Front Sight Philosophy

We now train more students each year than all the other shooting schools in the US combined …

As we grew in strength and size each year, our ability to support other organizations that create a positive difference in the world grew as well. We are now in a position to assist any organization that promotes or defends the freedoms enjoyed in our great country or any organization that works diligently to improve the lives of all men, women, and children. If yours is such an organization, please contact us as we stand ready to help those who help others.

Front Sight Philosophy

Ignatius Piazza, Front Sight Resort’s Founder and Director, created Front Sight with one goal in mind: To be the absolute best defensive training facility for personal safety. Gun Training, Martial Arts, Edged Weapons, Contact Weapons, Mental Awareness, Defensive Driving, Executive Protection, Celebrity Training, Corporate Team Building, Children and Youth Safety Courses that more than satisfy the expectations of every student, regardless of the student’s prior experience. Take one course at Front Sight Resort, whether a firearms training course or any of our other world-class training programs, and you too will understand why students travel from across the country and return again and again for more of the “Front Sight Experience.”

"I started Front Sight in April of 1996, on leased facilities near Bakersfield, California, with ten students in a two day defensive handgun course. Our purpose was clear: To provide students with the world's finest firearms training, in a safe and responsible environment so they could experience the freedom and comfort that is achieved through skill at arms. Our curriculum delivered a level of proficiency that far exceeded those who carry firearms for a living, yet all training was done without any boot camp mentality or drill instructor attitudes. Our results were impressive and in many cases, students reported that their experience at Front Sight was literally and positively life-changing.
 We now train more students each year than all the other shooting schools in the US combined while we develop the world's greatest facilities on 550 acres near Las Vegas, Nevada and expand the finest instructional staff in ANY industry. All of this was done to date with cash flow and great word-of-mouth referrals.
The "Sense of Duty to Serve" and "Exchange in Abundance" business philosophies that rapidly drove us to the top of the firearms training industry and created an environment where all students receive much more than they expect remains the cornerstone of the Front Sight organization.
As we grew in strength and size each year, our ability to support other organizations that create a positive difference in the world grew as well. We are now in a position to assist any organization that promotes or defends the freedoms enjoyed in our great country or any organization that works diligently to improve the lives of all men, women, and children. If yours is such an organization, please contact us as we stand ready to help those who help others.
Sincerely, Dr. Ignatius Piazza"

The World’s Premier Resort for Self Defense and Personal Safety Training

Spend a Weekend at Front Sight Resort
and Leave with the Skills to Safely Protect Yourself and Your Family.

Welcome to Front Sight Resort, the world’s premier and largest resort dedicated exclusively to providing you and your family with specialized courses in self-defense training and personal safety-with firearms or without. Whether you are looking for gun training using handgun, shotgun, rifle, even sub machine gun or you live and operate in environments where Glocks, AR-15’s, and other guns are no longer protected by the Second Amendment-resulting in your need for knife and martial arts training-tens of thousands of students every year can attest, that after just one weekend at Front Sight Resort you will gain the skills and confidence to safely protect yourself and others. In fact, after a firearm course at Front Sight, you will have gun skills that surpass 98% of the people that carry a gun for a living! That is no exaggeration and you will have a fun, adventure travel experience in the process!

Front Sight firearms training is the highest standard in the industry

surpassing the gun training levels found through the NRA, law enforcement and military communities. Front Sight teaches the most proven, real-world techniques, delivered in the most efficient manner, by the industry’s most select group of firearms trainers. You will receive highly personalized instruction with the world’s top gun instructors using positive reinforcement, with friendly constructive correction to build your skill, knowledge and confidence. One thing you will never find at Front Sight Resort is any macho, boot camp mentality or Drill Sergeant attitudes. Founded by Four Weapons Combat Master, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Front Sight has grown to become the largest and most respected firearms training institute in the world. Whether you just purchased your first firearm and need basic training, or have handled guns for years and want to train up to the master level, Front Sight has the curriculum, facilities and instructors to bring out the most, and best, in you. As tens of thousands of students each year can attest, Front Sight delivers the absolute best firearms training available anywhere.

Why a Resort Dedicated Exclusively to Providing You and Your Family with Specialized Training in Self Defense and Personal Safety?

Because FBI and Justice Department studies show that crime has increased over 500% since 1960. A violent crime occurs every 22 seconds in this country. A rape every 5.8 minutes. A murder every 34 minutes. Sex offenders are out of control and growing in numbers. Half of all Americans will be robbed or burglarized in their lifetimes. For the first time in our nation’s history, one in every 32 adults is either in prison, jail, on parole, or probation. It is not a question of IF you and your family will come in contact with a violent criminal, but rather WHEN. Shouldn’t you and your family be trained in advance?

Are Your Skills Good Enough to Keep You and Your Family Safe? Who Protects Your Family When You are Away?

The good news is that 98% of all crime is premeditated. If you know what to look for, how to avoid it, and how to defend yourself against it, you and your family will not become the next crime statistic. More than ever before, you and your family need to learn the skills to safely protect yourself and others. Front Sight resort is dedicated to ensure that you, your spouse, and your teens live a happy, healthy, safe and secure life.

To help you achieve this, Front Sight Resort has created the world’s greatest facility and provides you with the world’s finest training in self defense and personal safety. A vast array of courses designed specifically to satisfy the needs of the private citizen and law enforcement alike awaits you. Click on the icons above to find out about the fabulous weekend courses best suited for you, your spouse, and your teens.