training around.
He trained more and more and ended up earning himself a Four Weapons Combat Master Certificate, meaning he was, quite literally, one of the best shooters in the world. And then, in 1996, Ignatius Piazza opened the doors to his very own gun training school, called Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, where people could go to get the best gun training they could possibly find. Today, Front Sight offers tens of thousands of students levels of gun training that surpass the levels of military and law enforcement training. Once you attend a Front Sight gun training course, you will realize that Front Sight is better than the other gun training schools out there. Simply put, Front Sight has this AND that.