Gunsite Academy – Firearm Training

Posted on 13 September 2011 by David Allred

Gunsite AcademyI live in the state of Arizona and had no idea that there was a place like the Gunsite Academy here. Again, I was on Facebook looking at a truck load of Antelope a buddy of mine pulled in from his Wyoming hunt, and he mentioned that his wife was at “Gunsite.” So naturally, I went to the place that knows almost everything, Google, and typed it in. Sure enough, Gunsite Academy is located just north of Prescott Valley in a town called Paulden.

Gunsite Academy is a firearm training facility to a variety of gunners, such as elite military personnel, law enforcement officers and citizens of the good old USA.

I love what they say on their site about the responsibilities of owning a firearm. I quote:

We knowledgeable Americans take our rights very seriously, and the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States guarantees each citizen the right to keep and bear arms.  However, with each right comes an equal responsibility to discharge that right effectively, legally, safely and within the bounds of morality.  Rights demand responsibility.

Owning a piano does not make one a pianist any more than owning a handgun makes one a good shooter. Only an effective, safe and authoritative program of study can guarantee that in a moment of danger YOU will act to protect yourself, your loved ones or the ones you are sworn to.

Gunsite Academy offers various firearm training such marksmanship, combat training, hunting and close combat use. They have courses for training in different types of firearms such as pistols, carbine, rifle, shotgun and specialty weapons. Their facility is a 2000 acre parcel that offers a friendly yet challenging atmosphere that will drive you to excel.

You do have to fill out an application to attend and they require either a CCW permit, LE background check or active duty military or police ID. I didn’t see pricing for their course tuition on the site so you may have to call to find out more. They require half of the tuition up front in order to schedule you for a course.

Their phone number is (928) 636-4565 and once again, their site is


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