Front Sight Mail Bag: 4 Day Defensive Handgun Course Critique
March 30th, 2011
Let me begin my critique of my four day defensive handgun class by congratulating you on fulfilling EVERY promise made on your website, in your DVD and in your regular email newsletter. The Front Site staff delivered a profoundly professional, positive experience during my four days at the Nevada school. I came with a friend who is a Diamond member and has two family members that are Diamond members, and after my experience I will very soon be a Diamond member myself.
My friend and I drove ten hours from the San Francisco Bay area and I was unsure the drive and expense of the class would be worth it. After day one I turned to my friend and confessed that if the class was only one day, the expense and long drive would still be worth it.
We were excited to be there and anxious to learn, but the days were very long. Talking with my group about the demanding pace, everyone, myself included, understood the value of that pace and enjoyed it. It is common to go to a seminar or training course that boasts about being four days long when in reality each day is only about six hours and the fourth day is only a few hours long. I feel like I got full value for my financial investment in the trip because of the long days and quick pace. Even with such a fast pace in the class the instructors were very aware of the students who struggled with new concepts and gave them the necessary one on one coaching to help them solidify the concept and technique that was being taught. Don’t change the demanding nature of the course, it serves to create an environment that drives students to accomplish the goals of the class.
The instructors for our class were outstanding! I cannot say enough about these four men. They were all high quality individuals who were able to challenge when necessary and teach when appropriate. They are true professionals. Each of our instructors contributed to our class in complimentary ways. Their level of teamwork was second to none.
Before coming to Front Sight I was not a skeptic, but I was unsure about all the claims and promises you personally made. As it turns out, your claims and promises did exceed my expectations.
My experience was exceptional and, as I’ve already stated, I am in the process of purchasing a Diamond membership.
Thank you for your stance on the Second Amendment and your efforts to ensure its survival.
May God bless your work, America’s patriots and, most of all, America.