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dude, free training

Mr. C. announces some free training at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous:

I just got an e-Mail from Dr. Ignatius Piazza, founder and head guy from Front sight Firearms Training Institute, and he had two pieces of good news for me. First, he will be donating a $2,000 dollar four day training course to the Gun Blogger Rendezvous for inclusion in our Project Valour-IT fund raising efforts. That will go on the list along with a new Hi-Point 9mm. pistol, a Dillon range bag (I think) and possibly some other stuff too!

7 Responses to “dude, free training”

  1. Bitter Says:

    And does that free training include how to steal from bloggers and profit? ‘Cause he’s really good at that.

  2. Sebastian-PGP Says:

    I still have my free training cert to Front Site. Anybody used theirs yet?

    I still wanna go…but I’ve trained with DR Middlebrooks at the Tactical Shooting Academy…and from what I’ve read, Piazza’s been ripping his stuff off as well. Will be interesting to see.

  3. Bitter Says:

    I know some folks don’t plan on using their certificates. Once they read how lawsuit-happy he gets, they were concerned that if they went and didn’t say 100% nice things that they’d have a bit of a fight on their hands. Even the cost of getting a suit thrown out was something they didn’t want to risk.

    The big reason I didn’t participate in that giveaway to the gun blogosphere was because I dug around and found some of the lawsuits he’s been involved and I just thought the whole thing felt a little shady. I figured best to not be involved. When I then saw what he did to Marko, I decided I made the right decision.

  4. Sebastian Says:

    I won’t have anything further to do with Front Sight, and I’m sorry I agreed to participate in his Google bomb for training certs before doing research on the guy.

  5. Ninth Stage Says:

    Donating? He gives those away like Kerry stickers after the last election.

  6. Bitter Says:

    I think he has to, Ninth Stage. I don’t have links because I don’t feel like searching through all the crap. But I seem to recall that when I looked into it while he was giving them away for free to bloggers that one of the lawsuits against him somehow gave him the option of giving away free training in order to pay down part of the settlement. I may be wrong in that, or things might have changed. But I seem to recall reading that in one of the legal filings posted online somewhere.

  7. Ninth Stage Says:

    I hadn’t heard that Bitter. I didn’t participate in his gunblogger/google-bomb giveaway because of all the creepy things about Piazza I’d read. I also figured things must be worse than I suspected if he was trying to google-bomb search results down to what? The 10th page?

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