Gun Training Lesson: What if My Gun Won’t Shoot?

January 25th, 2011

Let’s paint the picture. It is the middle of the night and you’re in bed. You wake up to the sound of someone rummaging through your kitchen downstairs. Your kids are at a sleepover, so you know it’s not them, and your wife is sleeping soundly next to you. You keep a gun next to your bed, so you grab it. You creep down the stairs and peer into the kitchen to see a man in a mask, filling a bag with your stuff. He sees you and raises his gun. You point yours at him, pull the trigger and… no bang. You’ve got a dead trigger. Your gun just malfunctioned. Wait… guns can malfunction? Do you know what to do?

The first time my gun malfunctioned I didn’t know what just happened. Luckily, I was in my first day of my gun training course at Dr. Ignatius Piazza’s gun training school, called Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. We were just learning how to aim at a stationary target and put two bullets through the thoracic cavity of the paper man. There was no timed pressure, and I wasn’t worried about my paper man shooting back. My gun training partner, who had previously attended Front Sight, looked quickly at my gun and said, “Oh, you have a type three malfunction. Don’t worry. You are going to learn all about that and how to fix it.”

How did he KNOW that?

My Front Sight gun training instructor came over and helped me clear the malfunction and told me the same thing. Ignatius Piazza planned for this sort of thing when designing his gun training program at Front Sight.

There is NO WAY I’m going to remember all of this.

The next morning, at the Front Sight gun training range, the instructors announced that we were going to learn about the different malfunctions. They gave a quick lecture and a demonstration that made me think, “Huh? How did he do that so fast?” Step by step, we went through each gun malfunction, how to diagnose them and how to clear them.

This gun training stuff is beginning to get pretty intense. I’m starting to learn how to clear these things when the steps are being called out for us, but I don’t know if I’d be able to handle this under timed pressure in a gun fight with no one telling me what type of malfunction my gun has.

The Front Sight gun training instructors stuck with us. They didn’t give up or get frustrated when it took some of us longer to learn these difficult gun training and gun handling techniques. Ignatius Piazza really did a great job picking these guys to be Front Sight instructors. That fact was brought to life on my third day of gun training: the night gun training section.

I had my gun and my flashlight pointed in on my target. I pressed the trigger. Dead trigger. I can’t give my position away so I do what the Front Sight instructors teach: kill the light and move. Would I have been able to do what I did on day one? Heck no. But by day three, I was able to do it. I cleared that malfunction in just a few seconds… in the dark, not being able to see my gun. I stayed “alive” in that gun fight because of what Ignatius Piazza’s gun training instructors taught me.

Will you stay alive in your gunfight?

Front Sight – Gun Training Students Love

April 8th, 2010

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, the gun training school near Las Vegas, Nevada, has continually been a place where people find rest and comfort in the fact that they will soon be able to protect their families, as well as their own lives. Offering the highest quality gun training, knife training and other forms of self defense training, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute has grown from only ten students to one of the most successful gun training schools in the world, training tens of thousands of students each year. Most companies that can say they have grown to this extent have been around for decades, but Front Sight has been open less than fourteen years! In April of this year, 2010, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute will celebrate its fourteenth birthday. A lot can happen, and has happened, in fourteen years! For example, thousands upon thousands of people have learned what it takes to use a gun safely for self defense by attending one of Front Sight’s famous gun training courses. Shotgun training, rifle training, handgun training and automatic weapons training courses and course varieties have taught even the most beginner of beginners how to properly and effectively use their weapon to escape from life threatening situations. Night gun training courses have helped students expand their gun training skills into even the most difficult of situations – when visibility is low or non existent. A Concealed Carry Weapons Permit course has taught students how to secure a CCW Permit, even in the states that like to make it as difficult as possible for law abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon.

Four Weapons Combat Master, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, the man who founded Front Sight, puts much pride into the gun training school, along with his time, money and energy. The statistics of the gun training school demonstrate this. Due to this amazing effort of Ignatius Piazza, along with the superb gun training courses and the extraordinary gun training instructors, Front Sight has at least doubled in size every year since its opening almost fourteen years ago. The best part is, is Front Sight will celebrate its birthday knowing that it is on track to do it again! The numbers do not lie – Front Sight is the best place to receive gun training of any kind!

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is the leader in the gun training world for good reasons. Time after time, students return to see Ignatius Piazza at Front Sight and take more gun training courses because of the wonderful experience that they had previously. It is a common thing for students of Ignatius Piazza to be overjoyed with their experience at Front Sight and return again. In fact, Ignatius Piazza knows this will happen and guarantees Front Sight, saying that if a student is not completely satisfied with his or her first self defense gun training course, he will pay for the course himself! Front Sight is a place students love. The awesome gun training, the professional gun training instructors, Ignatius Piazza, the welcoming atmosphere – they love it all.

From Ten to Tens of Thousands in Just a Few Years

February 3rd, 2010

What was once a small group of ten students in Bakersfield, California has morphed into one of the most influential organizations in the gun world today. Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is known as the number one gun training school in the world, now located near Las Vegas, teaching tens of thousands of students a year how to safely and effectively operate a firearm. In addition to gun training, Front Sight also offers edged weapons training and empty hands self defense training, making the school a most ideal self defense training institute.

Founded and directed by Four Weapons Combat Master, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Front Sight was started in 1996 to help people get safe and stay safe, by learning gun handling techniques and self defense mechanisms that can be used anytime and anywhere. What has caused Front Sight Firearms Training Institute to grow from ten students to tens of thousands of students? Many aspects have contributed to this fact.

Front Sight is directed by a man who has an incredible amount of knowledge in the area of firearms. Being a Four Weapons Combat Master, Ignatius Piazza had to undergo thousands upon thousands of hours of gun training, weapons education and target practice, followed by more gun training. Few people in the world have achieved this high honor because a Four Weapons Combat Master Certificate is not easily attained. The process is long and brutal, and Ignatius Piazza was the second man in the world to do it.

Ignatius Piazza only hires gun training instructors who meet his personal standards of gun training. This means if an applicant does not measure up to Ignatius Piazza personally, that applicant simply does not get the position. For this reason, students of Front Sight are assured that their personal gun training instructor is among the best in the world. Front Sight instructors are highly versed in every area of gun training, including gun safety and customer service.

Front Sight employees truly LOVE what they do. They work weekends and holidays – and don’t mind it – because they share Ignatius Piazza’s dream to positively change the world. One phone call to Front Sight and it is quickly demonstrated that employees of Front Sight are caring and personable, intelligent and quick, dedicated and diligent. A staff can make or break a company, and the Front Sight staff definitely adds to the reason that the gun training school has been so successful.

The gun training curriculum at Front Sight is more complete than the curriculum at other gun training schools. Ignatius Piazza made sure to leave nothing out when designing his gun training program, so students of Front Sight are guaranteed to learn everything they need to know about gun use. Ignatius Piazza also offers personalizing options. Front Sight students can choose between a number of gun training and self defense training courses, such as rifle training, handgun training, knife training, night gun training, gun training for teens, gun training for women and personalized gun training, as well as several other courses. This means that Front Sight students have options, so they can be assured that they are learning what they need and want to learn, not necessarily what their neighbor wants to learn.

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute has been created to make the world a safer place. A lot goes into creating a successful company. Ignatius Piazza really nailed it with this one.