I worked with Ignatius Piazza for about 15 years, consulting weekly on his online marketing efforts and the optimization of his websites. During that time I saw first-hand how driven he is at helping people learn to use their firearms safely and properly.
I've been to the Front Sight Firearms Training facility (near Pahrump, Nevada) myself on four separate occasions for their training. I'm a Graduate of the 4-day Defensive Firearm course (not everyone who takes the course actually graduates and can move on to their next courses). I went to Front Sight for training the first time because I had never been trained in firearm safety by anyone, and I was always nervous about using my handguns, and couldn't seem to hit anything at the range. I went the second, third and fourth times because the training is FUN and I realized I wanted the "confidence of skill at arms" that Front Sight delivers.
One of the best things about the training at Front Sight is the standard way the material is taught, every time. It doesn't matter who teaches the courses at Front Sight, Dr. Piazza has set it up so that you always receive exactly the same training, every time. Their training isn't "drifting" due to changing personnel over the years who want to put their own stamp on things, their personal favorite shooting stance, or the reason they do things their own way. Nope. It's been exactly the same training every time I've been there. They teach accuracy, and speed of drawing a weapon from concealment and hitting your target. They do it Dr. Piazza's way every time, or they don't do it at all.
And Dr. Piazza's facility truly does help the average gun-owner learn to shoot at levels that far exceed most law enforcement and military capabilities. I've seen the testimonials from SWAT cops and US Marines who have taken his training courses near his facility in Pahrump, Nevada, and they routinely say that despite their years of training, they have never achieved the level of proficiency from training with their firearm as they have when taking the course from Front Sight.
As well, Ignatius Piazza has consistently been willing to put up his own money to do all this.
One of my best friends took the two-day course of training at his facility and she still raves about it. She was trained at Front Sight with her boyfriend (an ex-Navy SEAL) as her training partner. The Front Sight instructors never lost patience with her, she said, and helped her achieve a whole new level of accuracy and competence with her handgun. She even did a better job (in the recognition of what's a target and what's not) than her boyfriend. (Go Connie!)
But I digress.
The point of this page is to give a shout-out to Dr. Ignatius Piazza for his many contributions to helping preserve and protect our Second Amendment rights. He doesn't get enough credit for this.
As my friend Connie said, "When looking at who to vote for in an election, I look first at their stand on the 2nd Amendment." If Ignatius Piazza were running for office, we'd both vote for him.
Article updated 2022