August 13th, 2006
I would really like to say thanks and shake the hand of the person who made a change in my life. I know you probably get lots of letters like these but I think it is because people come to realize the difference Front Sight has made in their lives.
I hold a purple belt in a couple of martial arts and alway felt I could take care of myself but when I got married and now have a 2 and 3 year old daughter you realize martial arts are not enough. My wife and I are going to try and bring a group of people out to Front Sight in September or October to go through the 4 day defensive hand gun course because we have tried relentlessly to get people to see our new way of looking at guns, protection and being trained by experts before owning or using guns.
So we want to bring our two fathers and a couple of friends and hope deep down inside they will find what we have out at Front Sight. It is not only the shooting but I think the lectures that Front Sight puts on really hit you hard like a kick in gutz that shooting someone is not something you want to do in your life and makes you understand the consequences of such an action.
I also am going to donate some of my certificates to the local police or sheriff’s department if they are willing to give Front Sight a chance compared to what they have learned in the past.. I am a very “learn the basic mechanics” kind of person whether it is golf, martial arts, shooting or any other sport, if those mechanics have not been engrained to the point it is muscle reaction without thought hesitation occurs which in a fight or gun fight means the differnece of life or death. That is why I enjoy the advanced tactics course but going back and taking the basics a few times teaches me something new everytime so just because one graduates from the lower level class does not really mean you have mastered the skills.
I know I have said thanks to you on several occasions but now that my daughters are big enough to get out of the house alone the value of protecting them takes on a higher degree of awareness and spontaneous decision making.
Have a great weekend Dr. Piazza.
[This picture of my family] is my reason for joining the FS family.
All the best from the Johnson family,