Teach me to shoot!

I’ve been asked by some why I am such a proponent of Gunsite Academy. There are a number of reasons but most importantly, its reliability.

Have you ever suggested to a friend that they eat at a certain restaurant? A few days later they call you up and rag on you because the food or service sucked. Sure you have.

With Gunsite I never have to worry about recommending attendance there. I’ve attended over a dozen training sessions at Gunsite and in every case the instruction was phenomenal, the instructors were professional and I learned something. When I find another firearms training school I can say that about, I’ll recommend it too. As a firearms journalist I cannot afford to suggest that readers attend a firearms training academy that delivers anything less than a stellar product – every single time.

The FUN HOUSE at Gunsite, in the dark!

Much of this credit goes to COL Cooper for founding Gunsite with a rigid standard of operation. However, just as much credit goes to the new owner, Buz Mills, and his staff for maintaining the tradition and the standard of excellence.

Bottom line; if you want to learn how to shoot, go to Gunsite.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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3 Responses to Teach me to shoot!

  1. Pingback: Teach me to shoot | Gunsite Academy

  2. Jim Dodd says:

    I second your nomination…jim

  3. louis santoro says:

    Just completed the 250 Pistol class with my son in June 2012 class. We learned not only the basics in gun handling, but mindset and marksmanship as well. The instructors, range, pro shop, and overall learning environment exceeded our expectations. We talked about attending for several years as so pleased we went. I will now take my other son , so all three of us can take the 350 class together in 2013. I would say we were novice shooters when we enrolled and received Marksman ranking in the evaluation process.

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