Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in the News 

Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in BBC News
World: Americas Gun resort opens in US
As legislators in Washington approve new gun-control measures, investors in Nevada are backing the world's first resort for firearms enthusiasts. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Chicago Tribune
In the course of my duties here, I've come across residential enclaves that appeal specifically to golfers, airplane owners, horse lovers and even to Latvians. But a development that's in the works near Las Vegas surely sets a new standard for "specialty marketing." More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in CNN.com
Pilots signing up for gun classes
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- Slid into a holster and nestled between manuals and maps, the .38 special was packed into pilot Don Worley's flight bag before every trip. Once inside the cockpit, Worley strapped the gun to his belt. He never had to use it, but he was ready. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in CNSNEWS.com Cybercast News Service
Firearms Training School Is Offering Free Instruction For Teachers
(CNSNews.com) - The school shootings in California have prompted a Las Vegas-based firearms training institute to offer free gun training for school personnel. The Front Sight Firearms Training Institute said Wednesday they would offer free firearms training to any school administrator, teacher or full-time staff members. The school's director believes that training school personnel to use firearms will cut down school violence. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in El Mercurio
The Good Boys
It is a semi lost area in the Nevada desert, USA. A group of men is getting ready to train with Uzi submachine guns. Right there, an hour away from Las Vegas, these people have developed something like a university of firearms where the philosophy is "in a gunfight, it is better to give than to receive" and where the subjects are "Defensive Handgun" or "Practical Rifle ", as an example. "Don't worry; you don't need to have previous experience at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in El Pais Semanal (Spain)
The World's Premier Resort for Self Defense and Personal Safety Training
Welcome to Gun City, a vacation destiny. In the heart of the state of Nevada, not too far from Las Vegas, a city designed for gun powder lovers.
Gun City. The city of arms. Does this seem to you like a paradise? You need to see it. We will wait for you with a gun in our hand and open arms. Highway 160 in route to Los Angeles. You can't miss it. Right behind it, Las Vegas. You can drive very fast. There is very little traffic at dawn. Bring your gun along. You don't have one? I am not surprised. Europe is way behind. That obsession to disarm the population. We will fix it. No problem. We have an arsenal. We will loan you what you need. Guns. Rifles. Did I talk to you about our very successful intensive submachine guns training? More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Financial Times
PERSPECTIVES: Learning the art of mastering a hot Uzi: Kevin Pilley participates in a submachine-gun seminar in the Nevada desert intended to improve 'self-defence skills'
Ignatius Piazza, a 40-year-old former chiropractor, was welcoming us to his free one-day, submachine-gun seminar. He was telling us of a terrifying personal experience when his family home in California was strafed during a drive-by incident.
"I was just an average gun enthusiast with no military or law enforcement experience. One day a group of anti-socials drove through our quiet neighbourhood and blasted away at everything that represented the fruits of a decent work ethic," he said. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Fort Worth Star Telegram
Pilot seeks guns for jet cockpits
An American Airlines pilot has a plan to frighten terrorists out of the sky and to secure the nation's planes.
Give the pilots guns.
"I am firmly convinced that if at least one of the crew members on each of those airlines had been armed, we would not have four crashes, thousands of people dead and the economy taking a dive," Keith Shankland said. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Gun World
Now at a world-class facility near Las Vegas, this famous shooting school is giving free subgun days!
Dr. Ignatius Piazza is a man with a dream. More than that, he's a man with a dream, a plan, and the resources to bring that dream to fruition. Piazza's dream is the town of Front Sight, Nevada, which is under construction at this moment. Situated on 550 acres about an hour's drive outside Las Vegas, Front Sight is a planned community like no other you have seen. Centered on the shooting sports and world-class facilities to enjoy them, Front Sight is modeled after today's exclusive golf resort communities. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Guns and Ammo
Free SUB-GUN Shoot
C & A's Readers Get a Unique Opportunity From the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.
We scribes get to do a lot of things free that are expensive or impossible for the general public. We get to test and shoot all manner of firearms and use cool gear on the cuff, so to speak. A recent week ending October was a good example of this. I got to take a free submachine class from the world-class instructors at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Nevada. Free use of a Front Sight-supplied fully auto Cobray M-1 1 9mmsubmachine gun with a two-stage suppressor-and all I had to provide were eye and ear protection and a hat. Spares of those items were on hand for those who left home without. Even the copious quantity of ammunition necessary to feed a gun with a 1,200 rpm cyclic rate was provided free as well, and, boy, did we shoot -- all under the watchful eyes of the dedicated Front Sight range staff. What makes this event unique-and interesting to you-is that the same deal I got is being offered to the Guns & Ammo reader. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in GunWeb
The Ultimate in Firearms Training - Front Sight!
