About Us

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, also known as Front Sight and as Front Sight Resorts, was founded in 1996 by Ignatius Piazza. It is a privately owned and operated organization whose purpose is twofold: to provide training, mostly on how to safely operate firearms in self-defense settings, also referred to as providing “comfort of skill at arms”, and an activism goal to “positively change the image of gun ownership in our lifetimes” by repudiating unfavorable views of gun owners put forth by various private gun control.

Front Sight currently operates two locations, its main location near Pahrump, Nevada, and a summer facility on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.
The original Front Sight facility was located near Bakersfield, California and operated from 1996 until 2002.