Front Sight Gun Training

 

In The Beginning

Front Sight Training Institute has become the Premier Firearms Training facility in the entire nation. Over the past twenty years, it has developed from a ten student class in Bakersfield, Ca. to a 550-acre facility that trains more people in one week than all other training schools in the US teach in a whole year, combined.

I have seen this for myself. I spent five days there last November for the Four-Day Defensive Handgun Course. I have been carrying a handgun and shooting for most of my adult life, starting with Jr. ROTC in high school (something I don’t see anymore in Calif.). This was my first visit to a training facility since being in the US Army back in 1967. I can say with complete conviction that this was the experience of a lifetime. I look forward to going back as often as I can. And with a lifetime membership, the only thing keeping me away is time.

My first visit to Front Sight Firearms Training Institute was just to ask questions and get a tour of the place. I was so impressed that I purchased a lifetime membership one week later. Then I scheduled my training for that November.

There were a few things I had to get before the course, like hearing protection and eye protection, and a new holster. The holster I was using didn’t fit the requirements of Front Sight; they were not satisfied with the safety of what I had. Like all training schools and larger reputable organizations, there are certain suggestions and then there are requirements. This is all pretty normal.

I arrived the night before my course started so I could set up my camp for the week. I brought my 5th wheel and parked in a piece of BLM property just outside the gate to Front Sight. I wanted to be ready since the training began at 7:00 the next morning. Check-in was at 6:30. I had to get my gun, holster, ammo, and other gear inspected before the class.

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A typical classroom and range at the start of training. There are six of these classes and they are all full every day.

These pictures were taken on a random visit to Front Sight in October of 2015.

 

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The first two pictures are day 3 and 4 of the 4-day defensive handgun course done at the larger range.

These 2 days are mostly shooting.The next picture is where the check-in begins at 6:30 am on the first day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classes started in the big auditorium where all new students were gathered together for the safety part of training and some rules of the ranges. Anywhere you go you have rules to be followed and here it is most important to follow all of them. During lunch breaks, there were always optional lectures in the auditorium covering the legal aspects of carrying a gun for defense. They also covered a lot of the moral and psychological effects of a defensive shooting. When you have to shoot someone for whatever reason, it will change your life.

Front Sight - Firearms Training

 

 A Big List Of Courses

I can’t give you a description of all the courses in this review, but here is a list of the courses that are available at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. Just click on one of the courses to get a full description. As you can see, they offer almost any defensive course you could possibly need. They even include courses for the professional.

 

Firearms TrainingClasses Front Sight Courses > All Courses

 Firearms Training Firearms Training
  Handgun Course Selection Handgun Course Selection
   2 Day Defensive Handgun 2 Day Defensive Handgun
   4 Day Defensive Handgun 4 Day Defensive Handgun
   1 Day 30 State Concealed Weapon Permit 1 Day 30 State Concealed Weapon Permit
   2 Day Handgun Skill Builder 2 Day Handgun Skill Builder
   2 Day Tactical Handgun 2 Day Tactical Handgun
   4 Day Handgun Combat Master Prep® 2 Day Handgun Combat Master Prep®
   4 Day Handgun Combat Master Prep® 4 Day Handgun Combat Master Prep®
   4 Day Advanced Integrated Handgun 4 Day Advanced Integrated Handgun
   2 Day Defensive Handgun (Night) (Night) 2 Day Defensive Handgun
   2 Day Defensive Handgun (Night) (Night) 4 Day Defensive Handgun
   2 Day Handgun Skill Builder (Night) (Night) 2 Day Handgun Skill Builder
   2 Day Tactical Handgun (Night) (Night) 2 Day Tactical Handgun

