Gunsite Academy: The Basics of Gunsite 250

Ed Head talks about his early experiences at Gunsite Academy and the basics of Gunsite 250, one of the school's most well-known classes.

Gunsite Academy Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Gunsite Academy turns 40 years old on Oct. 1, 2016.

Wiley Clapp Honored at Gunsite Academy

A classroom at the prestigious training facility will carry on his legacy.

I Carry: Springfield Armory Garrison 9 mm 1911 Pistol in a DeSantis Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the brand-new Springfield Armory Garrison 1911 pistol in 9 mm carried in a DeSantis Speed Scabbard holster along with a Cold Steel Gunsite Counter Point 1 knife.


Richard Mann and Sheriff Jim Wilson talk with Dave Starin of Gunsite Academy about what makes a gun reliable.

Skills Check Live: The "Pick A Spot" Drill

Some drills are well-suited to start or conclude a range session, like the “Pick-a-Spot” drill from Il Ling New of Gunsite Academy.

The Gunsite Advanced 350 Drill

“When you can snatch the pebble from my hand …” OK, mastering this drill will not make you a Shaolin monk, but it will qualify you for Gunsite’s 350 pistol class.

Polymer Magazines for the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

Made from durable, glass-filled nylon, these rugged, smooth-feeding magazines are available in ten-round, five-round, and three-round capacities.

The 250 Drill

Back in the dark ages when Jeff Cooper established the American Pistol Institute (API) at Gunsite Ranch, his initial course offering was API 250, a five-and-a-half day pistol class.

Clearing Corners

Clearing the unknown area obscured by a corner requires planning and careful technique, whether you are working alone or with a partner.

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