We've known a little bit about Front Sight Firearms Training Institute and Dr. Ignatius Piazza for some time. But until we visited with Dr. Piazza, "Naish" for short, and toured the southern Nevada facility, we had no real idea what Front Sight was all about. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Handvapen Guiden 2003 - Article 2
Handvapen Guiden
Front Sight in Nevada - a whole town for shooters.
Two hundred shooters visit every weekend a sun dried patch of Nevada desert. They come here from all over USA to participate in courses at one of leading firearms training centers in this country. At the first view there's not much difference to be seen between Front Sight Firearms Training Institute and other establishments of this sort. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in ICON Magazine
ICON Magazine
"If That Same Drive-By Shooting Happened Today And It Turned Into A Home Invasion, I Would Be Well Trained."
Due west of Vegas, in the rolling scrubland where myths about the shoot-'em-up American West linger like high plains sunsets, Ignatius Piazza's utopia, where everyone packs heat in peace, is becoming a reality. Ten miles before Pahrump, on Highway 160, in the shadow of the Spring Mountains, this self-styled entrepreneur is building Front Sight, the world's first gated community dedicated exclusively to guns and the people who like to shoot them. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Las Vegas Life
You're standing in we middle or nowhere, cradling a loaded uzi. Joining you on a makeshift firing line are 12 strangers. They're just as armed as you are, and eager to open fire. The mind races. What If the guy next to me lost his job yesterday, the day after his wife left him for his best friend? And what about the gal down the line? She looks mighty tense; what If she's enraged over the violent state of the world and ready for payback? You can only speculate, because you don't know a thing about the mental state of this army. All you know is one careless move by one of 'em - or one crackpot who slipped past the background check - and you're a goner. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Las Vegas Mercury
Cover story: Oh say can Uzi?
Front Sight wants guns to be as cool and acceptable as owning a Harley
The jarring pang-pang-pang of gunfire has ceased, the shells have fallen, the dust has settled, and there sits in front of us 11 very Swiss-cheesed targets. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Las Vegas Review Journal
OASIS FOR GUN LOVERS: Resort aims to change view
It wasn't the gambling or Hoover Dam that brought Richard Guerra Cabral from Los Angeles to Southern Nevada last weekend. It was the Uzis. On April 20, Cabral stood in the desert near the Clark and Nye county borders and held in his hands a forbidden fruit for many Californians -- a fully automatic Uzi 9 mm submachine gun capable of firing 600 rounds per minute. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Las Vegas SUN
Front Sight project remains on hold
Gun-enthusiast development is embroiled in war over money
No one lives on Second Amendment Drive yet. The "visionary" developer who planned to build a firearms-themed residential subdivision near Pahrump -- complete with SWAT towers and machine-gun ranges -- is battling to keep the project on track. But Front Sight Nevada founder Ignatius Piazza is not at war with gun-control advocates, neighbors or county planners. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in London Times
Gun resort aims for the top
IN THE desert near Las Vegas, a former chiropractor is spending $25 million (15 million) on a holiday destination with a difference - a resort based on one of the world's largest non-military shooting ranges.
Front Sight, Nevada, aims to be heaven on earth for the committed gun enthusiast; it promises to be a variation on the theme of the golf resort but with sub-machinegun firing ranges and "360-degree live fire simulators" instead of fairways. The project has already been called "a shooter's Disneyland". More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Los Angeles Times
A Planned Community for the Gun Enthusiast
Firearms: A development called Front Sight would include, along with 1-acre home sites, 12 shooting ranges, a town armory and a web of tunnels for honing shooting skills. PAHRUMP, Nev.--Californians looking for a place to stash their assault weapons to avoid a Dec. 31 registration deadline can send them to Second Amendment Drive, out here in the Nevada desert. It's the main drag through Front Sight, a planned resort community where residents would have, not only the right, but practically a responsibility, to bear arms. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in National Enquirer News
Oh, give me a home, where a gun lovers can roam...
Gun City, USA
It's gun lovers' heaven - the first town in the world built specially for firearm fanatics.
In the exclusive, gated community called Front Sight in the Nevada desert, residents will freely blast away with everything from handguns to fully automatic weapons.
Instead of backyard pools, putting greens and hot tubs, owners will have shooting ranges, a SWAT assault tower and underground "tunnels of terror" for urban warfare and live fire training.
Lots alone cost $240,000 in this modern-day home on the shooting range and Phase I is almost sold out. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in New York Times
Pahrump Journal; A 'Sun City' for Gun Enthusiasts?
The sun was hot as Hades, but that hardly mattered to the 50 students gathered in the desert for Ignatius Piazza's free submachine gun training class. They came from as close as Pahrump, a half hour's drive west, on the California border, and as far as New England, lured to this vast sand pit for one day so that Mr. Piazza could pitch them his plans for the first resort community in the world for gun enthusiasts. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Playboy Magazine German Edition
Theory and practice
Aspiring shooters are taught how a submachine gun works.
