“Gunsite has outstanding realistic training.”
– Ernie Van Der Leest, Gunsite graduate
The Garland Texas Stage at the Gunsite Alumni Shoot
Gunsite Shotgun Advanced Tactical Problems Class Shoot Off
"Ya gotta remember that safety..." I guess that's needed advice for a student at an Advanced Tactical Problems class. But competition (like a shoot off) is no good because it's not as stressful as the real world...
556 Carbine Shoot Off Drill
223 Carbine Class
Vehicle Defense Class drill
250 Shoot Off
Another tactical Gunsite exercise
Another 250 Shoot Off, with the two class winners
In case you missed the caption, the guy that unintentionally hurled the magazine downrange was among the top students in this class.
A range at Gunsite... or is this set up for a USPSA competition?
Gosh, all of this looks an awful like any number of competitive shooting matches I’ve been to. Like, nearly identical. Well, at least when watching the folks that typically round out the bottom half of the final results…
In case you think I’m exaggerating, here’s Rob Leatham at Gunsite (off camera to the left) shooting against and beating three other shooters:
Question: If I set up these Gunsite courses of fire as demonstrated here at my range and run them as a match, at what point does this become unrealistic and start inducing training scars or bad habits?