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Front Sight's New Grounds Ideal for Shotgun Training

The argument for firearms training is often a difficult one, especially when one gets into the nitty-gritty details such as shotgun training. There are many people who don't think about firearms training all that much, and if really pushed, they could probably be convinced to see why gun training is both necessary and advisable. When they think "gun", they probably think handgun. But if you were to try to convince them that shotgun training was also necessary, and rifle training as well, what response do you think you'd get from your average, meek citizen? Probably a blank stare and a confused look. Dr. Ignatius Piazza, the founder and director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, is very used to that blank stare. For him, trying to convince people that every aspect of firearms training is a necessity is a way of life.

Front Sight is America's largest shooting school, training more students annually than all other shooting schools in America combined - and Dr. Piazza is the start of it all and is still at the head of it all. Dr. Ignatius Piazza pushes firearms training in its purest sense: handgun training, rifle training, shotgun training, submachine gun training, armed and unarmed self defense training. It makes sense that Dr. Piazza might push all these different forms on your average citizen: he himself is a Four Weapons Combat Master, which is one of the most difficult to attain weapons training certifications extant. It includes mastery of pistol, special pistol, rifle and shotgun. Therefore, Dr. Piazza fully understands the need for a balance and total understanding of what all firearms can do.

That's why when the subject of the Second Amendment (of the Constitution of the United States, the right to possess firearms) comes up, Dr. Piazza is adamant about all forms of guns and gun training. He knows that every gun is necessary to a citizen both for self defense and also for the reason that the Founding Fathers put that second amendment in: in case a militia need to be made. Surprising, isn't it? But read the amendment, and you'll see just what Dr. Piazza wants to preserve.

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