My wife and I attended Frontsight Firearms Training in Pahrump, NV twice in 2011 after a friend convinced us to buy lifetime memberships. Before buying I searched Google and found a wide variety of good and bad info and reports about Frontsight. Eventually my friend's first hand experience and eager recommendation trumped the variety of people I read about who were complaining about Frontsight for one reason or another. I've read about several other great firearms training schools, but I won't comment on them because I've only attended Frontsight. My experience with Frontsight has been very good, so I wanted to let people know as well as have a discussion about Frontsight and training and tips with other people who have attended. In addition to lots of shooting and very professional safe instruction, they provide in depth training about when and why to shoot or not to shoot someone who is threatening you, your family or an innocent. You'll learn how to clear your house deliver rounds accurately under stress. You will go home with techniques to continue to practice and refine your skills so they are there when you need them. The instructors are VERY careful, patient, kind, funny and helpful. There are no "drill sergeants" at Front Sight. There were 6-8 current/former cops or current/former military in our June class of 31 students. They were all completely impressed by the Front Sight student-coach training method. In addition to the experienced people there were families with sons and daughters from all walks of life. In October we attended with Will, a 25 year Marine. He trains marksmen and competitive shooting teams in the service. He's been deployed to Iraq 2X and Afghanistan 1x I think. He has attended the FBI training in VA as well as a few other private schools. On day 4 I grilled him to get his honest evaluation. He said it was some of the best training he has seen for new shooters and he was considering buying classes for his military instructors so they could see how Frontsight does their student-coach training. He said that you have to have a special MOS in the service to be able to be a line coach, but that he believes you never really learn something until you teach it to others. Will's feedback echoed the comments of the dozen or so active and former LEOs and another dozen current and former military with whom I've had the opportunity to train. One student, an MP being deployed to Afghanistan, said that if she ever got a type 3 malfunction at the range in the Army, she was supposed to put the gun down and let the range master clear the malfunction. I don't believe she will be able to bring the Range Master with her to Afghanistan so I don't quite understand the reasoning...her Beretta was giving her all sorts of trouble so she became very proficient and clearing malfunctions during drills. At Frontsight you're tested on your ability to clear malfunctions under time pressure. I occasionally find myself reciting the mother of all malfunction clearance for a type three so it get stuck in my head....Look (determine the problem = low brass) > Move (to cover) > Check (for new mag) > Lock back > Strip > Rack > Rack > Rack > Insert > Rack We flew Southwest from Seattle so checking bags with guns was free and basically hassle free. It costs about $1200 for both of us to travel there but you get a 4 day intensive class and a chance to be in the warm sun so it's a win-win. You need to pay attention to the weather in Pahrump when you schedule. We were there in mid June (100F +/-) and in October (90F +/-). Leaving Seattle for some heat doesn't bother me, but I guess it gets fairly cold in the winter. ...not nasty cold, but chilly so you need to keep your hands warm, dress warm and be prepared to shiver a bit all day, etc. I get plenty of that in Seattle so I'm planning on Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov. If you're thinking about attending Frontsight and/or buying a membership, PM me. As a member, I may be able to help you get a good deal on a class or one of the memberships available on the secondary market. It's a violation of the Frontsight Membership agreement to advertise memberships for sale. I'd love to hear what you thought of your Frontsight experience or answer any questions you may have about our experience and/or traveling there. I noticed a few other decent Frontsight threads here so feel free to link to the good ones so we can tie all the FS info together. PLEASE don't comment on this thread unless you've attended Frontsight in the last five years or you have sincere questions about Frontsight. I and other people who have attended will be glad to give our our first-hand feedback and answers to the best of our ability. If you think Frontsight is evil, please start a thread where you can air that stuff out and let people know what you think and link to it from here so people get both sides. What SUCKS about Frontsight? #1: MASSIVE SPAM and Marketing Assault Their marketing is effective but extremely annoying. I endure it because I don't want to miss the deals, but it is one of the main complaints people have. You can opt out of robo calling and spam if you want and/or set up an email filter to throw them all into a folder and check them once in a while. Sometimes the links to videos etc. are very cool. #2: Questionable History The last time I ordered memberships I asked the guy I was speaking to about some of their bad press. He explained that he was member number 12 and that he was with FS since it was one berm in the middle of the desert. Like any company they go through growing pains, and the expectations of some of the original members were not met which resulted in lawsuits and issues. I believe that has been resolved. He asked me what my experience was when I attended. I said it safe, professional and fun. He said, "That's what you tell your friends and family." The bottom line... They have been in business a long time and train more than 50,000 people per year. The facility has a few dozen ranges including 400+yd rifle ranges, scenario houses, etc. People who have attended generally have a VERY positive experience. Most of the negative energy you'll find online has to do with their pushy nagging marketing process. Feel free to ask any question.