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I. Recommended Equipment and Clothing...

We are often asked to recommend equipment for our specific courses. Here is what we recommend.

Handgun Courses:

The best handgun choice is a Glock Model 22 (.40SW). We understand that there are many different weapons and “Any Gun Will Do, If You Will Do”. However, the Glock 22 is impossible to beat. The recommended holster is from Blade-Tech and is made of Kydex (black plastic) and is worn on at the point of the firing side hip. We do not allow the Blackhawk Serpa holster or holsters of similar construction with a retention device in the trigger guard. You will also need two spare magazines in a pouch worn on the opposite hip. We mandate electronic hearing protection, such as the Peltor Tac 7. We recommend Wiley X wrap-around eye protection, and an open front concealment vest or jacket.

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Glock
Glock Gun Holster

Shotgun Courses:

We recommend a Mossberg 590A1, Remington 870, or Bennelli M1 Super 90 12 gauge shotgun. A sling, electronic ears, and wrap-around eye protection are mandatory. We also recommend knee pads and a shell holder.

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Shotgun Trio

 

Rifle Courses:

An AR-15 in .223 or 5.56 is by far the best choice. Keep the configuration basic and add different features and accessories after you learn to operate the weapon. A sling, electronic ears, and wrap-around eye protection are mandatory. We also recommend knee pads and a shell holder.

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Elbow Pads

Dress for Comfort...

The following table summarizes the average monthly temperatures at Front Sight Nevada.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg. High (ºF)

57

62

67

84

90

94

102

100

97

90

66

57

Avg. Low (ºF)

29

35

38

42

51

59

67

65

56

44

35

29

Avg. Precip. (Inches)

0.60

0.60

0.60

0.40

0.20

0.10

0.40

0.50

0.30

0.20

0.50

0.40

Sun and Sunburn:

The sun almost always shines in southern Nevada. Sunscreen is a must all year, regardless of the temperatures. By “sunscreen” we mean the potent stuff, such as SPF 45 or more. Apply it liberally and be happy at the end of the day! A large-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses are also advisable.

Clothing Suggestions:

Wear casual clothes that you will be comfortable in all day. Dress in layers. Layering allows you the greatest flexibility to stay comfortable as the temperature changes throughout the day. If you plan to attend a handgun course, make sure you can tuck in your sweater or other garment such that it won’t interfere with the weapon and holster. Pants should be equipped with belt loops and pockets. A sturdy belt is also a must. In the cooler months, sweaters, sweatshirts, or jackets are advisable.

Adverse Weather Conditions:

We continue your training rain or shine, literally. We pride ourselves in giving you the opportunity to train in “combat conditions” at no extra charge! It doesn’t rain often at Front Sight but if the forecast calls for rain, a hooded rain jacket will greatly increase your comfort. In the winter months, gloves and a warm hat may also be welcome. Wind is common all year at Front Sight. Wind adds to the chill during the winter months, so dress accordingly. If you wear contacts, bring your prescription glasses also.

Footwear:

Comfortable tennis shoes, running shoes, or hiking boots are well suited for your course at Front Sight. You do not need heavy-duty, military-style boots.



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A - Your Initial Contact With Us   N - Course Confirmation Letter
B - Brochure or Information Request   O - Map to Front Sight
C - Selecting the Course That's Right for You   P - Arriving at Front Sight
D - For the Law Enforcement Officer and Private Citizen Alike   Q - Sign-In Table
E - For Women and the Entire Family   R - Weapons Inspection
F - Perfect for Military Personnel   S - Welcome to Front Sight!
G - Perfect for the White Collar Professional   T - What to Expect on the Range
H - Selecting Your Weapon   U - Our Proven Instruction Methods
I - Recommended Equipment and Clothing   V - Dynamic and Thought-Provoking Lectures
J - Ammunition   W - Tactical Training and Shooting Houses
K - Lodging and Lunch   X - Concealed Carry Training
L - Weapon Transportation   Y - Low Light and Night Shooting
M - Submitting Your Application for Training   Z - More Range Drills, Shooting Competition, and Skills Evaluation

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