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Old May 1, 2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Fox News goes to Gunsite Academy

Fox News reporter Katie Pavlich went to Gunsite for a week-long training session. The report from her experience is here: VIDEO LINK

It was an overall good report and covered the full range of defensive firearms use with interviews with students and the owner.

It did not cover the costs involved for the course which would have been informative.

She went through the entire course with various long and short firearms and interior and exterior scenarios. Gave a good insight into the course.
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Old May 1, 2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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I don't have the money or the time to get to Gunsite, but does anyone know what the deal is with those goofy targets they were shooting at, the ones that look ? What's the theory and practical use for them?

As an aside... I would be lying if I said my heart didn't skip a beat every time I saw Katie Pavlich.
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Old May 1, 2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think they're supposed to break up the outline of the "scoring rings" so that you're not using them as a reference, and instead truly shooting "center mass."

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, I will go to Gunsite one day. It's only a 3-4 hour drive from where I am. I just need the time/money. Eventually...
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Old May 1, 2013, 01:27 PM   #4
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Gun Control: The premise that a woman found in an alley, raped and strangled with her own pantyhose, is morally superior to allowing that same woman to defend her life with a firearm.

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Old May 1, 2013, 02:22 PM   #5
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Those are Holstein targets.
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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The video link has been removed.

Edit: Works now.
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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Still works for me. Are you waiting for the ad to finish running?
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:49 PM   #8
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Yes, that is a nice story and who wouldn’t want to spend a week out there. I wish stories like this could get some more main stream exposure since I doubt many anti-gun types watch much Hannity.
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:51 PM   #9
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I would be lying if I said my heart didn't skip a beat every time I saw Katie Pavlich.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

Excellent job, Ms. Pavlich!
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:58 PM   #10
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Sadly, that won't happen with the way the current administration works and how current MSM, views gun owners let alone the topic of guns in general (FOX is the very rare exception to this or so it seems)

Great stuff, usually a real treat to find something like this being put up in the news, a major new provider no less (Then again, it's Fox, kind of to be expected)
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Old May 1, 2013, 03:21 PM   #11
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Working now. Must have been a temporary glitch.
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Old May 1, 2013, 10:53 PM   #12
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Great story, and Gunsite is well worth the time and the money. I've been three times.

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...I'm not 100% sure, but I think they're supposed to break up the outline of the "scoring rings" so that you're not using them as a reference, and instead truly shooting "center mass."...
Correct.
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Old May 1, 2013, 11:35 PM   #13
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Good honest report. I like Katie's response to the AR not being useful.

Only thing different I would like to have seen is Katie, being petite, comparing Uncle Joe's shot gun to the AR for ease of use.
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Old May 2, 2013, 01:42 AM   #14
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Those are Holstein targets.
Holy cow!
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Old May 2, 2013, 01:33 PM   #15
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Saw that when it aired. I think they did a pretty good job and Katie seems nice and likeable.
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:11 PM   #16
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Those are Holstein targets.
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Holy cow!
You guys are udderly ridiculous.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:24 PM   #17
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Those are Holstein targets.
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Holy cow!
You guys are udderly ridiculous.
I'm sorely tempted to give you an infraction for trying to milk a bad joke.
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:30 PM   #18
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I'd say "don't have a cow about it" but I don't want to get banned...oh wait
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Old May 2, 2013, 03:31 PM   #19
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I'm sorely tempted to give you an infraction for trying to milk a bad joke.
Hey, it's not against the forum rules...so just mooooove along.
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Old May 2, 2013, 03:33 PM   #20
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beat me to it.
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Old May 2, 2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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Better start hoofing it then
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Old May 2, 2013, 06:59 PM   #22
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And now I'll be a spoil sport. We've had some fun with this, but I'd now like to see what others have to say about the actual story.

For example, I appreciated that the film showed some of the exercises done in the class.

What did folks think about the speed exercises (called school drills at Gunsite)?

How about the shoot house and outside simulator exercises? Did watching pique anyone's interest. Would anyone not want to go through something like that with a qualified instructor?

Who has done some night shooting?

So let's put the cows back in the barn and hear some thoughts on Gunsite, Katie Pavlich's story and her experience.

BTW, Dave Starin (in the video) was one of the instructors when I took the Intermediate Handgun class (350) at Gunsite a couple of years ago.
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Old May 2, 2013, 07:14 PM   #23
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Actually, my best takeaway was the nurse who didn't shoot until four years ago. She had a lot of good things to say about knowing guns and how they work make them safer. My wife doesn't like guns and thinks she will never shoot. I'm going to show her this video.
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Old May 2, 2013, 07:17 PM   #24
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And yeah, I'd love to spend a week at Gunsite Frank. Those are the kind of drills we all need to practice on a regular basis. To be immersed for a full week must be wonderful!
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Old May 3, 2013, 08:52 AM   #25
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Saw that when it aired. I think they did a pretty good job and Katie seems nice and likeable.
Katie Pavlich was also the big driver behind the Fast and Furious expose and wrote a NYT-bestselling book about it.

She's only 24.

Totally out of my league in just about every way.
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