The original ‘American Pistol Institute’ (API) now known as Gunsite Academy offers firearms training in US.

Gunsite aim is to teach Marksmanship – how to hit what you aim at. However, Gunsite goes beyond this simple discipline to include the principles of Gun-handling and Mind-set. This we call the Combat Triad. We offer multiple levels of instruction in handgun, carbine, shotgun, bolt action rifle and precision rifle. Each discipline is informed by the Combat Triad. Each Instructor at Gunsite is someone who has served in Law Enforcement, the military or both. Each Instructor is fully imbued with the doctrine and tradition of our school.

Here at Gunsite, you will spend a week discovering a level of capability that you did not think possible of yourself. With the company of like-minded students, supportive Instructors and in a friendly and challenging atmosphere, you will undergo a graduated, comprehensive system of education that will improve you as a practitioner and perhaps as a person.

Gunsite offers this comprehensive training to all people of verifiable character. If you meet a few simple criteria, and are ready to learn a life-saving skill, please join us here in northern Arizona for a week that will expand your abilities and horizons.

Gunsite offers lots of classes to choose from

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Extreme Long Range Rifle

This is one of many courses offer by GUNSITE, it examines the techniques and equipment required to engage targets from 1000 to 2000 meters. The classroom sessions cover the fine details of ballistics, methods of accurate range finding, selection of ammunition and configuration of ballistic software. Range sessions calibrate the rifle, telescope and ammunition into the chosen software system. Once confirmed on the known distance range, you will engage more than 20 unknown distance targets from 5 separate locations at ranges from 1000 to 2000 meters!