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View Poll Results: What are your feelings about Front Sight?
Great Training for Beginners Only. 74 8.07%
Great Training Beginner and Advanced. 619 67.50%
The Quality of Training is Going Down Hill. 19 2.07%
I paid too much for my Membership! 43 4.69%
They will go out of business this year! 22 2.40%
Don't want anything to do with them! 140 15.27%
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:30 AM
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before everybody on planet earth had front sight credits, i used to really enjoy going to the pro shop and buying something i didn't need but wanted anyway. If a Patronage Point restored some of that novelty, i would consider partaking.

It's going to get really confusing with FS credits and patronage points unless they end up meaning the same thing.
There is absolutely nothing worth buying in the Pro Shop Just how many Brad Ackman books do you need LOL

Wait..................... hmmm, maybe I'll get some of those 1911 or Glock disassembly rubber mats and cut them up for knee pads


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Old 03-14-2019, 11:49 AM
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i beg to differ. way back when, i used credits for things like 511 clothing and backpacks. i've bought quite a few holsters and magazines. last few trips, i walked out of there with things like...chap stick.


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There is absolutely nothing worth buying in the Pro Shop Just how many Brad Ackman books do you need LOL

Wait..................... hmmm, maybe I'll get some of those 1911 or Glock disassembly rubber mats and cut them up for knee pads


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Iím pretty sure the reason the Pro Shop isnít stocked now is because there are too many credits out there. The doubling doubling doubling inflated the supply. It would seem more unfair if they stocked the shop but said credits are no longer accepted. Just a slight of hand.
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i beg to differ. way back when, i used credits for things like 511 clothing and backpacks. i've bought quite a few holsters and magazines. last few trips, i walked out of there with things like...chap stick.
LOL, of course. I got a nice essentially free Front Sight logo'ed 5.11 jacket to remind me of those days too.

But as of Monday, nope. You're lucky to get some Chap Sticks. There was also some potato chips by the cashier. Probably costs you $7 in Iggy Bucks
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Iím pretty sure the reason the Pro Shop isnít stocked now is because there are too many credits out there. The doubling doubling doubling inflated the supply. It would seem more unfair if they stocked the shop but said credits are no longer accepted. Just a slight of hand.
Like store shelves in Venezuela?

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Old 03-14-2019, 2:26 PM
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i miss those days. now we all have hundreds of iggy bucks and nothing to spend them on. if he ever offered a 4 for 1 deal to unrestricted iggy bucks, i'd do it. i was hoping this new coop would be something like that, but i think that's wishful thinking.

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LOL, of course. I got a nice essentially free Front Sight logo'ed 5.11 jacket to remind me of those days too.

But as of Monday, nope. You're lucky to get some Chap Sticks. There was also some potato chips by the cashier. Probably costs you $7 in Iggy Bucks
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How much are the private training memberships. Resale? Weekend. Training would work best for me so I am interested.
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How much are the private training memberships. Resale? Weekend. Training would work best for me so I am interested.
They average $795 each BUT if you trade them in on prepurchased timeshares they double in value.
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Are the private training memberships transferable? I’d like to upgrade to president. I’m at commander level now.
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Are the private training memberships transferable? Iíd like to upgrade to president. Iím at commander level now.
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Are the private training memberships transferable? Iíd like to upgrade to president. Iím at commander level now.
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They are transferable if you have extras. The ďallĒ offer had them for 995 each since then they have been 2k. They do not double like the others do so if people have extras they paid for them so it prob wonít be cheap.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:00 AM
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Correct, between my wife and I we have 17 Presedents total, but @ $1500 trade in value each, they are worth a lot to us for timeshares trade in. So to sell them, we would have to charge that amount.

It's probably cheaper for you to have a front sight membership, then pay for an upgrade to President when it's offered.
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Correct, between my wife and I we have 17 Presedents total, but @ $1500 trade in value each, they are worth a lot to us for timeshares trade in. So to sell them, we would have to charge that amount.

It's probably cheaper for you to have a front sight membership, then pay for an upgrade to President when it's offered.
the upgrade is 2k right now. one of my pals just upgraded a week ago
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Wow, I am glad I got mine when I did.

Amy thoughts on the new CO OP?

I am on the fence, don't see the benefit. Am I missing something?
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:16 AM
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I'm in the same boat, but might do it just so the emails stop...
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New email this morning on the Co-Op with answers to questions. The end result, credits are points. You can use the new ones the same way you used the credits. The only reason to pull the trigger now is if you a trade a membership it would be worth somewhere between 2 or 3k in points. Do it later and it is worth 1 point. However if you are a Heritage and thinking about actually buying the timeshare (if they are built), you will not have any memberships to trade for your activation fees unless you keep some in reserve.

I don't really see the benefit of the Co-Op other than unloading a bunch of certs and memberships and hotel vouchers, etc for points. Which based on his conversion chart is going to put me over 1M.

Back to that joke about the number of credits from the Knight upgrade. How much machine gun ammo can you shoot at lunchtime..... or 20,000 background checks...
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Back to that joke about the number of credits from the Knight upgrade. How much machine gun ammo can you shoot at lunchtime..... or 20,000 background checks...
How much does it cost to shoot the machine guns at lunchtime if i am paying with Iggy Bucks? Are there any other limitations on the machine gun shoot?
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How much does it cost to shoot the machine guns at lunchtime if i am paying with Iggy Bucks? Are there any other limitations on the machine gun shoot?
$30 Iggy Dollars per magazine. No limit. :-)
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How much does it cost to shoot the machine guns at lunchtime if i am paying with Iggy Bucks? Are there any other limitations on the machine gun shoot?
I have not done it for a couple of years, but it is $xx per mag. It's credits and the only thing you need is your member number if paying with credits. I don't think they limit you as far as I know. I think I did about $500 the last time. I remember calling my wife and saying I just spent $500 in about 15 minutes. She asked if FS now had a casino..I said it was worse, they had machine guns...

I recall a buddy going with his son and they shot about 1 or 2k in credits. No one even blinked.

It's a lot of fun if you have not done it. There are worse ways to spend credits.

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How much does it cost to shoot the machine guns at lunchtime if i am paying with Iggy Bucks? Are there any other limitations on the machine gun shoot?
A couple of years ago it was $40/mag. I don't know if it still is.
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Still $40 a mag. Fun way to burn money.
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For $40 per magazine, I'd go for the M16, not the Uzi

Do they have any select fires that shoot .308 or anything that costs more?
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It all depends on what they have out. Sometimes a Tommy gun and uzi and M16. Just depends
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When I was there two weeks ago insteuctor made a comment that they only have the uzis. Working. Now
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Asked the same question there. The MP5s and Thompsons are apparently busted and they save the M16s for the classes.
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