In the early morning, fifty miles southwest of Las Vegas, an illustrious group gathers in the middle of the desert. This is just a bunch of ordinary men wearing mirrored sunglasses. They are trying to learn more about a subject which - although potentially of critical importance - tends to be neglected in civilian life - how to shoot a sub-machine gun correctly. Included among those that have made the trip here are a wide variety of businessmen, a police trainer, a private detective and a Japanese student that is wearing a martial arts T-shirt depicting a masked anti-terrorist fighter at work. The Japanese student mentions that he is studying international relations. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in San Francisco Chronicle
Home on the range
Nevada firing range owner aims to build luxury desert community for well-to-do, gun-toting set
Front Sight, Nev. -- On a hard-baked patch of Nevada desert, a Valhalla is taking shape for people who believe gun control is being able to hit your target. It's called Front Sight. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Sierra Times
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute: Free Gun School for Teachers
Pahrump, NV -- In the wake of the Santana High School shootings, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, which claims to be the world leader in providing intensified courses in the defensive use of firearms for private citizens, feels they have the answer to stopping further attacks on school children. Front Sight is offering free firearms training to any school administrator, teacher, or full time staff member designated as school Safety Monitors. Front Sight will accept for training up to three staff members from each school. Applicants must submit a letter requesting training on school district letterhead signed by the top school district official and designating the applicant as the school's Safety Monitor. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Small Arms Review
Free Submachine Gun Class Offered At Front Sight!
An unprecedented opportunity is now available to SARreaders. If you are reading this magazine, you must have an interest in fully-automatic firearms, and the nation's newest and soon-to-be finestfirearms training facility wants you to experience its training at the highest level first-hand. You are offered free tuition at an introductory submachinegun class. Formerly available only to graduates of its other training courses, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, located just outside Las Vegas,Nevada, is now extending the opportunity of attending its one day sub-gun class free! More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in The Mail On Sunday Review
Would you buy a home on Barrel Boulevard?
Dr. Ignatius Piazza has a dream - an entire town devoted to the handgun. He claims that when his 'Shooter's Disneyland' opens next year it will be the safest place in America. RUSSELL MILLER begs to differ.
Now I know how to stop a man in a gunfight before he kills me. I know how to stand, how to hold the gun to minimise the recoil, how to squeeze the trigger. I know to aim at 'centre mass', that is, the chest, two shots in quick succession. If my adversary doesn't go down, I aim at his head, at the bridge of his nose. Just one shot will do it. Bang! More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Times Democrat
Would you like an Uzi with that order?
Developer targets shooting aficionados in Nevada
FRONT SIGHT, Nev. - Australian journalist Gerard Ryle looks nauseous as he retreats from the firing line cradling his 9mmUzi. In the background: a paper silhouette of a person obliterated by a single pull of a trigger and 20 successive blasts. "I've never fired a gun in my life," Ryle mutters. "This is awful." Outsiders might relate. But most folks locking and loading here on a remote desert shooting range are gun enthusiasts eager to drive 48 miles west from as Vegas for a sure shot at trigger happiness. They are the "us" in the us-and-they sales pitch that distinguishes between Second Amendment advocates and adversaries, a wedge plied as a bridge to the nation's first gun-resort town. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in US News and World Report
A resort for gun owners
Welcome to Nevada
Call it the new American dream. Or nightmare. A luxury gated community is planned for 550 dusty acres in the Nevada desert some 38 miles from Las Vegas. Front Sight, named for a gun barrel aiming sight, will resemble a golf community. But instead of being built around golf courses, homes will look out on 22 shooting ranges, a five-story SWAT tower, and a defensive-driving track. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in USA Today
Happiness is a warm gun...
Uzi-toters rejoice at first gun-resort town planned for Nevada.
FRONT SIGHT, Nev. - Australian journalist Gerard Ryle looks nauseated as he retreats from the firing line cradling a 9 mm Uzi. In the background, there's a paper silhouette of a person obliterated by a single pull of a trigger and 20 successive blasts. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in Washington Post
Has the NRA gone soft?
With passage of the homeland security bill looking more likely, some pilots -- whom the bill would authorize to carry guns -- have begun pushing to get firearms training from the FBI or private schools. More...
Ignatius Piazza and Front Sight in World Net Daily
Pilots Press For Firearms Instruction
Ignatius Piazza has a dream. He wants to build the safest community in the world -- a well-armed one on550 acres in Nevada. Called Front Sight, Piazza's dreamland serves primarily today as a Disneyland for shooting enthusiasts -- a site where he offers instruction on the use of firearms,including Uzi submachine guns. More...