Front Sight Member Saves Navy Petty Officer…

February 5th, 2008  

Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

Front Sight Members Jay and Karen Torbert Save Navy Petty Officer Harrison Goforth From Going To War in Iraq Without Proper Firearms Training…

If YOU Will Save a Member of our Armed Services from  Going to War Without Proper Training I Will Reward YOU With Front Sight’s $6,900 Challenge Lifetime Membership  for Zero, Zip, Nada!

(That means no charge for YOUR membership! (But you must act quickly! Offer expires in 10 Days!)

Last week I shared a very candid letter I received from Navy Petty Officer Harrison Goforth illustrating that our  good men and women in the Armed Forces are being sent to Iraq with LESS training than we routinely provide our students in any of our Front Sight Four Day Courses.

Well, Front Sight Lifetime Members Jay and Karen Torbert who took advantage of my multiple membership offers immediately stepped up to rectify the problem by donating one of their multiple memberships to Petty Officer Goforth.

Read Petty Officer Goforth’s unsolicited letter to me (that is his real name) and then take advantage of your opportunity to help a member of our Armed Forces in your
home town, and as my reward for doing so, secure your own $6,900 Challenge Lifetime Membership for zero, zip, nada…

Read Petty Officer Goforth’s letter and then join me the way Jay and Karen Torbert did in becoming part of the solution to getting our young men and women trained– and in doing so, I will reward you generously.

  Dear Dr. Piazza,

My name is Harrison J. Goforth, and I am currently serving
proudly in the United States Navy. I am writing in regards
to Front Sight’s recent offer to its customers of free and
reduced cost Challenge Lifetime Memberships in exchange
for the promise to donate one of these memberships to a
member of the U.S. military.

First, I’d like to thank you for making such a generous
offer and for the patriotism it symbolizes. I’d also like
to express my personal appreciation for your steadfast
encouragement of Americans to exercise the exact freedoms
that we in the military, at home and abroad, are fighting
to defend.

In addition to our Reserve and National Guard soldiers
being sent to the fight with a level of firearms training
below that which Active Duty service members are
accustomed to, and which is already surpassed by the
focused, efficient training offered by Front Sight, Navy
sailors and Air Force airmen are subject to a process
called Individual Augmentation, in which they may be
removed from their present command, sent through an
abbreviated version of Army boot camp, and deployed to
assist the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan.

While I believe I speak for all of my shipmates when I say
we’re ready, willing and able to help out, many of us have
even less training with firearms than members of the
Reserves and National Guard!

Speaking only for myself, my firearms training is limited
to what I received in boot camp, which was two hours of
classroom instruction, two hours of simulator practice,
firing 48 rounds on the M9 service pistol and only 3
rounds(!) on the M870 shotgun.

Military firearms trainers are highly skilled and
motivated individuals, but as you can see, they often
operate under somewhat limiting constraints that prevent
them from providing the level of training one can receive
at Front Sight.

While I am not presently slated to deploy to Iraq, there
is no way of knowing when the call for volunteers will go
out. I wish I could take advantage of this offer, but I am
only an E-4 at the moment, and I devote a portion of my
paycheck each month to helping my family back home with
their expenses. While I may be able to afford $99 a month
if my situation changes (such as earning a promotion), it
will come too late for me to participate in this generous

Therefore, what I’m asking is that if you find a person
who has an extra membership that they can’t find a home
for, please have them consider sending it my way. I give
my word that I will not forget their generosity, or that
of Front Sight in providing this offer, and promise to
“pay it forward” by exposing my shipmates and fellow
service members to the training provided at Front Sight.

In the Navy, sailors who earn expert qualifications on the
pistol and rifle are rewarded with special marksmanship
medals and ribbon devices. Out of all the ribbons a sailor
can earn, few things get noticed quicker or draw more
questions than two big, shiny Es next to each other on the
Rifle Marksmanship and Pistol Marksmanship ribbons.

My goal right now is to strut into work one day, have
someone point at my new expert qualification ribbons, and
ask, “How’d you get those?”, at which point I’ll proudly
say, “I trained at Front Sight, the finest firearms
training school in the world.”

I want to be comfortable and skilled enough with the
weapons I will be using that I can focus on the mission at
hand (instead of worrying about whether or not I’ll
survive a lethal encounter), but for that to happen right
now, I could use a little help. I appreciate anything
that you can do on my behalf, and thanks again for making
such a generous offer to the public, with such a patriotic
goal behind it.

Yours truly,
Petty Officer Harrison J. Goforth

So listen up…This is not a marketing letter.

This is a letter for every kid down YOUR street who enlisted in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard to protect and defend you!

This is a letter for every man and woman who will leave their family, business, and career to serve in the National Guard and Reserves!

Damn it!  These fine men and women deserve the best training possible.  I wish I could give every one of them a Challenge Lifetime Membership for their willingness to step up and defend my freedom.  By myself I can’t give away what our own government evidently can’t even afford to provide, but with your help I will give every serviceman and woman a membership at MUCH less than my cost and will make up the losses over time.

I’ll do my part. Can I count on you to do your part?

A wise man once told me, “When it comes to freedom, you either wear the uniform or write a check to support those who do, because freedom is not free!”

Well, here is what I am going to do and I want YOU and everybody you know to participate too.  We can really make a positive impact on our service members lives and
strengthen our country and community in the process.

I’m going to severely discount the Front Sight Lifetime Membership that every member of the Armed Forces, Reserves and Guard Units should have– A Front Sight Challenge  Lifetime Membership. I’m darn near giving them away and happy to do it because it is for all the right reasons.

I’ll put my money where my mouth is to be part of the solution in making sure that our good men and women have EVERY opportunity to get the weapons training they need and deserve.

AND I’ll reward YOU with a $6,900 Challenge Lifetime Membership at NO COST for helping me help the good men and women who chose to wear a uniform to protect our freedom.

So take advantage of this offer and also forward this e-mail to everyone you know so they too can secure a $6,900 Challenge Lifetime Membership for Zero, Zip, Nada PLUS get $12,800 in valuable bonuses for immediate participation!

See: for all the details and participate today so I can provide you with $12,800 in bonuses!

(If you cannot open this link, copy and paste it into your Internet browser.)

I look forward to seeing you as a lifetime member of Front Sight soon.

Send this offer to everyone you know! Post it on every freedom loving chat room and forum! Spread it among the military community! You have two weeks to spread this around so every member of the military can receive what they need and deserve.


Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute

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