Posted By admin on September 25, 2011
Front Sight is an amazing experience for shooters of any age. Whether or not you are extremely experienced or just beginning, even the beginner class will teach you a lot. My experience at the front Sight Youth Achievement class was stellar.
(Right: River on the pistol range.)
From day one, to day four, you are learning. The two main things you learn about is the ropes course and guns. In addition, the class also delves into martial arts, situational awareness, public safety, gun safety, night sight (especially in the Fourth of July night course), and wilderness survival.
(Left: Poppy shooting a Uzi.)
(Going across the canyon on the rope bridge.)
In the ropes course you run through the Odyssey Rig, climb the rock wall, and walk across the Burma Bridge hanging 82ft above the canyon. The Odyssey Course consists of moving wooden platforms which you have to jump onto or face your shins getting smacked by the thick log platforms.
The rock wall is a standard 50 foot wall with different levels of difficulty. But there is one twist. Some of the pieces twist and fall off. And the Burma Bridge is a high-wire suspended 82 feet above the canyon floor. It’s designed to improve your balance and help you overcome your fear of heights.
It goes over basic principles of self-defense.
(Right: River learning the shotgun.)
All of this was a lot of fun and taught me a lot although my favorite part of Front Sight was the people I met. I met so many different people from different places, different backgrounds, all with great personalities. There are kids of all ages so you won’t be alone. You will meet quality people that will teach you new skills. Some of the most brilliant people in the gun world are there. My twin sister Poppy (13) and I had a blast.
So zip out to Nevada and try it out. It may be the most rewarding experience you’ve ever had.
Check it out at wwwfrontsight.com