What's up with Front Sight?

Oct 13, 2008
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Austin
Over the years I've seen ads for Front Sight training. I always had other priorities that took precedence.

I filled out a request for their marketing materials and got the packet recently. My wife and I watched the DVD last night. It's very inspirational and Ignatius Piazza is a marketing whiz - we were pretty stoked about getting involved, so I started to research them. Then I read lots of stuff about lawsuits, promises not kept, etc., but most of that info is 2-5 years old.

Can anyone give me a current update on Front Sight? Anyone here been there within the last year?

Thanks!
 

JKTex

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Mar 11, 2008
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DFW, North Texas
I came across to much negative and too much stuff I kept getting pointed to money making marketing as the priority. Oh, and expensive, as a lot of the issues pointed too, that he tried/tries to make it our as a very elite outfit. Yet I'd get deals emailed that showed he'd discount to $0.10 on the dollar if you didn't get hooked on the elite outfit, elite price gag.

There's a lot of really good training closer to home for a lot less money.
 
Oct 13, 2008
113
16
Austin
I came across to much negative and too much stuff I kept getting pointed to money making marketing as the priority. Oh, and expensive, as a lot of the issues pointed too, that he tried/tries to make it our as a very elite outfit. Yet I'd get deals emailed that showed he'd discount to $0.10 on the dollar if you didn't get hooked on the elite outfit, elite price gag.

There's a lot of really good training closer to home for a lot less money.
Who would you recommend?

Thanks!
 

JKTex

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Mar 11, 2008
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DFW, North Texas
I can't recall the name of the place, but it's out west of Fort Worth that I've heard a lot of good things about. It's much like Front Sight.

Someone here I believe attended back in early summer also.

I just noticed your sig line. I'd think you might have contacts though training resources also?

I'll try to dig up the name of the place.
 

fm2

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Apr 27, 2008
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FreedomJoyAdventure, good job researching. There are a number of training options in Texas.

The place W of Ft. Worth may be Tac Pro shooting center?
They have a really good training program there. If, you go, tell Gomez I said Howdy.

Tactical Firearms Training | 1000 Yard Shooting Range | Tac Pro Shooting Center


Another outstanding place to train is Paul Howe's school in Nacogdoches.
CSAT- Combat Shooting And Tactics

There's also KR training near Austin that has some excellent training options.
KR Training
 
Oct 13, 2008
113
16
Austin
FreedomJoyAdventure, good job researching. There are a number of training options in Texas.

The place W of Ft. Worth may be Tac Pro shooting center?
They have a really good training program there. If, you go, tell Gomez I said Howdy.

Tactical Firearms Training | 1000 Yard Shooting Range | Tac Pro Shooting Center


Another outstanding place to train is Paul Howe's school in Nacogdoches.
CSAT- Combat Shooting And Tactics

There's also KR training near Austin that has some excellent training options.
KR Training
Thanks, I appreciate it.

Yeah, my wife and I like to research all major purchases. God, I love the Internet. Disappointing to read about so many issues with Front Sight, though. I really liked what Ignatius Piazza had to say in his video.
 

JKTex

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Mar 11, 2008
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DFW, North Texas
I really liked what Ignatius Piazza had to say in his video.
That's how he makes so much money.

Tac Pro is one I was thinking of. But I think there's another out there. My memory sucks. I'll keep digging, because their web-site doesn't look like what I remember. Maybe it's just been redone. The location looks about right.
 

fm2

Event Coordinator
Apr 27, 2008
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Bill, the owner of Tac-Pro was an SBS (Special Boat Service) member & Paul Howe was a Delta Force guy. So, they are both special forces guys. Those type fellas are known for their ability to be effective, not for marketing skills.
 

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