Front Sight Scam Or the Greatest Asset to Help Restore the Second Amendment

Front Sight Bankruptcy?

Scam or Factually Correct? Has Front Sight Firearms Training Institute or  Dr. Ignatius Piazza ever filed a bankruptcy of any kind?

SCAM: An Internet misinformation scam that is approaching the status of urban legend. Dr. Ignatius Piazza and/or Front Sight Firearms Training Institute or any other entity affiliated with Dr. Piazza and/or Front Sight have never filed for bankruptcy. The claim that Front Sight has filed bankruptcy could not be further from the truth. Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, under the astute business and marketing expertise of Dr. Ignatius Piazza, has grown remarkably. In fact, it has doubled vital business statistics each and every year for 15 years. Vital statistics include the size of the facilities, total membership, instructors, number of courses and students trained each year.

This internet legend that Front Sight is Bankrupt was created a number of years ago. It seems Front Sight was involved in litigation, and Dr. Ignatius Piazza, using an unprecedented, but genius legal strategy, refused to follow what he felt were egregiously unfair terms of a civil court settlement and by doing so, forced the hand of  Judge James Ware (known on the Internet as the “Lying Federal Court Judge”) to place Front Sight Firearms Training Institute into a Court-Appointed Receivership.

Dr. Ignatius Piazza knew that the plaintiffs in the civil case were afraid that a Court-Appointed Receiver could never manage Front Sight, so Dr. Piazza essentially "called the bluff" of the Court and the plaintiffs in the civil settlement. Because of Dr. Piazza’s bold legal maneuver, the settlement was immediately changed to Dr. Piazza’s approval and Front Sight’s favor. As such, the Front Sight Receivership was rescinded within seven days of the original court order and Front Sight never left the direct control of Dr. Piazza  No bankruptcy was ever filed, no assets were ever seized. And through it all, under Dr. Ignatius Piazza’s command, Front Sight doubled that year and every year since.

Scam or Historically Accurate? Was Front Sight’s Founder, Dr. Ignatius Piazza, an over-achieving chiropractor who was the victim of a drive-by shooting in 1988 that prompted him to take his first gun training course?

Historically Accurate. Dr. Ignatius Piazza was one of America’s most successful chiropractors and practiced from 1987 to 1997. In 1988, a drive-by shooting on a quiet street in his upscale community prompted him to take his first gun training course. From 1989 to 1993, Dr. Piazza took gun training courses from all of the major gun training academies around the country and trained with the most famous gun gurus of that time, receiving their highest certifications. Dr. Ignatius Piazza expended over $50,000 of his personal finances and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition for gun training courses and firearms training certification. In April 1996, Dr. Piazza opened Front Sight Firearms Training Institute by offering a defensive handgun course to 10 students on a rented shooting range in Bakersfield, California.

Scam or Factually Correct? Did Front Sight Firearms Training Institute buy a large parcel of land, less than an hour drive from Las Vegas, Nevada to develop the country’s finest gun training facility?

Factually Correct. Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, under Dr. Ignatius Piazza’s guidance, secured 550 acres of undeveloped desert land less than an hour's drive from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in 1997. The parcel of raw dirt lacked a road, was without electricity, and had no rights to any ground water. In 1998, Dr. Ignatius Piazza started buying up water rights from other developers, and Front Sight began building a 4-mile, two-lane paved road, and  construction of a top notch gun training facility. Front Sight has continued to build more and more ranges on the firearms training facility each year, as the Front Sight organization grew at a very rapid rate. Today, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute has 24 firing ranges, 8,300 square-foot classroom, pro shop, accessory buildings, restrooms, live-fire training simulators and trains over 50,000 students per year.  Another 26 ranges are under development to bring the total number of gun ranges on the Front Sight property to 50 ranges; which will allow Front Sight to train 4,000 students per week!

My Conclusion:

I took a Front Sight Firearms Training Institute course. I talked with the staff and students. I saw first hand ALL that Front Sight and Dr. Ignatius Piazza have accomplished to help positively change the image of gun ownership, by training thousands of responsible citizens each and every week to levels that far exceed law enforcement and military standards. I believe that Front Sight is truly our greatest asset to restoring the Second Amendment in our lifetimes. You should do what I did and take a course at Front Sight. After you do, I believe you will feel the same way. You will also be in good company with the many thousands of students Front Sight Firearms Training Institute has trained over the last 14 years.

No other organization is having as large a grass-roots impact, day-in and day-out, week after week, year after year as Front Sight and Dr. Ignatius Piazza. With 550 acres of world-class firearms training facilities; with a schedule of more than 50 distinct courses that are offered on weekends and mid-week; while maintaining the highest standard of firearms training instructors in the world; by regularly training 500 to 1500 students per week; by offering memberships that provide students with a lifetime of training for pennies on the dollar; with a willingness to share Front Sight’s success in the form of millions of dollars in discounted or free training; while gifting away over 15,000 guns to date; in helping pro-gun organizations and charities raise money for their needs by gifting tens of millions in benefits and cold hard cash, and growing so rapidly each and every year, Front Sight truly has the ability to impact millions of Americans who then return to their respective communities to impact millions more. So YES, I believe Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is the greatest asset we have as Americans to help restore the Second Amendment in our lifetimes. I also believe that anyone who doubts it, has never been to Front Sight to see what I saw.