  Shotgun Course Selection Shotgun Course Selection
   2 Day Tactical Shotgun 2 Day Tactical Shotgun
   4 Day Tactical Shotgun 4 Day Tactical Shotgun
   2 Day Shotgun Skill Builder 2 Day Shotgun Skill Builder
   2 Day Tactical Shotgun (Night) (Night) 2 Day Tactical Shotgun
   2 Day Tactical Shotgun (Night) (Night) 4 Day Tactical Shotgun
   2 Day Shotgun Skill Builder (Night) (Night) 2 Day Shotgun Skill Builder

  Rifle Course Selection Rifle Course Selection
   2 Day Practical Rifle 2 Day Practical Rifle
   4 Day Practical Rifle 4 Day Practical Rifle
   2 Day Rifle Skill Builder 2 Day Rifle Skill Builder
   4 Day Precision Rifle 1 4 Day Precision Rifle 1
   4 Day Precision Rifle 2 4 Day Precision Rifle 2
   2 Day Practical Rifle (Night) (Night) 2 Day Practical Rifle
   2 Day Practical Rifle (Night) (Night) 4 Day Practical Rifle
   2 Day Rifle Skill Builder (Night) (Night) 2 Day Rifle Skill Builder

  Auto Weapons Course Selection Auto Weapons Course Selection
   2 Day Uzi Submachine Gun 2 Day Uzi Submachine Gun
   4 Day Uzi Submachine Gun 4 Day Uzi Submachine Gun
   2 Day Select Fire M16 2 Day Select Fire M16
   4 Day Select Fire M16 4 Day Select Fire M16
   2 Day Uzi Submachine Gun (Night) 2 Day Uzi Submachine Gun
   4 Day Uzi Submachine Gun (Night) 4 Day Uzi Submachine Gun
   2 Day Select Fire M16 (Night) 2 Day Select Fire M16
     (Night) 4 Day Select Fire M16

  Special Course Selection Special Course Selection
   2 Day Tactical Scenarios (Combined Handgun, Shotgun, and Rifle) 2 Day Tactical Scenarios (Combined Handgun, Shotgun, and Rifle)
   2-Day Advanced Long Gun Tactics 2 Day Advanced Long Gun Tactics
   4 Day Four Weapon Tactical 4 Day Four Weapon Tactical
   4 Day Four Weapons Combat Master Prep® 4 Day Four Weapons Combat Master Prep®

  Armorer Course Selection Armorer Course Selection
   1 Day Armorer's Course - 1911 Pistol 1 Day Armorer’s Course – 1911 Pistol
   1 Day Armorer's Course - Glock Pistol 1 Day Armorer’s Course – Glock Pistol
   1 Day Armorer's Course - Glock Pistol 1 Day Armorer’s Course – Springfield XD Pistol
   1 Day Armorer's Course - AR15 Rifle 1 Day Armorer’s Course – AR15 Rifle


 Rope & Rappel Rope & Rappel
   Rope & Rappel Classes Rope & Rappel Classes
   2 Day Rope & Rappel 2 Day Rope & Rappel
   4 Day Rope & Rappel 4 Day Rope & Rappel
   2 Day Rope & Rappel Skill Builder 2 Day Rope & Rappel Skill Builder

 Martial Arts Training Martial Arts Training
  Martial Arts Course Selection Martial Arts Course Selection
   2 Day Empty Hand Defense 2 Day Empty Hand Defense
   2 Day Empty Hand Defense 2 Day Empty Hand Defense (Night)
   2 Day Edged Weapons 2 Day Edged Weapons
   2 Day Edged Weapons 2 Day Edged Weapons (Night)
   4 Day Advanced Martial Arts 4 Day Advanced Martial Arts

 Family Safe Forever Family Safe Forever
  Family Safe Forever™ Course Selection Family Safe Forever™ Course Selection
   2 Day Children's Safety 2 Day Children’s and Youth Safety
   2 Day Children's Safety 2 Day Children’s and Youth Safety (Night)
   4 Day Children's and Youth Achievement Camp 4 Day Children’s and Youth Achievement Camp
   4 Day Children's and Youth Achievement Camp 4 Day Children’s and Youth Achievement Camp (Night)

