Front Sight Mail Bag: More Responses to Friday Special Blog Post

June 21st, 2009  

Dr. Piazza

I want to thank you for sending out this Video. It is the most outstanding Video I have seen regarding a returning Soldier. This definitely pulls at your heart strings. I am very proud of you for passing this Video along to the many folks that subscribe to your newsletters.

As a recent 2 day defensive handgun graduate I applaud you patriotism and your sense of worth. I would like to say that Videos like this are only possible in the Heartland but I hope that is not true. Maybe our ” friends in Washington ” should view this Video.  Very sobering and sentential.

If this Video does not affect you, you must already be dead. At least from the neck up!!

Thanks again,
Jim H


Dr. Ignatius Piazza,

I am a SFC in the US Army stationed in Saint Louis. I am an OIF II vet. I was fortunate enough to transfer my GOA Life Membership Training Certificate to my 21 year old daughter who attended your 2 day defensive pistol course. I gave her a G17C I had along with ammo and holsters.

Thank you to you & your instructors. Your crew did such a good job training her when I couldn’t be there to train her. She started saying such profound phrases as: “Controlled fire in pairs to the chest”.

Thank you for taking care of my daughter when I could not. My baby. My precious little girl. God Bless you Sir. You are a great American.

SFC Mark W


Dear Dr. Piazza,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this presentation.  I will make it my personal responsibility to send this out to as many as possible.

I am a graduate of your 4 day defensive handgun course and I want you to know that I am extremely proud to be called that.  I feel that your training progam is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I say this with complete confidence as a former United States Army Special Forces Soldier from the Viet Nam era. I was completely surprised by the professionalism of your staff at the Parhump facility.  They were some of the most professional and knowledgeable instructors I’ve ever come across. Even the young guys were mature beyond their years.

It is because of this professionalism that I became a lifetime challenge member of your ogranization and brought 4 others to the same conclusion.  I am currently and have been for the past 30+ years a minister in the employ of our great God.  I even have a small security business I call “Eternity Security”.

Again, Dr Piazza, I thank you for forming Front Sight and look forward to more enjoyable and instructive training at the facility.

God bless and keep you and yours.
Rev. Michael B.


Dear Ignatius,

Believe me you need to fight tooth and nail for your second amendment as we in Australia don’t have such a thing.
Our freedom is always in question when a bunch of social engineers can make laws which actually work against the population. We have anti gun activists who believe disarming every one is the way to go.

None of these mental midgets has ever defended this country or worn the uniform of a soldier. I dread the future as we are constantly under scrutiny and the laws are made harder and more ridiculess each year.

I fear history will catch us unprepared for what is coming at us like a speeding train.

Good luck and stick to your guns. Please pardon the pun.

Warm Regards
James H.


Yes Dr. Piazza,

Not one tear but many!  As a vietnam veteran, it is very heart warming to see the response of “small town America” for a Hero coming home!!!  I remember that the response we received coming home from vietnam was quite different!!!  It is really great to see how our response for those who return from a combat zone has changed, for the living and the dead!!!

God bless them all, and thank you Dr. Piazza for sharing this video with us!!!  Keep up the good work!!!  It is worth it!!!!!!!!!!!

Bud C


Dr. Piazza,

Just wanted to add my two cents about the 4 day defensive handgun course, in a word, awesome.

Like the district attorney that you featured on your recent post, I too am a former prosecutor and now retired Army officer.

I wish I had had the opportunity to have taken your four day course before I deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008.

Thank you for providing the best instructors and course.

Hugh P.


Dr. Piazza,

I am struggling with the words to tell you how much that video touched me. God bless America and God bless your vision and patriotism….


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