Front Sight Mail Bag: Why to Get the Best Training Available
April 1st, 2009
I attended a Front Sight 4-Day Defensive Handgun course about three weeks ago and received my CCW permit about a week later. Last weekend I was with my wife and son at a fast food restaurant. As we were eating, my son mentioned to my wife that I was carrying my gun. This was the first time that I had carried the gun. My wife doesn’t yet understand why I would carry a gun. She asked, “So if that guy in line over there pulled a gun on the cashier, you’d shoot him?” I explained to her that, based on the training I received at Front Sight, I would not shoot him. Rather, I would get her and my son safely behind the booth and watch to see what the robber would do. If, and only if, I perceived that he was going to do harm to someone would I pull my weapon. I told her that, becasue of my Front Sight training, I am confident enough in my skills that if I felt we were in danger of immediate harm I could deliver two center mass hits before the robber could react. I told her that most likely he would just take the money and leave.
Then yesterday I read your blog about the incident at the Burger King restaurant in Florida. I showed this to my wife and for the first time she started to realize why it was so important to me to get trained at Front Sight. I believe that if you are going to carry a gun, you need to have the best training possible. I definitely received this at Front Sight.
I have already referred several friends to Front Sight. One is taking the 4-Day Defensive Handgun course in two weeks. Several others are planning to take it in the coming months. I have a goal to become a Front Sight member as soon as it is financially feasible.
Thank you for the great training that you offer and for your support and defense of the 2nd Ammendment. You are truely a great American!