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The following is a press release from Gunsite Academy

It seems like every day the headlines read: Active shooter! Terrorist alert! Home invasion! Natural disaster! Stories about riots, carjacking, armed robbery etc. are at the top of the news feeds. These types of things are happening all across our country with more and more frequency. The odds are increasing that each of us may face any one of these incidents on any given day.

Gunsite Academy, the world’s premier and longest running privately owned firearms training facility is announcing 5 new courses that will be added to the 2016 schedule. These courses have been designed to meet the current challenges and concerns facing everyday American citizens. These courses are now up on our website and open for enrollment.

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The professional staff at Gunsite, all of who have at least 2 decades of experience in our military and/or law enforcement has designed these 5 new, real world courses to address some of the most common dangers faced by the average person. Each of these courses feature expert instruction that includes up to date information in classroom presentations, the best firearms instruction available and practical exercises including force on force scenarios to reinforce the skills learned.

“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician” – Jeff Cooper

Active Shooter/Terrorist Response for Civilians

The threat or perceived threat of an active shooter/terrorist is of significant concern to many of us in today’s world. At issue however, is the level of hype or hyperbole associated with the topic. Most of the information is based on the hysterics of the media, which has little basis in fact. Active Shooter/Terrorist Response for Civilians will dispel the myths and provide you with practical, effective strategies and skills that can save your live and the lives of others.

“One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street … these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry…” – Jeff Cooper

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Defense Against Street Crimes

The most common issue a Gunsite graduate may encounter in which they will apply the skills learned at the ranch is a crime against their person or the person of another for whom they accept responsibility. Street crimes include, assault, sexual assault, armed robbery, carjacking and many other violent attacks that occur in public settings, outside the comfort of your home or business.

“The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory.” – Jeff Cooper

Home Defense

Your home is your castle only if you can defend it! Learn the best tactics and methods of keeping you and your family safe in the place you spend the most time- your home!

Emergency Medical Preparedness

Firearms training and proficiency are important. Equally as important and more likely to be used is Emergency Medical training! The past few years of natural disasters, active shooters and large scale rioting have shown the need for emergency medical skills for the everyday person. No firearms experience or prerequisite required for this course.

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Disaster Preparedness Tactics

Disaster preparedness is a popular topic within the firearms community. Whether the discussion is about manmade, environmental or natural disasters, “prepping” has become viewed as a necessary avocation. For more information on these courses please visit our website

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