 Family Safe Forever Instructor Development Course Selection
  Front Sight Instructor Development 4-Day Front Sight Instructor Development Course
  Front Sight Instructor Development 5-Day Front Sight Instructor Development Course

 Family Safe Forever Private Course Selection
  Private Training Private Training

 Defensive Driving Defensive Driving
 Celebrity Training (Contact our Corporate Office for more information - 1-800-987-7719) Celebrity Training (Contact our Corporate Office for more information – 1-800-987-7719)

 

 

The videos tell the story really well.  There is so much to say and see at Front Sight Training Institute, it’s amazing that they can pack this much great experience and training into one place.

This kind of training can be really expensive, and at Front Sight, if you pay the full retail price, it is. This training is usually $500.00 per day for the group courses. Private training goes much higher. However, there are discounts available if you know where to look.

Special Discounted Courses Available

I have access to special rates for training courses, gun and equipment rentals. I’m not allowed by Front Sight to advertise these discounts openly, so if you are interested in going out to get some of the best training available anywhere in the country, just email me at  barry@carryiwb.com. I can send you more details on how to get this training at a greatly reduced cost.

Don’t let distance stand in your way either. Folks from all over the country are coming to Front Sight every week. In the class with me were people from Alaska, Wisconsin, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and London (yes, the one across The Pond).

Front Sight Gun Training

I can’t say enough about the excellence of instruction at Front Sight Training Institute. I will be going back again, and again, and again. This is absolutely the finest training I have ever had.

Please give your thoughts in the comments box below. I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks for visiting and come again anytime.


Comments

Front Sight Training Institute – Gun Training At It’s Finest — 8 Comments

  1. Whoa this looks so legit. there are just so many guns to learn how to use it seems. I was just thinking today in my car, what the best way to get someones gun who is threatening you.. like pointing it at you. I was thinking you would act calm and reason with him untill he lowers the gun.. then you hit him in the neck or wrist.. or just take the gun. Then I was thinking if i should just get a gun to have in my car for assurance.. but then i don’t want someone using it against me.. then I would just keep it not loaded and just bluff if I had to.

    • I think in light of what you are thinking, you’d better get some instruction BEFORE you get the gun. You have some misguided thoughts here. There is no reasoning with someone pointing a gun in your face. But thanks for leaving the comments and for reviewing my site. I hope you will be back again.

      Barry

  2. Hi BarryJ, I think you website is definitely needed in this time and age especially since people feel that thier life and family are under attack. I appreciate that you have a gun training school so people can learn the proper way of using and carry a gun. I currently lived up North, if I lived in that area it would be something that i would consider.
    Thanks for the info.

    • Thanks, Theresa, for the comments. I realize the distance is sometimes a challenge, but many have made the trip. Believe me, it is worth it. In the class I attended, there was a woman from London, England. Tell your friends. Maybe some of them are in need of the great training Front Sight has to offer, and I can get them special prices for the courses.

      Barry

  3. Wow! That is an amazing selection of training courses! I have several friends who I know would be interested in several of these courses. I’ll let them know that they should stop by your page! I love your pictures and the way you’ve laid them out. Some of the videos though spill over the sidebar making it hard to see what is there

    • Thanks for your kind words. Yes, please let your friends know about the site and the training they can get. I know about the spill-over of the videos. That is something I didn’t do and I don’t yet know how to fix it, but I will figure it out.

      Barry

  4. Been to Front Sight 10 times and looking forward to the next. If you value your life and want to keep it, get good firearms training!

    • Thanks for the comment, Sam. I’m glad to know that you have been to Front Sight for training. It’s, without a doubt. the best training I’ve ever had. Even the US Army couldn’t do what they did in just four days. Please let your friends know about Front Sight, and keep in mind that I have certificates for training at greatly reduced cost, to include gun rentals for those that don’t have a gun or can’t transport it to Nevada. Thanks again. I appreciate your interest in my website.
      Barry

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