Front Sight Challenge

Episode Three Fully Automatic Submachine Guns

Front Sight Challenge, hosted by Dr. Ignatius Piazza

Are you tired of reality shows?  To be honest, I totally am.  I have to say, I do not particularly care who likes Brad and if Tiffany and Jonathan broke up.  I do not need to know what obviously scripted thing so and so says in her car to her friend, as recorded by the in-dash video camera.  I find it amusing that someone can pick his or her spouse on national television within the span of a season by taking several people out on a few dates.  It is not important to me to see who is willing to eat live spiders or who needs to take a lifeline to know what the capital of Uzbekistan is.  However, there is one reality show that is actually intriguing to watch.  It is called “Front Sight Challenge,” hosted by Dr. Ignatius Piazza, and I must say I am impressed.  And for me to say that about a reality show is big.  Like, really big.

Front Sight Challenge” is a firearms contest where men and women with Front Sight compete to be the best shooter around.  They compete against law enforcement officers and military personnel.  They sometimes even get the chance to compete against snipers.  Can you say you are a better shooter than a sniper?  Wouldn’t it be great to see someone who is?  Well, this is a show where you can see shooters from all over the country devastate the competition, and it is everything but scripted.

Front Sight Firearms Training Institute is a phenomenal place to get gun training.  Actually, it is superior to other firearms training institutes, ranking among the best of the best in the world.  Dr. Ignatius Piazza founded it in April of 1996 and now directs Front Sight that at least doubles in size every year and is on track to do it again.  Recently, he began the friendly competition among his best students, called the “Front Sight Challenge.” 

In episode three of “Front Sight Challenge,” Chris, Paul, Dave and Keith duke it out with fully automatic submachine guns.  Chris is a sheriff who first used firearms at the age of fifteen.  Paul is an elevator constructor, a snowboarder and mountain biker.  Dave is a police officer who has been in the military for seven years.  And Keith is an attorney who works in real estate law, commercial transactions and finance.  He first used firearm while shooting tin cans with his family.  The first challenge presented by Front Sight Challenge is this.  At the sound of an alarm, they must deliver three rounds at a target on full automatic.  If they deliver two or four rounds, points are deducted.  Do you know how difficult that is to do with a fully automatic submachine gun?  Yet these four men laugh in the face of challenge… as well as laugh at each other with smart aleck comments and jabs.  It is so fun to watch the competition and hilarious to watch the contestants interact with each other. 

What is great is if you sign up now, you can see twenty episodes of Front Sight Challenge, hosted by Dr. Ignatius Piazza for free.  One will be delivered to you via email once a week for twenty weeks, so you can eagerly watch along with me as one combatant each week pulls him or herself up to the top and is declared the champion of Front Sight Challenge..