September 26th, 2008
Dear Dr. Piazza;I’ve been receiving your gun training reports for several weeks and have really been enjoying them, especially the reports about the Color Code of Awareness. I’ve also really been enjoying following your blog and all the great insights you bring to current events regarding real-life self defense situations.
Thank you for all that you do for the most important amendment to our Constitution, and for the empowerment of everyone you have helped to train.
I just recently (this past June) became interested in firearms, specifically for defending myself and those around me. You can’t imagine how refreshing it was to find your site and your program. Since then, I’ve been trying to figure out a way for me to get out there and start taking courses.
I’m a NY state native, currently attending college in TX. During my Christmas break I’d like to either get out there for a course on my way home or go there before going back to school in January.
I have both a Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun and a Ruger 10/22 rifle that I’ve ordered a Tapco tactical stock and tactical Ghost Ring sights for, which I’d like to use to convert it to a defensive firearm with.
As a college student, I’m short on resources, so I’d like to start with a course that will give me the biggest bang for my buck, so to speak. I’m more into the rifle so I was leaning towards the 4-Day Practical Rifle.
My question is this: Is a little .22 cal rifle suited for that course, or would I do much better to invest in a higher caliber rifle–.223, .308, etc like a AR-15, Mini-14, etc?
I know how busy you are, so please don’t rush to get this answered. Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Invest in a practical rifle in .223 or larger caliber.
You can also rent an AR-15 and all the gear you need for the 4 Day Practical Rifle Course from us for a total rental fee of only $100.