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    Front Sight Rocks!!!

    So far I've attended 40 days of training at Front Sight. I live in Nevada so it's only 3 1/2 hours away. I have several family members and quite a few friends that train there regularly. The instruction is top notch and there is no compromising on safety. They offer a large variety of courses and have 24 or 25 ranges. They are a world class training facility.

    I also believe that some of the other schools (Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, LFI, and Gabe Suarez's to name a few) offer top-notch instruction as well. However, I've only spent a fraction of the cost of those schools to train for 40 days at Front Sight and, with my Diamond Membership, I can continue to take any class they offer, as many times as I wish, for the rest of my life at no additional cost.

    I wouldn't try to discourage anyone from attending one of the other schools. Some of them might be just as good as Front Sight,but I don't think any are better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellM5:214564
    So far I've attended 40 days of training at Front Sight. I live in Nevada so it's only 3 1/2 hours away. I have several family members and quite a few friends that train there regularly. The instruction is top notch and there is no compromising on safety. They offer a large variety of courses and have 24 or 25 ranges. They are a world class training facility.

    I also believe that some of the other schools (Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, LFI, and Gabe Suarez's to name a few) offer top-notch instruction as well. However, I've only spent a fraction of the cost of those schools to train for 40 days at Front Sight and, with my Diamond Membership, I can continue to take any class they offer, as many times as I wish, for the rest of my life at no additional cost.

    I wouldn't try to discourage anyone from attending one of the other schools. Some of them might be just as good as Front Sight,but I don't think any are better.
    I keep seeing you guys mention this "Diamond Membership". What is that, how much did it cost you and what other benefits does it have?

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    Most of them are gone but it was a pay once and use the place anytime with 2 weeks notice and be sure to get in. As many times in your lifetime as you want. Here is the silver one which is available. Front Sight Firearms Training Institute which is $1995 for onetime payment or $4272 if you pay it over 48 months at $89 a month. If I lived in NV I'd have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    I am a lifetime diamond member. Every time I go there, I meet all kinds of military and law enforcement types who come to FS for training.

    So...I'm a believer.
    Quote Originally Posted by 6shootercarry View Post
    Thanks to this critter JJFlash, I am also a lifetime member...
    As is 6shootercarry, I am also a lifetime member thanks to JJFlash, and I am very appreciative.

    SaintJerome, we were at Front Sight for the the 4 day defensive handgun at the same time you were! All together there were seven of us USACarry folk, and I know that somebody (maybe 6shootercarry?) got a picture of the elderly lady with the holster and mag carrier attached to her walker!

    I will confirm that the four days of training received at Front Sight were better than that I received in police academy. I enjoyed my time there, and will be repeating the class this September with my newbie girlfriend.
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    Well, I'll jump on the "bandwagon" once again. I'm also a Lifetime member and travel from Texas to attend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomboy007 View Post
    As is 6shootercarry, I am also a lifetime member thanks to JJFlash, and I am very appreciative.

    SaintJerome, we were at Front Sight for the the 4 day defensive handgun at the same time you were! All together there were seven of us USACarry folk, and I know that somebody (maybe 6shootercarry?) got a picture of the elderly lady with the holster and mag carrier attached to her walker!

    I will confirm that the four days of training received at Front Sight were better than that I received in police academy. I enjoyed my time there, and will be repeating the class this September with my newbie girlfriend.
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  8. Having attended classes and taught there I recommend Front Sight wholeheartedly.

    I strongly advocate looking around for a "certificate" for a 4 day class rather than pay the "list price."

    I've seen some on eBay. So save some money, buy more ammo, and plan a trip to Vegas around the class.
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  9. I have been to Frontsight last November............ Grrrrrrreeeeat!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think every should go there or to a class like it (might be hard to find).... it was worth the trip from MO ....... Great folks to work with. If you sign up on there web sight they will put you on there mailing list and send deals on the classes. lots of mail from them but some of it is very good...

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    My review from another forum a few months back:

    The course we took is called "Four-Day Defensive Handgun" and that's what it is. The emphasis is heavily on timed shots from a concealed holster. There's a lot packed into the course, and no breaks other than lunch.

    The course is designed in such a way that beginning shooters and old hands can all get a lot of benefit out of it. Each technique is taught, then demonstrated, then practiced dry, then practiced live. Nothing tacticool here, just how to get the gun out and shoot it.

    One of my favorite points about this school is what they don't do. As with any training, I have minor disagreements about a few small details of the things they teach. So where I have my own reasons for doing something a little different, I do it my way. At other training facilities I've been constantly "corrected" on this, to the point of harassment, and even belittled for having a different opinion. Here, they continued to correct me on things that actually mattered, but recognized the things I was doing my way on purpose and left me alone on those things.

    The instructors were good-natured throughout, and never set themselves up to be anything more than competent instructors. This is another major contrast to other places, where every instructor is a super-duper-high-speed-low-drag-ninja-sniper-recon-blah-blah-frickin'-blah. Egos don't get in the way at Front Sight.

    My nitpicks are few. For one, because they pack so much into the time, there's very little opportunity for more experienced shooters to help the less experienced (or less able for whatever reason). Not a big deal. There are a few others not even worth mentioning.

    All in all, a very good course for any level of competence. (Just don't pay list price, which is $2000. There are plenty of people selling certificates.) I highly recommend it.

  11. I am also a Diamond member who has taken a bunch of classes at FS. I have not taken classes anywhere else so i can't comment on differences but FS made me a better gun handler in every way, safer, faster, more accurate, etc.

    Retail price on the website for Diamond memberships was almost $100,000. As a diamond member you can take any class they ever offer as many times as you want for the rest of your life.
    FS had different deals going for their different memberships all the time so you would be crazy to pay full price. Diamond memberships are all sold out at this point so unless you know someone who bought extras that they can sell and assign, you can't get one any more...

    You could post and see if anyone has one for sale if you are interested. I'm sure there are a few to be had floating around.

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