Front Sight

Shotgun Training's Not Exactly What Piazza Has in Mind

Dr. Ignatius Piazza is the founder and director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, America's most successful firearms training institute. Front Sight offers gun training to more students than all other shooting schools in America combined. What does "gun training" entail? Shotgun training, rifle training, handgun training, submachine gun training and even unarmed self defense training – for one must be able to act even when one isn't armed.

Shotgun training is one of the many areas that Dr. Ignatius Piazza is a past master at – literally. Dr. Ignatius Piazza is one of the world's only Four Weapons Combat Master. This certification signifies a rank far above the level of normal gun users. Dr. Ignatius Piazza had fired guns from time to time, and had received a bit of handgun training, but nothing short of days, weeks, months and years of diligent hard work would bring him the title of Four Weapons Combat Master.

While he started as a novice in all levels of gun training, the handgun training, rifle training and shotgun training that Dr. Ignatius Piazza received over the course of four years was from the world's finest experts. He trained for weeks straight with the rifle, pistol and shotgun. He spent four to six hours every single day, all day on Saturdays, training with his guns.

Even after all that training, he was not ready for the Four Weapons Combat Master test. He took it, and failed, several times. After each time, however, he learned more about what he needed to learn to truly be a master of a weapon. Finally, on August 28, 1993, he became the second man in the world to achieve the certification – despite having been published for twelve years!

So take it from a man who knows the shotgun, rifle, pistol and special pistol backwards and forwards: firearms training from Front Sight is the finest in the world. And if you're looking for shotgun training, rifle training or handgun training, Dr. Piazza and his cadre of instructors are the ones to get it from.