The only thing that could possibly improve the learning experience for students with handguns at Arizona’s Gunsite Academy would be teaching those students about the advantages of using Crimson Trace’s laser sights on their handguns. That improvement has become a reality.

Many past Gunsite clients have asked about the use and application of laser sights on their personal defense handguns. In response, Gunsite training director Dave Starin recently teamed up with Crimson Trace to develop a 250 class that covers the use of lasers as students shoot and learn about the Modern Technique of the Pistol.

This new course covers the practical use of laser sights along with various tactical applications, plus the benefits and limitations of visible lasers. While learning to use standard pistol sights, Gunsite students completing this innovative course will also learn when, where and how to use laser sights in a variety of personal defense conditions and environments. The course includes two evenings of low-light shooting experience and practice.

The Gunsite Academy, located on 2,000 acres near Prescott, Arizona, was founded in 1976 by the late Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, a noted author, columnist, professor, and WW II and Korean War combat veteran. During training at the facility, students learn marksmanship, gun handling, combat mindset and elements of the Combat Triad. Clients emerge stronger, more alert, and better conditioned to respond to threats—period.

The 2014 course dates for the Laser-Integrated 250 Defensive Pistol Course at Gunsite are May 5-9 and November 3-7. For more details, visit or call 800-442-2406. If you have questions about Gunsite Academy, call 928-636-4565.

Crimson Trace will celebrate 20 years as a company in 2014. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the company’s goal is to make laser sighting systems standard equipment on every personal protection firearm in the United States. All Crimson Trace products are Made in the USA. Full details are at or by calling 800-442-2406.

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