What's Better than the Best?

Ignatius Piazza

The National Association of Chiefs of Police sent out a survey to twenty one thousand sheriffs and police chiefs across the country. This question was asked:  "Do you believe any law-abiding citizen should be able to purchase a firearm for sport or self-defense?"  In response to that question, ninety-three percent of officers responded positively, agreeing with the Second Amendment that the people should have the right to own and bear arms. Not only do our founding fathers support gun ownership (the Second Amendment states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."), but many law enforcement officials also understand the importance of owning a firearm. 

Call me comic book crazy, but every time I hear about the Second Amendment, I think of Spiderman.  Remember what Uncle Ben said to Peter Parker in the car? He said, "Remember, with great power comes great responsibility."  The Second Amendment gives us, as Americans, an incredible power. We have the right - the power - to own a gun, to keep that gun, and to use it. But with that power, comes a responsibility to be trained to handle that gun. 

Firearms training is Dr. Ignatius Piazza's bailiwick. He was the second man in the world to secure a Four Weapons Combat Master certificate. To earn the certificate, he had to pass a test that is so difficult, so in depth, so close to impossible, that many people fail it - if they even have the courage to attempt it in the first place. This just goes to show how dedicated Dr. Piazza is in his own personal firearms training, and it is reflected through the training that his institute offers. He founded, and now directs, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. It is located near Las Vegas, Nevada, on 550 acres of land. The institute offers handgun training, rifle training, shotgun training, automatic weapons training such as the UZI Submachine Gun and the Select Fire M16, martial arts training, defensive driving training, rope and rappelling training, climbing training, child safety training and youth training, as well as night training - gun training in low to no light. The instructors at Front Sight are among the best of the best, so that the self defense training given at the institution surpasses military and law enforcement standards. John G. Holbrook, a retired Corrections Officer, said, "When your life and the lives of your loved ones are at stake, the training you receive at Front Sight Firearms Institute is unsurpassed."  Another testimonial comes from Theodore Garcia, a Police Officer. He said, "If you want the tools to survive a life and death situation and the mindset to survive, Front Sight can give you both." 

These two men work or have worked in the law enforcement field. They have gone through law enforcement training, and they stand behind Front Sight and recommend it to others. These are not just people who are uneducated in the area - they know what is good training and what is not.  Front Sight is more than "good."  Just like Mr. Holbrook said, it is unsurpassed, the best. Is there anything that is better than the best?