Gunsite Announces New Classes

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by TFB Staffer

Gunsite Academy, which was originally founded in 1976 by Colonel Jeff Cooper as the American Pistol Institute, has announced they’ll be adding to their class lineup in 2016. Gun owners come from all over the country to attend classes at Gunsite, and with options ranging from self-defense to hunting to Defensive Vehicle Tactics Training, there’s always something new to learn. Learning takes place thanks to the instructors at Gunsite, who an impressive bunch; each of them possesses a specific skill set in addition to being fantastically proficient with pistols. An opportunity to learn from the team at Gunsite is one that should never be passed by, and with the addition of even more classes, the reasons to make the trip just keep piling up.

“Remember the first rule of gunfighting … have a gun.” Col. Jeff Cooper

There are 5 new classes slated for 2016, and it’s clear they were carefully designed to meet the needs of today’s shooter. Classes are as follows: Active Shooter/Terrorist Response for Citizens, Defense Against Street Crimes, Home Defense, Emergency Medical Preparedness, and Disaster Preparedness Techniques. To learn more about these classes visit the academy’s website at or contact Training Director Dave Starin via email at

“The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail … the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.” Col. Jeff Cooper

See a class list at:

Katie Ainsworth in a shoot house at Gunsite Academy
Gun writer Brian McCombie shooting steel at Gunsite Academy
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  • Charlesrhamilton Charlesrhamilton on Aug 16, 2015

    Gosh, why didn't the author include how many miles it is from my house to Gunsite? Seriously though, a class at Gunsite is on my list. You know, unless Sam would want to train me.

    • Katie A Katie A on Aug 20, 2015

      @charlesrhamilton I really do need to work on my psychic powers... :)

  • Will Will on Aug 16, 2015

    SOMEONE give "Sam" a pat on the head and a 'Bless your heart' and move on to something relevant.