Front Sight and the Fifty Percent Rule

September 21st, 2011

In regards to gun training, you may have heard of the fifty percent rule. In a situation where self defense or family protection is needed, you will only be about fifty percent as accurate as your best day on the shooting range. Basically, that means you are going to be a bit slower and your bullets are going to hit further away from your exact target. If, on your best day, you hit about four inches away from your target, adjust that by fifty percent. Now you are going to be about six inches away. When it comes to small amounts like that, the extra two inches doesn’t really seem like that big of a deal. But what if the bad guy has a gun to your sister’s head and is holding her up as a human shield? If you miss his head, you may have just hit your sister. Are you okay with that?

In stressful and life threatening situations, your brain reacts differently than in calm and controlled situations. While shooting targets at the shooting range, you have all the time in the world. When someone has a gun to your sister’s head, the seconds count. You need to be able to remain calm and keep your cool in these situations, so that your self defense mechanism will be more accurate, quicker, smoother and thus, more effective.

Four Weapons Combat Master, Dr. Ignatius Piazza of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute wants to give you the training you need to be able to keep your mind and hand steady, even in these horrifying situations. The gun training courses at Front Sight concentrate on gun safety, and teach how to use a gun for self defense and family protection in actual life threatening situations. Throughout your gun training course, you will hear interesting lectures, watch entertaining shooting demonstrations and practice hands on tactical gun training, performing drills and exercises repetitively until they are second nature to you. This repetition may sound boring, but the gun training instructors at Front Sight keep things exciting and fun, so the class never drags or feels stale. You will interact with other people and will get the chance to participate in scenario based training. You will learn what it feels like to be in a threatening situation, so if you should ever have to endure one for real, your response will come more naturally, since you have technically already been there and done that.

The idea of Ignatius Piazza’s dream for Front Sight is not to make you a good shooter. The idea is to make you a perfect shooter, so that the fifty percent rule need not affect you too much. If you are constantly hitting your target spot on, or even a couple centimeters away, even if you include that fifty percent decrease in accuracy, you are still doing pretty well when it comes to accuracy. Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight will train you to be the best shooter you can be, guaranteed.

Front Sight: Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

June 13th, 2011

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, the huge gun training school in Pahrump, Nevada, provides the best quality gun training, knife training and empty hands self defense training that money can buy. Dr. Ignatius Piazza, the man who created it all, is set on giving students more bang for their buck… quite literally.

You have probably heard the phrase, “Practice Makes Perfect.” Well… that is only partly true. If you are not practicing correct techniques during your practice time, then you could be hurting yourself in the long run. The truth is that Perfect Practice Makes Perfect. Ignatius Piazza promises all of his students: perfect practice is just what you will get at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.

The gun training instructors at Front Sight will tell you, “We are not here to make you good shooters. We are here to make you PERFECT shooters.” So how do they accomplish this? First, they teach perfect technique. They tell you what the techniques are. They show you what the techniques are. Then they help you master those techniques during dry practice. After that, they help you master those techniques during firing drills. They even help you help OTHER STUDENTS perfect THEIR technique. They come at you from every angle with education so you can be sure you are not missing anything. The result is that perfect practice that you need. But there is more to perfecting your shooting than just perfect practice.

When you attend Front Sight for any gun training course, one of the things you will look forward to hearing every day is how much ammunition you will need for the next day’s exercises. Don’t be surprised when you hear, “You will need about one hundred fifty rounds tomorrow… for before lunch.” Ignatius Piazza designed his gun training program at Front Sight to actually teach you how to shoot perfectly. How is this going to happen if you get to shoot fifty to a hundred rounds, like they have you do at other gun training schools? At Front Sight, you will be shooting A LOT because Ignatius Piazza wants you to get in all of the perfect practice that you need in a safe and controlled environment so you will be better prepared if you must use a gun for self defense off the range in real life.

I know I have been using the word “perfect” quite a bit today. It may seem redundant or like I’m trying too hard to make a point. But please, believe me when I say that it is not for emphasis. It is because there are few words that actually equate to the word “perfect.” You can describe something as excellent, really good, amazing, incredible, outstanding, super, or whatever your favorite positively charged adjective is. But really, you get nothing less than perfection at Front Sight. The gun training you will receive from Ignatius Piazza is not just really good. It’s not just excellent. It is perfect. Because only perfect practice makes perfect, and Ignatius Piazza wants to make you a perfect shooter.